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Logiola Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:51 PM
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Cuba Strikes Oil
OUSTON, Jan. 10 - On Dec. 25, President Fidel Castro said he had some information to lift the spirits of Cuba's 11 million people: two Canadian energy companies, Pebercan and Sherritt International, had discovered oil in the Gulf of Mexico in an area under Cuba's control.

sorry for the long url:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/11/business/worldbusines...
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:52 PM
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1. Finally, we'll get to invade Cuba.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:52 PM
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3. Yep.. No doubt
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:09 PM
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8. The American fascist party (republican) will have to invade...
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:25 PM by Zinfandel
Cuba, because with all that oil revenue, "Cuba will be able to spread communism everywhere", oh my!!!

This must piss off the right-wing embargo crazed republicans to no end.

They have to find a way to steal Cuba's oil...shit, and that only makes the people's oil of Venezuela position even stronger.

I love it, a Capitalist Canadian country found the oil...watch these Texas oil fucks dispute who owns the rights to the area (or outright steal it, who gonna stop them, certainly not Bush, he'd love to invade Cuba).

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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:32 PM
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14. Now, now...
you know if shrub decides to invade Cuba, it will be to
force democracy on the Cuban people whether they want it
or not. And, of course; those insurgent types who choose
to take a stand against our well-meaning,but undeclared
war, will do so only because....

"They hate us for our freedom."
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:17 PM
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11. No, no, no. It's time to "liberate" all Cubans.
I'm sure they'll welcome us by waving American flags and throwing flowers.
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:27 PM
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13. Absolutely!!! That's ALWAYS their lies for stealing a country's resources
IMPERIALISM!
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:19 PM
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12. Wanna bet Halliburton is already getting in on the act?
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Jose Diablo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:11 PM
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18. What are those Cuban's doing with our oil? n/t
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:52 PM
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2. Uh-oh
here comes yet another war in our hemisphere
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:52 PM
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4. heh. how much you wanna make a bet
we drop sanctions real quick?
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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:55 PM
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5. This ties in with something...
A source predicted this several weeks ago...trying to recall...
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:00 PM
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6. Woo Hoo!
We're goin' to Cuba. 4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!
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Logiola Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:02 PM
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7. nah, they would never invade..
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:02 PM by Logiola
They will just do something similar to what Mr Burns did on the Simpsons when the school found out it was sitting on oil reserves.. :D
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xray s Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:14 PM
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9. Now he can move the whole island to Beverly Hills!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:15 PM by xray s
Cement ponds! Movie Stars!

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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:16 PM
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10. Well well well, looks like we'll be invading soon
n/t
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:33 PM
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15. Castro al Qaeda link?
Only 90 miles from Florida the place is crawling w/ al Qaeda. That will be the story.
(of course the al Qaeda are prisoners @ Gitmo)

Big ups to the Texas Oil Men pissed off line.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:49 PM
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16. This is probably a trick to dupe America into invading

So we have to spend billions to rebuild the place. The Mouse That Roared, Part 2.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:06 PM
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17. The best part is that Canada found the oil, and that ole Georgie
Porgie has said there are gross restrictions on trade and money into Cuba. I just love it. Take that you fascist pigs.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:13 PM
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OK so Bush will pull a Candian bacon offensive
and then on to Cuba!
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:13 PM
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19. If Castro
divides the oil profits evenly among the Cuban people, he'll outlast the Republicans in DC.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:39 PM
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20. Dear Fidel, hope you can swim. Love, george.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:28 PM
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21. Fidel has been stockpiling WMD's for 45 years now
and we have proof that he's now preparing to use them against innocent American citizens. The bombing begins at midnight.
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:45 PM
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22. Even more interesting is the news that China supposedly just 'discovered'
a site with a possible 20 billion barrels worth in their neck of the woods. The DU Peak Oil group has more news about it posted. The foreign policy issues this discovery brings up are mind-boggling. Check it out.

Can His Fraudulency attack Cuba and China at the same time do you think. He's just stupid and oil-thirsty enough to try. Buckle your seat belts.
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:52 PM
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23. Oh Oh, Fidel...You should have kept your mouth shut.
Now the entire island can be a prison camp, instead of just Guantanimo.

The new war in Cuba will keep everyone's eye off the mess in Iraq.
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:05 PM
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24. I knew it,
and I bet al-Qaida and Castro have been exchanging gifts for years.

Quick, get Dumsfeld in on this...

:crazy:
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:19 PM
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25. Found a place
for all those 89,000 Pell Grantless kids to go.
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ngant17 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:31 PM
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26. US-supported plot against Chavez and Venezuelan oil didn't work
Don't forget that Bush hasn't had much luck with subversion of Venezuela, which has enough oil to make any modern meglomaniac drool with envy. Bay of Pigs didn't work out very well.

There's only so many places you can invade and occupy at once. The quagmire in Iraq is at least some small insurance against any near-future invasion of Cuba. Bush can't pull out, even if the up-coming election farce can rig the Shia and Baath Party back in power.
I hear that they are using more hi-tech dynamite to punch thru military armor plating now, didn't the Iraqis just knock out an Abrams battle tank the other day? You can't hide behind the metal anymore. How you gonna occupy and control without lots of tanks and APCs?

If you want to invade Havana, you better write off Miami while you're at it.



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