Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

One more time, Why did we go to war in Iraq? OIL

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:21 PM
Original message
One more time, Why did we go to war in Iraq? OIL
Remember this?

http://www.judicialwatch.org/iraqi-oilfield-pr.shtml

The NTY today said that no bid contracts were awarded to various (American/European) oil companies. Prior to the invasion they were likely to go to Russia/China/Others.
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-iraq-o...

"Iraq to Contract With Four Western Oil Companies:

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four Western oil companies are close to signing oil contracts with the Iraqi government that will return them to the country for the first time in 36 years, the New York Times reported in its online edition.

Exxon Mobil <XOM.N>, BP Plc <BP.L>, Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> and Total <TOTF.PA>, which had partnerships with the Iraq Petroleum Co. before the industry was nationalized by Saddam Hussein, as well as Chevron <CVX.N> and a number of smaller oil producers, have been in talks with the oil ministry, it said.

The newspaper cited information from the ministry, oil companies and an American diplomat."


Please bow down to ExxonMobil, our Big Brother.

Please check the "foreign Suitor" countries in the links below. Where are the US interests?

http://www.judicialwatch.org/IraqOilFrgnSuitors.pdf
http://www.judicialwatch.org/IraqOilGasProj.pdf

These are from the FOI info uncovered by judicial watch when they tried to find out about the Cheney energy commission.






Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:32 PM
Response to Original message
1. Dick Cheney's March 2001 reading material


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:35 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Thanks for posting the image.
Today's news proved why we are in Iraq. Please, everyone, send this to the NYT and others who mention the new contracts.

IMPEACH and IMPRISON the war criminals.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:38 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. And if one could look at where the "long term bases" are ....
.... i bet one could see a nice match to the oil industry in Iraq.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 08:46 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. ha ha , "long term"
I like that.

Americans ( and I'm not excluding myself) can't see the forest for the trees. And, wow, do we have short memories or what? We are so regularly abused by the media we seem to have no collective conscience. I want my MTV.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. Dick Cheney's secret energy meetings.....
or, the planning for the hostile takeover bid of Iraqi National Oil.

But how to get the plan underway? I can hear Dick, thinking outside the box, muttering, "If only 19 Middle East hijackers could take over some planes and attack us, that would be the "new Pearl Harbor event" we need to start the New American Century and create our own reality."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:10 PM
Response to Original message
6. those oil companies are laughing all the way to the bank
Edited on Thu Jun-19-08 09:11 PM by alyce douglas
after what 36 years they are back in Iraq, and they are saying the oil belongs to them, Cheney can choke on it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 09:37 PM
Response to Original message
7. Silly rabbit. Not just oil...DEFENSE CONTRACTS.
The big money is in the defense contracts.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Sep 17th 2014, 01:54 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC