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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 03:00 AM
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Oil Consortium Behind War Crimes - Aid Agencies
Source: IPS

UTRECHT, Netherlands, Jun 9, 2010 (IPS) - The entry of a Swedish-led oil consortium into southern Sudan in 1997 triggered civil war and crimes against humanity, claims a European coalition of aid agencies.

The European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) has called on the Swedish, Austrian and Malaysian governments to investigate into the possible complicity of the consortium in war crimes and crimes against humanity.

When the Swedish company Lundin Oil formed a consortium with Petronas Carigali Overseas from Malaysia, OMV (Sudan) Exploration from Austria and Sudapet from Sudan in 1997, they signed a contract with Khartoum to drill for oil in Block 5A in Unity State, southern Sudan.

At this time, however, the area was not fully under government control. This set off a spiral of violence, according to a new report by ECOS, called Unpaid Debt, that covers the period until 2003.


Read more: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51761
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 03:10 AM
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1. And this is what's happening in Darfur, as well
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 03:53 AM
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2. Of course. A powerless/nonexistant government niether collects taxes...
...nor enforces regulations.

Everyone wins except the darkie locals and who gives a shit about them. :sarcasm:
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