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The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 7:57 am

Many supporters of the Iraqi war are fuming over non-coalition countries who are asking to participate in the post war peace keeping and rebuilding process.

They think that American blood spilled for the liberation of Iraq should result in a payoff and if any money is to be had, it's going to coalition forces.

Now I'd like to make a prediction. In short order we're going to see a massive amount of Iraqi oil flowing to the US and UK in exchange for these services. What else do the Iraqis have to give? And I bet it's going to be at bargain basement prices.

It seems the coalition will be taking a lesson from Frances "food for oil" program.

So..this war has nothing to do with oil huh? What do you think?

 
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 8:01 am

Bush will probably haggle it down to something like $5/barrel. Big grin
 
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 8:03 am

But ask yourself, why does France want those contracts in Iraq?

Is it because they want to help the Iraqi people, or do they want to make money?
 
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 8:08 am

"It seems the coalition will be taking a lesson from Frances "food for oil" program."

As opposed to their "support a dictator and reap huge profits while castigating the US for doing the same thing program"




 
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 8:24 am

"support a dictator and reap huge profits while castigating the US for doing the same thing program"

Sitting in a house of glass, you shouldn't be throwing stones. That applies to almost everyone who tries to start a discussion about Iraq, oil and ethics.

Now, for whatever reason George Bush has decided in favour of attacking Iraq, what should he do after the job is done? Leave the oil in Iraq and build up that country with money from the US? I don't think so.

Come on guys, it's the most natural thing to claim a huge share of the Iraqi oil! Whether you like it or not (and I certainly don't), that's economy - where companies are meant to take their chances. And why the heck should Exxon, Amoco and the others refuse to explore the Iraqi oil fields, considering what they are?
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 8:28 am

France doesn't run the "Oil for Food" program, the UN does. So ask yourself this when you see people in Basra running around begging the Brits for food, where did all the money go to feed those people? Now watch the Americans in the "New" Presidential Palace. See the marble floors, and the gold faucets, and the crytsal chandeliers. Then ask your self again, why are the people of Basra asking for food from the British?
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:14 am

Leave the oil in Iraq and build up that country with money from the US?

Aloges, that is exactly what is going to happen.
 
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:16 am

UALPHLCS:

"So ask yourself this when you see people in Basra running around begging the Brits for food, where did all the money go to feed those people? Now watch the Americans in the "New" Presidential Palace. See the marble floors, and the gold faucets, and the crytsal chandeliers. Then ask your self again, why are the people of Basra asking for food from the British?"

Because these people have suffered 12 years of US/UK maintained sanctions. Many countries, like France and Russia, wanted these sanctions either to be lifted completely or to be changed, but the US and the UK always opposed. And since the US had a veto, the UNSC could not change the sanctions.

These sanctions were put in place to have Saddam comply with several UNSC resolutions. They were therefore aimed at the regime, not at the people. Yet the sanctions ONLY hit the Iraqi people. The US/UK also led the UN committee to decide what were considerred 'prohibited goods for Iraq' under the sanctions, and they did a thorough job on preventing such basic items like medicines to be imported by Iraq, yet could not prevent Saddam building 19 new palaces. If that wasn't an indication at that time that the sanctions were not working and should therefore have been changed, as France and Russia insisted upon many times, the US/UK opposed and maintained the sanctions as they were.

So one can state that it was the US and the UK that, by opposing the sanctions to be changed, permitted Saddam living in 1st Class Palaces while his people were dying because of lack of basic medicines.
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RE: The Blood For Oil Program

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:20 am

This war is ALL and ONLY about OIL!!!!! It's the TRUTH!

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