posted on Jun, 13 2003 @ 06:38 PM
No Iraq at OPEC Until U.S. Leaves Baghdad
By Richard Mably and Peg Mackey
DOHA (Reuters) - OPEC cannot permit Iraq to attend meetings of the cartel while Baghdad remains under the rule of an occupying U.S.-led authority, oil
ministers said on Wednesday.
"We cannot have relations with Iraq until there is an internationally recognized government, that is a consensus," said Venezuelan Oil Minister
"This does not mean we do not want Iraq in the organization. We do want Iraq in OPEC and we think Iraq will want to stay in OPEC because they will
need a reasonable price for oil," he said.
Ministers said the position, agreed during a ministerial meeting on Wednesday, was common to all international organizations that hold diplomatic
OPEC is responding to the US position in a negative fashion... My prediction is that all OPEC nations will band together and attempt to vote to change
the oil standard to the Euro... which will lead to open warfare between the US and most if not all OPEC nations.
There is also a high likelihood that "terrorist" activities will commense very quickly, giving us "legitimate" reason for such warfare. (Read into
that what you will)