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Iraq: The carve-up begins
Thursday 23 June 2005
As the costs of the Iraq occupation spiral, British and American oil companies meet in secret next week to carve up the country's oil reserves for themselves. Tom Burgis reports
Executives from BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil and Halliburton, Dick Cheney's old firm, are expected to congregate at the Paddington Hilton for a two-day chinwag with top-level officials from Iraq's oil ministry. The gathering, sponsored by the British Government, is being described as the "premier event" for those with designs on Iraqi oil, and will go ahead despite opposition from Iraqi oil workers, who fear their livelihoods are being flogged to foreigners. The Met will be on hand to secure the venue ahead of the conference.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
I hope this didn't surprise you any. It certainly didn't surprise me when I read it.
if British Troops pull out that is gonna be a huge stress on us. We can't exactly pull out at this point. The mission waS to secure the oil. and it sure isn't secure. What to do.?
Originally posted by jsobecky
But wait...didn't we just read in another ECK post that Britain was on the verge of pulling out of Iraq and abandoning us? How can this be, if they are hosting a conference on the future of Iraq's oil production/disbursement?
ECK, you have so many conflicting conspiracies rolling around in your head that you can't keep them straight.