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Courting Disaster: Getting into bed with autocratic regimes

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posted on Aug, 17 2006 @ 01:30 PM

What do you call an oil company that operates the largest oil field in America?


So how does British Petroleum wind up owning and operating a huge American oil field in Alaska? A quick check of the history of the relationship between the U.S. government and British Petroleum reveals that it was BP that was booted out of Iran in 1950 (for cheating the Iranians and refusing to negotiate fairly) and cried to the British government to do something about it. It did. It sued Iran in an international court and lost, then it amassed a huge naval armada off the coast of Iran to blockade Iranian transportation of oil … and then asked the U.S. to go to war with them against Iran.

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posted on Aug, 17 2006 @ 01:42 PM
Great find,

Is nice to see how the politics of war and oil are played over and over through the years.

I love this one.

What do you call an enraged populace that rises up to overthrow a brutal oppressive government and institute their own leadership?

The American Revolution?

Try the Iranian Revolution.

No wonder our nation's population has to be kept busy been angry and afraid of the evil middle east so they don’t discover the real issue behind the so call war on terror and how it has gotten out of hand.

I will say it over and over again is all a power grab and the hell with the people that get caught in the middle and die for corporate greed be Americans or Muslin.

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