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President Bush scores one for his corporate oil buddies

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posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 03:52 PM
Bush-linked Texas company signs oil deal with Iraqi Kurds

It seems that even with the struggles in Iraq and the Iraqi government refusing to sign away their oil rights to US oil companies, Bush manage to score one for his corporate Buddies in Texas.

As significant as the deal itself is the identity of the company involved. Ray Hunt, the CEO and president of privately held Hunt Oil, is a close confidant of President Bush and a prominent figure in the US political and intelligence establishment.

Life most be good for the oil profiteers, but the government of Iraq do not see any of this contracts as legal in their eyes.

Hussain al-Shahristani, the Iraqi oil minister in the Maliki cabinet, denounced the agreement, saying, “Any oil deal has no standing as far as the government of Iraq is concerned. All these contracts have to be approved by the Federal Authority before they are legal. This [contract] was not presented for approval. It has no standing.”

I guess the longer it takes for the Iraqi government to make up their minds the longer it will take for Iraq to have a hold on their own country and their resources.

Give it up Iraqis, don’t you get it, that is why you have been invaded for, or you will get another regime change

posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 04:08 PM

Originally posted by marg6043
Give it up Iraqis, don’t you get it, that is why you have been invaded for, or you will get another regime change

I can't see as to why they don't see this? With some of the things the Iraqi government has spouted out in the past few months, they seem to be very big for their britches... [sarcasm]considering the current Administration was nice enough to give them the opportunity.[/sarcasm]

posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 04:22 PM
If Hunt Oil has made this agreement for oil exploration in Northern Iraq with the Kurdish leadership there, I have to wonder if there is a partition plan coming up.
After all, Mr. Hunt, with his close ties and insider knowledge would be in a perfect position to benefit from such knowledge. Any deal with the Kurds, without the approval of the Iraqi Government, would otherwise be worthless.

Nice to have friends in high places isn't it

posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 04:29 PM
The Straussian Elite know what they are doing...
they are born leaders with natural abilities that us "norms" dont have...
So quit your groaning, and just accept your place among the sheeple, and try not to speak unless given permission.

Sarcasm... of course, but in reality, which is what you (or those with power) make it, we are an oil based economy, that stands at odds with a religious movement, that has two main componants, that we would really like to have fight each other, rather than us, while we make the money.
Keeping the oil price high is a rather conveinant result for the oil barons in an oil economy...
keeping oil prices high, means our dollar value is more competitive with foreign currency.
Iraq, and most of the arab world, are the only ones that can fudge up the plans of the elite... so expect a islamic civil war to expand, and encompass all the muslim world.
as with all other things bushy, keep your eye on the idiot swinging the club, rather than the ball...

posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 09:45 PM
I have to say that is not wonder the Iraqi government is having so much trouble exercising their power on the people when the Bush administration are openly disrespecting the Iraqi government's powers.

What a shame.

posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 10:35 PM
Freedom or Democracy are not why the US went to Iraq.

Capitalism, plain and simple.

"You can be as free as you want, as long as you sign these oil contracts"


posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 10:41 PM
reply to post by DocMoreau

You know something, the Kurds has been used as an example of how well the people can get together and work together for a better life.

But I remember reading that the Kurds safe haven was under attacks.

First with corruption within the leaders, bombings and other problems when the area was such an example of well being.

All after the Kurdish leaders were taking into consideration other nations for the oil deals.

Then everything is back to normal and now the Oil deals with the US Texan company.

Kind of fishy.

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 04:47 AM
I can't understand why the Democrats aren't raising hell about this. They've really been a big disappointment. Well at least good ol reliable Kucinich is, but where are the rest of them? And it's very interesting--when the story first broke, Keith Olbermann covered it on his program, but he hasn't mentioned it since. This is strange since he always follows up stories, especially those that are unfavorable to Bush.

The only MSM results I could find were the Washington Post, the NY Times, and the Dallas Morning News. I searched No results using "ray hunt." No results using "hunt oil." Is that not strange? Even if Hunt had no ties to Bush you'd think the story would garner more attention. It's weird.

Hunt's deal also has come under fire in Washington, where Rep. Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat and presidential candidate, has called for an investigation and highlighted the ties between the Bush administration and company Chairman Ray L. Hunt. Hunt is a director of Halliburton, where Vice President Dick Cheney once served as president, was a key fundraiser for President Bush and serves on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
U.S. officials criticize Hunt Oil's Iraq deal

posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by yuefo

Thanks for that bid of information, we should all come to the conclusion that Haliburton will end up owning Iraq while their mercenaries for hired will keep the Iraqis and their government under their thumb or else.

Funny that this is what our own elected for the people government has done to that nation.

All the billions of the fortress and castle to host the oil profiteers and their security mercenaries is been pay with tax payer money, our tax payer money.

Most of the real deals going on on the sell out of the Iraqi nation is been conducted behind our backs and kept out of the media for obvious reasons.

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