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American Oil companies offered five million dollars to each Iraqi MP

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posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 10:16 PM
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www.roadstoiraq.com...


American Oil companies offered five million dollars to each Iraqi MP to pass the Oil law
Reported today on Akhbar Alkhaleej newspaper

An Iraqi MP preferred to remain anonymous told the newspaper that highly confidential negotiations took place by representatives from American oil companies, offering $5 million to each MP who votes in favor of the Oil and Gas law.

The amount that could be paid to pass the votes do not exceed $150 million dollars in the case of $5 million to each MP, pointing out that the Oil law requires 138 votes to pass, which the Americans want to guarantee in many ways, including vote-buying, intimidation and threats!

Focusing on the heads of parliamentary blocs and influential figures in the parliament to ensure the votes, the Americans guaranteed the Kurdish votes in advance but they are seeking enough votes to pass and approve the law as soon as possible.


All I can say, is that the OIL law being passed must mean SERIOUS $$$'s for Oil Execs, if they can blow $5mil PER MP just to pass it.




posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 10:20 PM
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Get the hell out of the middle east already!

What are they REALLY doing there??



posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 10:31 PM
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Well that makes sense because there are estimated at 115 Billion Barrels

at a cost of $91.05 per barrel multiply by the 115 billion barrels of oil estimated in Iraq you get the staggering number, $10,470,750,000,000. So yea thats a wise investment by big oil to buy a vote.



posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 10:34 PM
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5 mil isn't even pocket change for big oil. Hell, it's not even lint

But it's a lifetime fortune for those MPs

Bribery at its finest



posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 10:55 PM
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Lmao, 5 million is nothing to oil companies. Youre talking about crooked companies that claimed that they HAD to raise prices after Katrina because the cost to refine the oil went up in addition to the damaged platforms, then they report record breaking profits of about 49 billion for the year following the storm.
Given that, Im sure that theyre not beyond a little vote buying in a country where vote buying is the norm.




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