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U.S. threatens to steal Iraq oil money

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posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 08:53 AM

Originally posted by Phatcat
the plundering of Iraq has been going on from day 1 of the war.. in the form of lucrative contracts awarded to 'All-American Companys' like Halliburton. Of which Dick Cheney was CEO.

Not from day 1. From long before the war began. There was a document released after the administration was pressured to explain why Halliburton got the Iraqi contracts on a no-bid basis that proves in October 2002, Halliburton was tasked to evaluate the oilfields and develop a plan to secure all the facilities from destruction during the coming war. Halliburton was the only company that could get the contract because it was their plan. The plan was approved and Halliburton received their first payment a month before the war began.

Iraq complied with the UN resolutions and gave access to weapons inspectors, gave up all their weapons program documents, told the world the absolute truth, and it didn't matter because George Bush had already signed the contracts and ordered the war regardless.

posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 08:55 AM

Originally posted by dooper
But now - with these ungrateful bastards - we should squat on their oil fields, sell the stuff off until our total war costs have been recovered, and then let them have it.

They should be gratefull for what, exactly?

Bombing one of the most developed country in ME into Somalia?

posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 02:58 PM
this is disgusting

USA once again shows its imperialist murderous colors once again

posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia

I love Canadians. They benefit from their near proximity to the United States and yet, kick and fuss at Americans over everything. Just a bunch of wannabe Americans.

What you don't understand is that when you have real power, (and again, this is an alien concept to Canadians) you have three obligations. You must never misuse that power for things like expansion, you must not fear to use that power, and you must help others who are less powerful.

You don't always get by mistake-free, but you keep trying. In 1941, once war was forced - and let's get that real straight - forced into war, American could have expanded it's territory big time! We could have owned most of the Pacific Islands, Japan, significant portions of Korea, France, half of Germany, etc. We didn't expand one single inch. Same in other wars. Not so with Russia.

Israel has made the greatest use of US military and financial assistance.

Now we don't own, and will never seek Iraqi territory. So get off your high-horse and get serious.

War happens. For any number of reasons.

Go back and see what hesitation cost Neville Chamberlain the the French. 52,000,000 killed. And only Russia and Germany wanted war! (they had agreed to attack and split up Poland if you'll remember.)

So you fight wars and win them, or you lose. If you don't fight wars, when one is force upon you, you have no experience, you are ill-prepared, and you will lose.

Over the past decade, we Americans have learned a lot about our weapons systems, what tactic suck, what tactics work, what was supposed to work and didn't and entirely new discoveries.

Yeah. Wars are fought and people die. Civilians die. Innocents die. Too bad. It's the cost of doing business. War business. And if you'll look around, you'll find the Americans aren't nearly the brutes that others are. Why don't you look at what is going on in Africa.

I know, I know. Americans are bad people, with bad leaders, doing bad things. It's America's fault that there's global warming, it's Bush's fault there's the common cold, cheap toilet paper feels like 400-grit sandpaper. It's our fault flies eat dookey, that the French can't win battles, that China is big, that the moon is far away, that dinosaurs died out - on and on. Whatever.

And this particular Canadian doesn't like it?

Well here's an American that doesn't give a crap!

posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 07:15 PM
They didn't "send us the tab", we had to rebuild their country because we destroyed all their infrastructure and there would have been total anarchy if we left them that way. Iran and Saudi Arabia would have gone to war and carved up what was left of Iraq.

You are repeating SUCH a lie! BALONEY! WE did not destroy Iraq. We had jets destroying tanks hiding UNDER bridges, and not harming the bridge. Incredible. The country was ALREADY destroyed, and WE are REBUILDING what was already destroyed. The Iraqi's know this, and we have won the war for their hearts and minds. But the idiot's who run their mosques are slandering us daily, no reprive. And their now would be anarchy and civil war if we left. The #es vs. the Sunnis. For centuries one or the other has always brutally dominated the other. We are trying to get them to live in peace. May not be possible. And yes, you are correct in saying that Iraq would be partitioned between Iran and someone else. Might even be exlusively Iran, especially if she had nukes. But it won't happen. Iran will soon be destroyed by Israel. Guaranteed.

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 07:47 PM
reply to post by mythatsabigprobe

Once again, WE DID NOT DESTROY THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE! Saddam did! It was already gone! We now have computer guided missiles fired from jets, that took out tanks hiding under bridges, and did nothing to the bridge. Quit listening to the controlled press. They are lying. Shame on you, you should know better from just this site alone!

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