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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Jakes51
I wouldn't say exclusive rights to Iraqi oil. But a thumb on the scale if anything gets out of hand so to speak. Iraq is a tool. China is desperate for oil. We want North Korea gone. One hand scratches the other. Seems like a fair deal to me.
Originally posted by max.is.awake
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqis celebrated in the streets Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from their cities and towns under an agreement signed last year with the U.S. government.
But celebration was tempered by fears of renewed violence as insurgents launched new attacks.
At least 30 people, including women and children, were killed in what security sources called a "huge bombing" Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Dozens were wounded in the attack in a busy shopping area in a predominantly Kurdish part of the disputed oil-rich city.
Hundreds died in a series of dramatic attacks in the past 10 days, after months of relative quiet.
Without the Americans, we were afraid of each other," Hanaa Abdul Hassan, a Baghdad resident, told CNN. "And now that the Americans are leaving, we will be more afraid. We knew the Americans were holding them back, so now I don't know what's going to happen," she said, without specifying who "they" were.
But U.S. officials believe Iraq's police and army can keep a lid on the violence, which Morrell said was at the lowest point "in the history of this conflict."
Originally posted by whaaa
So if the US troops aren't going to be used as a peacekeeping force/insurgent hunting; what is their purpose? Protect the oil fields for Haliburton? Let Haliburton hire Blacwater merc's.
Bring our brave boys and girls home!