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Eleven Iranian soldiers take control of oil well in Iraq

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posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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Eleven Iranian soldiers take control of oil well in Iraq


www.twitter.com

Iranian soldiers have illegally crossed the border into Iraq's oil area for unknown reasons. Iraq is considering how to respond.
(visit the link for the full news article)

WSJ Follow-up: online.wsj.com...
Bloomberg: www.bloomberg.com...
BBC: news.bbc.co.uk...


[edit on 12/18/2009 by thomasblackraven]

[edit on 12/18/2009 by thomasblackraven]




posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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Well, the latest report is that the 11 raised an Iranian flag over the oil well. This may be a provocative measure on the part of Iran to nudge other nations into combat or it is a false-flag for the same purpose. Either way, we'll see how the day's oil prices fluctuate as a result of this act itself or of subsequent counter-measures.

Also within the past 24-hrs have been reports of drone hacking and this mornings' Twitter cyber-attack...interesting times!

www.twitter.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 12/18/2009 by thomasblackraven]



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 09:09 AM
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11 familes that will be having funerals in the near future. Dunb move and wasteful of human life. I guess that says a lot about their leaders.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 09:12 AM
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Interesting, but as yet very sketchy reports. We have unconfirmed 11 soldiers and then tanks. Be interesting to see if this develops.

In response to comments like the one above. Perhaps reading all the links would add to a response that makes more sense.


S&F respects

[edit on 18-12-2009 by captiva]



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 09:38 AM
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The wire is now reporting Iran as having "next generation" uranium centrifuges. It seems like they are wholly attempting to provoke a reaction out of the West. With Israel getting a more-or-less "go ahead" for striking, it wouldn't be surprising to see fall out from the past couple of days by Christmas...possibly a "target" date chosen by Iran for it's connotations.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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I wonder what would have happened if 11 US troops ventured into Iranian territory, seized an oil well, and hoisted the US flag over it?

Such a one sided debate.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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Umm, is this move not the same as the Isrealis moving in on the Palestinians in a sense. The same thing the Iranians complain about all the time and vow to defend the Palestinians because of?



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 10:06 AM
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The US military along with the US government lost their balls a long time ago.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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I seem to remember Iraq doing the same to a smaller country not too many years ago.
As well all thought Iraq had nuclear weapons we went in, only to find they didnt. Now a similar scenario, but this time with Iran. The Irony isnt lost upon me, wheres the American Battleforce coming to aid the border now its been breached?



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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Iranian Troops Seize Iraqi Oil Well: Official


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Iranian troops have crossed into Iraqi territory and seized an oil well that lies in a disputed area along the two countries' southern border, Iraq's deputy foreign Minster said Friday.

The deputy minister, Mohammed Haj Mahmoud, said Iranian troops seized oil well No. 4 Thursday night in the al-Fakkah oil field, located about 200 miles (about 320 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad. The oil field is one of Iraq's largest.
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Looks like trouble. After all it is Western Nation corporations who are getting the rights to the Iraqi oil (News: Iraq to Give Western Corporations Oil Rights), this would undoubtedly be frowned upon by them and thus their politician shills.

Perhaps more troops to Afghanistan was a bad idea, as it would not surprise me if this pushed Obama-tron closer to action against Iran.

What ever the implications and ramifications are this is something to keep an eye on.


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posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 11:30 AM
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The land this well was on has been contested since the Iran/Iraq war.
What is interesting to me is that oil prices shot up on word of the story...

Now what are the chances that two shiia led oil producing countries who are now next door neighbors would collude to artificially raise oil prices....?


[edit on 18-12-2009 by kenochs]



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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So much for Iran being a misunderstood nation. I imagine the US troops are not authorized to engage Iranian soldiers. So if this is legit, it means Iraqi troops will need to step up.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 12:04 PM
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Nice to see the Iranians waited until we (the US) withdrew from Iraq, they planned this, plonkers!



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posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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If it's a disputed area what makes it iraqi? Can it be that Iraq has seized an oil well belonging to Iran and now they're taking it back?



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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LOL Yeah and without wars in which people are killed, many of them innocently, the people at Lockheed and Boeing and Northrup wouldn't have a job. So let's celebrate that the only reason we have a job is because we are a war machine. LOL. What a great society to live in!

And for your information I have a job and am fully employed and it sure as hell isn't at the behest of government .



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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The topic of this thread is clearly stated in the opening post.

Take your Pro-American/Anti-American jingoism to the Political Madness forums.
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on topic (from the BBC article):


Iranian soldiers crossed the border and raised an Iranian flag over the Fakkah oil field, a US military spokesman told the AFP news agency.

But an Iranian oil company spokesman denied the accusation, saying no troops had taken control of any oil well.

"The company denies Iranian soldiers taking control of any oil well inside Iraqi territory," the National Iranian Oil Company spokesman was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

Iraq's Deputy Interior Minister confirmed the Iranians stayed in Iraq and were in control of the well.

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Earlier it was reported that they had withdrawn back across the border.


Definitely looks like on of those "he said - she said" kind of situations.

The press and media will have more of a role on how this develops than the facts on the ground.

[edit on 18 Dec 09 by Gools]



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 12:57 PM
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The regime are looking for a fight because they know the alternative is to suffer the consequences of letting protestors protest freely, or the actions of the Iranian and airforce when they step in and protect civilians.

This is about them choosing the least worse case scenario for the few who are making the decisions. The few would prefer all Iranian's to suffer the consequences of war rather than give up their power and suffer at the hands of defecting military. I'm sure people like Khamenei will try and slip away after causing a mess after provoking a war and probably make a home somewhere in S.America.

[edit on 18-12-2009 by john124]



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