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"We were determined to get a fair slice of the action for UK companies in a post-Saddam Iraq," he said, according to minutes of the meeting which could not be independently verified.
A month later, the Foreign Office invited BP again to discuss opportunities in Iraq "post regime change", the newspaper said.
"Baroness Symons agreed that it would be difficult to justify British companies losing out in Iraq in that way if the UK had itself been a conspicuous supporter of the U.S. government throughout the crisis," the newspaper cited minutes of a meeting with BP, Shell and BG Group (BG.L) as saying.
Originally posted by dodgygeeza
Right, so now we know the truth as hard facts.What are we all going to do about it?
We're not going to protest, strike, boycott or do anything - we're all screwed because they know we won't do sod all about it.edit on 19-4-2011 by dodgygeeza because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mikemike2424
reply to post by anon102
Dying for nothing? How about no more attacks or planes flying into buildings since then? How about the end of murder theft and rape on a mass scale? How about the mass killings of his own people by chemical weapons, which has been proven? How about the freedom of speech and the right to vote? Please think before speaking.
Oh, and I wonder why Obama went into Libya and not any other middle east country that is currently rioting? Maybe because of the oil? It is because of the oil.
Perhaps, the urban legend that has surrounded the Iraq War since day one has some truth to it.