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Originally posted by earthdude
Saddam polluted the atmosphere by setting fire to oilfields. This has been said to be the worst man made disaster. He wanted to get the attention of the world and it worked. Few know that it was in retaliation for slant drilling.
The Worst Man Made Disaster In History?
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century.
In July 1933, the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring calling for compulsory sterilization of the "inferior" was passed. This major eugenic policy led to over 200 Hereditary Health Courts (Erbgesundheitsgerichte) being set up, under whose rulings over 400,000 people were sterilized against their will during the Nazi period.
Originally posted by Lawgiver
speaking from a purely biblical and/or christian perspective, it would be the moment that eve ate of the forbidden fruit.
Originally posted by Neocrusader
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
As a poster I usually pay a little more attention to you as your post are generally very insightfull and educated
However the poster above was correct to a certain extent
Kuwait was indeed cross border drilling
The rigs were on the Kuwait side of the border however the wells were drilled at such an angle as to access oil reserves on the Iraq side of the border and indeed these were destroyed in the retreat
I have also heard that similar events are taking place now through Azerbaijan and BP cross drilling into Iran
I am no longer within certain circles however my source is very trustworthy