It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by LostPassword
Israel is the ONLY country that literally grows its borders by force and no
one in the western world says they shouldn't do it.
Uh, we took TX, AZ, NM, AND California from Mexico. Can't say Israel is the only one...
edit on 16-9-2012 by wrkn4livn because: (no reason given)
For those of you who disagree, I'd love to here your rebuttal. If you think we can stop "THEM" please tell me how.
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Yah right. We didn't even get oil contracts from Iraq. you know who did? China and Russia. So get your facts together before blurting out bs.
Guess they thought that was a better deal than our "deal"... oil for food.
Not sure where your coming from with that. We occupy Iraq. Our Embassy there is the biggest on the planet. Our oil companies (that is Western) pump and refine the crude. If Russia and China are buying it they are getting it thru US. Like to see those books.
I want to understand what you are saying though so point me to a source about the Russian and Chinese contracts? As far as I know the Chinese are buying Iranian crude and investing in the "new" fields in Eastern Africa.
Those who claim that the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 to get control of the country's giant oil reserves will be left scratching their heads by the results of last weekend's auction of Iraqi oil contracts: Not a single U.S. company secured a deal in the auction of contracts that will shape the Iraqi oil industry for the next couple of decades. Two of the most lucrative of the multi-billion-dollar oil contracts went to two countries which bitterly opposed the U.S. invasion — Russia and China — while even Total Oil of France, which led the charge to deny international approval for the war at the U.N. Security Council in 2003, won a bigger stake than the Americans in the most recent auction. "[The distribution of oil contracts] certainly answers the theory that the war was for the benefit of big U.S. oil interests," says A
BAGHDAD (CNNMoney) -- Exxon Mobil is being shut out of bidding on the next round of oil and gas exploration contracts in Iraq because of its decision to sign an exploration deal with Kurdistan's regional government in the northern part of that country.