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US 'turned blind eye to Iraq oil'
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supernick



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At any rate the US put an end to the practice when they took out Saddam Hussein.


You make it sound so simple. Trith is, the U.S. and the U.K. lied to the UN and the world. They brought false accusations against Iraq. They led a coalition of countries to invade Iraq. Thousands of lives have been lost in recent years cuz you boys think that you were doing the right thing, but really you are just justifying another for of aggression. It's just right because you think America can do what ever it wants. Ya, you're one of the good old boys. There was also a time when hald of your country justified slavery, and then had a war over it. I think some of those guys said that slavery was part of their culture.

Please don't say that the U.S. took him out as to say that it solves the problem. The other half of the problem is your country, you, and others like you. The problem aint gonna go away because as we have seen here on this board there are plenty of people of the same mindset that is part of the problem.
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Joo Rip Gwa Rhhee



Joined: 25 May 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well then tell the Bathists, Khomenists and those that like to give up their war. That is the reason why the US did what it did.
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Apple Scruff



Joined: 29 Oct 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joo Rip Gwa Rhhee wrote:
Well then tell the Bathists, Khomenists and those that like to give up their war. That is the reason why the US did what it did.


No, it was done in an attempt to free the Iraqis.

Wait....sorry, I meant to say that it was because of WMDs.

Or was it because Saddam was the guy to blame for 9/11?

I tell ya, politics is hard. I'm gonna leave the thinkin' up to Mr. Bush. He really seems to know what the hell is goin' on.
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Joo Rip Gwa Rhhee



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How convenient. Sure, US oil purchases may have accounted for 52% of the kickbacks. From this you are supposed to get the idea that American or American companies stood for 52% of the kickbacks, which is exactly what Galloway used as ammo. OPEC's documents show that 53.75% of Iraq's oil ended up in the USA in the years 2001-2002. If you might understand by now, these two figures have much in common. The number the Guardian has used here applies to all sales of oil that were conducted to sell oil to American companies. For example, Galloway's partner Zureikat may have optioned on some of those allocations from Galloway and sold the oil to the oil company he was involved with. This company would then have had to pay kickbacks. Then this oil company could have sold the oil to the US market, thus part of this magic 52% figure.
Which tells you that the figure is meaningless in assigning blame for kickbacks, and just demonstrates how much oil was going from Iraq to the USA in general.


http://www.seixon.com/blog/archives/2005/05/with_all_due_re.html
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