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  1. #1 Iraq to award oil contracts to foreign firms (Gratitude? What is that . ) 
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    " I suppose if any of that oil came to America the Liberal/Maoists would be clamoring in the streets "see it was all about the oil,we told you so !"

    Iraq will award contracts to 41 foreign oil firms in a bid to boost production that could give multinationals a potentially lucrative foothold in huge but underdeveloped oil fields, an official said on Sunday. "We chose 35 companies of international standard, according to their finances, environment and experience, and we granted them permission to extract oil," oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad told AFP.

    Six other state-owned oil firms from Algeria, Angola, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam will also be awarded extraction deals, Jihad said. The agreements, to be signed on June 30, are expected to be short-term arrangements although the... snip

    The deal paves the way for global energy giants to return to Iraq 36 years after late dictator Saddam Hussein chased them out, and is seen as a first step to access the earth's third largest proven crude reserves.

    "They will have the first right to develop the fields," said Jihad, adding that competitive bidding would come later once the nation's long-delayed hydrocarbon law is passed by parliament.

    Iraq wants to ramp up production by 500,000 barrels per day from the current average production of 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd), a level about equal to before the US-led invasion in March 2003.

    Monthly exports of 2.11 million bpd currently form the bulk of the war-torn nation's revenues, and the oil ministry is keen to raise capacity over the next five years to 4.5 million barrels per day.

    Iraq's crude reserves are estimated at about 115 billion barrels, but it is sorely lacking in infrastructure and the latest technology to which it was denied access under years of international sanctions after the 1991 Gulf War.

    Before major investment is injected, the Baghdad parliament would also first have to finalise a controversial oil law considered by Washington as a key step towards national reconciliation.

    The proposed law stipulates a fair distribution of oil revenues between Iraq's 18 provinces, a sensitive matter in a country wracked by inter-ethnic violence.

    Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani said in February that he hoped an oil law would be finalised this year, but officials have said little progress has been made.


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    Should think it's their business.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Business only favors it's own interests, that is how it always has been, irrespective of country.
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    Well the whole goal was to give them the freedom to make their own choices and decide their own destiny. That being said we will never see a return on the lives, resources, and capital we have burned there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vepr View Post
    Well the whole goal was to give them the freedom to make their own choices and decide their own destiny. That being said we will never see a return on the lives, resources, and capital we have burned there.
    Outstanding.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    The Iraqis have also been doing arms deals with the French. _Teh French say back and let coalition forces die by the thousand, and now the dust has settled, they sweep in to cash in :mad:

    The Dutch press has covered this fact, the English language media is pretty quiet on it.

    http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/960/Buitenl...jk-kopen.dhtml

    To give you a summary, the Iraqis say they want to diversify their weapons. And the French get rich
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    Freedom at the expense of loyalty is a tough pill to swallow. That being said, the Iraqis are free to make whatever deals they wish. They are free to screw up and buy French arms if they want. French arms have a ZERO for History reputation. Maybe the Iraqis will fare better than the makers of the arms.
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