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US buys up Iraqi oil to stave off crisis

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 US buys up Iraqi oil to stave off crisis2003-01-29 23:59
by Flemming Funch

Facing its most chronic shortage in oil stocks for 27 years, the US has this month turned to an unlikely source of help - Iraq.

Weeks before a prospective invasion of Iraq, the oil-rich state has doubled its exports of oil to America, helping US refineries cope with a debilitating strike in Venezuela. ...

The trade, though bizarre given current Pentagon plans to launch around 300 cruise missiles a day on Iraq, is legal under the terms of UN's oil for food programme.
Eh, that's nice of Iraq to help out a bit. But I think bizarre is a bit of a euphemism.

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30 Jan 2003 @ 02:06 by jstarrs : So what your saying...
..is that the US is buying Iraki oil and will then bomb the fuck out of them?
Am I missing something?  

30 Jan 2003 @ 14:53 by ming : No sense
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. They've stepped up their import of Iraqi oil, and then they're going to bomb them. I can't even make sense out of it. Other than that they don't really care where the oil comes from, as long as they get more. And taking over Iraq, so that we can be sure to keep getting the oil, somehow fits right in there.  

31 Jan 2003 @ 14:04 by magical_melody : Getting Transparent yet??
Does not seem to matter who gets hurt, lets just keep the oil flowing and the cash mountain growing.  

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