Monday, October 18, 2004

Coalition Of The Willing Fighers For Oil


On the FAS report I linked to in the previous post, we also find hypocrites involuntarily exposed. On page CRS-12, in a table on trade with Iraq, Howard's Australia is in second place, Jordan third and the USA fourth - can you say 'Cheney-Halliburton'?

But I found something even more damning on page CRS-16: on a list of oil exploration contracts for after the lifting of sanctions, beyond French and Russian firms, we also find contracts held by Indian companies and British/Dutch Shell - and companies from Berlusconi's Italy and Aznar's Spain, both in the region where their troops were later stationed!...


At 11:26 PM, Blogger josh narins said...

Nice catch. And thanks for the link and comments.

At 11:34 PM, Blogger josh narins said...

It would be nice if you could link to a map here. So I can see the Spanish troops, while noting the names of the places where the troops are stationed. :)

At 5:09 PM, Blogger DoDo said...

I have no such map on hand; however, you might remember the Sadrists driving off the Italian contingent from Nasiriyah (a rather big city, you'll find it on most map) in the middle of May this year. Spanish troops were to the Northwest from here, around Najaf.


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