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IS ´Selling Oil From
Seized Wells´ In Iraq

Sky News(UK), by Staff

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/20/2014 11:53:36 AM

The Iraqi government says it is troubled by reports that Islamic State militants are selling oil from wells they have captured in northern Iraq. Baghdad has warned buying such supplies could help the group fund its operations, as the US carried out another airstrike as part of efforts to push the militants back. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has urged the world to back Iraq against IS, which was previously known as ISIS.

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Remember how the left tried to push the phony canard that our liberations of Kuwait and then Iraq was a "war for oil"?
Those red herrings were demonstrably false, but perhaps, thanks to 0bama´s feckless retreat, there may now be a real war for oil.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/20/2014 12:01:28 PM     (No. 9973570)

Facts don´t matter, OP. Reason is not a tool we can use. That leaves us with surrender or fighting back. Sad, isn´t it?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mark34, 8/20/2014 12:03:32 PM     (No. 9973574)

I think the world would a calmer place if we hadn´t "liberated" Iraq.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/20/2014 12:11:54 PM     (No. 9973586)

That can be debated #2, but there can be no doubt that Bush had a plan, followed through with it (including our slaughter of thousands of jihadis during the insurgency) and left a predominantly stable Iraq with all the groundwork in place for a moderate Iraq.
0bama walking away from that will go down as the worst strategic blunder in U.S. History........and here we are.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/20/2014 12:21:43 PM     (No. 9973601)

Oil burns very well...a few munitions placed in the right place would work wonders...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: toddh, 8/20/2014 1:54:57 PM     (No. 9973777)

We should help ISIS fracture their wells we do have experience with nuclear fracturing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Namma, 8/20/2014 1:58:58 PM     (No. 9973786)

How can this be??? Bush went to war for oil..there is no oil in Iraq..remember all those oil tankers, filled will Iraq oil, headed for the refineries here in the States..so IS is lying...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/20/2014 5:34:47 PM     (No. 9974127)

These vague reports never tell how ISIS is selling the oil.

Look at the maps and tell me how ISIS delivers that oil. And secretly.

Is it exported through chaotic Syria, enemy Iran, enemy Iraq? Or through Turkey, Jordan, or Saudi Arabia?

Jordan would seem most likely. But from Jordan it has to go somewhere.

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