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Seamus Ignoramus



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This war is gonna make a great DVD.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:27 am
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barlow



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hugh grants hooker wrote:
trouble rousing?

because they are reporting whats happening?

come on... i couldve told you yesterday that you'd hear about this today.

its a common sense move on saddam's part.


Yes dear.

The BBC are still saying that there is no actual confirmation of this from any official channel.

That means that they are not reporting it as fact, either because Fox say its true, or because some smart arse on a message board "guessed" it would happen.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:31 am
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barlow wrote:
BBC are now reporting "rumour" on oil feilds being set alight in Kuwait.

I suppose they are going to confirm these stories before stating them as fact, unlike some other trouble rousing networks.


msnbc confirmed this, 4 oil wells burning right now
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:31 am
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barlow wrote:

Yes dear.

The BBC are still saying that there is no actual confirmation of this from any official channel.

That means that they are not reporting it as fact, either because Fox say its true, or because some smart arse on a message board "guessed" it would happen.


now its all over tv.

let me know when its safe enough for you little bbc to talk about it.

and dont call me your little words like 'arse'. it sounds gay.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:34 am
 
barlow



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I'll take the BBC over any Murdoch channel anyday.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:35 am
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and nobody will fight you for it.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:36 am
 
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The burning of Iraqi oil fields will have no affect on gas prices in our country.

The bombing of their country created a market backlash - which is entirely different.

We have an embargo against Iraqi oil. That means the companies in America haven't been able to touch it for 12 years...I don't think these oil fields being burned are going to do that much to gas prices...it's just the war's existence itself that affects such things.

Peace,
Shane
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barlow



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hugh grants hooker wrote:
and nobody will fight you for it.


That is all too easy to believe
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:37 am
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Sage,

burn them? Yes they are important to us, just as they are important to several other countries (france and germany), but guess who they are most important too? THE IRAQI PEOPLE? Iraq is not resource-poor like Afghanistan. Iraq would have no problem helping to pay for its development in a post-Saddam world. Iraq would be in a position to earn 20, 25, maybe 30 billion dollars a year from oil exports, for a country of 19 million people that is alot of money. Who are you people trying to help, your ego or people in need?
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:39 am
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it's just the war's existence itself that affects such things.





exactly every time theres a war or the thought of war gas prices go waaay up
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:39 am
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MessiahCarey



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And to think that it's as simple as armed U.S. thugs going in to steal oil fields is a little silly - the oil is a fringe benefit.

Keep in mind that the Bush family has an OBLIGATION to get Sadaam out of power - it was the first Bush administration that gave him the amount of power necessary to be the demon he was. We all know that George Bush Jr. is a moral zealot - my bet is that he feels a moral obligation to fix the mess he created.

Of course, he's creating a larger mess simultaneously...go figure.

But to say that it's entirely about oil is goofy (again, it's just a really nice fringe benefit). Bush and his cronies want oil to be sparse so that they CAN charge high prices for it here in America...

- Shane
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:40 am
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i think just the opposite... maybe i'm retarded but here's what i see coming:

he wants america to take control of all the iraqi oil fields.

then he gets gas prices back down around 80cent per gallon and looks like a big hero.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:44 am
 
prolifik



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uh.

burning the oil fields = ecological disaster.

At the end of the day bush will have his hands on that oil, but I would prefer sparing the earth the same kind of catastrophe that we witnessed after the end of gulf war 1 when the Kuwaiti fields were lit.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:45 am
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i dont know about this move....if we don't touch the oil like bush has said was not an objective all along....than they are kind of screwing over Iraq's future economy. If we do intend to steal the oil, dont you think it would be a more hideous example of Bush's untruthfulness if they gave him a chance to swipe it from them and then bush would have to deal with all the international heat as well as his word coming back to bite him in the ass?
THat said, i can understand the position of oil blazing.

Peace to you
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:46 am
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As far as I can see, Bush doesnt want the oil, he wants control of those in charge of the oil.

He cant have the oil or the money it creates, not after all of his pre-war statements.
What he wants is to control the voice of whoever takes over in Iraq, that way America then has a voice in the Gulf, that will always vote the way they want it to.

It is probably in his interest to keep the prices up, so his own oil buddies make more.

Anyway, thats what I think.

I can't figure any other reason for doing this.
Post Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:51 am
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