Sen. Kerry: Oil firms should stop work in Libya

WASHINGTON Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:18am EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John Kerry on Tuesday urged all American and international oil companies to immediately cease operations in Libya, where the death toll mounted as Muammar Gaddafi attacked civilian crowds with tanks and warplanes.

All the oil companies should stop operations "until violence against civilians cease," Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement. "The Obama administration also should consider reimposing U.S. sanctions" that were lifted during President George W. Bush's administration, he said.

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JamesFogal wrote:
I think we should also stop shipping any Heinz Ketchup into Libya as well. Lets see how his wife, the heir to the Heinz Ketchup fortune, would feel about him suggesting she walk away from any profits there.

He just does not get it. These companies have invested billions there and with all the unrest going on they are hoping to get some of that back before Libya implodes.

I think we should stop shipping any Heinz Ketchup worldwide until this conflict is over because it looks so much like blood. Does that sound almost as crazy as his proposal. He is so quick to suggest companies just give up profits to their stockholders and be part of the huge increase in the cost of a barrel of oil. He truly wants $5.00 gasoline now. Someone has to get him out of office. He is dangerous to the economy.

Feb 22, 2011 11:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
DrJJJJ wrote:
Stop all funding/investments and tourism in countries that want to do us harm-no brainer and very effective! They’ll start policing their own/terrorists if we do! Burn the poppy fields in Afgan too-they fund the criminals

Feb 22, 2011 12:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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