Exxon seeks to quit flagship Iraq oil project

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americanguy wrote:

All those Iraqi civilians, and American troops dead, and there is not enough profit for Exxon to enjoy the fruits of their bogus war.
Now that’s just plain sad.
Looks like we found the WMDs in Iraq, they are American Oil companies, and Wall Street.

Oct 18, 2012 11:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

So Exxon will back the Kurds in the next major civil war in Iraq? Did I read this right? I wonder if the Kurds will side with Assad against Turkey? So where would any of them be with out oil? And what if we substitute oil for wine here:

Then another angel, a second, followed, saying, ‘Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has made all nations drink of the WINE of the wrath of her fornication.’
Revelation 14.8

Oh that’s right I am not suppose to think on my own.

Oct 18, 2012 12:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

Does this mean the the oil won’t pay for the war?

Oct 18, 2012 2:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HistoriCol wrote:

I think they are americas ambitious energy expansion plans, rather than Baghdads. To the astute observer of american foreign policy over the last decade this will be seen as a monumental failing within the overall ‘plan’. In order to delay (but not stop) americas impending economical (and therefore entire) collapse she must have full access to the worlds (known) remaining energy sources. Iraqs oilfields were a very large part of that strategic policy. Access to Libyan oil also now looks shaky, and the gas pipeline in Afghanistan and the gas reserves in Syria are also far from guaranteed. The collapse of american society along with the ‘global’ economy now looks imminent, and the last desperate resorts of aggression, which will lead to a war with Russia and China via a proxies (eg Iran and israel), is almost certain.

Oct 18, 2012 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ConradU812 wrote:

Smart move by Exxon. They’re likely seeing more openings for domestic petroleum operations, since it’s looking like Romney will win the presidency. That means their employees won’t have to risk being shot at or blown up….except by the extremists on the left, which are more managable than Middle East countries.

Oct 18, 2012 3:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

So that’s it? We fought the war for nothing? Quitters.

Oct 18, 2012 3:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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