U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now

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AlkalineState wrote:

The Kurds owe us the oil. We protected them with a no-fly zone for 13 years. Now they’re confiscating crude oil bound for Texas.

Give them the boat back and be done with them forever. Let the turks have at them.

Jul 29, 2014 3:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Korcula wrote:

AlkalineState; I think either you or I are misunderstood the article. Baghdad(Iraq) was the one that objected. The Kurds are not supposed to sell the oil from Iraqi Kurzistan without permission
from Baghdad.

Jul 29, 2014 6:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GoCardinal wrote:

Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the only functional democracies in the entire Middle East. They have an effective government that maintains control of its territory and denies access to terrorists. We should support the Kurds in their dispute with the Iraqi government, which has degenerated into a Iranian puppet regime bent on ethic cleansing.

Jul 29, 2014 8:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
blogoleum wrote:

This is a good example of how the USA is playing according to the rules of international justice.

Jul 29, 2014 8:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JakeSOC wrote:

USA playing games yet again – few months ago they had no problems sending SEAL team to board a Libyan tanker that sailed from an insurgent controlled port but now somehow they cannot do anything about the tanker that belongs to their ally Kurdistan.

Jul 29, 2014 10:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ARJTurgot2 wrote:

This is not the US playing by international justice, this is the US trying to force Barzani into taking on ISIS. As the article said, a previous sale was allowed, but the Kurds didn’t follow thru on their end. More significantly, Israel has bought 4 boat loads… That’s enough for them to be self-sufficient if sanctions are applied, or to be reprocessed and sold in export. In any case, the Kurds now have a solid ally in Israel, a co-conspirator in Turkey, and $500 million in their treasury. Not bad for a month’s work.

Jul 29, 2014 11:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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