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    truong son traveler

    I mean, pillaging would probably break only about a dozen or so rules of international law.  

    Iuris praecepta sunt haec: Honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere. - Ulpian, Digestae 1, 3

    by Dauphin on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 05:15:54 AM PDT

    •  "Stay and keep the oil" (2+ / 0-)
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      jfromga, Lefty Coaster

      The original plan was a variation of that but we could never get the Iraqi's to pass that benchmark oil law, labeled by US politicians as an "oil revenue sharing law". The law would have allowed foreign oil companies to legally own Iraqi oil, at least a percentage of it, in the form of production sharing agreements.

      Passage of such a law was to have been a benchmark along the path to some form of a US military withdrawal from Iraq. Thus far the Iraqis are having none of it. What the future has in store is not so easy to predict.

      We can be sure that representatives of the world's major oil companies are present in Iraq at this time trying to work out their own deals with the authorities on local levels and on higher levels of the Iraqi Government.

      “Humankind can not bear very much reality.” - T.S. Eliot

      by truong son traveler on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 05:34:10 AM PDT

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    •  Oops - apologies Dauphin (1+ / 0-)
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      Lefty Coaster

      my comment above was meant as a general comment to the diary rather than a reply to your comment.

      “Humankind can not bear very much reality.” - T.S. Eliot

      by truong son traveler on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 05:36:55 AM PDT

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