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French may take Iraq, America French fried

Remember when France decided not to support our war and occupation of Iraq? And some media neo-cons derided French culture? And some called french fries, freedom fries? It was fashionable at the time to promote the idea that we were helping Iraq, building relationships, and bonding in a way that meant guaranteed oil and great trade relations. During this past week, China and BP won the only oil contracts awarded […]

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Our guys are killed, Iraq’s oil goes to China, Britain

This news today from Wall Street Journal: BAGHDAD (Dow Jones)–A consortium of BP PLC (BP.LN) and China’s CNPC Tuesday won the contract for Rumaila oil field – the largest oil field in Iraq and one of the largest in the world, the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said. The consortium had been seeking $3.99 remuneration for each extra barrel of oil produced but after last-minute negotiations Tuesday morning accepted the […]

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