dms dmschanoes at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 11 08:50:12 MDT 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daru Rateau"

 They are there trying to figure out what needs to be done to set up Iraq
for locking into the global system preferred by Dutch Royal Shell, BP and
Exxon-Mobil. If there were any rush to get Iraqi oil out of the soil, the US
and the UK wouldn't have destroyed so much of the existing infrastructure in
the first place. The first profits are going to the federal contractors like
Halliburton and Bechtel. Others to follow. What they require is that Iraq be
something more than an old-fashioned conquered and occupied country. The gas
pipelines across in Afghanistan require this too. So the fossil fuel globals
are waiting. And they are enjoying the artificially high price of oil that
Bush's policies have created.

DR makes an essential point, so essential it bears repeating, especially I
overlooked it in my postings: "they" ARE there-- "they" are just not ready
to invest their cash.  It's all about the money.

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