Iraqi oil not flowing smoothly

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Pinto, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. Pinto macrumors newbie

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  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    With new holes being blown in pipelines on a day to day basis its no suprise, not to mention the smugglers who drill holes in the pipeline and fill their trucks with it.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    it was and remains very difficult for me to imagine, and as many claim, that oil was not a factor in the decision to invade.

    does anyone here _really_ believe it had zero to do w/ it?
     
  4. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Afghanistan is a place where a cross-country, trans-national pipeline route is envisioned. Same problem of potential for sabotage.

    The Balkans are also a potential route for pipelines into central Europe. That's another place where factionalism could lead to sabotage. (IMO, the pipeline route is more the reason for our getting involved there than any murderings by Milosevic.)

    With folks like the Czechens running loose, I'm surprised they haven't hit the Russian oil lines into western Europe.

    It's happened in Colombia, with sabotage by FARC.

    Would a Stanley Steamer meet EPA requirements?

    'Rat
     

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