Friday, January 12, 2007


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But It's Not About The Oil!!
Big Oil Wins Iraq's Petroleum ResourcesBy James RidgewayThe long discussed plan to hand over most of Iraq's oil assets to big foreign oil companies is about to happen. When people can't figure out what Bush means when he claims victory in Iraq, this is what he is talking about.According to the Independent, the companies are looking at terrific profit potentials. "The US government has been involved in drawing up the law, a draft of which has been seen by The Independent on Sunday. It would give big oil companies such as BP, Shell and Exxon 30-year contracts to extract Iraqi crude and allow the first large-scale operation of foreign oil interests in the country since the industry was nationalized in 1972.
January 8, 2007

WA: Oil figures heavily in the global finance scheme of things. And what right does the US have to dictate laws and award contracts in a foreign, supposedly sovereign nation? They are free, aren't they? Democratic? Bush said so, so it must be true.

By Evan Derkacz
Baaah, you didn't buy that democracy crap, did you?
#PermanentLink posted by Worried @ 1/12/2007 06:24:00 PM 0 people speaking out - links to this post

Choose your poison.
Picking and choosing which newsie to post on for Saturday presented a problem. All of Alternet's offerings today were good ones. So I'm posting their enews list; you choose which ones you want to read -- or all.


ALTERNET ARTICLE ON IRAQ'S OIL MENTIONED IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES [VIDEO]By Evan DerkaczJoshua Holland's article is a must-read according toSeattle's rep...
[WA: mentioning the oil is usually a no-no; after all, the war was about WMDs and 9/11, not about oil or global finance, right?]

UPDATE: BUSH INVADED IRAN LAST NIGHTBy Evan Derkacz Did he sign an executive order to invade Iran & Syria?
[WA: now or later]

{WA: plots and strategies within plots and strategies]

BUSH IMAGE OF THE DAYBy Evan Derkacz A pre-emptive strike!
[WA: 'Nuff said]

REPUBLICAN SLAMS BUSH ON HOUSE FLOOR [VIDEO]By Evan Derkacz Beware of Gulf of Tonkin incidents to attack Iran...
[WA: Any old excuse, as long as it works]

BUSH FAILURE IN SOMALIABy Evan Derkacz Can't even wag the dog successfully...

IRANIAN BLOGGERS DEFY CENSORSHIPBy Evan Derkacz Like trying to grab water...

DEMANDING PROGRESSIVE INFRASTRUCTUREBy Deanna ZandtDeanna Zandt: An army of technologists, activists and organizers are insisting on tech tools that work.
#PermanentLink posted by Worried @ 1/12/2007 06:04:00 PM 0 people speaking out - links to this post

Countdown to WWIII or Armageddon
The U.S.-Iran-Iraq-Israeli-Syrian WarBy Robert Parry January 12, 2007At a not-for-quotation pre-speech briefing on Jan. 10, George W. Bush and his top national security aides unnerved network anchors and other senior news executives with suggestions that a major confrontation with Iran is looming.Commenting about the briefing on MSNBC after Bush’s nationwide address, NBC’s Washington bureau chief Tim Russert said “there’s a strong sense in the upper echelons of the White House that Iran is going to surface relatively quickly as a major issue – in the country and the world – in a very acute way.”Russert and NBC anchor Brian Williams depicted this White House emphasis on Iran as the biggest surprise from the briefing as Bush stepped into the meeting to speak passionately about why he is determined to prevail in the Middle East.“The President’s inference was this: that an entire region would blow up from the inside, the core being Iraq, from the inside out,” Williams said, paraphrasing Bush.For complete article, click on
See: "Bush's Rush to Armageddon" essay under post "Critical Essays" on .
#PermanentLink posted by Worried @ 1/12/2007 02:14:00 AM 3 people speaking out - links to this post
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