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Old 11-13-2004, 04:30 PM   #31
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When my sister was in Ukraine in 2002 there were reports in the Kyiv (Kiev) press that some Ukrainian businesses were involved in activities with Iraq that violated the terms of the sanctions. Also, there was a demonstration in Kyiv against the increasing autocracy and alleged corruption within the government. A complete investigation might prove to be an embarrassment for many involved.
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Old 11-14-2004, 04:29 AM   #32
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It's difficult to listen to pro-Bushies talk about how much money these countries stood to lose without reaching for the sick bucket. The words pot, kettle and black spring to mind. Are u telling me that Bush, Cheney and their big corporate pals are NOT going to profit from this war? And are u telling me that the US has never profited from doing business with Saddam??

The blood of american soldiers in Iraq is on the hands of your own government. These troops were sent to Iraq to accommodate the grand plans of a few fat cats at the top. They weren't sent there for any other reason. This is obviously an uncomfortable truth for u but u should try and deal with it.
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For the record, I'm a liberal who voted for Kerry and demonstrated against the Iraq war. I think they're onto something here with this cover-up stuff. Two wrongs don't make a right. There's not a political entity or body on God's green earth that's not guilty of serious screw-ups. That's the way I look at it.
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Dread-- thanks for the links. Pretty damning stuff.

But what's with the shrugging shouders to bullet's post? The same corrpution is going on now with a new guy in charge of it. Why do you think we're not making Iraq pay back the money we are giving them with their oil revenue? Do you know how quick we could get that $87 billion back from Iraq's oil revenue? And if that's not what's going on, where is the present oil money going? Try companies that Bush and Cheney are friendly with -- namely Halliburton. The sad thing is that this money should be going to the Iraqi people. Instead it went from Saddam's UN cronies to the Bush administration's business cronies. Black money will do strange things to everyone.

In the meantime, this whole thing should continue to be investigated and brought to the general public. The Journal and the Times, both of which you cited Dread, are considered conservative publications and in the case of the Times, it's not taken seriously. This is one of the those times when the media needs to get its ass in gear and stop covering for the president and the UN. what happened to investigative journalism?
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I posted a TON of links, not just those two......

And if you wish to start a thread about Bush and Cheney, go ahead.......

This is about Food for OIL.

Thanks..
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On those lists you'll find there are several US oil companies involved (big ones like Chevron and Mobil) and about a dozen UK oil companies as well.

I think you'll find it may just 'go away' because everyone had their hand in the pie in some way or another.....
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once again... no one wants to discuss this. there's more of a debate over wristbands than there is over this. it's sad... but that's the way things go, i guess.
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I guess it's just not as glamorous a topic, headache.
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I'll debate it -- Earnie is right. There are so many people with hands in the cookie jar that no one is going to investigate this for fear they will be found out. Everyone asks like France is this big boogie many for having oil for food dollars in its banks. How are we any different? You think the money they are making off Iraqi oil is going into the pockets of Iraqis? Think again.
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I apologise but I am in awe

FUCK
21 BILLION DOLLARS
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s regime reaped over $21 billion from kickbacks and smuggling before and during the now-defunct U.N. oil-for-food program, twice as much as previous estimates, according to a U.S. Senate probe on Monday.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&ncid=564&e=2&u=/nm/20041115/ts_nm/iraq_oil_probe_dc

That is a lot of money, that is a hell of a lot of money.
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Where did it all go?
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That money went to the regime, that money is probably keeping some criminals very safe and helping to buy weapons.
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FUCK
21 BILLION DOLLARS
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...q_oil_probe_dc

That is a lot of money, that is a hell of a lot of money.
Just think, the tinyest % of that would have fed Saddam's people plenty during the sanctions. Instead he starved them and blamed the US. Go figure.
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and al the left fyminders believed saddam.

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Naturally, we all believed him. If you can't trust a guy who gasses his own people, who can you trust?

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