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Old 04-12-2003, 03:28 PM   #1
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Israel Already Talks Of Opening Israel-Iraq Oil Pipeline

Weapons of mass destruction??? Liberation??? I don't think so... We'll be seeing more and more stories like this one in the months and years to come.

As the report below states, Israel will soon reopen a pipeline that was in order prior to the conquering of Palestine in 1948.

Israel Already Talks Of
Reopening Iraq-Haifa Oil Pipeline

BERLIN (IRNA) -- Israel is seriously considering an old plan to restart the Iraq-Haifa oil pipeline which used to run from the north Iraqi city of Mosul to Israel's northern port of Haifa, DPA quoted the Israeli daily Ha'aretz on Monday.

Israel's National Infrastructure Minister Yosef Paritzky has requested an assessment of the state of the oil pipeline which ceased operations in 1948.

Paritzky hoped the flow of oil from Iraq to Haifa could be renewed, if an Israel-friendly regime was set up in Iraq after the war. The minister said that resurrecting the old pipeline could save Israel the high cost of shipping oil from Russia.

He also thought the United States would react favorably to the idea, since the pipeline would bring oil directly from Iraq to the Mediterranean. Israel had made one attempt to renew the oil flow to Haifa during the Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s, however Syria blocked the flow of Iraqi oil to the Mediterranean.

Reuters also reports on this story....

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Old 04-12-2003, 03:37 PM   #2
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Surely right now the priority should be on helping the Iraqi people, not figuring out how best to get your hands on their country's natural resources.

Some people need to get their priorities straight!

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I agree, the emphasis needs to be on helping the Iraqi people get back on their feet, not on plundering their country. Their country shouldn't be plundered, anyway.
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