Shell profiteering from Iraq war


This video from the United States Congress is called US Oil Companies Moving In On Iraq Oil.

After over a million civilian deaths and over four million refugees in Iraq; as (banned) Iraqi trade unions fight the occupation and its privatization policies, especially of oil; Reuters reports:

The Iraqi cabinet has approved a preliminary natural gas deal between Royal Dutch Shell and the state-run South Oil Company, the government spokesman said on Sunday. …

Shell has also been in talks with Iraq on a short-term technical service oil contract, one of half a dozen Iraq has said it hopes to finalise before it brokers long-term deals to exploit its massive, easily accessible oilfields.

See also here.

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    Rice: “A thousand times again”
    Of a war that has cost more than 4,100 American lives, left an additional 30,000 seriously wounded and killed tens of thousands of Iraqis, Ms. Rice says. . . . “I’d do it a thousand times again. I’d do it a thousand times again.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/books/07book.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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    “Trials last on average for 25 minutes, no witnesses are called, confessions are used as the only evidence, and court-appointed defence lawyers get the case file on the day of the trial, leaving no chance to consult the defendant in private.”
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