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Business - Reuters
Mon May31, 11:02 AM ET
Iraqi Oil Exports Hit $10 Billion

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraqi crude oil sales since last year's U.S.-led invasion have hit more than $10 billion, the U.S.-led authority governing Iraq (news - web sites) said on Monday.

The Coalition Provisional Authority had deposited a total of $10.004 billion in its Development Fund for Iraq as of last Thursday, it said in an Internet posting.
Of the total oil proceeds put in the fund since it was set up on May 28, 2003, $493 million was deposited during the week ending last Thursday, compared with $247 million the previous week, according to the provisional authority's Web site (http://www.iraqcoalition.org/budget/DFI_intro1.html).
Apart from the Web site, which is updated weekly, the provisional authority provides no other public data on sales of Iraqi oil, such as volume or price information or the reasons for weekly fluctuations in deposits into the fund.
Under a May 2003 U.N. Security Council resolution, the Coalition Provisional Authority is required to deposit all the proceeds of Iraqi oil exports into the fund. The resolution was intended to ensure Iraq's U.S.-led civil administration was not engaged in any dubious practices in marketing the oil and was using the proceeds for reconstruction.
The United States and Britain have asked the Security Council to return to Iraq full control over its vast oil resources, beginning in July, but with continued international monitoring of how it spends the oil money.
Washington and London asked the Security Council to adopt a resolution that would again put Baghdad in charge of its natural resources after a new interim government takes back power on July 1 from the U.S.-led occupation authority, which has been administering Iraq -- and its oil and gas -- since May 2003.
But the draft resolution would also require the interim government to keep depositing the proceeds of its oil and gas sales into the Development Fund for Iraq, where it could continue to be monitored by an international watchdog agency.


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In many of the discussions we have had here, there have been individuals who have expressed their undeniable certainty that the Iraqi conflict was all about the oil...

I would welcome thoughts from any of these people now and whether or not they wish to stick with their statements and, if so, their reasoning..
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LOL. Mike, you make it sound as if you think you've actually proven something to someone here. How do we know all those accountants from Enron aren't working with the Coalition now? Do you really believe everything you read? Or, like most, just what you want?

While I'm not one to claim the war was all about oil, I hardly think a self-serving blurb on a web site, even one reported by Reuters, is going to convince anyone of anything. Except, of course, those who are already convinced and just want an illusion of vindication.
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amen Ron. amen.
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I suppose you're right, Ron. People are going to see conspiracies wherever you choose, as you have so aptly proven here. I was not trying to prove anything here - I was simply showing facts from an unbiased news agency and another official site, if you bothered to check on the link. It's not a political statement put out by the Republicans or some form of propaganda printed for political gain. From what I see it is numbers and facts of what is actually occuring. By all means, anyone can feel free to disregard the numbers and create whatever behind-the-scenes scenarios they choose which coincides with what they want to believe. I so agree with you that this thread serves no purpose. I didn't really expect the "It's all about the oil!" chanters to respond anyway. Feel free to close the thread if you wish.

Aenimal, nice to see you've turned so religious!!
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Yup I'm a devoted christian, everytime I see one of your posts I say
"For christ's sake..." I kid, I kid..
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No, you don't but it was a good line. I forgive you, my son!
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"For Christ's Sake" Bally!!!..Didn't you know that?...Ron's right..it's like that website he posted from the Social Security...those pricks are probably pocketing my money too!!!!
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No no honestly I was kidding, I'm not a devoted christian at all.
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To quote most of your post back  

Iraqi Oil Exports Hit $10 Billion

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraqi crude oil sales...
...
Of the total oil proceeds put in the fund since ...

...sales of Iraqi oil, such as volume or price ...
... of Iraqi oil exports into ...
...dubious practices in marketing the oil and was using ...
... its vast oil resources, beginning in July...
... it spends the oil money...
...administering Iraq -- and its oil and gas -- since May 2003.
...proceeds of its oil and gas sales
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So there is Oil in each sentence of what you posted... almost...

So you what you say is true...
It's All About The Oil



Sorry to be cheeky... just couldn't resist this ...

Regards,
Sudhir
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Aenimal, your wit is becoming admirable!


Sudhir...cheeky or not, you're input is oilways welcome!
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http://www.jfjfp.org/campaigns.htm

please read this article from  
Jews for Justice for Palestinians
and Jews For Peace: http://ga3.org/jvfp/home.html

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thank you thank you, i'll be here all week, remember to tip your waitress and try the veal.
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hmmm miss read your title.......   thought it said "It's all about the Oi  !!!!  "
 
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