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At least 74 slain at oil field in Ethiopia
Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2007

Posted on 04/24/2007 6:03:19 AM PDT by happygrl

65 locals, 9 Chinese killed at Chinese-run company in east of country ADDIS ABABA - At least 74 workers have been killed in an attack on a Chinese-run oil field in eastern Ethiopia, an official of the Chinese company said Tuesday. "The attack happened this morning. Nine Chinese were killed, seven Chinese workers were kidnapped and 65 locals were killed," said Xu Shuang, the general manager of Zhongyuan Petroleum Exploration Bureau, based in Addis Ababa, told The Associated Press.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; energy; hornofafrica; muhammadsminions; oil; waronterror

1 posted on 04/24/2007 6:03:20 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: happygrl

Oh boy.


2 posted on 04/24/2007 6:06:03 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: happygrl

The muzzies would be well advised not to piss off the Chinese, unlike the US, they don’t give a damn about Amnesty Intl or the UN.


3 posted on 04/24/2007 6:07:36 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: happygrl

Let’s see how tolerant the Chinese are now.


4 posted on 04/24/2007 6:07:58 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: happygrl

Amish running amok?


5 posted on 04/24/2007 6:09:46 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: happygrl
This can't be the work of the religion of peace, can it?
6 posted on 04/24/2007 6:11:15 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

How dare you just assume the religious affliation of the attackers! /sarcasm


7 posted on 04/24/2007 6:11:57 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: happygrl

Against the muzzies: China’s got Balls, Russia’s got Balls, the Serbs have Balls, and sad sack and clueless America has political correctness and making nice-nice.


9 posted on 04/24/2007 6:14:43 AM PDT by gitmogrunt ("Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it"--Santayana)
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To: gitmogrunt; struwwelpeter; Alouette; dennisw; SJackson; Salem; Esther Ruth; Cindy

from Pravda — granted it’s Pravda but ...

http://english.pravda.ru/world/asia/14-12-2005/9386-islam-0

Vladimir Putin claims Russia is the major support for the Islamic countries

If Russia becomes very weak Islamic world will have no defender from the barbaric westernization that the US and its allies are trying to put into practice

Before going to the ASEAN summit Vladimir Putin suddenly decided to visit Chechnya last Monday. During this visit he took part in the opening of the first sessions of the Chechen parliament. In Grozny the Russian president talked not only about the problems in Northern Caucasia. He touched upon the relations with the Islamic world in general.

Interfax quoted Putin saying: “Those who are fighting on the other side (Chechen militants – ed.) don’t know that Russia has always been the most loyal, reliable and consistent defender of the Islamic interests. By destroying Russia they are destroying one of the major supports for the Islamic world.”

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Ezekiel 38:7 KJV Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, **and be thou a guard unto them**.


10 posted on 04/24/2007 6:23:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: F15Eagle
Vladimir Putin claims Russia is the major support for the Islamic countries

Yeah, they really "showed the love" in Afghanistan.
11 posted on 04/24/2007 6:29:53 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

well, hey, that was 1979 ... lol

Isn’t that an odd statement by Pooty-Poot, in the wake of Chechnya, the theater in Moscow and Beslan school terror attacks?


12 posted on 04/24/2007 6:31:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: F15Eagle

Take anything you read out of Russia, especially Pravda, with a mountainous grain of salt. Apparently the old commie propoganda minister is sending out orders from the grave...


13 posted on 04/24/2007 6:40:55 AM PDT by Miztiki (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Eccles. 10:4)
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To: Miztiki

sure -— but why would Pravda take such a chance with Pooty-Poot, given that many of their fellow journalists have had accidents of late? (this article was 2005, though, before most of the most notable recent incidents).

Seems like no newspaper would print anything that seemed to portray Putin as being sympathetic to the islamic world, unless Putin said that.


14 posted on 04/24/2007 6:46:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: happygrl
High IQ's and low IQ's don't mix well.

I read an article recently how the African's have already begun to resent the Chinese.

15 posted on 04/24/2007 6:48:53 AM PDT by blam
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To: sageb1

It will be interesting to see how China reacts to having it’s people killed, and their faces pushed into sh*t
by these “bandits”.


16 posted on 04/24/2007 6:52:43 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: gitmogrunt

The Chinese are not nearly as squeamish about killing people as the Americans, they are going to find out.


17 posted on 04/24/2007 6:55:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: F15Eagle
Vladimir Putin claims Russia is the major support for the Islamic countries

Russia, as usual, chooses poorly. Whenever they approach greatness, Russia prefers to self-destruct.

I guess the white rider will now morph into a dark horseman.
18 posted on 04/24/2007 7:07:05 AM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: struwwelpeter

it sure is bizarre that he calls Russia the “greatest defender of Islam” and that Ezekiel passage says “ ... be thou a guard unto them ...” and several of the nations listed, including Libya and Iran are overwhelmingly islamic.


19 posted on 04/24/2007 7:12:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: sageb1
Let’s see how tolerant the Chinese are now.

Well, the Chinese won't be tollerent if their oil supply is interupted. However, they've shown again and again that they don't give a crap about their people. If there is any outrage at all it'll be because of oil, not because of the deaths of the 9 Chinese souls.....

20 posted on 04/24/2007 7:14:17 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: F15Eagle

Beats me.

(I hadn’t noticed that that 2nd article was from 2005 either.)


21 posted on 04/24/2007 7:17:17 AM PDT by Miztiki (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Eccles. 10:4)
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To: F15Eagle
I think it was Rudyard Kipling who said that Russia is not the eastern-most part of the West, but the western-most part of the East.

Of course, Churchill had it right: "The two most stupid statement's I've ever heard are 'alcohol doesn't make me drunk' and 'I understand the Russians'."
22 posted on 04/24/2007 7:19:30 AM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: Thermalseeker
Well, the Chinese won't be tollerent if their oil supply is interupted.

I'm thinking that's a real incentive for the Chinese to also begin to be invovled, good or bad, in the Middle East affairs.
23 posted on 04/24/2007 7:27:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: Thermalseeker
If there is any outrage at all it'll be because of oil, not because of the deaths of the 9 Chinese souls.....

They do give a little crap about their people. It's one thing is the chinese government kills 20 million. It's quite another if barbarians kill 9 Chinese.

It's also going to become a matter of national face and that they will NOT tolerate losing to Africans.

24 posted on 04/24/2007 7:32:10 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Killing all of your enemies without mercy is the only sure way of sleeping soundly at night.)
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To: struwwelpeter; aculeus; AnAmericanMother; Billthedrill; Clive
I think it was Rudyard Kipling who said that Russia is not the eastern-most part of the West, but the western-most part of the East.
Let it be clearly understood that the Russian is a delightful person till he tucks his shirt in. As an Oriental he is charming. It is only when he insists upon being treated as the most easterly of Western peoples, instead of the most westerly of Easterns, that he becomes a racial anomaly extremely difficult to handle. The host never knows which side of his nature is going to turn up next.

— Kipling, The Man Who Was.


25 posted on 04/24/2007 7:32:18 AM PDT by dighton
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To: happygrl

I’m sure the PRC will be happy to send in a couple of Divisions to protect the wells.


26 posted on 04/24/2007 8:49:29 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You ever hear what they do to Muslim separatists they catch in SW China?

>B-|


27 posted on 04/24/2007 10:30:30 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: blam
Africans had their first taste of the Chinese back in the 1960s when they built the East Africa Highway that goes through to Zambia.

There were a lot of Chinese workers who built it, and I would imagine they left some of their genes behind.

It is this highway that has been accused of being the conduit for the spread of Aids in Africa as the truckers conveyed it all along the route.

28 posted on 04/24/2007 11:59:53 AM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: F15Eagle
I'm thinking that's a real incentive for the Chinese to also begin to be invovled, good or bad, in the Middle East affairs.

They already are. Chinese PLA advisors were dispensing free advice and helpful suggestions to Saddam about how to run his rope-a-dope "second war" against us just before Baghdad fell.

And it was Chinese technical people who taught the Serbs how to bag that F-117 that was promptly sent in pieces to Russia for technical analysis so the Russians could develop new detection systems. An incident that, a little bird told us right here on FR, was promptly followed by a series of loud "booms" emanating from the spook shop in the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

Oops.

Then there was Chinagate and the Bent One.

No, the Chinese will travel halfway around the world to screw with us. We owe them.

29 posted on 04/24/2007 1:37:23 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: happygrl

Update: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18287943/


30 posted on 04/24/2007 5:13:41 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: happygrl

For once I am hoping China kicks ass.


31 posted on 04/24/2007 5:15:55 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: HEY4QDEMS
The muzzies would be well advised not to piss off the Chinese, unlike the US, they don?t give a damn about Amnesty Intl or the UN.

.... Which is why China will be the ONLY remaining superpower in the world. Soon.
32 posted on 04/24/2007 5:18:22 PM PDT by Vinomori
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To: happygrl

The cutline to the photo says they were ISLAMIC MILITANTS
why not put it in the lead of the story? Oh, I forgot. Those people get a pass.


33 posted on 04/24/2007 5:19:38 PM PDT by Vinomori
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To: happygrl

34 posted on 04/24/2007 6:59:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin
?????

I love riddles.

35 posted on 04/24/2007 10:14:33 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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