Skip to comments.Iraqi general: Iranian troops 'occupy' oil well on Iraqi border
Posted on 12/18/2009 5:54:06 AM PST by jhpigott
Al-Amara, Iraq - Iranian troops have claimed an oil well on the border of southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi military officer said Friday. Iranian troops on Thursday "occupied" the "Number 4" oil well in the Eastern Maysan oil field, located in the border district of al- Fakah, Brigadier-General Dhafir Nadhmi said in a statement Friday.
Nadhmi said that Iranian forces had taken control of the well, dug a trench around it, deployed armoured vehicles, and raised the Iranian flag over the well.
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Things may get alot more interesting.
Who knew? What a way to start a Friday.
Iran invading Iraq? Here we go...
Will Obama even give a crap?
Thanks for posting. Very interesting.
I would say so . . . with speculation ramping up (again) of an Israeli strike on Iranian nuke facilities, student protests in Iran, the Iranian test missile launch earlier this week, and news yesterday from a Kuwaiti paper that Tehran and “urgently” summoned the Syrian FM and Hezbollah leader for consultations . . . lot going on
Iran could use a few distractions from their internal troubles.
Real news. And as such unreported by “big media”.
I’m sure Zero will write them a letter and tell them to work it out in a bipartisan manner.
The can send a few attack helicopters over there at 0300, wipe out the element and be back in bed by 0400.
Never trust “REALLY” big oil.
Who owns the oil well? Or who is servicing it?
bloomberg’s article makes reference to this being unverified, but I see no reason why an Iraqi general would lie about something like this . . . I would assume the major outlets are trying to confirm. For Tehroan to end an armored column across the Iraqi border to capture an oil well is BIG NEWS.
“15:41 Iraq`s Dep. Interior Minister: Iran made no incursion into local oilfield (Reuters)”
“14:18 Report: Iran troops ventured onto Iraqi oilfield for several hours (Reuters)”
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could be a local IRGC commander doing his own thing. Wouldn’t be the first time. Many analysts believed the Iranian forces who captured the 15 Brit sailors a few years back were IRGC who were not acting under orders from Tehran
Is he Sunni or Shi'ite?
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