Skip to comments.Iran: Oil Field Is Ours, Not Iraq's
Posted on 12/19/2009 10:10:42 PM PST by Fennie
Tehran denies Iraqi claim to borderline oil field, says troops are 'on Iranian soil, as defined by known international borders'.
Iran confirmed Saturday that its forces had taken over East Maysan oil field, located on the Iran-Iraq border. The move caused a 2.4% spike in oil prices.
"The Iranian forces are on Iranian soil, as defined by known international borders. This oil field is Iran's" said an Iranian armed forces statement quoted by the Islamic Republic Arab-language television station, al-Alam.
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This might require more than a ‘near beer’ summit.
may be “interesting” to see whether Iranian mis-behavior will arouse Iraqi nationalism..... granted, Iraq will not be remotely prepared to fight Iran in the forseeable future, nor would we want that while our people are still there..... [unless we decided to bomb what there is of the Iranian military into rubble and then let the Iraqis mop up]...... but maybe this sort of crap from Iran will prevent Iraqi Shi’ites from feeling too much affinity with their co-religionists across the border?
Great, another opportunity for 0b0z0 to show the world what a piss-legged coward he is...
This going to be nasty to write, but it was humilitation at the hands of the iranians that helped evict the peanut farmer. As long as no American military lives are lost, there may be a positive to Iran rubbing 0bama’s nose in it.
They mean ESE. They could've provided a map.
Truer words my friend! Jimmy Carter gave us Ronald Reagan...BO will give us ?
The moose skinner.
Iranian revolution starts
Israeli covert clandestine actions start
Iran mullahs are hanged by the hundreds
THE WORLD GET A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT.
Iraq will not be remotely prepared to fight Iran in the forseeable future
I think the Iraqis could take ‘em. The Iranians havn’t fought anyone except unarmed college students.
How many of us just knew this was gonna’ happen? Dollars to doughnuts, imanutjob wouldn’t have done this if Bush were still in office.
I doubt it will be the last of it, either.
Of course he wouldn’t. This is the middle eastern game. Leaders bolster their position by ‘standing up’ to someone more powerful than they are. Except in this case it’s more like they’re playing ‘pin the tail on the Bozo’.
These two have been at this since Persia and Babylon...
The Iraqis knew it on November 5, 2008, the day after our election.
Several of them expressed concerns that Iran and Syria would go after Iraq with Obama in office.
The Iranian dictatorship, is manipulating the energy markets via provoking volatile oil-related breaking news, in order to make massive quick profits on either the bullish or bearish side through the options & futures markets.
Iran's OPEC profits continue funding Shia terrorism, plus bolster the brutal Tehran régime, which is under fire from a general public demanding freedom and the removal of the jihadist thugs in control.
Eventually, soetoro will find a way to blame this on Bush, and give no only himmself breathing room, bu imajerkoffjob as well....
Now if we had a CIC with some onions this situation would be addressed swiftly, but with “Fearless Fosdic” as CIC we can expect more of the same. The world community is fully aware that we have a weak CIC, and they will continue to test us.
The sooner the better.
Two muzzy nations fighting over oil. Wonder what the zero will say about that.
They're not that brave. They bolster their position by spitting on someone weaker than they are. That's what Obama has brought upon us.
Seeing as Obama bombed Yemen on Thursday (and the terrorists in Yemen are financially backed by Iran), was the taking of this oilfield in Iraq on Friday a retaliation of some sort??? That’s what I’m wondering.
I read on another thread that this argument over the oilfield has been going on for years now, however the timing makes it interesting to ponder...
Is Iran testing Obama, or is he testing the Iraqi Government/Army with this latest action? Will we/they just let them have it, or is someone going to go there and have to fight for it back? Sounds like a total set-up to me with the current world situation with Iran... Like they are just egging people on hoping for someone to retaliate directly, instead of just hitting their proxies.
Curious: Does anyone know what our responsibility is in Iraq now regarding who is supposed to watch over and protect these oilfields now? Have we handed this part of security over to the Iraqis yet, or is Obama shirking his duties by ignoring this?
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens next... Prayers for our brave troops, and civilian workers in Iraq.
Yes... more everyday. He wasn’t my favorite President ever (I disagreed with a number of things he did, frankly), but all in all Bush was infinitely better than Obama.
At least Bush had/has a pair and didn’t play games and dawdle when action was necessary!
Stealing that image from you... It’s a good one!
......the taking of this oilfield in Iraq on Friday a retaliation of some sort?......
No, the taking is an indication of strength and a test.
The incident in Saudi Arabia was a message delivered by Yemeni surrogates. “Stay out of this or death will follow” It was the equivalent of a dead horse’s head in the bed of King Fahad
“At least Bush had/has a pair and didnt play games and dawdle when action was necessary!”
Sarah won’t dawdle either.
Carter did the economic equivalent of turning down the wrong fork in the road while giving away the Panama Canal and allowing Iran to take hostages with impunity.
The only real lasting Carter effect was the lack of Panama Canal ownership, leftists in the court system, some Billy Beer cans, peanut jokes, and the Reagan Revolution.
Obama is doing the economic equivalent of turning the car in the wrong direction when you are in a skid on an icy road with a 300 foot cliff next to it.
I don't think there is going to BE a Reagan who can fix the damage in 4 to 8 years. The leftist anti-American scourge is too vast now. The shrill screaming we heard during Bush's years will become a militant force post Obama. I fear we are heading to Civil War. Things will be too far out of control post-Obama for civil discourse and legislation to fix---as if they aren't already too far out of control.
Obama isn't going to "give" us anything other than an end to the Republic as we know it. There is no Reagan on the national political scene (no, Sarah Palin is no Ronald Reagan, sorry). The only thing that is going to rid us of Obama and the tyrannical 'Rats is an uprising of the peasants similar to those of the Middle Ages, who, when they'd suffered enough, rose up to slaughter their overlords. It will only happen when there are a lot more of us than there are of them, because their sycophants in the media and their scum camp followers like on DU and KOS will protect them to the end.
“Truer words my friend! Jimmy Carter gave us Ronald Reagan...BO will give us ?”
In this case, BO will only give us more BO.
I do believe that Persia included all of Iraq and Persia’s capital was Babylon... I could be wrong but...
capitals aren’t what they are now. Cities were more a force on their own.
If I remember my Bible correctly Babylon the city-state was conquered by Cyrus the Persian & Daniel greeted him with Isaiah’s prophecy of the event 150 years earlier
U.S. To Help Rebuild City Of Babylon In Iraq
By Joel C. Rosenberg
“preparation for building a modern city of Babylon”
Chuck Missler has been saying for decades this would happen.
I remember from my readings though that somewhere it is prophesied that Babylon will never be rebuilt. He takes Revelation’s Babylon to be literal though.
Let’s lay the current blame where it belongs...Jimmy Carter.
Only after Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon. And that didn't happen without a fight.
Gotta keep those oil prices up.
Perhaps it is time for the US to actually BE the imperialists the world claims we are.
I agree the whole mess started with carter. I happen to believe that the present potus has no intention of doing anything in our intrest when it comes to the middle east....
The Iranians need to learn what horizontal drilling is.
No, it's time to "Drill Baby Drill" (and invent baby invent)
MUSLIM fight over OIL.
BET THE LEFTIES ARE TEARING UP OVER THEIR CHARDONNEY
Well 2 muslim nations blasting each other would put a smile on a lot of faces.