Skip to comments.Kurdistan defies Baghdad and delivers a million barrels of oil to Israel
Posted on 06/22/2014 10:15:48 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
In a step that cements the impression of a de facto independent Kurdistan, a million barrels of Kurdish oil were delivered to a client in Israel today, despite threats by Baghdad to sue anyone buying it. The US government, fearing another blow to embattled Baghdad, had also worked to prevent anyone from buying the oil. 1
Reuters broke the story in a scoop, followed a few hours later by a statement on the Kurdish government website. We are proud of this milestone achievement, which was accomplished despite almost three weeks of intimidation and baseless interferences from Baghdad against the tanker-ship owners and the related international traders and buyers.
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0bama won’t defend them.
That gladdens me, Kurds treating Israeli money as good as anybody else’s, and it sets a good example. Take that you idiot Presbyterians.
Payment in heavy weapons, ammo and high tech please.
Looks like greasing the right palms in Turkey may have been a strategic triumph for Kurdish independence.
May God smile on them and protect them.
Obama may help destroy the Kurds now they have aligned with Israel in this way.
AWESOME!! Hopefully more of the world follows their lead and ignores Obama’s edicts. Just flat tell him to piss off.
Until pressure come on the Dems from everywhere, he will continue his king of the world trip. We will just have to go on our own apology tour when its over and TELL the world EARLY AND OFTEN that they should never again trust an American Democrat in power.
Getting anyone to trust us at all will be a miracle.
Turkey has got to be looking at this with some serious trepidation. If the Kurds actually get a fair amount of cash, they’re going to unite with their fellow people across the border in Turkey. On the positive side, that’s going to make a good solid buffer between them and ISIS. On the negative side, a good chunk of their country will leave.
Oh, and a big thumbs up to the Kurds to sticking it to both the Sunnis and Shites.
Good news. I think they may have worked out something with Turkey.
All religions are rackets. Some are also traitors!
This sounds as if the Kurds now have access to the sea. If true then that is a major thing.
“All religions are rackets. Some are also traitors! “
I am glad that you had the fortitude to say it! When you look around the world today (or any other point in time for that matter) what drives armed conflict? Organized religion! The Biblical phrase, “ many there are who draw near to Me with their lips, but their hearts, their hearts they are far from Me” is the operative in most “organized” religions. And some of the “biggest names” in the God business are the worst in terms of being rackets. “How’d you like to buy an indulgence Nancy (or Harry, or Joe)?” To have a personal relationship with your God, you don’t need someone to tell you how to go about it while they are picking your pocket.
. . . .pipeline to Turkish port
LONDON, June 20, (RTRS): Iraqi Kurdistan looked set to unload in Israel a first cargo of disputed crude oil from its new pipeline after weeks of seeking an outlet as Iraqs central government has threatened legal action against any buyer.
The SCF Altai tanker was anchored near Israels Ashkelon port early on Friday morning, ship tracking and industry sources said. The tanker is expected to dock early on Saturday, local sources said.
Securing the first sale of oil from its independent pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan is crucial for the Kurdish Regional Government as it seeks greater financial independence from war-torn Iraq.
But the new export route to Turkey, built to bypass Baghdads federal pipeline system, has created a bitter dispute over oil sale rights between the central government and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).
It seems like the Kurds are the only adults in Iraq.
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Uh, ever hear of China? Japan? East Asia tends to be atheistic, and the wars of east Asia prove the religious bigots don’t know much about history.
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