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Kurdistan defies Baghdad and delivers a million barrels of oil to Israel
Quartz ^ | June 21, 2014 | Steve LeVine

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at qz.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; kurdistan; kurds; lebanon; oil; turkey

1 posted on 06/22/2014 10:15:48 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

0bama won’t defend them.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 10:22:14 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

That gladdens me, Kurds treating Israeli money as good as anybody else’s, and it sets a good example. Take that you idiot Presbyterians.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 10:23:10 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MinorityRepublican

bookmark


4 posted on 06/22/2014 10:24:47 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 10:27:48 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Obama may help destroy the Kurds now they have aligned with Israel in this way.


6 posted on 06/22/2014 10:27:59 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 10:32:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Interesting.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 10:50:51 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? ?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 11:20:06 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu; no-to-illegals; All

Good news. I think they may have worked out something with Turkey.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 11:30:39 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: yldstrk
Kurds treating Israeli money as good as anybody else’s, and it sets a good example. Take that you idiot Presbyterians.

Absolutely! FUPCUSA!

All religions are rackets. Some are also traitors!

11 posted on 06/22/2014 11:45:11 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: MinorityRepublican

This sounds as if the Kurds now have access to the sea. If true then that is a major thing.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 12:28:26 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: cynwoody

“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.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 12:36:44 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: fella
This sounds as if the Kurds now have access to the sea.

. . . .pipeline to Turkish port

First Oil Cargo From Disputed Kurd Pipeline Set For Israel

Tanker Due To Dock At Ashkelon By Saturday

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 Iraq’s central government has threatened legal action against any buyer.

The SCF Altai tanker was anchored near Israel’s 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 Baghdad’s federal pipeline system, has created a bitter dispute over oil sale rights between the central government and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

Click for >> Arab Times article

14 posted on 06/23/2014 1:08:08 AM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It seems like the Kurds are the only adults in Iraq.


15 posted on 06/23/2014 4:24:13 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: fella
"This sounds as if the Kurds now have access to the sea. If true then that is a major thing."

The article says through Turkey. If the Kurds and Turks are willing to start cooperating (i.e. kiss and make up) this could bode poorly for Iraq staying together.
16 posted on 06/23/2014 4:39:17 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: yldstrk
"Kurds treating Israeli money as good as anybody else’s"

I read an article somewhere a while back that said the Kurds feel a kinship with the Israelies because they are both an oppressed people.

Why can't the rest of the middle east see a country (ok so it's only a semi autnomous state, but it's almost a country) who can live in peace, use their natural resources and provide for their people without death and bloodshed? Oh yeah I know the reason why. Because Islam is the religion of peace. Kurds have figured out how to walk the line between the world of religion and secularism. Welcome to the 21st century. Please try to drag your Sunni and Shiite Arab cousins with you.
17 posted on 06/23/2014 4:45:52 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: vette6387
“How’d you like to buy an indulgence Nancy (or Harry, or Joe)?”
I have your indulgence right here...

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18 posted on 06/23/2014 4:52:59 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: vette6387

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.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 5:19:53 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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20 posted on 06/23/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT by SJackson (wish I had known more firsthand about...problems of American businesspeople as a Senator G McGovern)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Prophecy

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21 posted on 06/23/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: LadyDoc

“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.”

Back then, China and Japan belonged to “The Church of Barbarism,” which was probably drawn from Mohammed somehow.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: MinorityRepublican

EMA (Eastern Minorities Alliance) emerges from the chaos and destruction that Obama worked so hard to create. Next he’ll claim credit for EMA’s successes.


23 posted on 06/23/2014 3:51:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: yldstrk

Lot of idiots out there..


24 posted on 06/23/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT by GregB (In memory of Past Your Eyes.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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25 posted on 06/24/2014 5:27:31 AM PDT by SJackson (wish I had known more firsthand about...problems of American businesspeople as a Senator G McGovern)
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To: yldstrk

Look for what is left of Iraq to break apart and one of the new countries is going to be one headed by the Kurds.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 5:29:46 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: All

Look for Iraq to break up into 3 new nations or areas that will go to other nations. The Kurds will have Kurdistan, the Shia will join up with Iran, and the Sunni, which I believe ISIS is based upon, if I am correct, will have the area close to Baghdad.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 5:35:28 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SJackson

I hope those bastards in Iraq - all of them except Christians and Kurds - blow each other up.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 6:31:53 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: kingu

If the Kurds actually get a fair amount of cash, they’re going to unite with their fellow people across the border in Turkey.

IINM, the part of Turkey that is inhabited primarily by Kurds includes the headwaters of both the Tigris and Euphrates. That would make “Kurdistan” (constituted as above) both an oil giant and a water-surplus country- a first in the Middle East.

Probably for that reason, the Turks will go to war rather than allow it to happen.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 10:40:22 AM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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Didn’t read it, did they trans-ship through Turkey?

Thanks MinorityRepublican.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 9:37:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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