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Gir Draxon
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posted 08 June 2004 11:50 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi officials declared Tuesday that the interim government has assumed full control of the country's oil industry ahead of the June 30 handover of sovereignty from the U.S.-led occupation administration.

"Today the most important natural resource has been returned to Iraqis to serve all Iraqis," Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said. "I'm pleased to announce that full sovereignty and full control on oil industry has been handed over to the oil ministry today and to the new Iraqi government as of today."


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 08 June 2004 01:43 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is what Lord Curzon called an "Arab Façade."
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Courage
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posted 08 June 2004 04:38 PM      Profile for Courage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There's got to be some fine print in there somewhere....
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Black Dog
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posted 08 June 2004 05:20 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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"We are totally now in control, there are no more advisers," Ghadbhan said. "We are running the show, the oil policies will be implemented 100 percent by Iraqis.
And whose policies will the (handpicked) government enact?

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A force has been established solely for the protection of the oil infrastructure, made up of about 14,000 guards.

Who will man this force? Blackwater?

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