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Old 12-18-09, 11:11 AM
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Iraq? Iran seizes oil well in Iraq

Breaking News:

- Iranian security forces seized oil well in southern Iraq, two senior Iraqi government officials say; Iran denies it.
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Old 12-18-09, 11:40 AM
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Even if confirmed, not that big of a deal. It is a disputed vacated area that produces no oil.
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So why is there an oil well in an area that produces no oil?
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580560,00.html

The Iraqi official, Mohammed Haj Mahmoud, said Iranian troops seized oil well No. 4 Thursday night in the al-Fakkah oil field, located about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad. The oil field is one of Iraq's largest.
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So why is there an oil well in an area that produces no oil?

Iraq has many oil fields that currently produce no oil.
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What leads you to believe this is not a big deal?
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
What leads you to believe this is not a big deal?
If it was The Obamaton would be there apologizing.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
What leads you to believe this is not a big deal?
I don't happen to think that ten Iranian soldiers walking less than a quarter of a mile and raising a flag in a deserted disputed area is that big of a deal.

Perhaps it is just me.
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Old 12-18-09, 02:36 PM
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I believe it could start WWIII.
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Such incidents have happened before along the Iran-Iraq border, which was never clearly delineated after the brutal war between the two countries in the 1980s.

Last year, the Iraqi Oil Ministry accused Iran of stealing oil from the al-Fakkah field and of illegally seizing and capping off wells in a second field that Iraq claims lies entirely within its territory.
looks like this happens from time to time
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Ah...

So at best this is just the Iranians trying to appear 'menacing' or some silly shit like that and it's not that big a deal.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Ah...

So at best this is just the Iranians trying to appear 'menacing' or some silly shit like that and it's not that big a deal.
Testing Obama, I would guess.
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I don't think this is about Obama. More probably testing the new govt's response or just some general near the border getting bored
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Is this why gas shot up $.25 a gallon?
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Testing Obama, I would guess.
Joey must be pissed -- they were supposed to do this six months into Obama's reign.

Way to screw up the script, Iran!
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