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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:16:03 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq has threatened to seize oil exports made without its consent and sue companies dealing in what it sees as contraband crude just days after the country's self-rule Kurdish region began unilaterally exporting oil.
The spokesman for Iraq's Kurdish regional government, Safeen Dizayee, confirmed Friday that the largely autonomous territory began shipping oil unilaterally to Turkey in the past few days. He declined to say how much was being shipped abroad.
The move appears to have triggered Baghdad's threat. A statement quietly posted a day earlier on the website of the State Oil Marketing Organization warned that Iraq may confiscate what it sees as oil cargoes "smuggled across borders," and sue sellers, buyers and companies that transport the crude.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:50:51 PM

It will be interesting to see how this issue of who will control the sale of the oil produced within the semi-autonomous Kurdish Northern Iraq that can easily be shipped by pipeline internationally through Turkey.
lesndave
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:37:43 PM

Hmmm
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2:33:48 PM


Looks like the sanctions against Iraq are working for them to go to these irrational measures.
knutzAL
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:13:23 PM

what.....no taxes being paid or what......
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:04:46 AM

Wow, Turkey is accepting crude from the Kurds? Will wonders never cease.
endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:46:47 AM

Iraq is still a mess - our soldiers won the war, but Obama lost the peace.
gbs1
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:41:42 AM

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
pbalmeo
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:32:17 AM

Ok..
APlus
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:04:13 AM

Iraq is still in a civil war within it's borders, in my opinion.
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:50:43 AM

Go ahead, make my day.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:09:41 AM

i always back the underdogs
SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:22:22 AM

The Kurds have always been considered lesser beings, regardless of which country they live in. That's why a few years ago there were a few (failed) efforts to establish their own country--Kurdistan.
Hawg1408
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:00:59 AM

They are never happy over there!!
badbonita
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:00:06 AM

Why am I not surprised especially since the Kurds may be getting money for oil exports that is denied the Iraqi government.
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