Iraq war was'nt about just oil it was the whole trikit and kabul

Zebo

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Any movement serious about Iraqi self-determination must call not only for an end to Iraq's military occupation, but to its economic colonization as well. That means reversing the shock therapy reforms that US occupation chief Paul Bremer has fraudulently passed off as "reconstruction" and canceling all privatization contracts flowing from these reforms.

How can such an ambitious goal be achieved? Easy: by showing that Bremer's reforms were illegal to begin with. They clearly violate the international convention governing the behavior of occupying forces, the Hague Regulations of 1907 (the companion to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, both ratified by the United States), as well as the US Army's own code of war.

The Hague Regulations state that an occupying power must respect "unless absolutely prevented, the laws in force in the country." The Coalition Provisional Authority has shredded that simple rule with gleeful defiance. Iraq's Constitution outlaws the privatization of key state assets, and it bars foreigners from owning Iraqi firms. No plausible argument can be made that the CPA was "absolutely prevented" from respecting those laws, and yet two months ago, the CPA overturned them unilaterally.

On September 19, Bremer enacted the now-infamous Order 39. It announced that 200 Iraqi state companies would be privatized; decreed that foreign firms can retain 100 percent ownership of Iraqi banks, mines and factories; and allowed these firms to move 100 percent of their profits out of Iraq. The Economist declared the new rules a "capitalist dream."
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Zebo

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Ya I'm speechless too. BuMp:p

BTW- I read someplace else Iraq owes over 250 Billion in foriegn dept.. How are they going to pay it off with US Corps Skimming off the the profit?
 

CarpeDiem99

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Well, instead of Iraq's money going to Sadam now its going somewhere else.
There is nothing that can be done to save Iraq from its current situation.
 

Genesys

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Originally posted by: zephyrprime
They should just default on all their foreign debt. But that's not gonna happen.
cause France and Germany wouldnt forgive those debts.

Besides, dont both those countries still owe us money from 58 years ago?
 

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