Posted by Sadie from D006022.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 10:28PM :
In Reply to: Re: Shlamalukh Azhi posted by Azhi from 253.16.252.64.snet.net (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 10:14PM :
: You mentioned about the resistance in Iraq. The main resistance is happening in the so-called Sunni Triangle. Washington has a back plan which has been advocated by many in the media like, if I recall currency, Ralph Peters (a retired army intelligent officer who writes for NY Times): dividing Iraq into three countries, Kurdistan in the north, A Sunni part in the middle and the Shai in the south. This will practically leave the Sunni penniless and isolated hence rendering them harmless.
xxx Well, splitting Iraq up like that is problematic because of the oil - how will it flow so readily through pipes through Turkey, Syria, Iran, or a Sunni state if Kurds are making so much money off of it? There's no direct access to a port for the Kurds to use. If they put a pipeline through Turkey, Turkey may then try to take over Kurdistan or claim the oil that flows through it or the Sunnis will sabotage the pipeline, if it cuts through their territory.... See, there's a physical dimension to this whole thing....
xxx You know, I think Iraq probably sits on the largest amount of oil in the world, not the second largest. There's tons of land to drill into, yet.... & my friend who used to work for the defense industry says that Iraq sits on the largest oil deposits in the world.
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