Stolen oil profits fuel militants, U.S. says

chuam

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BAIJI, Iraq — The Baiji refinery may be the most important industrial site in the Sunni Arab-dominated regions of Iraq. On a good day, 500 tanker trucks will leave the refinery filled with fuel with a street value of $10 million.

The sea of oil under Iraq is supposed to rebuild the nation and make it prosper. But at least one-third, and possibly much more, of the fuel from Iraq's largest refinery in Baiji is diverted to the black market, according to U.S. military officials. Tankers are hijacked, drivers are bribed, papers are forged and meters are manipulated; some of the earnings go to insurgents who are killing more than 100 Iraqis a week.

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maybe that the war for muslim prosperity is going as intended?

hey, if the UN can do oil for food, think what REAL capitalists can do.

good thing the dem's are in on it, or somebody'd swing for treason.. and think of all that MONEY that'd get away..
 


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