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Have a little faith
The terrorists have kept the Iraqi people down....hoping the West would abandon them. "Stay the|
Course" was the call from President Bush...."we will not cut and run".
"Attacks cease on Iraq's pipeline, oil exports boom
By Ryan Lenz, Associated Press | July 4, 2006
BEIJI, Iraq -- For more than two years the attacks came like clockwork. As soon as the military
secured and workers repaired the pipelines from Iraq's northern oil fields insurgents would
Perhaps insurgents feared reprisals in Salahuddin province, where pipelines from Kirkuk flow to
the country's largest refinery in Beiji. Terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death maybe disrupted a chain of command that ordered the attacks, military officials said.
Whatever the cause, US forces welcome the change, even if history since the US-led invasion in
2003 has shown the free flow of oil in Iraq is only temporary at best.
``I just hope that it lasts long enough where people start realizing ` We're making money. We
could be rich like Kuwaitis,' " said Army Lieutenant Colonel Craig Collier, deputy commander of
the 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. ``But what is really going on? We don't know."
In the past three weeks, Iraq has exported 6.2 million barrels of crude oil to Turkey from its
northern fields. Total exports from Iraq in that period, including the oil fields in the south, have
increased to 2.5 million barrels per day, the highest level since the invasion, the Oil Ministry reported.
With a $60 a barrel market price in Turkey, military officials believe exports so far equate to about $372 million since oil began flowing from the north. Oil is the biggest source of income for the
Iraqi government, which is struggling to curb violence and restore the supply of electricity and
(If the oil keeps flowing Meng....the people will have water and electricity. The terrorists do not
want the people of Iraq to have electricity or water.....or to fix up the schools and the hospitals.
Meng....why do you support the terrorists?)