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This war is not about supporting Bush cronies. NOT

Following the "war" in Iraq there will no doubt be oil well fires.

Guess who will put them out?

The same people who started them. And who will pay for it?

Is there something sick about all this?
 http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2340626

Halliburton wins contract on Iraq oil firefighting
Thu March 6, 2003 08:31 PM ET
HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) - A Halliburton Co. HAL.N subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) has won the contract to oversee any firefighting operations at Iraqi oilfields after any U.S.-led invasion, a Defense Department source said on Thursday.
KBR was widely viewed by many in the oilfield services industry as the likely candidate to oversee firefighting in Iraq's oilfields. Halliburton does extensive logistic support work for the U.S. military.

Vice President Dick Cheney served as Halliburton's chief executive officer from 1995 to 2000,

A possible beneficiary of Thursday's deal is oilwell firefighting company Boots & Coots International Well Control Inc., with which Halliburton has had an alliance since 1995.

A Halliburton spokeswoman declined comment and referred all questions to the Defense Department.
Burning Bush 07.Mar.2003 23:42

Armageddon

Democracy has its price.

Won't all those Iraqis be happy when they are liberated. You can just see them dancing in the streets by the torchlight of burning oil wells. And sucker USA taxpayers will be paying for the band.

wouldn't it be great if... 08.Mar.2003 02:30

the dude

someone could figure out a way to get George W. to fear (his) god? I mean, the guy claims to be a born-again. Yeah, I know... Fundamentalist reactionaries are perfectly happy flirting with Armageddon. But it would be sweet if there was some way to find some authority dubya respects, someone that could convince dubya that his Texas soul will be tormented in the afterlife of hellfire and damnation for killing 500+ thousand innocent Iraqi civilians.

His denomination has made calls to the Whitehouse and haven't been received, for the most part.... Seems Bush is faking it with his Methodists. But perhaps there is some individual Christian that Bush will listen to. Anyone know who that would be?

In the meantime, it sure would be interesting to see what happens if the Pope does indeed go to Iraq, per the calls beginning to gather steam in the activist community.

part of the establishment is looking at god 08.Mar.2003 09:20

the dude

looking at the role of god in Bush's little mind:

BusinessWeek Online

Bush, the Bible, and Iraq

Friday March 7, 8:37 am ET
By Stan Crock

 http://biz.yahoo.com/bizwk/030307/nf20030374103_db056_1.html

The End of an Era 08.Mar.2003 13:21

ranger

Ultimately, the Christian (Christain/Muslim/Judaism)reign of terror will end to replaced by a more humanitarian age that reflects the true beliefs of the ancient philosophers that have been so devastatingly trashed by the charlatans posing as the righteous ones. Our current period in history is so obviously plagued by false disciples that it is difficult to understand why so many have been so easily deceived. Forget about guessing what Jesus would do; what are you going to do? Let's begin discrediting these sycophants for who they really are; annihilators of human spirit, not to mention, the planet.

the iraqis? 09.Mar.2003 01:18

fd

the iraqis will start them, and pay with oil to put them out.

Business Week & Bibles 09.Mar.2003 03:29

Already Published [AP]

MAY 20, 2002
Five Questions Bush Must Answer

If he hopes to dispel doubts about how forthcoming he was after September 11, only the unvarnished, unspun truth will do.

 http://businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/may2002/nf20020520_3078.htm





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All Powerful Deity
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Joshua - 17:18

But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.


Judges 1:19
And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had CHARIOTS OF IRON!





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All-Seeing Deity
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Genesis 3:8

And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife HID THEMSELVES from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.


3:9
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, WHERE ART THOU?




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Jehovah Eloyim - Deception Deity
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Genesis 3:2-7


And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

But of the fruit of the tree [of KNOWLEDGE] which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall NOT eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, LEST YE DIE [on THAT day].


And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall NOT surely die:

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof,
then YOUR EYES SHALL BE OPENED,
and YE SHALL BE AS GODS, [plural - eloyim]
KNOWING good and evil.


And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired TO MAKE ONE WISE, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.


AND THE EYES OF BOTH OF THEM **WERE** OPENED,
and they KNEW that they were naked;
and they sewed fig leaves together,
and made themselves aprons.
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And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were EIGHT HUNDRED YEARS: and he begat sons and daughters:
-Genesis 5:4
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 http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com

Cointelpro lamer fd wrong, again..... 09.Mar.2003 07:06

Mojo

"the iraqis will start them, and pay with oil to put them out"

If you are an american you shame the country with your ignorance. Go back to school and try to learn something.


Did the US Military participate in starting the Oil Well Fires of Kuwait in 1991?
 http://www.thepowerhour.com/postings-four/transcript.htm


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