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    Re: Afghanistan clears oil deal with China’s CNPC

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Then you should easily be able to provide some type of proof rather than your opinion.
    here's what i found
    graph oil imports from iraq.jpg
    Merchandise imports (US dollar) in Iraq
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    Re: Afghanistan clears oil deal with China’s CNPC

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    Imports of Iraqi oil does not mean that the oil was produced by American companies.

    Try again.

    This is what I found:

    Those who claim that the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 to get control of the country's giant oil reserves will be left scratching their heads by the results of last weekend's auction of Iraqi oil contracts: Not a single U.S. company secured a deal in the auction of contracts that will shape the Iraqi oil industry for the next couple of decades. Two of the most lucrative of the multi-billion-dollar oil contracts went to two countries which bitterly opposed the U.S. invasion — Russia and China — while even Total Oil of France, which led the charge to deny international approval for the war at the U.N. Security Council in 2003, won a bigger stake than the Americans in the most recent auction. "[The distribution of oil contracts] certainly answers the theory that the war was for the benefit of big U.S. oil interests," says Alex Munton, Middle East oil analyst for the energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie, whose clients include major U.S. companies. "That has not been demonstrated by what has happened this week."
    Read more: U.S. Companies Shut Out as Iraq Auctions Its Oil Fields - TIME

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