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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Chilcot report Reply with quote

Alastair Campbell denies there was any deceipt.

So that's alright then, I'm sure Dr David Kelly's wife and family will take great comfort from knowing that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth looking through for references to oil

Section 10.3

page 375:
"… exploration in Iraq is relatively immature and yet-to-find (YTF) reserves have been estimated at between 50[bn] and 200bn barrels of oil. This magnitude of YTF reserves is unmatched anywhere in the world.

“Based on these reserves Iraq has the potential to be an extremely important future player in the supply of oil and gas to world markets …"

page 379:
"The Inquiry has seen no indications that issues relating to energy security or oil were discussed at the meetings."

page 409:
"Mr Blair spoke to President Bush later that day. Mr Blair stated that a clearer picture was needed of the shape of a post-Saddam Iraq to “sketch out a political and economic future and dispel the myth that we were out to grab Iraq’s oil”. "

page 412:
"The UK and the US agreed that all strategic decisions on the development of the oil industry should be left to a “representative Iraqi government” and that, in the meantime, all oil business should be handled in as transparent a manner as possible. The UK and the US also shared “a general concern” to avoid the centralisation of oil revenues in the hands of a minority, and to help limit their corrosive effect on political life. "

page 414:
"Sir Jeremy Greenstock said that the US and UK needed to establish who would have title to Iraqi oil, and who would control expenditure of oil revenues. Dr Rice responded that the Coalition, as the Occupying Power, was responsible for administering Iraq. It followed that control over Iraqi finances could not be transferred elsewhere. US legal advice was that the Coalition could sell Iraqi oil without UN cover if necessary.
She concluded:
“The CPA would be the Government until the IIA took over, and so would write
the cheques, even if this was dressed up with UN cover, or monitoring, or an
international board.”
Mr Straw noted the presentational sensitivities of the Coalition using Iraq’s money. "
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/Gb7LzIMMDz0

Is plausible until about 28mins when claims that 9/11 was an inside job appear. That's a conspiracy theory claim and is far from proved
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