Posts Tagged ‘oil’

  1. On the oil front, Iraq has advanced a lot (unlike Iran)


    October 9, 2016 by AK

    As mentioned in this comment thread on White Sun of the Desert, the question, “Was the Iraq war about oil?” deserves to be answered in the negative if “about oil” means “about unprecedentedly lucrative contracts for Exxon and Halliburton.” It’s not the only sensible interpretation, however: “about oil” can also mean “turning Iraq into a reliable, Western-friendly …
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  2. Greenpeace’s anti-Gazprom stunt was not an act of piracy


    September 28, 2013 by AK

    Greenpeace vs Gazprom… It’s not piracy under Russian law. The platform is not a ship and the activists weren’t after Gazprom’s property. See the criminal code of the Russian Federation, Article 227, “Piracy”: “An attack on a sea or river vessel with the purpose of gaining possession of [someone else’s – чужим] property using violence …
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