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had succeeded at everything he d tried for as long as he could remember. He just had to find a way to make this work. He turned to the morning's papers. He wasn't the only one making headlines. A variety of cabinet members seemed to be leading the news. The first column in The New York Times was a story about Colin Powell winning an agreement from Arab nations to modify the Iraqi sanctions by more sharply controlling cash and strategic items sought by Hussein while easing the strictures on civilian supplies. Beneath the surface was a battle O'Neill had seen brewing since the NSC meeting on January 30. It was Powell and his moderates at the State Department versus hard-liners like Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Wolfowitz, who were already planning the next war in Iraq_and the shape of a postSaddam country. Documents were being prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency, Rumsfeld's intelligence arm, mapping Iraq's oil fields and exploration areas and listing companies that might be interested in leveraging the precious asset. One documentjJieadedf^Foreigri Suifor|) ~ lists^onipa167
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jiies__from thirty countries ^— including France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom - - their specialties, bidding histories, and in some cases their particular areas of interest. _An attached document maps Iraq with markings for "supergianL oilfield," "other oilfield," and "earmarked for production sharing/' while demarking the largely undeveloped southwest of the country into nine "blocks" to designate areas for future exploration. The desire to "dissuade" countries from engaging Jn. "asymmetrical challenges" to the United States— as Rumsfeld said in his January articulation of the demonstrative value of a ptive attack - matched with plans. for how the world's second largest oil reserve might be divided among tV»p wnrlHV contractors made for an irresistible combiO'Neill later said. Already by February, the talk was mostly, about logistics. Not the whv. but the how and how Quickly. Rumsfeld, O'Neill recalled, was focused on how an incident might cause escalated tensions — like the shooting down of an American plane in the. regular engagements between US. fighters, and Iraqi antiaircraft batteries — and what U.S. responses to such an occurrence might be. Wolfowitz was pushing for the
arming of Iraqi opposition groups^ and sending in U.S. troops to support and defend their insurgency. He had written in Foreign Affairs magazine in 1999 that "the United States should be prepared to commit ground forces to protect a sanctuary in southern Iraq where the opposition could safely mobilize." During his confirmation hearings, Powell had said that arming the Iraqi opposition would be logistically difficult and ultimately unsuccessful in toppling Saddam. Since then, Powell had discovered that he was outnumbered. So, O'Neill marveled as he read the New York Times story, Powell had taken the battle public using the issue of sancuons. "The message I've consistently heard is that overdoing it with the sancnons gives [Saddam] a tool that he is using against us — and really is not weakening ~:m," Powell told the Times. But he said his outline of a plan for narrowing the sancnons would be criticized in Washington. ~The charges will come that it is weakrning," he said. "There will be a lot of people who will want to hear more." O'Neill had witnessed many StateTersus-Pentagon struggles over the years, :~en among his own friends — Henry 169
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Maps and Charts of Iraqi Oil Fields
These are documents turned over by the Commerce Department, under a March 5, 2002 court order as a result of Judicial Watch's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit concerning the activities of the Cheney Energy Task Force. The documents contain a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as 2 charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and "Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts."The documents are dated March 2001. Click here to view the press release. • • • • • • • Iraq Oil Map Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts - Part 1 Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts - Part 2 United Arab Emirates Oil Map United Arab Emirates: Major Oil and Natural Gas Development Projects Saudi Arabia Oil Map Saudi Arabia: Major Oil and Natural Gas Development Projects
Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts
as of 5 March 2001 ^(.:>\'i?^,:^fe^^^^^^^^^^^^^. >.' i-G.SjnirjenS/S.tafi^^^^^^^S^^^W j&SSJ- ^fsSTWry^ ^^^^^^^Ei^^^^B^^S^^BH® SH SHE? SSaHSSSSi'; " '. Discussions. PSC. Collecting data. Discussions PSC. Collected data. Technical/economic studies (China's CNPC awarded PSC). Collected data. Signed MOU with Baghdad. Joint proposal w/Czech Republic's Strojexport Joint proposal w/Czcch Republic's Strojexport None Discussions. PSC. Collected data. Advanced talks by late 1996. Service contract for advanced oil recovery (gas injection project) in this aging field. Discussions. PSC. Collecting data. Service contract negotiations October 1999. Discussions. Service contract. None Production Sharing Contract (PSC) signed June 1997. Bid for $4 bn. 23-year PSC. Discussions. Service contract. Collected data, discussions. PSC signed June 1997 (CNPC consortium partner). Discussions. PSC. Discussions. PSC. Joint project with Bow Canada. Sent team to Iraq in Sepl 1997. Joint project with Bow Canada None PSC "agreed in principle" January !997. Feasibility study presented to Baghdad in 1997. updated in 1998. Technical discussions. Discussions. PSC. PSC "agreed in principle" January 1997. Collected data. Technical/economic snidies (China's CNPC later awarded PSC). Collected data Subcontractor to Lukoil consortium. Discussions. PSC. Collected data. Advanced contract talks in October 1999 (ONGC drilled at least four wells in Tuba in the 1980s). PSC. Discussions. PSC. Collected dataDiscussions. Finalized discussions for a PSC in late 1997. Collected data Discussions. PSC initialed Apr 97. J2 bn, 23-year project (w/partner Repsol). Discussions. Collected data, discussions. Discussions. Service coniract
Algeria Australia Belgium Canada
Sonatrach BHP Petroftna Ranger Bow Canada Alberta Energy CanOxy Chauvco Res. Fsrondido
Tuba Blocks 6 & 7 Halfaya Block 6 Ahdab Block 2 Block 6, other Khurmala Hamrin Unidentified Ratawi Blocks Ayn Zalah
Czech Republic Finland France
Greece Hungary India
Ratawi Blocks Talisman Hamnn, E- Baghdad IPC Hamrin PanCanadian Unidentified CNPC Ahdab Halfaya Luhais & Subba Block5 Norinco Ahdab Raftdain Sinochem Rafidain Strojexport Hainriu Khurmala Neste Oy Unidentified Total Elf Aquitaine Majnoon Forasol SA Saddam IBEX Hamrin Pcicnco Rafidam Total Elf Aquitaine Nahr Umr Demincx Block 1 Pieussag AhJiib Block 2 Slavneft N. Rumaylah Kriti Gharraf Hanpctro Block 3 ONGC Tuba Halfaya Block 8 Tuba Tuba Block 3 Block 4 Nasiriya Iraq-Turkey gas pipeline Block 1 Luhais & Subba
Indonesia Ireland Italy
Reliance Penamina Bula Agip
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' Firm -: S?Japex Mitsubishi Pelrnnas
W3fcV i«gvg^^ioS^^^^o. ^pCSffijnen^tatus , u:«,; '-^^^^g^'. ".«W££$8£&f81&!%£& Bid and technical/economic oilfield study submitted to Baghdad. Gharraf March 1997. PSC. Discussions. Service contract. Discussions. PSC.
Discussions. PSC Collected data, discussions None. Discussions. Sci vice contract. Discussions. Collected dataCollected data. Discussions. PSC. Collected data. Apparently awarded service contract, project in advanced technical infrastructure design phase (setting equipment & materials specifications for project). Discussions. Service contract. Collected data, discussions. Contract talks. Service contract for well drilling and engineering. Discussions. Discussions. Russian firm Sidanko a possible partner. PSC. PSC signed March 1997. Topographic surveys in 1998. Service contract negotiations to upgrade water injection facilities, develop additional geologic reservoirs. PSC signed March 1997 (Lukoil consortium partner). Service contract negotiations (w/Lukoti consortium). Invited to bid in mid- 1997. Service contract. PSC signed March 1997 (Lukoil consortium partner). Discussions. Service contract Service contract negotiations (w/Lukoil consortium). Subcontractor to Lukoil consortium. Subcontractor to Lukoil consortium. Subcontractor to Lukoil consortium. Bidding for $4 bii, 23-year PSC. Seoul in June 1997 invited Iraq Oil Minister to S. Korea for signing ceremony. Bidding (part of Korean consortium). PSC.
Mexico Netherlands Norway Pakistan Romania
Luhais & Subba Ratawi Tuba Block 2 Unidentified Pemex Subba & Luhais Larmag Dutch Royal Shell Ratawi Blocks Block 1 Statnil Ratawi Crescent BlockS Khurmala Dome (Kaikuk) Petrom Luhais & Subba Block 4 Qayyarah Block 3 Rafidain W. Qurnah N. Rumaylah W. Qurnah N. Rumaylah Hamrin W. Qurnah Luhais. & Subba N. Rumaylah N. Rumaylah N. Rumaylah N. Rumaylali Halfaya
Kond Petroleum Lukoil Zarubezneft Mashinoimport Talamcfl Roslneft Sidanko Sangyong Samsung Fed co I tarn bo Yakong Daewoo Repsol
Spain Taiwan Tunisia Turkey
Halfaya Halfaya Halfaya Halfaya Rafidain Nasiriya Block 4 Gharraf CPC Rafidain Tuba Sctcar Unidentified Gharraf TPAO Mansuriya Gas Field Block') Branch Energy Gharraf Pacific Resources Rafidain PctioVietnam Amara
Discussions. PSC. PSC initialed Apr 97. $2 bn, 23-year project (w/partner Agip). Collected data. Discussions. HSC. Discussions. PSC. Discussions. PSC. None Bid for PSC. Oilfield study completed January 1997. Service contract signed May 1997 to develop field, purchase i«as. Reprocessed seismic data, conducting laboratory studies. Discussions. PSC. Discussions. PSC. Servicc contract. Near signing Oct 1999
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In Part 3 of Obama's Speech Nov 2009 at West Point, he said the following: (TIME 8:23) You Tube - Pr. Obama - West Point Afghanistan (3)
"We wiiS not claim another nations resources." Oh, Really????? Then tell me what happened here? Cheney's Energy Task Force was Planning, PRIOR to the attack on Iraq and very early in the Bush admin, to divide up Iraqi oil. Do you call that not claiming other nations resources, Obama?
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