Monday, December 30, 2013

Kurdish oil upsets Washington and Baghdad

Kurdish oil upsets Washington and Baghdad

Northern Iraq, the Kurdish region as been somewhat semi-autonomous since the fall of Saddam Hussein.   The Kurds in this region have historically been allied to U.S. forces and relatively free of the violence plaguing the rest of Iraq.

The Kurdish region enjoys an abundant supply of oil and has been pumping it.  They have a pipe line from their region going into neighboring Turkey.  The Turks have been getting the majority of the petroleum from Russia and Iran.

In an effort to diversify their sources of oil, purchasing oil from the Kurds assists in this effort.  However Baghdad and Washington have issued complaint stating it should be Baghdad selling the oil.  The Kurds and Turks replied they will pay the thieves Baghdad their legal share of the revenues.     

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