Iranian troops invade Iraq, occupy oil well

Iranian troops invade Iraq, occupy oil well

Iranian troops invade Iraq, occupy oil well
Because they can. Who is going to stop them? The UN may wring its hands, but so what? "Iran Forces Occupy Iraqi Oil Well, Border Guard Says (Update1)," by Maher Chmaytelli and Kadhim Ajrash for Bloomberg, December 18:

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Iranian forces yesterday entered Iraqi territory at dawn and occupied well number 4 in the East Maysan oil field, Border Guard General Zafer Nazmi said.
The Iranian forces positioned tanks around the well, which is in the al-Fakah region, 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Baghdad. The two neighbors have disputed the border of southeast Iraq for decades.

"They positioned tanks around it and dug trenches," General Nazmi said by phone from Basra. "They are still there, they raised the flag."

East Maysan in southern Iraq is an old oil field that is no longer in production, according to Nazmi. Iraq is the third largest oil producer in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia and Iran....

6 Comments

5 years 18 weeks ago, 1:07 AM

zx12rmike

zx12rmike's picture

Rank:
President Pro Temp
Points:
7870
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
commiefornia, United States

They are just gonna go take "EL Fucko" back when they are ready, non-issue

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 18 weeks ago, 4:16 AM

william Lammers

william Lammers's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Points:
102
Join Date:
Jul 2009

Well, if they're intelligent enough to take a non=producing oil well, and "guard" it for free, and in 100(+) degree temp....just thank 'em, and go on to a real issue.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
5 years 18 weeks ago, 11:02 AM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States

Bravo

5 years 16 weeks ago, 12:47 PM

william Lammers

william Lammers's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Points:
102
Join Date:
Jul 2009

Thanks...It seemed obvious to me! LOL

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:58 PM

USMC16

USMC16's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Points:
62
Join Date:
Jan 2010
Location:
Eveleth, Minnesota, United States

ha if you ask me they should just go "guard" every single one of the wells in that little sand trap! i mean really who cares about iraq? then the other little towel heads can fight the iraqis and we can just sit back and watch ha ha

-If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly.- David Hackworth
5 years 15 weeks ago, 2:34 PM

Pkato

Pkato's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
3354
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Well, I don't think

this is an option now USMC16...we spent a lot of money over here and more importantly a lot of good people's blood was spilled. Fu&k Iran...if is a non producing area, we should just rocket it all...their troops and all. I mean, they have been killing US troops for years over here. But yes...good point William, except, Iraq is a sovereign nation and it's their land so the Iranians have no right to it. But overall yeah...really, it barely got any attention anyway.

Patrolman Kato
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone
under independence. -- George Washington
samD's picture
Posted by: samD
5 years 18 weeks ago
Views:
729
Comments:
6

Rating Overview

This text will be replaced

Recent Activity