[mgj-discuss] Iraqi Resistance punishes puppet regime for complying
lukekuhn at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 31 00:59:44 GMT 2005
For the past couple of days there has been interesting news from Iraq.
The IMF demanded that Iraq phase out subsidies for gasoline to the general
public, beginning with a quadrupling of gasoline prices to about 44 cents
per gallon, to be followed by further price hikes in a country where 44
cents is a LOT of money when converted to local currency and pay scales.
Almost immediately the Insurgents demanded that all gas stations shut down
in protest and ordered fuel trucks off the road. This is now being enforced
with armed attacks on tankers and on refineries. In one attack, three fuel
trucks were stopped, drivers ordered safely out-and the gasoline tankers
were then burned/blown up(one gets the other with gas!)
As a result, Iraqi oil production is now reported by the Washington Post
to have dropped to nearly its lowest post-invasion level ever!
Seems to me the IMF was beyond stupid to start fooling around with the
economy in a nation with an active armed resistance to a puppet occupation
If this sort of thing continues, they are handing the issue of linking
Iraq to teh IMF and World bank to us on a silver platter! If the IMF does
not stand down in Iraq, we can have a filed day with this issue in April...
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