Tuesday, August 05, 2003
TOMPAINE.com - Operation Oil Immunity
TOMPAINE.com - Operation Oil Immunity: In other words, if ExxonMobil or ChevronTexaco touch Iraqi oil, it will be immune from legal proceedings in the United States. Anything that could go, and elsewhere has gone, awry with U.S. corporate oil operations will be immune to judgment: a massive tanker accident; an explosion at an oil refinery; the employment of slave labor to build a pipeline; murder of locals by corporate security; the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The president, with a stroke of the pen, signed away the rights of Saddam's victims, creditors and of the next true Iraqi government to be compensated through legal action. Bush's order unilaterally declares Iraqi oil to be the unassailable province of U.S. corporations.
in case the bureaucracy-speak of the actual order is difficult as it is for me, this explicates the meaning of the executive order 13303.
it seems to me that this should be illegal? please comment...
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