The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Oil companies claim to be victims of their own war

Oct 30, 2006

While Iraqi citizens lack electricity, food, water, and security, oil companies are being paid “damages” with money taken from sales of Iraqi oil!

The UN Compensation Commission still pays compensation to governments and oil companies who alleged they were “victims” of damages in Kuwait when Saddam Hussein invaded in 1990.

The fund has paid off individuals who claimed damages and is now paying “corporations, international organizations and governments!” The Commission said it has so far approved a total of 52 billion dollars; many more payments will be made in the next several years.

When you’re Big Oil, you can bully your way into other people’s countries, get the world’s biggest government to start a couple of wars on your behalf, twiddle your thumbs while a whole country and its population are devastated – and then claim to be a victim and collect damages!