Mosul to Haifa pipeline
I'm filing this under my 'Hilarious Headlines' section
Hilarious headline #1
U.S. checking possibility of pumping oil from northern Iraq to Haifa, via Jordan
'Checking possibility', haaahaaahaaaahaaaa . . . . too Funny. As if they only just thought of it a few minutes ago.
in the attack on Iraq, March 2003
The United States has asked Israel to check the possibility of pumping oil from Iraq to the oil refineries in Haifa. The request came in a telegram last week from a senior Pentagon official to a top Foreign Ministry official in Jerusalem.
The Prime Minister’s Office, which views the pipeline to Haifa as a “bonus” the U.S. could give to Israel in return for its unequivocal support for the American-led campaign in Iraq, had asked the Americans for the official telegram.
The new pipeline would take oil from the Kirkuk area, where some 40 percent of Iraqi oil is produced, and transport it via Mosul, and then across Jordan to Israel. The U.S. telegram included a request for a cost estimate for repairing the Mosul-Haifa pipeline that was in use prior to 1948. During the War of Independence, the Iraqis stopped the flow of oil to Haifa and the pipeline fell into disrepair over the years.
The National Infrastructure Ministry has recently conducted research indicating that construction of a 42-inch diameter pipeline between Kirkuk and Haifa would cost about $400,000 per kilometer. The old Mosul-Haifa pipeline was only 8 inches in diameter.
'H2' and 'H3' were the first places UK SAS forces attacked when the War began. Funny that, ain’t it?
On the first day of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the British and Australian SAS, in the company of unspecified American special forces, were deployed to the Western Desert of Iraq in order to ‘protect’ two strategic ‘airfields’ code-named H2 and H3, which ‘might’ be used to fire Scud missiles at Israel. This despite the fact that everyone from the UN Secretary General down to the most humble of weapons inspectors, knew the claim was pathetic rubbish. The last of Iraq’s scuds were destroyed many years ago. . . . .
The short answer is that ‘airfields’ H2 and H3 are actually ‘Haifa 2’ and ‘Haifa 3’, critical pumping stations on the oil pipeline that originally ran all the way from Mosul in the north of Iraq to Haifa in Palestine, and pumped oil until 1948. During that year Palestine was invaded by the ‘Jewish State’, at which time Iraq blocked the pipeline near its western end. But recent Israeli claims that this Mosul to Haifa pipeline is nowadays ‘dilapidated’, ‘out of action’ and ‘runs through Syria’ are intentional disinformation.
Rob Newman also had an interesting show that revealed the well hidden information that Iraq was the first place British troops were deployed to in the First World War
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