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Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of IraqPaul Bignell, The Independent, Monday 18 April 2011 23:00 BST,
Plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show.Full article on www.independent.co.uk
OPEC ON THE MARCH: Why Iraq Still Sells Its Oil à la CartelGreg Palast, Harper's, April 2005
The following paragraph is quoted from the website of Palast, not from Harper's magazine:
Within weeks of the first inaugural, prominent Iraqi expatriates - many with ties to U.S. industry - were invited to secret discussions directed by Pamela Quanrud, an NSC economics expert now employed at State. "It quickly became an oil group," one participant, Falah Aljibury, told me. Aljibury, an adviser to Amerada Hess's oil trading arm and to investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, who once served as a back channel between the United States and Iraq during...
An updated version "By special arrangement with Harper's magazine": OPEC and The Economic Conquest of Iraq, Greg Palast, Monday, 24 October, 2005 (PDF) on gregpalast.com
Secret US plans for Iraq's oilBy Greg Palast Reporting for Newsnight, 17 March 2005
Article on news.bbc.co.uk
The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed.