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Posted: 7/23/2008 5:57:35 AM EDT
well between this and the hurricane, oil ought to spike back up.i think somebody's paying these Nigerians to cause trouble, to drive prices up.
oh, there NOT getting payed
Developing: A Nigerian militant group says it plans to destroy major oil pipelines in the Niger Delta in the next 30 days to prove it has not receive payment from the government to end its campaign, Reuters reported.

The head of the state-run oil firm NNPC told Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday that the company had paid militant groups $12 million to protect facilities in the oil-producing Delta state.

"To prove that we are not a part of this deal, the Chanomi creek pipeline and other major pipelines will be destroyed within the next 30 days," the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said in an e-mailed statement, Reuters reported
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 5:58:45 AM EDT
Will they be wearing those snappy life vests when they do it?
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 5:59:56 AM EDT
more cutting off their noses to spite their face in Africa, yay
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 6:02:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mateba:
more cutting off their noses to spite their face in Africa, yay


Amazing isn't it?


"Pay us not to destroy it, or we'll destroy it!"


And then what?
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 6:02:24 AM EDT
emancipation doesn't mean you destroy your source of income
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 6:06:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 6:18:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Mateba:
more cutting off their noses to spite their face in Africa, yay


Amazing isn't it?


"Pay us not to destroy it, or we'll destroy it!"


And then what?


I spent 3 months in the fuckin continent last year, I really wish it were the beautiful place romanticized in the movies, in reality it is simply a free-for-all hellhole.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:12:06 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:18:09 AM EDT
Bring back Executive Outcomes.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:23:39 AM EDT
Typical. And China is going to rule Africa?
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:24:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Typical. And China is going to rule Africa?


They'll gun anyone down that gets in their way.

Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:37:13 AM EDT
So much for China having a source of cheap oil.

At one time the Chinese were talking about sending troops to Nigera, I guess that fell through.

China depends on Africa for some 30 percent of oil imports and has invested heavily in top producers Nigeria and Angola.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 10:02:46 AM EDT
This is old news, as far as Nigeria is concerned.
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