BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 A.M.) – Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very upset with Baghdad’s decision to drive back pro-Barzani forces from important cities and energy sites in Iraq.

One week ago, Iraqi pro-government forces launched a powerful offensive along the entire Kurdish frontier in northwestern Iraq, liberating a number of cities and towns and re-claiming from pro-Barzani militants the strategic Kirkuk oilfields and the Mosul Dam.

Perhaps more upset with this outcome than Barzani loyalists is Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government on a whole whose sense of oil security has been somewhat breached.

Under the control of pro-Barzani forces, the Kirkuk oil fields provided Israel with 77 percent (2015 estimate according to the Financial Times) of its imported oil needs at rock-bottom prices.

The Israeli head of state is currently lobbying world powers to take action against Haider Al-Abadi’s government and turn back the gains of Iraqi forces.

Whilst it is highly unlikely that Baghdad will cease sending oil to Israel, the price for its purchase will undoubtedly go up to levels that Israel is traditionally uncomfortable with.

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The axis of evil is losing power.

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End of cheap oil and bribes, lining his pockets.
He cannot loot anymore, with his robber barons in Iraq.

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brilliant picture, really sums up the majority of political developments in the ME recently and the true forked tongues of those in Tel Aviv. hopefully the ‘second Israel’ will end before it can begin.

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Suck shit Khazarian ashkeNAZI pig.

Adz
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From the perspective of the ‘Axis of Resistance,’ advancing up northern Iraq was a smart move. Curtail any notion of independence and cut the supply of ‘rock bottom’ priced oil to Israel (I’m pretty there were other importers as well.) Hopefully, this operation won’t make future Iraqi/Syrian border operations difficult to undertake.

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Actually, Iraqi/Syrian border operations should be easier now that the Iraqis have restored a source of oil for both civilian and military usage. The Kurds have blown up bridges behind their retreat. They won’t be trying to re-seize Kirkuk anytime soon.

JustAsking
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Kurdish Iraqis doing oil deals with Israel. Were those deals done before or after the Bush Administrations invaded Iraq?

Ali Akbar al-Jihadistani
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jew looks like he’s about to start lobbing nukes, so keep your heads down and your Zyklon ready!

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