Friday, October 28, 2005

16 words and 2000 american soldiers later...

"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

This might seem like one little paragraph in the Chimperor's 2003 State of the Union address, but it's much more.

It's the beginning of the end.

The Bush Administration has been running a scam on us from the moment the last vote was cast in the 2000 election by The Renquist Court. The scam? Use the United State's vast power to steal oil and control wealth in the Middle East. Don't believe me? What's this?

This is what Cheney doesn't want you to know about his SECRET Energy Task Force meetings in early 2001. I've come to think of it as a map of New Hubris. Find the rest of Judicial Watch's Energy Task Force documents here.

This is what it was they compromised the Brewster-Jennings work on WMDs. It's never been about WMDs. It's been a good old resource war from the very beginning. There may well be a larger story with Plame and Brewster-Jennings. They might have known about our attempts to smuggle WMDs INTO IRAQ in order to keep the lie afloat. That's one theory. There's many more where that came from. You can come up with your own too. This is far from over.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

DU'ers are still having a collective orgasm, it appears, over the "indictment". The general hatefest of postings there are pretty dry. Apparantly the millions of DU malcontents don't understand that "indictment" don't mean "conviction" (not one article generating close to one-hundred responses) Yes, I lurk. Whatever.

Friday, October 28, 2005 7:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Anon, you are right, an indictment does not mean conviction. That this indictement is very narrowly drawn and making a prima facia case should be easy, every one in this country is innocent until found guilty. The presumption of innocence is the only presumption in a criminal trial, and everyone is entitled to it. I wonder how many conservatives gave Bill Clinton that presumption of innocence during Whitewater.

More worrisome to the right should be that the Grand Jury's term has been extended, so more indictments may follow. The special prosecutor in this case appears to know what he is doing, and I for one will sit and wait the process out.

But it's still pretty bad to have the highest ranking official in 130 years indicted, You just can't put a positive spin on that.

Friday, October 28, 2005 8:03:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

i have trouble taking anyone seriously who would defend lying to the FBI and lying to a grand jury in order to obstruct justice.

the fact is, the obstruction was libby's last hope to keep eyes off WHIG -- the group responsible for fictionalizing Iraq's threat to the US in order that they may pursue their PNAC dreams of empire.

there's a long and beautiful american history of resisting empire. it comes from our philosophical roots in ancient Greece, Athens to be exact.

maybe if these CUrs ever remove their face from bush's FUZZY HOLE they would find their way to some real patriotic reading.

"To be a patriot, one had to say, and keep on saying, 'Our Country, right or wrong,' and urge on the little war. Have you not perceived that that phrase is an insult to the nation?"

I come from the Throne -- bearing a message from Almighty God!... He has heard the prayer of His servant, your shepherd, & will grant it if such shall be your desire after I His messenger shall have explained to you its import -- that is to say its full import. For it is like unto many of the prayers of men in that it asks for more than he who utters it is aware of -- except he pause & think.

"God's servant & yours has prayed his prayer. Has he paused & taken thought? Is it one prayer? No, it is two -- one uttered, the other not. Both have reached the ear of Him who heareth all supplications, the spoken & the unspoken....

"You have heard your servant's prayer -- the uttered part of it. I am commissioned of God to put into words the other part of it -- that part which the pastor -- and also you in your hearts -- fervently prayed, silently. And ignorantly & unthinkingly? God grant that it was so! You heard these words: 'Grant us the victory, O Lord our God!' That is sufficient. The whole of the uttered prayer is completed into those pregnant words.

"Upon the listening spirit of God the Father fell also the unspoken part of the prayer. He commandeth me to put it into words. Listen!

"O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle -- be Thou near them! With them -- in spirit -- we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe.

"O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended through wastes of their desolated land in rags & hunger & thirst, sport of the sun-flames of summer & the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave & denied it -- for our sakes, who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask of one who is the Spirit of love & who is the ever-faithful refuge & friend of all that are sore beset, & seek His aid with humble & contrite hearts. Grant our prayer, O Lord & Thine shall be the praise & honor & glory now & ever, Amen."

(After a pause.) "Ye have prayed it; if ye still desire it, speak! -- the messenger of the Most High waits."

· · · · · ·

It was believed, afterward, that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said.

Saturday, October 29, 2005 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many conservatives gave Clinton the presumption of innocence? Here's a thought. Clinton constructed an affidavit that was introduced into evidence by his attorney that was knowingly false(felony,) he lied under oath countless times, and I wont even go into the Whitewater garbage. Bill Clinton was NEVER INDICTED AND EVERYONE KNEW/KNOWS THAT HE COMMITTED THESE CRIMES. Libby has been indicted for lying about a conversation that he may or may not remember from two years ago. Keep in mind Looney Liberals that the investigation that preceeded the indictment was to find out who leaked Valerie's name. They didn't find what they wanted to find, so now they are indicting a high ranking official for much less the crimes WE KNOW Bill Clinton committed. What's going on here? It seems obvious to me.

Monday, October 31, 2005 7:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I never had sexual relations with that girl."

That prick was never indicted!

His wife should have been indicted to.

This indictment just shows the total hypocrisy in America today. If you're on the left, you can get away with murder. If you're on the right you better not make a bad driving move in front of a prosecutor or you'll get indicted for something.

Monday, October 31, 2005 7:39:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Get the real stuff at

Monday, October 31, 2005 9:57:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Oh and Brook from the front page post, Al Gore lost the election in 2000 fair and square. Give it up. Sheesh. You and Al Gore are sore losers. The votes were counted, recounted, and recounted again each time with the same result. Gore lost. Perhaps if Gore could have carried his own state he would have won.

Monday, October 31, 2005 8:15:00 PM  
Blogger GWisaCrackHead said...

January 2005

Shell and Motiva Enterprises together rank as a leading refiner in the United States. Shell currently has four refineries on the West Coast and Motiva has three refineries in the Gulf Coast region of the country (see map and list of links below for more information). The two businesses have a total combined refinery capacity of almost 1.3 million barrels per calendar day. They collectively account for about 10 percent of the total U.S. refining capacity.

Refining is a key component of the petroleum industry. Refiners take crude petroleum pumped from deep in the earth and turn it into marketable products. Crude petroleum is a mixture of hundreds of different hydrocarbons (chemical compounds made up of hydrogen and carbon) which may be separated and converted into useful products through various refining processes. Generally, refineries use energy to create the high temperatures and pressures needed to break the hydrocarbons into lighter consumer products such as gasoline, aviation fuel, lubricating oil and home heating oil, as well as feedstocks for the petrochemicals and plastics industries.


Shell and Motiva hold a significant position in the U.S. refined products industry, with a market-leading 13% share of U.S. gasoline sales. At the end of 2004, the two companies, together with Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership, operated eight refineries with a combined capacity of approximately 1.5 million barrels per day.

Convent Refinery - Louisiana
Norco Refining Company - Louisiana
Port Arthur Refinery - Texas

Media Center
DATE: February 13, 2002 14:33:55 CST

HOUSTON (February 13, 2002) -- Shell Oil Company (Shell) and Saudi Refining, Inc. (SRI) announced today that they have completed the acquisition of Texaco Inc.'s interests in Equilon Enterprises LLC (Equilon) and Motiva Enterprises LLC (Motiva). As a result of the transactions, initially announced October 9, 2001, Shell and SRI now each own a 50 percent interest in Motiva, and Shell now owns a 100 percent interest in Equilon.

Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America's leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell Oil is the leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies.

Saudi Refining, Inc. (SRI) is a subsidiary of Aramco Services Company, headquartered in Houston, Texas. In addition to managing its joint venture investments, SRI supplies approximately 550,000 barrels of crude a day to Motiva, which has a refining capacity of approximately 800,000 barrels per day.


Media Center
DATE: October 09, 2001 09:43:29 CST
October 9, 2001


HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Today, Saudi Refining Inc., an affiliate of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire a further 17.2% interest in Motiva Enterprises LLC from Texaco. This acquisition will increase Saudi Refining’s share of the Motiva joint venture from 32.8% at present to 50%.

The Memorandum of Understanding also provides for the acquisition by Shell Oil Company of the remainder of Texaco’s interest in Motiva, bringing its interest to 50 percent. As part of the series of transactions outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, Shell will also acquire Texaco’s interest in Equilon Enterprises LLC, its West Coast joint venture with Texaco, making it Equilon’s sole owner.

Under the transaction terms outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, Motiva and Equilon will have exclusive use of the Texaco brand for the marketing of products and services at Texaco branded locations until June 2004 and then on a non-exclusive basis until June 2006.

The combined purchase price to be paid with respect to the transactions is $2.1 billion in cash, $1.4 billion in assumed debt and approximately $0.3 billion in assumed pension liabilities. The transactions, which are subject to the execution of definitive agreements and the approval of governmental authorities, are expected to conclude by year-end.

The acquisition of a further interest in Motiva will strengthen Saudi Refining’s presence in the North American refining and marketing sector and solidifies Saudi Aramco’s leading position as a supplier of crude oil to North America. Saudi Aramco supplies in excess of 1.5 million barrels of crude oil per day to customers in North America, including the approximately 525,000 barrels per day of Arabian crude purchased by Motiva for processing in the Motiva refineries.

Motiva operates primarily in the eastern United States and includes nearly 13,000 branded gasoline stations, four refineries with 800,000 barrels a day refining capacity and an extensive network of oil product terminals. In July 1998, the Eastern and Gulf Coast refining and marketing businesses of Star Enterprise, a joint venture between Saudi Refining and Texaco, were combined with similar operations owned by Shell through the formation of Motiva. Upon completion of the transactions described here, Shell and Saudi Refining will each hold a 50 percent interest in Motiva.

Saudi Refining, Inc. is a subsidiary of Aramco Services Company, headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Monday, November 07, 2005 1:52:00 PM  

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