Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Isn’t selling oil harder than selling tomato and cocumber Kaka?

The United Kalavrvta. Source: The U.S. Authorities

As much as I’m sad for the circumstances Iraq and Iraqis are going through, but I feel much better after hearing the news about the slap that Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s Kurdish region, got today.

The slap came from the U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson of Galveston when issued an order for the seizure of more than $100 million of oil produced and shipped illegally by Iraq’s Kurds despite the central government objection, according to Bloomberg.

“This seems to be a legally charged issue at this point, and the last thing I want to do is get embroiled in some massive political dispute and have our name dragged through the mud,” Simon Duncan, the president of the Houston-based SPT company that was supposed to unload crude oil from the United Kalavrvta tanker, told the energy industry blog Fuel Fix.

As I was following the news, the picture of the Kurdish Prime Minister, Nechervan Barzani, came before my eyes when he was addressing the regional parliament earlier, like a peacock, to explain May decision to start exporting crude oil solely with the help of Turkey.

Barzani told the Kurdish lawmakers that the decision meant to tell Baghdad that they can sell oil in the international marker solely after a Baghdad official told him: “Kaka, selling oil isn’t like selling tomato and cucumber."

Isn’t now clear that selling oil harder than selling tomato and cucumber Kaka?

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