U.S. checking possibility of pumping oil from northern Iraq to Haifa, via JordanWTF were they thinking!? If I wanted to figure out the best way to confirm the Arab world's suspicions of the US's excellent war in Iraq first I'd sell arms to Israel and then I'd give them Iraq's oil.
The United States has asked Israel to check the possibility of pumping oil from Iraq to the oil refineries in Haifa. The request came in a telegram last week from a senior Pentagon official to a top Foreign Ministry official in Jerusalem.
The Prime Minister's Office, which views the pipeline to Haifa as a "bonus" the U.S. could give to Israel in return for its unequivocal support for the American-led campaign in Iraq, had asked the Americans for the official telegram.
The new pipeline would take oil from the Kirkuk area, where some 40 percent of Iraqi oil is produced, and transport it via Mosul, and then across Jordan to Israel.
Cross posted at VidiotSpeak