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TexasTowelie

(113,624 posts)
2. I had to look for the answer to your question since I thought the lack of oil was why Iraq invaded Kuwait.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 05:39 AM
Jun 11

The answer was surprising:

Iraq (Federal Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government) is the second-largest crude oil producer in OPEC after Saudi Arabia and the sixth-largest total petroleum liquids producer in the world.1 It holds the world’s fifth-largest proved crude oil reserves, at 145 billion barrels, representing 17% of proved reserves in the Middle East and 8% of global reserves. Most of Iraq’s major known fields—all of which are located onshore—are producing or are in development.

https://www.eia.gov/international/overview/country/irq

SunSeeker

(52,218 posts)
3. Iraq is becoming a failed stated because it cares more about enforcing its state religion than improving people's lives.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:13 AM
Jun 11

That's what happens when you live in a theocracy. Which is what Alito wants.

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