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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] PROFITS BEYOND THE DREAMS OF AVARICE Excuse me if everyone else knew this already. I just came across this staggering estimate of the value of Iraq's oil and the likely annual profits to be earned over the next 50 years by oil corporations: http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/oil/2004/0128oilprofit.htm UN-linked NGO The Global Policy Forum notes that 'worldwide profits of the world's five largest oil companies in 2002 were $35 billion'. They add, in an estimate drawn up at the end of January 2004: 'Our estimate of the 'most probable' annual profits in Iraq are $95 billion, three times this sum!' That's $95bn a year, every year, for 50 years. In profit, not revenue. Worth fighting a war over... Cheers Mil -- Milan Rai Justice Not Vengeance landline 0845 458 9571 (UK) +44 1424 428 792 (int) mobile phone (0)7980 748 555 www.j-n-v.org _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk