[Dixielandjazz] THE FRENCH
G. William Oakley
gwilliamoakley at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 27 17:48:06 PST 2003
Steve, you were far too civil with Jerry. His abusive response doesn't
deserve such restraint.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:45 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] THE FRENCH
> Jazz Jerry wrote:
> "I did not see Steve's original message but I though he had more sense
> posting this sort of crap on the DJML. Not everyone on the DJML thinks
> the official American policy is correct!"
> List mates:
> I agree with Jazz Jerry 100%. He did not see my original message because
> I did not post in on the DJML. What was posted on the DJML, was by
> someone else, who is also on that other list. Probably in error. Yes,
> JJ, I do have more sense than to post political views on the DJML.
> Basically the gist of what I posted on that other list was that France
> was backing PEACE with Iraq because they (Fina Elf Oil) have a multi
> billion dollar vested oil interest in Southern Iraq, where 25% of Iraq's
> oil reserves are. A war in Iraq would wipe that out and France would
> lose a large amount of money. I also reminded readers that it was France
> that helped build Iraq's nuclear plant in the first place. You remember,
> the one destroyed by Israel without UN involvement, etc.., etc.., etc.
> Ditto for Germany and Russia. I pointed out that their positions were
> determined solely by MONEY and business considerations, not any moral
> high ground.
> It was a long and involved analysis of the greed of France Russia and
> Germany who have large amounts of money at risk in Iraq.
> IT WAS NOT INTENDED FOR THE DJML. WHAT FOLKS SAW ON THIS LIST WAS A VERY
> SHORT, OUT OF CONTEXT SNIP FROM IT, POSTED IN ERROR, ON THE WRONG LIST,
> BY SOMEONE ELSE..
> You are quite right, Jerry, it does not belong on the DJML. However,
> French German and Russian positions on Iraq are totally bogus. It is all
> about oil and money as far as they are concerned.
> I apologize for the fact that it got posted to the DJML.
> Steve Barbone
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