Friday, March 04, 2011

The lay of the land: Oil - Iraq - Libya - North Korea


From our source in the Middle East (from raw-communiques):


OIL

US: +$100/barrel
EU: +$115/barrel

[[[Iraq's largest oil refinery in Baji - significant long term damage from al-qaeda cell sponsored by [I]ran revolutionary guard]]]

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LIBYA

US CARRIER STRIKE GROUP ENTERPRISE
US EXPEDITIONARY ST[I]RKE GROUP KEARSARGE
UK MISSILE FRIGATE CUMBERLAND
SOUTH KOREAN DESTROYER CHOI YOUNG
US/NATO SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES
+/- 6,000 KIA

Libyan military & mercenaries (African & former Russian special forces) striking anti-government forces

Elements of Sudan and Zimbabwe National Armies assisting Qadaffi

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: We will veto any U.N. No Fly Zone resolution

Venezuela President Chavez proposes peace talks

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NORTH KOREA

Preparation for third nuclear test

Preparation for missile tests into Sea of Japan or over Japan into Pacific Ocean

North Korea/South Korea border: US Pacific Comma[n]d Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises

(((+10,500 US Forces from outside South Korea in addition to +/- 28,000 US Forces from South Korea)))

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