US and global oil firms’ Basra compound hit by rocket

Two Iraqi workers were injured in a rocket attack early Wednesday on the compound outside Iraq’s southern port of Basra where US giant ExxonMobil and other foreign oil firms are housed. A local security official confirmed Exxon evacuated some 20 foreign staff immediately. Other companies using the site include Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Italian Eni SpA. The rocket hit the Burjesia residential and operations headquarters  west of Basra. There was no claim of responsibility – any more than there was for the previous attacks on Gulf oil tankers.

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12 thoughts on “US and global oil firms’ Basra compound hit by rocket

  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 11:18 at 11:18
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    It seems that this time were the Eskimos.

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    • Jun 19, 2019 @ 17:42 at 17:42
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      Too cold for the Eskimos, but it is getting hotter.

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      • Jun 20, 2019 @ 4:50 at 4:50
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        ibam pretty sure the mayans did it..

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  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 14:34 at 14:34
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    Iran does not attack anyone; It leaves it to its proxies. no one else wants to clog the oil market ; If it is not Russia trying to up the price, then it has to be Iran. I think USA has to react now

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  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 16:18 at 16:18
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    No doubt who ordered this….

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  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 17:24 at 17:24
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    It is tempting to rush to blame this on Iran but we need evidence before doing so. There are two reasons for this:

    1. US cant react under false pretenses

    2. I believe when the US reacts it will need to send a stern message. It will most likely be harsh & punitive.

    Take your time US & react in the proper time of your choosing!

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    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 3:57 at 3:57
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      We don’t need war over oil. We have enough here in USA. Why go to war? The answer is clear. When someone tells you that if they had a weapon that could harm you and they are scurrying around like animals to get the weapon, then the person says they are still. Going to kill you, and they do that for years, when is enough threats, terror plots enough. I pray that no one does anything stupid , the answer lies in the bible. Even if you do not respect the bible to many predictions have been happening that we’re prophesied more than a 1000 years ago to not be some what curious to at least read the book of revelation. These. Event are happening now.

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  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 17:39 at 17:39
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    Persia is asking for it. And they will get something unexpected. Those who curse Abram’s seed will be cursed said YHWH, more than 4000 years ago.

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  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 19:05 at 19:05
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    There is adequate proof and documentation of the last 30 years of everything Iran has been doing to spread terror and instability, while expanding its influence in the region.

    Smackdown is coming, and fortunately the current U.S. leadership will not announce in advance what/how that painful message will be delivered.

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  • Jun 19, 2019 @ 21:19 at 21:19
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    I agree that a timely hard hit message that cannot be ignored is the best way to go.

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  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 17:32 at 17:32
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    There are enough radars monitoring the area to cook dinner, I’m sure they know where it originated.

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  • Jun 21, 2019 @ 8:32 at 8:32
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    Nuke them , no merci on terrorists .

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