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15 May 2005 at 8:00:18 AM
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Italy sent troops to Iraq, not for humanitarian reasons, but for oil

ROME - Italian troops were sent to Iraq to secure oil deals worth 300 billion dollars, and not just for post-war humanitarian purposes, an Italian television report by RAI claimed on Friday.

The 20-minute report, broadcast by RAI News 24, the all-news channel of the Italian state-owned network, is based on interviews and official government documents.

In it, the Silvio Berlusconi administration is accused of picking the Nasiriyah area to safeguard a 1997 deal signed by Italy’s largest energy producer, ENI, and former dictator Saddam Hussein.

A government report compiled months before the war broke out recommends that Italy, in case of conflict, should secure the region of Nasiriyah and the nearby area of Halfaya, south of Baghdad, so as to secure “a deal worth 300 billion dollars”.

Both areas are known for its vast oil fields

British say American "Force Protection" Tactics would not be used by them- and that trigger-happy troops will keep us in Iraq for years.

The officer said: "US troops have the attitude of shoot first and ask questions later. They simply won't take any risk.

"It has been explained to US commanders that we made mistakes in Northern Ireland, namely Bloody Sunday, and paid the price.

"I explained that their tactics were alienating the civil population and could lengthen the insurgency by a decade. Unfortunately, when we ex-plained our rules of engagement which are based around the principle of minimum force, the US troops just laughed."

Daily Deaths Iraq

As of Saturday, May 14, 2005, at least 1,620 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,238 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.

The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated at 11 a.m. EDT Friday.

The British military has reported 87 deaths; Italy, 21; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Spain, 11; Bulgaria, eight; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Thailand and the Netherlands, two each; and Denmark, El Salvador, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Latvia one death each.

Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,482 U.S. military members have died, according to AP's count. That includes at least 1,129 deaths resulting from hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

PhotoFollowers of the Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi army carry one of the bodies of 13 blindfolded and bound men who were found shot multiple times in the head execution style in Baghdad's Sadr City in Iraq on Sunday, May 15, 2005. A police official said the 13 slain men, most appearing to be aged in their early 20s, were discovered early Sunday wearing civilian clothes and lying in a shallow grave in a vacant lot in eastern Baghdad's impoverished Sadr City. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
PhotoIraqi children investigate in the debris of a home allegedly struck during a US military air raid close to al-Sufra in western Iraq. Iraqis in the area are fleeing their homes following a week-old sweep of the region by US forces in Operation Matador.(AFP/Ali Kamar)
PhotoA U.S. soldier walks past a puddle of blood after two suicide bomb attacks in Baquba, 65 kms (43 miles) north of Baghdad, May 15, 2005. Two suicide bombers attacked the convoy of the governor of Iraq's Diyala province on Sunday, killing three bystanders, police said. They said the governor, Raad Rashid, was not hurt in the attack, which appeared to have been well coordinated. REUTERS/Faris al-Mahdawi
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Boys dig through the rubble of a house which residents said was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike during a U.S. military offensive near the western Iraqi village of al-Karabla May 14, 2005. The U.S. military said it had killed 125 insurgents in an offensive in western Iraq that ended on Saturday but guerrillas struck again in Baghdad, assassinating a senior official and attacking police patrols. The week-long Operation Matador was aimed at rooting out militants and insurgents from a stronghold in Anbar, the heartland of Iraq's insurgency. Picture taken May 14, 2005. REUTERS/Ali Mashhadani


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