|Khadafi Jihad on Switzerland Worries U.S. Oil Firms|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Mar 4, 2010, 08:23 AM|
On Thursday, Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) threatened U.S. oil firms with potential "repurcussions" over a snide remark by the State Department spokesman about the nation's leader, Moamer Khadafi.
Zawya quotes NOC President Chokri Ghanem as telling AFP that, "we have called in American oil companies to inform them of our indignation over the remarks of the State Department spokesman."
He claimed that the corporations have been adviced of "the negative repurcussions which such remarks could have on economic relations between the two countries."
As disclosed by Ghanem, the American companies, including ExxonMobil, have written the U.S. State Department to denounce that these comments "could have negative effects on their interests in Libya."
Zawya, a news website, reports that, "Khadafi's call for holy war and economic boycott came last week in response to a ban on the construction of minarets. The following day, Crowley said: 'I saw that (jihad) report and it just brought me back to the day of September, one of the more memorable sessions of the UN General Assembly that I can recall. Lots of words and lots of papers flying all over the place, and not necessarily a lot of sense.'"
Crowley was referring to Khadafi's lengthy UN diatribe when Khadafi bewailed against Western Powers, accusing the Western governments of causing millions of deaths. He demanded trillions of U.S. dollars in colonial reparations.
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written by John Weekley , March 04, 2010
This is just Khadafi raising the price of oil and the lighter-than-air gases in his ego.