Sunday, April 10, 2011

Whose Human Rights Are Worth Fighting For?

Rank Country Value Date of Info

1 Russia 10,120,000 2010 est.
2 Saudi Arabia 9,764,000 2009 est.
3 United States 9,056,000 2009 est.
4 Iran 4,172,000 2009 est.
5 China 3,991,000 2009 est.
6 Canada 3,289,000 2009 est.
7 Mexico 3,001,000 2009 est.
8 U.A.E 2,798,000 2009 est.
9 Brazil 2,572,000 2009 est.
10 Kuwait 2,494,000 2009 est.
11 Venezuela 2,472,000 2009 est.
12 Iraq 2,399,000 2009 est.
13 European Union 2,383,000 2009 est.
14 Norway 2,350,000 2009 est.
15 Nigeria 2,211,000 2009 est.
16 Algeria 2,125,000 2009 est.
17 Angola 1,948,000 2009 est.
18 Libya 1,790,000 2009 est.
19 Kazakhstan 1,540,000 2009 est.
20 United Kingdom 1,502,000 2009 est.
21 Qatar 1,213,000 2009 est.
22 Indonesia 1,023,000 2009 est.
23 Azerbaijan 1,011,000 2009 est.
24 India 878,700 2009 est.
25 Oman 816,000 2009 est.
26 Argentina 796,300 2009 est.
27 Malaysia 693,700 2009 est.
28 Colombia 686,600 2009 est.
29 Egypt 680,500 2009 est.
30 Australia 589,200 2009 est.
31 Sudan 486,700 2009 est.
32 Ecuador 485,700 2009 est.
33 Syria 400,400 2009 est.
34 Thailand 380,000 2010 est.
35 Equatorial Guinea 346,000 2009 est.
36 Vietnam 338,400 2009 est.
37 Yemen 288,400 2009 est.
38 Taiwan 276,800 2009 est.
39 Congo 274,400 2009 est.
40 Denmark 262,100 2009 est.
41 Gabon 241,700 2009 est.
42 Turkmenistan 197,700 2009 est.
43 South Africa 191,000 2009 est.
44 Germany 156,800 2009 est.
45 Trinidad/Tobago 151,600 2009 est.
46 Peru 148,000 2009 est.
47 Italy 146,500 2009 est.
48 Brunei 146,000 2009 est.
49 Japan 132,700 2009 est.
50 Romania 117,000 2009 est.

The figures above are for barrels of oil produced by day (CIA Handbook). Call me cynical but the violations of human rights currently taking place in the countries at 33rd, 37th and 39th place don't seem as important as those occuring in the country listed 18th. And who knows what will happen if Bahrain or the Palestinians ever get that hands on any of the black stuff, perhaps their human rights will suddenly become important.

10 comments:

Span Ows said...

Not to mention Ivory Coast!

Paul said...

Welcome back Span you old bugger.

A Northern Bloke said...

Where did you get your hands on a CIA handbook, Paul? Is there something you haven't told us about yourself? And we thought you were an accountant! Deep under cover in Dorset?

Seriously, though, it's a list that is as fascinating as it is cynicism-inducing. How many people would realise the USA is only just behind Saudi Arabia?

Span Ows said...

I'm not "back"...just online

;-)

Shy, check out the CIA website, not a spook in sight (or in site!)

A Northern Bloke said...

I looked at the CIA web site. OMG, they have a kid's page, too. I love the way they tell kids to be careful on line. This is good : if kids aren't careful on the internet they may fall in with a bad crowd and end up trying to assassinate Castro or something.

Paul said...

CIA and Kids eh - who'd have thought it. Yes, without warnings they might start listening to salsa music and acquiring a taste for dips and nachos.

Span - I meant welcome back to the Interweb not welcome back to Blighty.

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