Sunday, January 7, 2007

Addicted to Oil (still)

Might as well face it.....

Finally, we're reading the articles in the MSM that detail the REAL reason America and Britian have been so committed to the Iraq war. We've been posting about this for about a have others. That recent meeting in Crawford to discuss the URGE to SURGE? All ex-oil executives! Condi, Cheney, Hadley, Bush....

It's the OIL, Stupid. Once again, the SURGE is an ESCALATION to finish the mega military bases and protect the oil. You can include the $1b JOBS PROGRAM in that also. Forget about rebuilding Iraq. Just get the damed bases finished! The exit strategy is WAR with IRAN (to insure Shi'ia do NOT control the oil), which will be started by ISRAEL.

TI Iraq's massive oil reserves, the third-largest in the world, are about to be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies under a controversial law which is expected to come before the Iraqi parliament within days.

The US government has been involved in drawing up the law, a draft of which has been seen by The Independent on Sunday. It would give big oil companies such as BP, Shell and Exxon 30-year contracts to extract Iraqi crude and allow the first large-scale operation of foreign oil interests in the country since the industry was nationalised in 1972.

The huge potential prizes for Western firms will give ammunition to critics who say the Iraq war was fought for oil. They point to statements such as one from Vice-President Dick Cheney, who said in 1999, while he was still chief executive of the oil services company Halliburton, that the world would need an additional 50 million barrels of oil a day by 2010. "So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies," he said.