Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Wear your flak jackets and helmets in the GREEN ZONE

Get a clue. Once again, it's imcumbent upon us to say this about the Iraqi conflict: IT'S THE OIL, STUPID. Ok, so you know that.

Did you know that THE BIGGEST US embassy in the world is being built in Iraq? Did you know that personnel need to wear flak jackets and helmets IN THE GREEN ZONE? WHY? Because the insurgents are getting better, and we're getting worse - at least at security. Why are we building the biggest US Embassy in the world in Iraq? Yup, you guessed it. It's all about the oil. Long after Bush, Rice, Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al are gone....the US based oil companies will be reaping big, ginormous profits from THE OIL.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Embassy has ordered its staff to wear flak jackets and helmets while outdoors or in unprotected buildings following an increase in mortar and rocket attacks against the heavily protected Green Zone.

The order, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, was issued last week after four Asian contract workers were killed during a barrage into the Green Zone, a 3.5-square mile area along the west bank of the Tigris River in the center of Baghdad. The area contains the U.S. and British embassies and many key Iraqi government offices.