AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

AUSTRALIANS AT WAR
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

BUT THEY KEPT TELLING US IT WASN’T ABOUT THE OIL!

Turns out it was after all.

The only people to have benefited from the US invasion and occupation of Iraq have been the oil companies. Not only has the war and the insecurity that it has brought ensured rocketing higher prices that have given the oil companies massive profits at the expense of the lives of millions of people but now the control of the source of the oil in Iraq is about to be handed over to US and allied oil companies.

Andrew Kramer of The New York Times writes, ‘There was suspicion among many in the Arab world and among parts of the American public that the United States had gone to war in Iraq precisely to secure the oil wealth these contracts seek to extract.’ Well, it seems their suspicions were well founded.

Kramer goes on; ‘The Bush administration has said that the war was necessary to combat terrorism.’ The war against the Iraqi people was never about ‘terrorism’; it was about Saddam Hussein being an immediate threat to the world and having WMDs which we were told he was able to use against the West within 45 minutes notice to his generals.

Kramer continues: ‘It is not clear what role the United States played in awarding the contracts; there are still American advisers to Iraq’s Oil Ministry.’ It seems perfectly clear to me. The Iraqi puppet government, bribed and bought by the US, have had no choice other than to award these ‘no-bid’ contracts to US and allied oil companies. They would never have gone to Chinese or Russian companies even if they had bid more for them.

Little of the wealth that these contracts bring will see its way back to the Iraqi people. Big Oil will take the lions share and then some will find its way back to their corrupt minions and puppets in the Iraq government leaving just a few crumbs for the Iraq people.

Oil? What oil?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that Mexican fuel is half the US price? the big Mexican government owned oil company PEMEX makes all this money at half the US price but Bush attacks IRAQ?IRAN?Why not attack MEXICO? Even if the Bush group is paid off by Mexico oil not to attack,like in Saudi Arabia they could still make lots of cash on the war with Mexico,return many hostile Mexicans and illegal aliens TERRORIST to the camps or too work in the new US occupied areas in Mexico,perhaps even get a war with Venezuela.
WHAT the hell are they waiting for, there are daily armed provocations for invasion just like Gaza!
Here in the big oil home of Exxon/Mobil the worlds richest company has a little old cheap building and pay little local taxes big oil here is a stingy bunch, no good jobs no philanthropy of any sort, not even a world class headquarters building for the worlds largest and most greedy company like in BURMA!The worlds TALLEST building houses their oil company WHY NOT IN DALLAS TEXAS? cheap bastards.why not nationalize this trashie company of crooks?

Anonymous said...

The US public won't see any of this money either, not even to pay for the war.

Anonymous said...

That first sentence stopped me in my tracks....ONLY oil companies have benefitted? What about Halliburton, Blackwater, Bechtel, etc. etc. etc.? Plenty of bigshots have benefitted big time, and will continue to do so.

Anonymous said...

Israel seems to have benefited as well. Plus, if it's really just about oil, why don't we develop the 800 billion barrels (more than saudi reserves) laying in colorado, utah and arizona? We have oil, we also have enough money to buy whatever oil we need. Why start a war over it? While oil/energy may be one of the reasons for war, it's certainly not the sole, or even main, reason we went to war. Israel is.

Anonymous said...

IT was never about the oil,it's self. It was and is about the price of the gas at the pump. It will also be about the price at thepump,if they go into Iran. Just what will happen to the price of everything if/when they do?. Was this amoung the topics discussed at the VP's energy summit a few years ago? We will nver know until the real records of the meeting come out in about 100 years. And, while I'm asking questions, just what is the statut of limitations on war crimes?

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed, now that the price is about right, the oil companies want to go into the off shore fields and into Alaska even more.

Anonymous said...

Please do not fall for the 'oil' myth. Only Israel benefits from these endless Middle East wars. Iraq is the beginning. As we commit war-crimes in Baghdad, the US gov't commits treason at home by opening mail, eliminating habeas corpus, using the judiciary to steal private lands, banning books like America Deceived (book) from Amazon and Wikipedia, conducting warrantless wiretaps and engaging in illegal wars on behalf of AIPAC's 'money-men'. Soon, another US false-flag operation will occur (sinking of an Aircraft Carrier by Mossad) and the US will invade Iran.. Then we'll invade Syria, then Saudi Arabia, then Lebanon (again) then ....

michael said...

This is not difficult as oil is not a fossil fuel, hence it is limitless.

The huge con game is: oil is a fossil fuel and will soon run out - the `peak oil` nonsense.

Remember how we were always told in the 90s that by the early turn of the century output will have peaked, and civilization will slowly begin to revert to the dark ages - literally, and with its savagery ?

So, what big oil is up to in Iraq is regaining the control it had pre-Saddam over the potentially limitless reserves and then restrict output, while their media will have us think that output being restricted has something to do with scarcity on account of it being, allegedly, a fossil fuel. You know, mouldy dinosaurs and primeval biotic ooze fermenting away ?

All this is indeed so, but if jews/zionists/neocons/israelis had no desire for ME hegemony, with its handy resources, as a stepping stone to planetary control, then the necessary rhetoric underpinning reconquest by big oil would have to have been something other than the successful selling of the `terrorist Islam against the Judeo-Christian civilization` meme, which was as effective as the Hill and Knowlton meme of `Kuwaiti babies being thrown out of incubators by Saddam's troops` in 1990 - which, as we subsequently learnt, was just another lie.

Anonymous said...

Why does everyone assume these baloney "oil laws" etc. will work? They won`t. You american/jew (same garbage) terrorists can pass all the "laws" regarding oil and this and that that you want. The sooner you sheeple in america wake up and free yourselves from the israeli rodent ziojew terrorist born evil that has stolen your country and commands you what to do on their behalf, and when, the better. If not that virus of humanity will do to your land and people what they did Russia at the start of the 20th century, Germany shortly thereafter, and every other country that plague has infiltrated, parasited and destroyed from the inside out. Get a clue americans! What is wrong with you people?

You american/jew terrorists are done in Iraq (and hopefully the middle east as well). Have you learned nothing from Vietnam? You should have, because it will repeat itself. On that you can bet.

Craig Rowley said...

One thing is for sure, it wasn't about freedom.

Damian Lataan said...

Freedom, it seems, was the last thing they had in mind!

hANOVER fIST said...

It is so good to see someone else use their critcal thinking skills...oil is NOT a bloody "fossil fuel"...the REMAINS of said dinosaurs itself disproves that dumb-ass theory.

As far as oil prices go...it's just more "gaming the system".

It has to end.