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  •  As much as they try to deny it (37+ / 0-)

    The Bushies and idiot Republicans claim this war was not about oil, yet the only "benchmark" they seem to care about is Iraq signing the bill to sell oil to 5 multinational corporations at a thin margin and distribute the pennies between the Kurds, Shia and Sunni.  

    This war is definitely about raping Iraq for oil before China and Russia could set up sweetheart deals of their own.

    A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. - Aristotle

    by DWG on Sun Aug 12, 2007 at 06:16:52 AM PDT

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    •  China beat us to Sudan's Oil (23+ / 0-)

      Sudan has less oil than Iraq and China got contracts to develop it, so the U.S. has done very little to help Darfur.  China has done very little to stop the genocide too. China also cares about the oil first and the people second.

      We hear many noble claims from governments around the world, but the reality belies those claims. The powerful are still stealing from everyone else.

      "It's the planet, stupid."

      by FishOutofWater on Sun Aug 12, 2007 at 07:20:11 AM PDT

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    •  You guys are on the wrong track (0+ / 0-)

      I used to think what you guys did, but it's about SO much more than just oil.

      You have to look at who the biggest friends of the Bush Crime Family are.  Specifically, the Saudi and Bin Laden families.  THAT is why the Bushites are so interested in Peak Oil.  It's also why 9/11 will never be avenged: OBL was simply doing all he could to help his friend in America, George W Bush.

      Prior to 9/11, Bush's presidency was doing as terribly as his fathers, and Congress was giving far too much scrutiny to the criminal enterprises of the Bush Crime Family.

      But 9/11 changed everything.

      No longer did the "war pretzelnit" have to follow those annoying laws, and no longer did the Bush Crime Family need to worry about that pesky accountability.  Post-9/11, they were free to let their lobbyist friends write legislation, make billions of dollars disappear, and increase the national debt more than every "fiscally conservative" president prior.  Combined.  One might also wonder aloud why every "fiscal conservative" president has increased the national debt, while ever liberal one has lowered it and expanded the economy... but that's a discussion the "liberal media" on FOX would rather not have.

      Let's start with 9/11.  It was financed by the Saudi and Bin Laden families.  It was carried out by Arabians.  But somehow... it ends up with attacking Afghanistan and later detouring into Iraq.  Why?

      Because the Bush family always has, and always will, be pursuing a pro-Saudi agenda.  Saudi Arabia is pretty universally hated in the Middle East.  But that is exactly why the Bushites are banging the drum against Iran: because Iran is the last power in the Middle East which can oppose the Arab agenda.

      Iraq had been weakened, but the question of whether they actually possessed WMD was the only thing stopping Arabia's expansion.  That is why, all evidence to the contrary, GWB pushed for destroying the country of Iraq.  Shortly after US forces toppled the Iraqi government, there were numerous reports of westerners, dressed like Iraqis, attacking mosques.  It was the ages old Imperialist trick: brewing up internal strife will allow you to plunder a nation unimpeded.

      Now GWB is desperately seeking an opportunity to invade Iran... but the Iraq thing has turned out far worse than they imagined.  Rather than quickly setting up a puppet dictatorship and moving on, it's turned into a huge quagmire.

      The Conservative's pursuit of Saudi dominance is also the reason GWB sought to overthrow Hugo Chavez.  Every member of OPEC which is not under Bushite/Saudi control is on the table to be destroyed.

      So... what does Peak Oil have to do with all of this?  Well, the Saudi and Bush families have been financed by Arabia's oil for decades.  But now that source is going away, since Peak Oil was hit by Arabia several years ago.  So, that means the Bush/Saudis are leveraging their billions gained from both oil and criminal activity (financing their terrorists via BCCI, the Iran-Contra affair, Jeb & Neil's lucrative Savings and Loan plundering, etc) into both new scams (via The Carlyle Group's war profiteering, and their involvements in groups like Halliburton and affiliate scammers like Enron and BayOil) and in military conquests of countries who have NOT YET hit Peak Oil.

      OPEC is a monopoly (well... it's a cartel, to be exact).  And they are expanding their monopoly to all aspects of the oil industry: from the ground to the pump, it all leads back to the criminal umbrella of OPEC.  GWB's aggression against Iraq, Iran, and Venezuela is just leveraging their takeover of America's military in order to take over OPEC, along with their business partners, the Saudis.

      Another good question is why OPEC is setting the price for domestic sources of oil.  Oil pumped from US sources will a completely different cost structure (since it is not being shipped).  But for some reason... the market allows itself to use a price set by a foreign monopoly.  Seems strange, doesn't it?

      Early in his presidency, GWB was often referred to as "The Arabian Candidate".  That statement summarizes his goals and objectives more perfectly than anything else.

      It's not JUST about the oil, it's about forwarding the Arab agenda.  That's why there was never any talk about attacking Arabia after 9/11, despite their leadership role in the attack (using Afghanistan, and later Iraq, was excellent use of the "Cat's Paw" strategy).  

      That's why OBL will never be captured... and why GWB doesn't really think about him much anymore.  Osama Bin Forgotten.  That's why Cheney would never disclose what happened with his energy task force.  That's why Cheney prevented NORAD from responding on 9/11.  That's why GWB was making a hastily planned visit to a school on 9/11 (because they believed a plane was going to 'visit' the White House).

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