Sunday, January 07, 2007

TIme To End The War For Oil

Here's why Chimpy McFlightsuit is proposing escalation: It's all about the oil, the riches, the spoils of war. The sons and daughters of the poor will die so the uber-rich can get richer. The Independent (uk) reports that the Iraq parliament is planning to introduce a law that will allow foreigners (giant international oil firms, that is) to take Iraq's oil, for profit. Not only were the WMD not there, they were a complete smokescreen for the real purpose of the war: to make money for Bush and his cronies. Hundreds of thousands of dead, for money. The moneychangers are in the temple. Sickening.

Independent (uk): Future of Iraq: The spoils of war
How the West will make a killing on Iraqi oil riches

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.

Independent (uk): Blood and oil: How the West will profit from Iraq's most precious commodity

Independent (uk): Iraq poised to end drought for thirsting oil giants
After 35 years, the third-largest reserves in the world are to be opened to American and British companies

Independent (uk): (Commentary) Leading article: The oil rush

Gerald Ford's only achievement in office, according to Frank Rich in today's NYTimes, was getting the U.S. out of Vietnam . Bush isn't getting out of Iraq. His entire plan is staying until he leaves, then dumping the fetid mess in the lap of the next president. That's the plan. Don't let anybody tell you different.

1 comment:

Mike said...

nelson mandela was the last person I heard of that knew a good thing to do with oil you put it on a tire put the tire around your enemys neck and you set it on fire that is all oil is good for