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According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Iraq's oil reserves of 112 billion barrels ranks second in the world, only behind Saudi Arabia. The EIA also estimates that up to 90 per cent of the country remains unexplored, due to decades of US-led wars and economic sanctions.
"Prior to the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, US and other western oil companies were all but completely shut out of Iraq's oil market," oil industry analyst Antonia Juhasz told Al Jazeera. "But thanks to the invasion and occupation, the companies are now back inside Iraq and producing oil there for the first time since being forced out of the country in 1973."
"The last thing the US cares about in the Middle East is democracy. It is about oil, full stop."
- Dr Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum
Yeah, that's right
Juhasz, author of the books The Tyranny of Oil and The Bush Agenda, said that while US and other western oil companies have not yet received all they had hoped the US-led invasion of Iraq would bring them, "They've certainly done quite well for themselves, landing production contracts for some of the world's largest remaining oil fields under some of the world's most lucrative terms."
Mc Cain posing with the leader of ISIS not freaking 11 months ago???
One of the men with McCain is Gen. Salim Idris, who at the time chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army's Supreme Military Council. He was removed from the post in February. Another is Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a Washington, D.C.-based group that encourages U.S. intervention on behalf of the moderate opposition and organized McCain's visit. A third man who had been disputed in the past has since been identified "as one of the brigade commanders for the Free Syrian Army," McCain said.
He was with the Northern Storm Brigade, a force affiliated with the Free Syrian Army that has battled ISIS, McCain's office clarified.
originally posted by: GrantedBail
ha ha, Did I destroy your man love for "I want to send all your kids to die for my corporate cronies." Really, you want to stand in this community and defend that piece of refuge. He is a piece of doody. He is a war hawk. He is an Israeli symathizer. He is the biggest piece of garbage ever. You want to hang your hat with him?????? Pfffffffffffffffft. reply to: AlphaHawk
let keep the word conspiracy in context too. Unlike conspiracy theory. con·spir·a·cy kənˈspirəsē/ noun noun: conspiracy; plural noun: conspiracies a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
"a conspiracy to destroy the government" synonyms: plot, scheme, plan, machination, ploy, trick, ruse, subterfuge; informalracket "a conspiracy to manipulate the results" the action of plotting or conspiring. "they were cleared of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice" synonyms: plotting, collusion, intrigue, connivance, machination, collaboration; treason Thus there is a clear conspiracy going on. unlawful acts that are causing harm. At some point these bankers behind closed doors came up with plans to destabilize this region.
100% Conspiracy! Granted there are tons of conspiracy theories, that do not hold up. As the conspiracy theory is different than a common conspiracy.
Lots of people on ATS get those two mixed up, and tend to put them in the same category. Such as saying those who believe in this conspiracy are tin foil hat wearing paranoid type people. (Just is to used as phy Op against us.)
originally posted by: beezzer
A general question, should our response be predicated on how ISIS was formed or should our response be determined by their current and possible future actions?