posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 12:04 PM
Recently rense.com has listed a small post indicating that all oil production in Iraq is currently halted as a result of insurgent attacks on oil
infrastructure. A Google query identified this ITAR-TASS article which is likely the source of the Rense claims. Additional articles in the Observer
indicate that a primary goal of US and coalition forces was to secure the oil infrastructure of Iraq and protect it from potential attack. However,
significant articles have also demonstrated significant efforts on the part of Iraqi insurgents to disrupt the flow of oil from the country.
CAIRO, January 10 (Itar-Tass) - Oil producing companies and oil refineries in the northern part of Iraq have totally stopped functioning because of
a series of acts of subversion, staged over the past few days. Oil exports have also been stopped, an Iraqi official said in Baghdad on Monday.
This is the result of repeated attacks of rebels on oil refineries and oil pipelines, including those which supply fuel to power plants. Oil
production has been suspended at the largest oil fields in the northern part of Iraq.
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After hearing this news and considering it alongside the massively bloated no-bid contracts which have gone to Halliburton and KBR for
oil-infrastructure rebuilding, I have a thought:
What if we invaded Iraq for its oil? Not the way one may think, but to disrupt the Iraqi oil supply for two reasons:
1) To enable a neverending supply of broken/sabotaged oil infrastructure to enable a multi-decade hegemony of American oil infrastructure contractors
in the area.
2) To ensure an additional 'strategic reserve' for the US through the 'sabotage' of Iraq's oil infrastructure and subsequent production
I don't know if this theory has been raised previously, but what about the possibility that the US is not simply trying to install puppet regimes in
each of the world's largest oil producing countries, but that it might be happy about the lack of oil production in Iraq as the Iraqi oil industry
reverts from a producing entity to a US stockpile for use at our discretion?
Maybe the administration knew all along that they were not going to be well-received in Iraq and invaded on that pretext...stopping all oil release
from Iraq through targeted instability.
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[edit on 11-1-2005 by chaosrain]