posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 12:16 PM
Sorry my friends.
As one who has opposed the war, I look beyond all the Bush and Bush, DIA, CIA, NRA, NRO and all the other agencies the US employes in an effort to
justify the war.
I do not care, rightly or wrongly, about WMDs in the region. Israel has 'the bomb' and has had it since the late 70s early 80s. Israel, if
pressed too hard, if she finds her back up against the wall without UN/US support, in the face of certain destruction will have no other option but
to go nuclear! That is why the Arab states support terrorism because they cannot take Israel on in a one on one fight. They would simply loose.
With regards to Iraq and Al Qaeda. This is, as I have stated time and time again, all about Bin Laden and the Royal Saud family.
Osama bin Laden is a disaffected and distant cousin of the deceased King Faud of Saudi Arabia. His main aim, is the overthrow of this "corrupt and
decadent" government and replace it with a Theocracy.
Saudi Oil will probably run out in the next 10/15 years. It is the main source of US imported oil. It has to be protected at all costs.
When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, it provided the US with the perfect opportunity to say to King Faud, "We can protect your Kingdom [Iraq's main
target] but you have to allow us to build bases from which we can launch attacks against Kuwait" - or words to that effect.
If GWI was fought solely to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait, why was an invasion on Iraq necessary?
Simply put, to destroy as much as possible, the Iraqi armed forces, thus preventing Saddam from launching a retaliatory invasion of Saudi Arabia.
GWII was necessary to capture the Iraqi oilfields, the second biggest oilfields in the region, thus ensuring the supply of oil to the US.
If you have any doubts about my theory, just take a look at the current situation with Venezuela. In this country, we have the third biggest oil and
natural gas fields anywhere in the world and the biggest in South America.
Only problem is, the President of Venezuela is anti-American and what's happening? We now have a so called 'Christian' preacher calling for this
guy's assassination and, in some circles, there is allegedly talk of the US grabbing the oilfields by force.
As for Al Qaeda, this is the stick the US beats Saudi Arabia with and keeps the other pro-western Arab states in line with.
Just my view - but it makes sense in a roundabout way - well kinda.