posted on Oct, 21 2005 @ 02:40 AM
European troops are this week conducting air and ground exercises in southern France simulating an international defense of an oil-rich country
under attack, officials said.
Some 3,000 soldiers from France, Belgium and Germany are taking part in the exercise, dubbed OAPEX 2005, which will test a scenario in which the
European forces are flown in, with armored vehicles and a U.N. mandate, to battle a hypothetical enemy invading an oil-producing nation.
“The aim is to look at situations that already exist,” a French military spokesman, Lt.-Col. Jean-Luc Favre, told Agence France-Presse at an Air
Force base in Toulouse.
He did not say what country the exercise was modeled on, explaining only that it was “a country which possesses oil fields and which is attacked by
And I thought it was only the U.S that wanted to protect oil fields... Oil prices would be a lot higher if Iraq wasn't liberated and shipping out oil
across the globe. But do we get a 'thank you'... no!