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Iraq: Who won the war?

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posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 12:38 AM
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Iraq: Who won the war?


www.independent.co.uk

Many of the biggest contract winners have extensive lobbying budgets and funds for targeting political donations. Public records show that BearingPoint, the consulting firm appointed to advise on the economic reconstruction of Iraq, has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars into Republican Party coffers, including $117,000 to the two Bush presidential campaigns. The company is being paid $240m for its work in Iraq, winning an initial contract from the US Agency for International Development (USAid) within weeks of the fall of Saddam. It was charged with supporting the then Coalition Provisional Authority to introduce policies "which are designed to create a competitive private sector".

Last year, The IoS revealed that a BearingPoint employee based at the US embassy in Baghdad was involved in drafting the controversial hydrocarbon law that was approved by Iraq's cabinet last March. The legislation opens up the country's oil reserves to foreign corporations for the first time since 1972.

Western companies will be able to pocket up to three-quarters of profits from new drilling projects in their early years.
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posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 12:38 AM
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Well, as the article states, It certainly wasn't the 90,000+ (by most conservative figures) innocent Iraqi civilians killed. Nor the near 4,000 U.S. soldiers who have died. No, as is no suprise, the PROFITEERS connected to our gov are the biggest winners of all! Lining those pockets deeper and deeper at the expense and suffering of all the little folks.

Sickening.

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posted on Mar, 16 2008 @ 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
It certainly wasn't the 90,000+ (by most conservative figures) innocent Iraqi civilians killed.


Conservative? Figures saying 90,000 Iraqi civilians have died is the equivalent of Nazi propaganda. 90,000 probably died within the first year and a half of us being there.

As for who profited, as you said, it's the corporations. However, they aren't "connected" to our government in the sense that the government is running them. It's the other way around.

These people buy their candidate's election, then it's time for the repayment.

Their puppet goes to war, so arms deals and production increase. Winner #1: Defense Contractors.

These new weapons are then used to blow things up in this foreign nation. This stuff will need rebuilding. Winner #2: Halliburton and related companies.

Then of course we'll need the permanent military bases to establish control and footholds in key areas of the world to prepare for the next war. This winner is Halliburton again, and related companies.

Then we're going to create instability in the country. It's common sense that this "War on Terror" turned a phantom imaginative enemy and made it the real deal through propaganda, angry Muslims falling for that propaganda, and through their retaliatory actions to run out the occupying force, they end up establishing "Islamic extremism" or "Al Qaeda". So winner number three will be a private firm that "assists" the occupying force, i.e., creates instability. Winner #3: "Private Security Firms", also known as mercenary groups, such as Blackwater

This instability will no doubt cripple the "democratic government" newly established there, so in exchange for protection, the occupying force will want control over policy making. This will include oil production and exports. So you cut down on the oil exports, it raises gas prices world wide, which means more profit for, you know who, Winner #4: Oil Companies

There's others, I'm sure. But while these criminals line the pockets of them and their criminal friends and corporations with the blood soaked worthless green paper we consider money, we, the tax payers, who only get oppressed by these actions in the end, foot the bill.

That's a nice system they got there. They do the bombings, the killings, the occupying and the stealing, and the Iraqis get killed, and we pay for it.

That's American Democracy at work for you!



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