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It's All About Oil

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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 05:16 PM
It's not for me to judge the Bush administration, but it's hardly surprising that most US citizens are against the invasion of Iraq.

The CIA have openly admitted that Al Qaeda is a total fabrication.

A prominent Iraqi defector has openly admitted that he lied about WMD in his own country in order to incite the invasion and destroy Saddam Hussein's regime.

A respected US investigator insisted that his reports of uranium imports from Niger had been entirely twisted and misrepresented in evidence to support the existence of WMD in Iraq. Then his wife was exposed as a CIA operative (later analyst) after he tried to stand his ground.

..etc etc

It was all a fabrication. It was all about controlling the price of oil..!! Nothing more.

No doubt, dreamed up over a few Long Island Iced Teas at Bohemian Grove

What do you think?

[edit on 19/3/08 by Myrdyn]

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 05:48 PM
reply to post by Myrdyn

I have trouble believing all the big-oil-Iraq conspiracies. The reason? We get most of our oil from Canada (#1 provider of oil to the U.S.) and Mexico (#2). It seems like we would invade them instead.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 05:53 PM
If it was all about oil, why has the crude price shot up to $110 ?
Oil might have played a part in it, but if it was the sole reason for the invasion then surely it could be exported/imported a damn lot cheaper. Oil was about $25/barrel 5 yrs ago.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 06:23 PM
QUOTE: "Because reserves in non-Middle East countries are being depleted more rapidly than those of Middle East producers, their overall reserves-to-production ratio -- an indicator of how long proven reserves would last at current production rates -- is much lower (about 15 years for non-Middle East and 80 years for Middle East producers). If production continues at today's rate, many of the largest producers in 2002, such as Russia, Mexico, U.S., Norway, China and Brazil will cease to be relevant players in the oil market in less than two decades. At that point, the Middle East will be the only major reservoir of abundant crude oil. In fact, Middle Eastern producers will have a much bigger piece of the pie than ever before".

Full article at

I don't think we've watched the final act yet. There is defintely a hidden agenda with regard to the Middle East.

[edit on 19/3/08 by Myrdyn]

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 06:31 PM
To posters 1 and 2 - the goal was to control the price of oil. However, you make the error in believing that they would do this to lower the price of oil. Just the opposite.

Bush and Co. are oil men and the higher the price of oil, the more money they make. That is why of course every oil company has been reporting record profits.

By taking control of Iraq (who rebelled against OPEC by Overproducing oil which actually brought the price of oil Down) - Now OPEC has us by the short hairs and we have no choice and no alternative but to buy gas for our cars at what ever price they tell us.

The goal was to raise the price of oil and the goal has been accomplished.

Another thing you also must factor into the rising price of oil is the fact that the value of the American Dollar is dropping rapidly and this too is reflected in the rising price of oil.

[edit on 19-3-2008 by CyberTruth]

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 06:43 PM

Originally posted by alien life uk
If it was all about oil, why has the crude price shot up to $110 ?
Oil might have played a part in it, but if it was the sole reason for the invasion then surely it could be exported/imported a damn lot cheaper. Oil was about $25/barrel 5 yrs ago.

What makes you think any of us normal folks would see the benefits and spoils of this war?

We indirectly control Saudi Oil through our, Rather Bush's relations with the Saudi family, true we don't own it but thats of little importance, Now we directly control Iraqi oil, Sure we don't own that either but who's going to tell a standing army occupying the oil fields anything different?

Our military presence in that region has a lot of influences on that oil regardless of what any apologist wants to believe, When many control a valuable asset such as Oil, one of the most important resources on this planet, the prices will lower or rise because of competition and or demand, However when a very select few control such a valuable asset they can do whatever they please and set essentially any price they want, and there isn't much we can do about it but bitch....

Now we are talking about Iran this Iran that, Now Iran isn't a perfect country, nor are We, however they aren't stupid, the majority of them are like me and you, they have their crazy leader as do we, spouting off all his religious BS just as ours does, However just like Iraq, Iran isn't playing their game, that pisses off the big boys who want to control this whole damn thing,
and just like the mob, if you don't play their game they take you out and deal with some one who will...

So basically We, Our tax dollars, And those unfortunate Servicemen and women who signed up to defend the Constitution, are being used by corporate elites for there personal gains and profits, and we will see nothing from it ever, And brilliantly anyone who questions why we are there, questions rather our troops are doing the right thing, or questions this administration, is immediately labeled unAmerican and or unPatriotic...

And those two words will stop most people in their tracks...

The thing is even if the price of oil dropped to where it was before the wars it still wouldn't offset what we have lost in both lives and tax dollars, It's a loose loose situation for us, And a win win situation for them.

They got us by the balls.

[edit on 19-3-2008 by C0le]

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 06:47 PM
reply to post by CyberTruth

..and where did Dick Cheney spend his holiday?

The Vice President is in Oman. Today, he went fishing in the waters between Oman and Iran, borrowing the Sultan of Oman's 60-foot royal yacht.

posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 06:57 PM
In the US, gas is currently $3.50 per gallon. It's been $7.25 per gallon in the UK for quite a while.

[edit on 19/3/08 by Myrdyn]

posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 02:35 AM
I've just found another good thread on this same subject. I intend to abandon this one and add my comments to that particular debate. Please go to

The High Oil Conspiracy: The Real Reason you’re paying $3.50 a gallon
started by Hot_Wings

Best wishes


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