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
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
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]