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Big Oil Wants to Attack Iran

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:58 AM
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Big Oil Wants to Attack Iran


www.opednews.com

the real goal of the United States war against Iraq is to return to the "good old days" when the U.S. and some European countries totally plundered the resources of the Middle East. Five of the twelve largest corporations in the United States are oil monopolies. Before the rise of Arab nationalism and the anti-feudal revolutions that swept out colonialist regimes in Iraq and other Middle Eastem countries in the 1950s and 1960s, U.S., British, and Dutch oil companies owned Arab and Iranian oil fields outright. Between 1948 and 1960 U.S. oil companies received $13 billion in profit from their Persian Gulf holdings. That was half the return on all overseas investment by all U.S. companies in those years.
In recent decades U.S. companies no longer directly own the oil fields of the Middle East, but they still get rich from them.
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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:58 AM
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No surprise really - "they" want control of the oil fields back from the people who just happen to be living on the land - in other words the populations of other sovereign nations.

Is this going to be like the Indian treaties?

Or the British Raj, or other examples of imperialism?

It certainly looks that way - again, the will of the people will mean nothing as the governments give in to what the corporations want in return for a few millions for "consulting" when they leave office.

Makes me sick.

www.opednews.com
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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 02:06 PM
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This is why President Mossadegh was overthrown in 1953.
He tried to privatize his Oil Industry.
Washington panicked. No more revenue!

So the CIA topples him and replaces him with the puppet known as the Shah who backed by the CIA tortures and imprisons tens of thousands of dissidents.

Fastfoward to 2003.. see any analogies here?

The Bush Admin basically couldn't stand having such an anti-Western, anti-Business individual sitting atop the world's second largest reserve of Oil, so they got rid of Saddam too.
The Republicans are neck-deep in the Oil Industry and make trillions a year from record high Oil Prices, their not about to sacrifice it their hegemony for anyone, especially Iran.

This entire "War on Terror" farce is motivated by pure greed and Imperialism. Nothing more.

Talk about History repeating...
The oil-addicts in the White House have Iran firmly in their sights and no lack of evidence is going to deter them.



posted on May, 9 2008 @ 02:35 PM
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Starred.

It's just another form of imperialism at the end of the day - the world should really be past that bullplop by now.

Guess not...



posted on May, 9 2008 @ 02:41 PM
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Big Oil knows this but you guys don't - well now you have no excuse for ignorance:

video.google.com...



posted on May, 9 2008 @ 03:49 PM
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Mossadegh was removed because he wanted sovereignty over his country's oil fields.

Saddam was removed because he had begun selling oil in Euros, thereby threatening dollar hegemony.

I think that Ahmedinejad will be removed for similar reasons. The oil bourse has started trading in euros and yen.

Expect more blood.



posted on May, 9 2008 @ 05:12 PM
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Yep, and soon.

these "leaders" seem to be the under the impression that everybody wants them to do these things.

And of course, that's why they get voted out.

They'll never be any different - just imperialists under another name.




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