posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 12:24 AM
The war in Iraq is deceptive.
The US originally planned to use Saddam as a big stick against the other OPEC gulf countries. That was why the US pulled out without attacking Baghdad
or unseating Saddam during the first gulf war. You do what the US wants or we will let Saddam invade you, do as we (US) say and we will protect you
This all worked fine until Saddam went to the UN and requested that Iraq be paid in euros instead of US dollars for the food for oil deal. This
infuriated the US because it set a precedent that other OPEC countries might follow. So Saddam had to be punished in a very visible way as a warning
to other OPEC countries against doing exactly the same thing.
It is also why none of the European countries except Spain backed the US when it originally went to the UN over the Iraq "problem". There obviously
never were any WMD, it was all about maintaining US dollars for oil.
For over a year now, OPEC is pricing its oil in euros but accepting payment in US dollars. The rest of the world is not seeing the same rapid increase
in oil prices that the US is seeing. What is happening is the US dollar has dropped 30% against many other currencies, and oil has gone up 30% in US
So oil is still fairly cheap around the world, but getting pretty expensive within the US. Expect to see $50.00 oil before the end of the year.
The oil producing Muslim countries will be quite happy to back and sponsor a continuing war of attrition in Iraq, so there will be people and
equipment flowing in from surrounding countries backed by oil rich OPEC governments. The religious jihad is only part of it.
The Muslim world are determined to break the US financially, and they can do it. Choosing the world trade centre was not by accident. The commodities
exchange and stock exchange was what was in those twin trade towers.
All those dead were the cream of the stock broking and commodity trading world in that region.
Back to Iraq. The US obviously has no real objective or exit strategy planned. It cannot just withdraw without huge loss of face, so this is going to
go on and on for a very long time at enormous cost.
American lives are being sacrificed to prop up the US dollar and keep gasoline prices low in the US. That is all there is to it.
As the US dollar continues to fall, and interest rates continue to drop, foreign investment will flee the US. There is going to be a stock-market
crash of epic proportions, and the US is going to go down the tube, followed by the rest of the western world. The middle eastern countries will
really enjoy seeing the poor arrogant white trash reduced to absolute poverty.
We will be, and there is nothing we can do.