Friday, October 12, 2007

It's The Oil

by Jim Holt, a regular contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times

"Iraq is ‘unwinnable’, a ‘quagmire’, a ‘fiasco’: so goes the received opinion. But there is good reason to think that, from the Bush-Cheney perspective, it is none of these things. Indeed, the US may be ‘stuck’ precisely where Bush et al want it to be, which is why there is no ‘exit strategy’.
Iraq has 115 billion barrels of known oil reserves. That is more than five times the total in the United States. And, because of its long isolation, it is the least explored of the world’s oil-rich nations. A mere two thousand wells have been drilled across the entire country; in Texas alone there are a million. It has been estimated, by the Council on Foreign Relations, that Iraq may have a further 220 billion barrels of undiscovered oil; another study puts the figure at 300 billion. If these estimates are anywhere close to the mark, US forces are now sitting on one quarter of the world’s oil resources. The value of Iraqi oil, largely light crude with low production costs, would be of the order of $30 trillion at today’s prices. For purposes of comparison, the projected total cost of the US invasion/occupation is around $1 trillion."

I'm very glad to see that more and more people are beginning to see the light about what the overlords have really done. Rather than just chalk up the hideous barbarity of the invasion and occupation of Iraq to "mistakes" and gross ineptitude, it was a pre planned and much thought out operation of staggering and despicable evil.

It was drawn up and meticulously organized, probably just after the first Gulf Slaughter in 1991. All that needed to be done was to shock and awe the world in general and the american people with their 9/11 lollapalooza to create the necessary propaganda for invasion. The hardest part to overcome was the opposition in the lead up to instigate a war. They knew that once they were in they could breathe a sigh of relief as they put their other plans to work.

And it's hard to grasp mindsets of the scum who drew this shit up. Once Iraqi society was shattered the operation began and the exploiters poured in. Carefully organized looting began. Spook agencies set up shop. Virtually unlimited cash was brought in for bribes. Thousands of nationalists, professionals, leaders were targeted and murdered. Intense propaganda began to try to make it all as benign and palatable as possible for the rubes at home.

But the worst was yet to come. Everybody knew that Iraqi society was a fragile cobbling together of ethnic, religious and tribal groups. Divide and conquer always works and so the false flag experts went to work with their bombs. It's been a endless campaign to pit them at each others' throats, to seperate them and weaken them, to drive them mad by the sheer non stop bloodsoaked carnage and kill their spirits. The psychopaths wanted a dazed, frightened, sick society unable to rise up to stop the resource rape of their country.

The warmongers knew that brainwashed americans would never grasp the enormity of this crime which is why the ineptitude cover story worked so well. It wasn't all a mistake, it wasn't good intentions gone bad, it wasn't faulty intelligence and all the rest of that propaganda garbage that led to this nightmarish horror, it was design. All those excuses were meant to exculpate the perpetrators and by proxy, the american people.


Anonymous nick z. said...

The psychopaths wanted a dazed, frightened, sick society unable to rise up to stop the resource rape of their country.

Exactly right! But as long as the MSM pundits never admit this, then the dumbed-down public will never believe it.

13/10/07 10:42 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

I guess it's the biggest problem we face - how millions of otherwise decent individuals haven't the tools to recognize the real cancer.

And I can't help from feeling a root cause of this disconnect is fluoride in a majority of the nation's water supply. Most people have been lobotomized and they don't even know it.

13/10/07 11:48 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

No question Holt is right. The mission truly has been accomplished.And now we are beginning our "enduring relationship" with Iraq, where protecting US interests means protecting the international oil companies who will control 75% of Iraqi oil for the next 30 years, if the draft oil bill passes as written.

The Dems in Congress know this full well and even refer to it obliquely. We'll be in Iraq for decades - they know it and the Repbulicans know it.

13/10/07 1:50 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

No wonder enlistment is in the toilet, and recruiters resort to promising illegals their green cards and are expunging serious criminal records to get their warm body quotas.

13/10/07 4:45 PM  

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