Friday, April 25, 2008

What The Iraq War Is About

The final several paragraphs in Paul Craig Roberts' article that some websites refused to print.

The Agenda Behind the Hoax

"Why does the Bush Regime want to rule Iraq? Some speculate that it is a matter of “peak oil.” Oil supplies are said to be declining even as demand for oil multiplies from developing countries such as China. According to this argument, the US decided to seize Iraq to insure its own oil supply.
This explanation is problematic. Most US oil comes from Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela. The best way for the US to insure its oil supplies would be to protect the dollar’s role as world reserve currency. Moreover, $3-5 trillion would have purchased a tremendous amount of oil. Prior to the US invasions, the US oil import bill was running less than $100 billion per year. Even in 2006 total US imports from OPEC countries was $145 billion, and the US trade deficit with OPEC totaled $106 billion. Three trillion dollars could have paid for US oil imports for 30 years; five trillion dollars could pay the US oil bill for a half century had the Bush Regime preserved a sound dollar.
The more likely explanation for the US invasion of Iraq is the neoconservative Bush Regime’s commitment to the defense of Israeli territorial expansion. There is no such thing as a neoconservative who is not allied with Israel. Israel hopes to steal all of the West Bank and southern Lebanon for its territorial expansion. An American colonial regime in Iraq not only buttresses Israel from attack, but also can pressure Syria and Iran from giving support to the Palestinians and Lebanese. The Iraqi war is a war for Israeli territorial expansion. Americans are dying and bleeding to death financially for Israel. Bush’s “war on terror” is a hoax that serves to cover US intervention in the Middle East in behalf of “greater Israel.”


Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration.

1 Comments:

Blogger Nina. Or is it Norman? said...

We've been watching an interesting interview on dvd with Eustace Mullins. He concludes the same thing.

Makes sense. In the process, Uncle Sam gets to guarantee more money for int'l big biz along the way with contracts for rebuilding, and permanent military bases. And Obama insists he would never build permanent bases over in Iraq. He doesn't have to. The job's already been done.

27/4/08 11:20 AM  

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