Saturday, March 19, 2005

Oily Oil's Invasion

We now know that there was no connection between Iraq and the 9/11 terrorist attack. Next, we also now know that Bush Jr and the neo-cons did not invade Iraq in error. They simply tried to cover up the real reason for invading Iraq by associating it with what was bothering most Americans: terrorism. The real reason, as you're tired of hearing by now, was of course Iraq's immense oil reserves. Yesterday's vote in the Senate to open a wilderness preserve in Alaska to oil drilling is part and parcel of this bigger picture. The neo-cons are afraid that the USA is losing oil, which will soon cause everything to grind to a halt.

Greg Palast, the U.S. investigative journalist who was exiled to England, has come out with a new article and video documentary. This is not hasty-shaky conspiracy speculation -- and both the BBC and Harper's Magazine are cooperating with Palast's report. This one is about how the neo-conservative imperialists who have taken over the White House and half of the Pentagon, not only planned the invasion of Iraq in order to take over their oil fields, but also that there was a major fight over two competing plans of exactly how to take over their oil fields.

"In fact there were two conflicting plans, setting off a hidden policy war between neo-conservatives at the Pentagon, on one side, versus a combination of "Big Oil" executives and US State Department "pragmatists".

"Big Oil" appears to have won. The latest plan, obtained by Newsnight from the US State Department was, we learned, drafted with the help of American oil industry consultants."

If you can't catch the documentary on TV, you can read the article here:


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