Tuesday, January 08, 2008

always a war for oil

The 2003 Iraq War was war over oil . At the time our greatly esteemed prime minister for a soundbite called such explanations a "conspiracy theory"

UN arms inspector Hans Blix admits oil was a motive .

On November 7, 2007, Hans Blix (former chief U.N. weapons inspector) explained: " One reason why they wanted in was that they felt they must leave Saudi Arabia. After the Gulf War in 1991, they left their troops in Saudi Arabia to protect pipelines. And when they felt they could no longer stay in Saudi Arabia, Iraq was the next best place because it was more secularized than Saudi Arabia and had the second biggest oil reserves in the region."

Back in April 2005 he said "I did not think so at first. But the US is incredibly dependent on oil...They wanted to secure oil in case competition on the world market becomes too hard."

Alan Greenspan , exchairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank was also a believer in this conspracy theory

"Whatever their publicized angst over Saddam Hussein's 'weapons of mass destruction,' American and British authorities were also concerned about violence in the area that harbors a resource indispensable for the functioning of the world economy. I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil...I thought the issue of weapons of mass destruction as the excuse was utterly beside the point.."

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