About a year or two into the Iraq war, the Washington Post ran a large article about a camp there. It stated "This is all about oil" and showed photos of the roads around the encampment: "Exxon Way", "Standard Oil Street" and other such deliberate ironies. I wonder if it could still be found in the Post's archives? The soldiers talked about their mission there, which was first and foremost to protect the oil. Dick Cheney's instructions, as the sabres were being rattled and before any soldiers left for Iraq, were that protecting the oil fields was the #1 priority.
The insanity of the Military Industrial complex is: where does it ultimately go? As some have intellectualised and obligatorily bemoaned...yet supported...war with Iran, they failed to see a bigger picture. We just got out of a 10 year elective war, supposedly for WMD's and a cruel dictator, but in reality, long enough to secure an oil pipeline to, among other things, Israel. And those posting with a sigh how sad-war-is-but-let's-send-troops have failed to remember even mainstream details of the history spanning the Iraq occupation. Lots of "1984" catch-phrases sure come to mind, but the war-bemoaners can't see them for the denial it requires to "doublethink".
My sincere applause to those who have the courage to post the above truths with conviction. It says a lot about your spirit.
Last edited by royster; 12-15-2011 at 04:35 AM.