The United States invaded Iraq (which interestingly was then one of six nations left in the world who didn’t have a Rothschild controlled central bank), based on the false agenda that Iraq needed to be disarmed of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s). The former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the highest ranking military officer in the United States – said that the Iraq war was “based on a series of lies”.
Many high-ranking military officials, top Republican leaders and key architects of the Iraq war said that the war was really about oil. And yet the American people haven’t seen any benefit … top oil economists have said that the Iraq war substantially raised the price of oil.
Scott Ritter, was the United Nations’ top weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. Before working for the UN he served as an officer in the US marines and as a ballistic missile adviser to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf war. He is author of a book titled “Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein.” The book details how the CIA manipulated and sabotaged the work of UN departments to achieve the foreign policy agenda of the United States in the Middle East. In an interview four years before the invasion of Iraq, Scott Ritter, chief UN weapons inspector in that nation, affirmed Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction:
Indeed, the American government planned the Iraq war long before 9/11. Former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill – who sat on the National Security Council – also says that Bush planned the Iraq war before 9/11. Top British officials say that the U.S. discussed Iraq regime change even before Bush took office. In 2000, Cheney said a Bush administration might “have to take military action to forcibly remove Saddam from power.” And see this and this. Indeed, neoconservatives planned regime change in Iraq 20 years ago.
National security experts – including both hawks and doves – agree that waging war against Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries has weakened America’s national security and increased terrorism risks. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.
In fact, there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq until the U.S. invaded in 2003:
And Western governments want regime change in Syria because of gas:
Here are some additional graphics courtesy of Adam Curry:
Syria’s central role in the Arab gas pipeline is … a key to why it is now being targeted.
Just as the Taliban was scheduled for removal after they demanded too much in return for the Unocal pipeline, Syria’s Assad is being targeted because he is not a reliable “player”.
Specifically, Turkey, Israel and their ally the U.S. want an assured flow of gas through Syria, and don’t want a Syrian regime which is not unquestionably loyal to those 3 countries to stand in the way of the pipeline … or which demands too big a cut of the profits.
A deal has also been inked to run a natural gas pipeline from Iran’s giant South Pars field through Iraq and Syria (with a possible extension to Lebanon).
And a deal to run petroleum from Iraq’s Kirkuk oil field to the Syrian port of Banias has also been approved:
Turkey and Israel would be cut out of these competing pipelines.
No wonder Turkey and Israel both launched military strikes against Syria.
And the monarchies in Qatar and Saudi Arabia would also benefit as competitors in the gas market if Syria’s regime is taken out … so they backed the “rebels” as well.
And the U.S. considered imposing a no-fly zone over Syria during the Obama presidency … which was also the opening move in the wars against Iraq and Libya, and Hillary Clinton also had this globalist no-fly zone planned for her presidency.
Bush launched the Iraq war under false pretenses … similarly, the war in Syria was really being launched by Obama and natural gas players in the region who want to cut Syria and Russia out of the game.
Official inquiries declared that the WMD claims resulted from “intelligence failures”—not conscious lies to justify an illegal war. Not a single political or military figure responsible for the war of aggression, which resulted in the deaths of over one million Iraqis, has been held accountable.
The shift in advice by the ONA—a body that reports directly to the prime minister’s office—was bound up with the real motive for Australia’s involvement in the war, which Howard openly raised at the conclusion of his speech last week. He told the Lowy Institute: “[A] powerful element in our decision to join the Americans was, of course, the depth and character of our relationship with the US…. In my view, the circumstances we recall tonight necessitated a 100 percent ally.”
In other words, the rhetoric over WMDs was the propaganda screen behind which the mercenary decision was made to participate in a war of aggression because of the US-UK-Australia military alliance and to ensure ongoing US backing for Australian imperialist interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The cover up for Howard’s government by the parliamentary committee stemmed from the agreement with this perspective by the entire political establishment, above all the Labor Party (see: “Howard government exonerated despite proof of lies”). (From wsws.org)
The myth of oil scarcity has allowed four giant corporations–ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron–along with a handful of Wall Street and London banks to control the world’s most important energy commodity, oil. The myth originated in the 1950’s from a geologist at Shell, and was revived by the big oil giants in 2003 in time for the US bombing of Iraq.
The reality is quite different from claims of Peak Oil. Truth is that the world is running into oil, not running out of oil. Huge new oil and gas fields are being discovered from the eastern Mediterranean to the coast of Brazil, from East Africa to Iran and Iraq, from Norway to the Caribbean.
F. William Engdahl discusses little-known details of wars and manipulations designed over the past half century or more– wars in Africa, the mis-named Arab Spring, Iraq, Afghanistan, all to maintain a lock-grip control of the world’s known oilfields. The myth of scarcity has been a pillar of their power and in fact of the power-projection of the United States as sole superpower.
The book details revolutionary new scientific work developed in Cold War secrecy in the Soviet Union which proved that oil originates not from dinosaur detritus or fossilized algae as western geology mythology maintains. The Soviet scientists showed that oil and gas have deep Earth origins some 200 km below. Like volcanoes, hydrocarbons are forced upwards until they typically are “trapped” in reservoir rock formations. The Russian work has been the target of a concerted campaign to discredit the theory. Little wonder. Were its implications understood widely, oil and gas would be considered as virtually a renewable energy and our energy crises and wars a thing of the past. As Henry Kissinger said, “If you control the oil you control entire nations.” The converse is also true–If oil cannot be controlled the controlling powers lose their control over other nations and the wars that go with it. This book is an eye-opener to comprehend the endless wars of the past decades. [lightbox full=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKfOcN0EScU”]Watch William Engdahl Video Here[/lightbox]
In Crude Politics, Paul Sperry presents alarming evidence that the Bush administration diplomats resumed talks with Pakistani officials over gas and oil pipelines in Afghanistan while the United States was still reeling from the horror of September 11, 2001.
Paul Sperry contends that, true to America’s energy-based foreign policy of the last half-century, the Bush administration seized the opportunity to use the attacks as reason to oust the Taliban-the major obstacle blocking plans for the precious pipelines linking Caspian reserves to hot Asian markets. With journalistic integrity and painstaking research, Sperry will enlighten readers on:
- How commercial gain within the current oil-friendly administration has undermined our nation’s war on terror.
- How our safety has been jeopardized because of an overriding effort to charge ahead with a new “Silk Road” through Afghanistan, making the capture of Osama bin Laden a secondary concern.
- The nature of war and the politics behind the major decisions being made in the current administration, including those regarding Iraq and other “axis of evil” countries.
- Crude Politics also pulls back the veil on Bush’s behind-scenes operator for regime change in both Afghanistan and Iraq — former energy consultant Zal Khalilzad.
Asserting that the desire to control the Persian Gulf s oil supply sent the United States to war against Iraq in both 1991 and 2003, this work develops a nuanced argument around that claim. It explains how the Persian Gulf came under the control of a system or a cartel a coercive arrangement designed to ensure benefits to members and deny them to outsiders. The evolution of the oil system in the United States from its roots in Pennsylvania entrepreneurs to the Texas wildcatters is traced through the dominance of the oil barons in the Standard Oil era. Further, each United States conflict in Central Asia is analyzed, and the central role of oil in those conflicts is revealed. A new introduction and postscript address the motivations behind the most recent war in Iraq.