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The reason for war

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oil giants are poised to move into Basra

Western oil giants are poised to enter southern Iraq to tap the country's vast reserves, despite the ongoing threat of violence, according to Gordon Brown's business emissary to the country. Michael Wareing, who heads the new Basra Development Commission, acknowledged that there would be concerns among Iraqis about multinationals exploiting natural resources.
Wareing declined to name names but it is thought that Shell, Exxon Mobil and dozens of others are watching closely. The role of American corporations in Iraq has been hugely sensitive since the US-led invasion in 2003, which some critics said was motivated by the Gulf state's oil wealth.
No crap? It doesn't take a rocket scientist or an oil engineer to figure out that oil was the reason for war. As the world deals with Peak Oil, so many have said that this would happen.

You know that oil was the motivator. It's the only reason that W did not give. He used every other gimmick - throw out an evil dictator, Weapons of Mass Destruction, bring liberty and freedom, stopping the next 9/11...

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