Friday, October 21, 2011

Blood for Oil

President Obama will announce today that the United States is pulling all its troop from Iraq by the end of the year.

According to a White House official, “this deal was cut by the Bush administration, the agreement was always that at end of the year we would leave, but the Iraqis wanted additional troops to stay. We said here are the conditions, including immunities. But the Iraqis because of a variety of reasons wanted the troops and didn’t want to give immunity.

“So that’s it. Now our troops go to zero,” the official added. “We will have a very robust diplomatic presence. But it will be a normal diplomatic presence like we have in many countries.

“This country also wants to have its independence. They’re producing 2 ½ billion barrels of oil a day. They just paid something like $1.6 billion for something like 20 F-16s. They have a deal now with GE. By the end of next summer they will surpass Iran in oil production. They could surpass Saudi Arabia in a few years. This will impact the whole equilibrium in the Middle East.

“We want to have a new relationship with this country.”

At approximately 11:30am today, President Obama convened a secure video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to talk with him about this news, a source said.

That's what it's always been about. Thousands of Americans, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died so that we can have cheap gas.

But, you know.. the financial cost of the war will soak up most of the benefits from an increased oil supply driving down prices.

I feel rather badly for all the soldiers that deployed to Iraq, thinking there was some noble purpose behind it. There never was. There was only enriching the defense industries and opening up more oil availability.

Oh.. and Qaddaffyduck is dead. Libya has oil also. Of course, the war was illegal from the outset, Obama has made sure that the President has no checks on waging war or assassinating American citizens.. even if the collateral murder extends to 16 year old boys.

Pretty amazing shit.. that's fucked up and bullshit.

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