Bush’s surge spin and the desert reality maketh America mud in international eyes

President Bush’s Iraqi surge was always spin but now the media is swallowing it. Let’s realise that the US isn’t going to leave Iraq,because it and the West’s oil companies will own pretty much all the oil. To protect it they are leaving the cities and towns for superbases in the desert. The first is 100 k north of Bhagdad and it appears to have swimming pools, bowling allies and fast food outlets; oh yeah and a golf course.

They are following Colin Powell’s strategy of beating them in the desert. It’s very easy that way. Powell was a strategist bordering on genius. Now the Americans retreat to the desert and stay there to protect oil fields and pipelines and general infrastructure.

According to The London Review of Books there will be five superbases, each with 20,000 soldiers. In the desert there will be no suicide bombing because sand is not considered the enemy except by those who have been released out there without water.

How did this come about? I have explained this in an earlier post but essentially the US drafted oil legislation will give the West 80% of all the surveyed oil, which is 115 trillion barrels. Of the unsurveyed oil that speculation puts at over 300 trillion barrels the West gets 100%. Given that the war has cost only a trifle of that , an estimated $1 trillion, and oil is around $100 a barrel the economics is the logic for staying there with a dynamic new strategy.

The US may have lost the war in the cities but it won’t in the desert, but its name will be mud in every civilised country. Remember their war on terror involves rendition, torture, bribery, rape, blackmail and murder. Oh yes, and spontaneous killings, because their soldiers are, at the moment, run ragged with their patrol hours.

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