Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

Bush’s surge spin and the desert reality maketh America mud in international eyes
March 1, 2008

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.

America -with desert super bases – is to stay in Iraq forever, and the mainstream media didn’t tell you
December 22, 2007

For so long I tried to make a link between the US not wanting to sign up for cutting emissions and their reliance on oil. I could never make it, until now. Jim Holt in The London Review of Books (October) has helped me. He has shown readers that the United States feel they can rely on oil longer than any other country, and so establish continuing industrial dominance (you wondered why Bush was so arrogant didn’t you?) They can do this because Iraq has 115 billion barrels of known oil reserves, five times the total of the United States. According to experts there may also be another 300 billion barrels of undiscovered oil. In Iraq there has only been two thousand oil wells drilled but in Texas they have over a million. See the potential there? Well if you don’t, according to Jim Holt, the US forces are sitting on one quarter of the world’s oil resources.

Who will finally get this oil? In the draft bill, prepared by the US for the Iraqi Congress, Iraq will cede nearly all this oil to Western companies for the next thirty years. The Iraq oil company will retain seventeen of the present eighty oil fields. The undiscovered oil fields will all go to the western companies.

Now, you might ask, how will they be protected? Is the US simply behaving in the manner of a boastful pretender. Are they, by enforcing their authority on a country that appears to be thrashing them, simply attempting to impress the rest of the planet?

No, the US is serious, and to this end are building five super bases in the deserts of Iraq, each super base capable of holding twenty thousand men. The bases are well along and far from the urban terrorists. These men will control and protect all the oil infrastructure. America is to stay in Iraq forever. And remember the mainstream media hasn’t told you.