Comments on: Iraq: was it all about the oil? http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tom ronec http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-401 Sat, 05 Jul 2008 20:14:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-401 Be Prepared! The Us Economy will go down the tubes if Oil hits $200.00 a Barrell. IF Gas hits $10.00 Plus a gallon in the US ….we are all in Trouble. Food, Gas and any other service you can think of will go up as well! And,Crime rate will increase dramanically!
OPEC doesnt want to do anything about the situation but count their $$ they are getting.
Who in the world wants to help their fellow countrymen??
Its a Sorry situation we are in at this time. Feel sorry for our GrandKids and how will they ever afford to go to College!

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By: Jason http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-381 Wed, 02 Jul 2008 19:51:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-381 I believe Lindsey Williams is dead on. The invasion of Iraq and it’s reasoning goes far beyond just Bush, Cheney and oil.

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By: Dog http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-371 Wed, 02 Jul 2008 06:14:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-371 This War is not any different than any other War. It is not over oil. It is over Money and Power. Stop your complaining.

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By: Susan http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-369 Wed, 02 Jul 2008 00:07:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-369 Was it all about the oil?

YES.

(Another edition of simple answers to simple questions.)

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By: samg http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-364 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 18:29:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-364 no it’s not all about oil. it’s only partly about oil. it’s also about turning iraq into a client state from which the u.s. can base its troops and exert its diplomatic, political and military power throughout the middle east. and with the current oil bids being let by iraq’s oil ministry (with the papers drawn up by u.s. lawyers), and with iraq continuing to negotiate special status for u.s. troops and contractors for time immemorial and with the biggest U.S. embassy in the world in baghdad, bush is proceeding right on schedule. you think imperialism went out with WWII or suez? look again, look at poor little iraq.

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By: David Cossa http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-363 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 18:19:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-363 So is Lindsey Williams right or not about the World Bank’s role in all of this or is he just a paranoid kook?

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By: Franklin E Schroeter http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-362 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 17:48:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-362 It’s been about the oil since oilmen Busn and Cheney took office Jan 20, 2001. It just took longer than they had hoped (per the recent report, no planning was involved) Now the amoral among us can argue if the additional supply was worth kicking 5 million Iraqis out of their homes, killing another million, slaughtering 4000 plus American, British, etc soldiers, and wasting a trillion going on two, dollars.
Have a nice day.

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By: loron http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-359 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 16:03:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-359 When an American M1-A1 Abrahms tank is equipped with a jet engine and gets less than two miles per gallon you know people in the Pentagon get a little nervous as we pass Peak Oil. Loron ,New Paltz, NY.

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By: danr http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-358 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 15:57:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-358 This illegal war was fought for three reasons, all of which have become obvious for anyone who cares to look.

1) An potential enemy of Israel was eliminated without a dime of Israeli money being spent thanks to the generosity and stupidity of Americans.

2) Bush got to act out his evangelical dream of creating a Christian friendly state in the heart of Islam.

3) Oil got all the major energy and Wall streat onboard.

All three groups will quickly learn that illegal violence gets you nothing in the longterm. I knew the WMD argument was a smokescreen from day one but was powerless to have my voice heard. It would be obvious if we cared enough to truly investigate.

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By: William http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/comment-page-1/#comment-357 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 15:38:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/06/30/iraq-was-it-all-about-the-oil/#comment-357 Iraq was all about oil and the US need to keep the “war industry” producing profits and providing employment for Americans. With the US dollar dropping relative to the Euro, the economy sagging and a mentality of unbridled consumption of energy in the USA, Iraq may be the tip of the iceberg with Venezuela soon to follow (after Iran).

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