Oil production sharing agreements should be more aptly called "How we stole the Iraqi's oil and used our military to do it". The push to pass production sharing agreements through the Iraqi parliament has hit numerous bumps in the road. The Iraqi parliament, which is nothing more than part of the puppet government set up by Bush and other global elitists, refused to pass the new oil laws necessary to allow up to 60% of Iraqi oil production to be owned by non-Iraqi entities. That would be Exxon/Mobil, BP and Dutch Shell to you and me.
If you think or believe that the current oil prices have anything to do with whether or not we are sinking wells in the Gulf of Mexico, in ANWAR, or anywhere else on or around this continent, you probably shouldn't be reading this article. The current oil prices are directly tied to your willingness to continue to slaughter the people of a country whose economy is based on oil and which nationalizes its production rather than allowing a few greedy globalist elites to rape and plunder this national asset. The higher they crank up the price per gallon, the more willing we are to kill people "over there" rather than control corporations "over here".
When the Iraqi parliament refused in 2007 to pass new laws to benefit the above mentioned global parasites, the Bush regime went into high gear propaganda mode. Supposedly, attacks by insurgents were way up and now we had to increase troop levels to protect our soldiers (and for other purposes). Seems to me, if troop safety was ever a concern, they wouldn't have been half way around the world fighting a pre-emptive war against a non-threatening country to gain access to their oil.
I don't believe in coincidences and I don't believe it's coincidental that the failure to pass the long coveted agreements coincided with the troop surge which precipitated even more death and destruction in Iraq. Neither do I believe that insurgent attacks were any more prevalent than at any other time. The troop surge was nothing less than a signal to the puppet Iraqi government that there was nothing we would not do, no weapon we wouldn't use, no bomb we wouldn't drop, and no one we wouldn't torture into submission to get those agreements passed. And now that the agreements look like they will become a reality? Why! The insurgent attacks have dropped so much that it looks like some of our troops can begin coming home. Go figure.
This is where I say "I told you so!" Two years ago I wrote about this very issue and stated that until these agreements were passed to benefit the oil cartels, there would be no withdrawal, no end to the occupation and no end in sight to this war. What is a nation like ours, whose economy is 45% dependent upon the war industry to do?
It seems that one of our diplomats reported to British newspapers that Israel has been put on "amber alert", standby, with instructions to ready itself to attack Iran. See, we aren't going to attack them......Israel is; Israel that has been armed with more than 200 nuclear warheads in violation of the non-proliferation treaty. Armed with weapons we have supplied them, manufactured and developed by our arms industry. Israel that has been performing training exercises over Iran regularly for at least two years in an attempt to provoke them into war. Supposedly we aren't going to send any of our military to assist them. Just more weapons and be there as a back up.
In my opinion, the Israeli people suffer from the same corruption of government as we do. The Israeli government and those behind the scenes in Israel, who pull the strings, no more represent the Israeli people than Bush and Cheney represent America. Neither government views its people as anything more than fodder for the cannons. And neither government represents anyone other than a collection of obscenely wealthy multinationals who believe that we are all dispensable as long as they get what they desire. And this international cabal of evil is now set to raze yet another mid-eastern country with the sole intent of seizing its assets and controlling the world's oil supply. So what if a few million Iranians die?
This does seem to be a matter of "when they do it, we call it terrorism, when we do it we call justified". America has lost any semblance of being a just or civil society. We have been exposed to the world as corrupt, greedy, inhumane, unjust and murderous. Rather than being an example to the world of what is right, of how good things can be when a democracy thrives, we have become the standard bearer for corruption and aggression. It's no wonder the rest of the world now views us as the biggest threat to peace.
More than this, we have been exposed as a country so dumbed down, so paralyzed with stupidity, we willingly tolerate a government that is actively working to take away our own democracy, our own freedoms while we sit idly by in our stupor.
This, as the Bush administration fabricates another phony threat with yet another country in another war for oil.
© 2008, Marti Oakley