21st century Oil Wars: 01- introduction

From Afghanistan to Iraq: Connecting the Dots with Oil

 

by Richard W. Behan, AlterNet. posted February 5, 2007.

http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/47489/

 

An in-depth look at the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the events leading up to them, and the players who made them possible

 

More stories by Richard W. Behan

 

 

In the Caspian Basin and beneath the deserts of Iraq, hundreds of billion barrels of oil are waiting to be pumped. Anyone controlling that much oil stands a good chance of breaking OPEC’s stranglehold overnight, and any nation seeking to dominate the world would have to go after it.

The long-held suspicions about George Bush’s wars are well-placed. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were not prompted by the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. They were not waged to spread democracy in the Middle East or enhance security at home. They were conceived and planned in secret long before September 11, 2001 and they were undertaken to control petroleum resources.

The “global war on terror” began as a fraud and a smokescreen and remains so today, a product of the Bush Administration’s deliberate and successful distortion of public perception. The fragmented accounts in the mainstream media reflect this warping of reality, but another more accurate version of recent history is available in contemporary books and the vast information pool of the Internet. When told start to finish, the story becomes clear, the dots easier to connect.

Both appalling and masterful, the lies that led us into war and keep us there today show the people of the Bush Administration to be devious, dangerous and far from stupid.

Posts that follow give an in-depth look at the oil wars, the events leading up to them, and the players who made them possible, or you could look up the AlterNet link:

http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/47489/

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