"Why Does the Bush Regime Want to Rule Iraq?"
By Paul Craig Roberts
The moral costs are perhaps the highest. All of the deaths, injuries, and economic costs to the U.S. and its victims are due entirely to lies told by the president and vice president of the U.S., by the secretary of defense, the national security adviser, the secretary of state, and, of course, by the media, including the "liberal" New York Times. All of these lies were uttered in behalf of an undeclared agenda. "Our" government has still not told "we the people" the real reasons "our" government invaded Afghanistan and Iraq.
Instead, the American sheeple have accepted a succession of transparent lies: weapons of mass destruction, al-Qaeda connections and complicity in the 9/11 attack, overthrowing a dictator and "bringing democracy" to Iraqis.
The great, moral American people would rather believe government lies than to acknowledge the government's crimes and to hold the government accountable.
Why does the Bush regime want to rule Iraq? Some speculate that it is a matter of "peak oil." Oil supplies are said to be declining even as demand for oil multiplies from developing countries such as China. According to this argument, the U.S. decided to seize Iraq to ensure its own oil supply.
This explanation is problematic. Most U.S. oil comes from Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela. The best way for the U.S. to ensure its oil supplies would be to protect the dollar's role as world reserve currency. Moreover, $3-5 trillion would have purchased a tremendous amount of oil. Prior to the U.S. invasions, the U.S. oil import bill was running less than $100 billion per year. Even in 2006 total U.S. imports from OPEC countries was $145 billion, and the U.S. trade deficit with OPEC totaled $106 billion. Three trillion dollars could have paid for U.S. oil imports for 30 years; $5 trillion could pay the U.S. oil bill for a half century had the Bush regime preserved a sound dollar.
The more likely explanation for the U.S. invasion of Iraq is the neoconservative Bush regime's commitment to the defense of Israeli territorial expansion. There is no such thing as a neoconservative who is not allied with Israel. Israel hopes to steal all of the West Bank and southern Lebanon for its territorial expansion. An American colonial regime in Iraq not only buttresses Israel from attack, but also can pressure Syria and Iran not to support the Palestinians and Lebanese. The Iraqi war is a war for Israeli territorial expansion. Americans are dying and bleeding to death financially for Israel. Bush's "war on terror" is a hoax that serves to cover U.S. intervention in the Middle East on behalf of "greater Israel."
I like to a point Paul Craig Roberts' hard work to get at the root causes of things. He's not a liberal or conservative or libertarian really. I do know he's holding back though. He never writes as a Christian even as he states many things that are consistent with real Christianity. Where does he part company, on what issues?
Well, to his article in particular. He's right that the American people are two-faced in general. Of course, that's what Jesus meant by hypocrisy. The people, again in general, are torn. That's just the way the rulers under the satanic spirit want it. Most are afraid to speak out.
As for Robert's view about Iraq and oil, he's forgetting that denying others that oil is critical to Empire. Sure, the money that has been borrowed and poured out could have purchased oil, but Iraq would have been sitting there as a prize for Russia or India or China.
Iraq, oil, and Israel are each factors in the worldly Empire that ebbs and flows in fits and starts all under the global plutocracy the top members of which control all the currencies of the world either directly or indirectly. They manufacture their money at both ends against the middle where the masses reside and actually pay (work) for it. All the masses need to do is decide to work for each other rather then the plutocrats.
It's always been that way. It's just a choice. They need to switch and stick it out and outlast the demons. That's it. Caving into selfishness is caving into the plutocrats. That's all. Rather than take everything they are paid and turn it back into the system, they simply need to invest outside the system in what will replace that system with what Jesus envisioned.
That's being a Christian and doing Christianity at the same time. There is no other Christian or Christianity. These are inextricable.
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