This is why Bush and Cheney invaded. This is why they killed Saddam Hussein. It had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 or the freedom of the common Iraqi people, with the exception that the 9/11 false-flag operation was designed to allow them to do this: Steal the oil under the ground of the Iraqis. Of course, the collaborators will be well paid and will look the other way while the common people go wanting and suffer greater and greater pollution.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Global oil giants are preparing to return to Iraq after being chased out of the oil-rich country 36 years ago by the late dictator Saddam Hussein, reports said Thursday.
Shell, BP and ExxonMobil are all eagerly lining up to tap into the resources of the Middle Eastern nation with a deal due to be signed on June 30, the New York Times said quoting oil companies and a US diplomat.
"The deals ... will lay the foundation for the first commercial work for the major companies in Iraq since the American invasion, and open a new and potentially lucrative country for their operations," the Times said.
The agreements cover Kirkuk field (Shell), Rumaila (BP), Al-Zubair (ExxonMobil), West Qurna Phase I (Chevron and Total), Missan province development (Shell and BHP Billiton) and the Subba and Luhais fields (Anadarko, Vitol and the UAE's Dome), MEES said.
ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and BP or their predecessors all had stakes in the Iraq Petroleum Company, which held a monopoly on the country's oil resources from 1925 to 1961.