Skip to comments.Fake Withdrawal? 'US won't leave Iraq oil to Iran'
Posted on 12/18/2011 9:14:30 AM PST by Nachum
Despite the US's declared withdrawal of its military personnel and contractors out of Iraq, Washington has prepared to control the country's rich oil reserves in any case, shared Ranjit Singh Kalha, former India's ambassador to Iraq in the 1990s. Having spent $3 trillion in Iraq, a country with harsh weather conditions (+50 C most of the time) and absolutely nothing valuable but oil reserves, the Americans simply cannot give up the plentiful and very high quality oil they went there for. "It takes $1.50 to take out this oil that's just below the surface. Anybody who has access to this oil can be a game changer -- as far as the politics of oil is concerned," Ranjit Singh Kalha concluded. The problem Americans encountered in Iraq is that once given "some symbols" of democracy, the Iraqi voted for a Shia-led government. The headache is that the Shia traditionally have close links with Iran, the core territory of this affiliation.
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Russia Today is mostly propaganda, but the video brings up some good points.
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As if CNN/NBC/CBS/MSNBC, et. al. aren't?
Mostly propaganda indeed. Russia and their buddy China are who have the Iraq oil contracts.
I was under the impression that U.S. oil companies didn’t get any of that Iraqi oil. I think the biggest player is China, followed by France.
I found a recent article in the NYTimes, which tries to say that the U.S. is the big beneficiary. But evidently Russia, China, and Europe are getting almost all the oil. Halliburton and a few American companies are doing some of the work on site, drilling and pumping.
No doubt the NYTimes is eager to keep pushing the “No blood for oil” mantra, so if anything they probably exaggerate U.S. interests. And Russia Today may be underplaying Russia’s involvement.
I won’t waste my time on any comments, other then to state the obvious. POTUS Barack Hussein Obama has, with his own design and destructive plans to destroy the American nation, has handed Iraq over to Iran In fact, that statement can be expanded to: POTUS Barack Hussein Obama has handed the entire Middle East & North Africa to his brethren in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the love of his heart, The Muslim Brotherhood. End of story!!! Yes, Americans, the truth sometimes hurts, but....the truth is still the truth!!!
Oh yes. We are sucking out as much oil as we can. It was our blood and treasure that kept the oil wells in our hands. If Obama gives that away, he won’t survive in office for a month.
US won’t leave Iraqi oil to Iran,
nor Canadian oil to China...
Yeah. that would be as stupid and career limiting as promising to veto any bill that funds the Keystone XL pipeline.
Hey, the Obama Administration already has secured Iraqi oil. Obama looked the other way when the Iraqi oil agency granted most oil rights in Iraq to companies run or controlled by Red China. The US won’t get much oil from the new Iraq. We better approve that Keystone pipeline or we won’t even get oil from good neighbor Canada.
Thanks for posting this vid. It does bring up some interesting points.
With or without RT’s perspective or this envoy’s perspective, surely no one believes that we are absolutely withdrawing from Iraq.