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Proof—War on Iraq is for Oil

The Insider mailing list article, 13 February 2003

The US government officially decided that the war on Iraq was necessary six months before September 11th. The one and only reason for this was to improve Western access to Iraqi oil.

President Bush’s Cabinet agreed in April 2001 that ’Iraq remains a destabilising influence to the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East’ and because this is an unacceptable risk to the US ’military intervention’ is necessary.

The US government’s policy on Iraq can only be explained by the people behind it, because it was written by an elite group of wealthy oil men. The 9/11 attacks happened at a remarkably convenient time for these men, amid allegations that senior US intelligence personnel actively blocked work that could have prevented the terrorists. The records show that the US government began plotting the invasion of Iraq for oil a few months earlier than 11 September, and then manipulated public grief, fear and anger to justify their plan.

The men hired by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to advise the US government on strategic energy policy were: James Baker, former US Secretary of State under George Bush Snr; Kenneth Lay, disgraced former Chief Executive of Enron, the US energy giant bankrupted by a massive accounts fraud; Luis Giusti, a Director of Shell; John Manzoni, regional president of British Petroleum; and David O’Reilly, Chief Executive of ChevronTexaco.

Bush himself has close connections with the oil industry and is a former owner of the US oil company Spectrum, and Cheney is a former chief executive of the Texas oil firm Halliburton.

The value of oil shares involved is truly astronomical.


Sunday Herald newspaper (UK), 6 October 2002.
[ http://www.sundayherald.com/print28285 ]

Council on Foreign Relations (USA), Strategic Energy Policy Challenges for the 21st Century, April 2001.
[ http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/clientpr/cfr/strategic_energy_policy.htm]

[ http://www.rice.edu/projects/baker/Pubs/workingpapers/cfrbipp_energy/energytf.htm ]

[ http://www.cfr.org/publication.php?id=3942 ]