Motives of the Anglo-American Axis for its war upon Iraq

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On the brink of ’incalculable harm’
Opinion by Luis Teodoro, Vantage Point, ABS-CBN, Friday 31 January 2003. Good, old-fashioned capitalist greed. All that oil and all that natural gas still unexploited are a vast treasure trove no authentic freebooting US oil company can resist. The U.S., its citizens and its interests are everywhere, and cannot be guarded 24 hours. The threat to US interests and to its citizens is already global in scope, for which there is no defense.
Before the war
By Ignacio Ramonet, Le Monde diplomatique, February 2003. The world is still questioning the real reasons for this military intervention. Many people believe that the only reason for this war is oil. The new imperial arrogance of the US. A clique of extreme rightwing hawks surrounding President Bush are men drunk on power, who imagine that there is a military solution to every political, economic or social problem.
Impending War on Iraq/American Jihad
By George Bisharat, San Francisco Chronicle, Tursday 13 February 2003. In a sense, everything in U.S. Middle East policy for the last 50 years or more has been about oil. For that very reason, however, oil cannot explain a shift in policy toward war. Some new variable has entered the equation: the messianic vision of a small but influential group of strongly pro-Israeli hawks within the Bush administration.
The case against war: A conflict driven by the self-interest of America
By Robert Fisk, The Independent, 15 February 2003. The dark political agenda behind George Bush’s government; the sinister men around the President. Bush is now sending America’s poor to destroy a Muslim nation that has nothing at all to do with the crimes against humanity of 11 September. The men driving Bush to war are mostly former or still active pro-Israeli lobbyists.
Muscle bound, broke, and spoiling for a fight: He gave people hope that unemployment could be cured without concentration camps
By Chris Sanders, Research Associates, 3 March 2003. The firmness of global bond markets only makes sense if you think that the New World Order is going to be setting interest rates in order to mobilise capital for global war.
Cheney under fire over spoils of war
By Lauren Chambliss, New York, Evening Standard, 11 March 2003. The company once headed by Dick Cheney is set to be a big corporate winner in the event of a war with Iraq. Houston-based oil services company Halliburton has already received one contract and is also among a handful of big US firms invited to bid for a post-war rebuilding contract.
US to win a Pyrrhic victory
By B Raman, Asia Times, 19 March 2003. The American anger is because Saddam funded the acts of suicide terrorism against Israel and failed to grieve over the deaths of thousands of Americans and others on September 11, 2001.
Is Bush Taking Too Great a Gamble?
By Jean-Louis Santini, Agence France Presse, Al-Jazeerah, 20 March 2003. The White House is nonetheless taking a gamble that a quick war on Iraq will spur on the languishing US economy and boost President George W. Bush’s chances of re-election in 2004.
Ready for the Peace?
Editorial by Bob Herbert, The New York Times, 20 March 2003. Against the wishes of most of the world, we have plunged not just into war, but toward a peace that is potentially more problematic than the war itself. It’s not unpatriotic to say that there are billions of dollars to be made in Iraq and that the gold rush is already under way. It’s simply a matter of fact.