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    The Oil Factor Behind The War On Terror

    On the basis of these presuppositions, the film tries to seek a step taken in the name of US foreign policy from this point of view. It relies to the motives of the United States of 2000 to build new military bases in the Middle East for the sake of increase of their strategical power. It comes to conclusion that the best candidate to this was Iraq as the country with second biggest storages of oil and its military paralyzed by dozen years of bombing on a weekly basis. The possibility to potentially stop oil export from this country equals the political power in the region


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    Iraq is also one of the few countries that still contains light sweet crude oil, which is easier to refine and produces better yields. Most of the oil found around the world is heavy sour crude, which is much thicker, contains more sulfur and is harder to refine.

    I don't know how the claim can be made that Iraq's military was paralyzed in 2000 (while Bill Clinton was president) due to bombing on a weekly basis. No one was bombing Iraq since the first Gulf War. There was a gap between the wars when we were only using air strikes defensively when they aimed their weapons at our patrol aircraft.

    We never took any of the oil after the second Gulf War and we certainly do not control it today.

    One reason we were in Iraq may have been due to oil, but it was Dick Cheney's misguided belief that the way to establish peace in the Middle East was through the creation of a Democracy that was supposed to cascade through other dictatorial countries. That might have worked if the Middle East was not dominated by Muslim countries. The idea was to secure the flow of oil by creating Democracies that would no longer fight with each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    We never took any of the oil after the second Gulf War and we certainly do not control it today.
    The Exxon Mobil, Chevron to BP, Total, and Shell are still working there. The problem is that other high tech energies sources aren't exploited yet or the technologies are bought by these petroleum multi national corporations...Just imagine if the energy was free...

    Take a look at this dated from 2012:

    Western oil firms remain as US exits Iraq
    The end of the US military occupation does not mean Iraqis have full control of their oil.
    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/fea...134071641.html
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    Another source:
    FACTBOX-Iraq's oil exports, key oil facilities
    http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/iraq-security-exports-idINL5N0OY43720140617


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