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Thread #89766   Message #1704363
Posted By: Little Hawk
28-Mar-06 - 01:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?
Subject: RE: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?
There may be bigger stuff ahead than Iraq, Ron. The thing to do when a "victory" doesn't pan out is to seek a new and fresh victory somewhere else. This has long been a pattern of conquering empires. Watch for it.

There's oil out there that's not under American jurisdiction yet. There's a lot of it in Iran and South America. There's more oil in the Caspian, and plans to move it by pipeline through Afghanistan to the Indian Ocean.

Iraq is just one step on the way. It wasn't about WMDs. It wasn't about 911. It wasn't about Osama. It wasn't about democracy. It was about strategic regions, empire building, and oil....

Oh, and drugs. Let's not forget drugs. Afghanistan is now growing its poppy fields again, full scale. The international drug trade resumes...and the CIA is happy. Wall Street is happy. The World Bank is happy. Those crazy frikkin' Taliban had shut it all down...blasted religious fanatics! You can't depend on people like that to be sane and rational about business. There was a while there when just about the only drug production in Afghanistan was happening in the American-backed Northern Alliance-controlled sector. Well, happy days are here again, because all of Afghanistan is supplying the hard stuff to the world now. Yippee. Every major dealer in North America owes Bush a big thank you for that.