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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:07 AM

Greg Palast UNCOVERS: How Bush won the war in Iraq - really! (Worse Than "Blood for Oil" Far Worse)

How Bush won the war in Iraq - really!
By Greg Palast for Vice Magazine

If you thought it was "Blood for Oil"--you're wrong. It was far, far worse.

Because it was marked "confidential" on each page, the oil industry stooge couldn't believe the US State Department had given me a complete copy of their secret plans for the oil fields of Iraq. Actually, the State Department had done no such thing. But my line of bullshit had been so well-practiced and the set-up on my mark had so thoroughly established my fake identity, that I almost began to believe my own lies.I closed in. I said I wanted to make sure she and I were working from the same State Department draft. Could she tell me the official name, date and number of pages? She did.


Conspiracy nuts think George Bush, from the moment he took office, had a secret plan to control Iraq’s oil. They’re wrong. Bush had TWO plans. Here they are. One crafted by neo-conservatives at the Pentagon, another by the State Department and Big Oil. This is the history of the secret cold war between these two power elites that drove the hot war on the Tigreso.


Larger Poster: http://www.gregpalast.com/bffdownload/IraqOilSecretHistoryGP.pdf
This pic needs to go viral - everything we have known and worse in one astounding jpg.
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But the truth in the confidential Options for Iraqi Oil Industry was worse than "Blood for Oil". Much, much worse.

The key was in the flow chart on page 15, Iraq Oil Regime Timeline & Scenario Analysis:

"...A single state-owned company ...enhances a government's relationship with OPEC."

Let me explain why these words rocked my casbah.............


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WOW check this out for sure folks and help me fill in the gaps, please:
http://www.gregpalast.com/how-george-bush-won-the-war-in-iraq-really/#more-7963
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-iraqi-war-wasnt-waged-for-oil-greg-palast

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Reply Greg Palast UNCOVERS: How Bush won the war in Iraq - really! (Worse Than "Blood for Oil" Far Worse) (Original post)
kpete Mar 2013 OP
haikugal Mar 2013 #1
LiberalLoner Mar 2013 #2
Turbineguy Mar 2013 #24
progressoid Mar 2013 #3
blackspade Mar 2013 #4
pansypoo53219 Mar 2013 #5
Mnpaul Mar 2013 #9
Why Syzygy Mar 2013 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #7
WillyT Mar 2013 #8
tnlurker Mar 2013 #10
icarusxat Mar 2013 #11
annabanana Mar 2013 #14
loudsue Mar 2013 #25
Egalitarian Thug Mar 2013 #12
idwiyo Mar 2013 #13
Demeter Mar 2013 #15
burrowowl Mar 2013 #16
snot Mar 2013 #17
Volaris Mar 2013 #18
loudsue Mar 2013 #26
BREMPRO Mar 2013 #19
rhett o rick Mar 2013 #20
xtraxritical Mar 2013 #21
rhett o rick Mar 2013 #27
xtraxritical Mar 2013 #31
rhett o rick Mar 2013 #33
lexw Mar 2013 #22
johnsolaris Mar 2013 #23
loudsue Mar 2013 #28
wilsonbooks Mar 2013 #29
Old and In the Way Mar 2013 #30
wildbilln864 Mar 2013 #32

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:24 AM

1. Wow..this is front page material...kick and recommend!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:42 AM

2. I wonder if Saddam's threats to not sell the oil for dollars but instead

Other currencies, threatening the dollar as the reserve currency, had anything to do with it?

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:27 AM

24. Saddam changing currencies was the closest thing

to a legitimate reason there was, but maybe Cheney and the Boys figured the idea would not sell to the American public as well as lies.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:02 PM

3. We give Bush too much credit.

The whole thing was/is a clusterfuck.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. K&R!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:26 PM

5. THIS is why cheeney thinks iWaq wasn't a mistake.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:09 PM

9. Of course he doesn't think it was a mistake

He had over 2 million shares of Halliburton stock and the price was falling rapidly before we invaded Iraq due to his incompetence as CEO of Halliburton.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:32 PM

6. . place holder

I want to take my time with the source site and come back later to read more replies

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:44 PM

7. Kickarino.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:09 PM

8. K & R !!!

 


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:09 PM

10. Wow

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:22 PM

11. The biggest threat

to the republican power structure appears to be a shift to renewable energy. Most of their monetary support flows from the control of how and where the world's energy is produced.

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Response to icarusxat (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:00 PM

14. power is power..n/t

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Response to icarusxat (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:50 AM

25. Very good point, icarusxat. Renewable energy doesn't get the political $$ that drill baby drill

gets. This is why the Koch brothers.....ass deep in oil.....are doing EVERYTHING they can to buy the US congress & senate, and why they're taking each and every state that has oil/gas in the ground, one at a time (like North Carolina, Arkansas) and making them red states. That way the legislatures will allow fracking and offshore drilling (NC).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 03:20 PM

12. K&R for reading later. n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 04:09 PM

13. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:45 PM

15. Yep. One Corporate Oil Entity: named China, Inc.

 

That worked out so well for the West....didn't it.

Just read the whole thing...Blood for NO Oil.

I am speechless.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:43 PM

16. K&R!!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:52 PM

17. So was Saddam threatening the one thing guaranteed to unite conservatives against him –

was he about to privatize the oil business, but withOUT giving it to Western Big Oil cos.?

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Response to snot (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:37 PM

18. Sort of. There's more, read the source link (its a fast read, no worries),

and the only thing I can say is

FUCK. And they did this in OUR NAME. Not for our desire for in-expensive product, but in order to keep oil PRICES HIGH.

This was about avarice, pure and simple.

Just read the article. If this is sourced properly, I expect this to show up on Rachel's show sometime in the next 2 weeks. (Yeah, it's THAT for real).

See, if we all lived in MY version of the World, the White House Press Corps would do NOTHING but hammer the Administration (and Congress) about this and ONLY this until somebody got arrested. This should be mailed to every republican we all know, just to let them see that "No, fuckhead, it was NOT about WMD, it was NOT about "liberation" it was about GREED. Defend it NOW, assholes."

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Response to Volaris (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:59 AM

26. I hope like hell Rachel DOES pick this up. If GE will ALLOW it.

And, yes, it needs to get into the hands of every single person in the world. There needs to be MAJOR jail time for Cheney and James Baker.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:25 PM

19. Result of this self serving conspiracy in direct OPPOSITION to the interests of the American people

was more profits for oil companies by throttling access to oil on the market AND more profits for Haliburton (cheney) with the military and rebuilding contracts, and .. brilliant, sinister, traitorous, disgusting!

can we arrest Bush and Cheney now?


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 01:15 AM

20. Give George Bush the DimSon no credit. He was a hapless tool.

 

This just proves once again that the masses have no recourse. These crooks do these things with impunity.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 02:16 AM

21. Hapless tool my ass his family fortune was all oil related.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:12 AM

27. That doesnt change what I said. I didnt say his family didnt prosper, I am saying

 

that the DimSon couldnt plan farther than his next drink. He was used by his "family" and Cheney. He is still responsible, just not smart enough to actually do anything but sit in the board room and crack jokes.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:12 PM

31. Ok whatever you think, happy easter too.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 04:24 PM

33. Happy to Easter to you too.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 04:06 AM

22. I look forward to the day when Bush and Cheney become aspiring zombies. They are disgusting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 04:27 AM

23. Bush the First

Hi,

It is a known fact that when the Bush the first drilled his First overseas oil well, It was in Kuwait. He & the Emir of Kuwait were old Drinking buddies from his oil days there in Kuwait. It is all connected.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:19 AM

28. Kuddos of the highest order to Greg Palast. He could get assassinated for this.

I hope he doesn't get on any small planes. Hell. They'd blow up a jetliner to get him for this. I hope he doesn't get on ANY airplanes.

This makes me sick by orders of magnitude. Cindy Sheehan comes to mind. The parents of Pat Tillman. ALL the DUer parents and spouses who lost loved ones. Those of us who have family members sent to Iraq, and who came back an entirely different person than the one who went over there.

The neocons and war mongers and oil companies are despicable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:01 AM

29. Am I the only one who finds this story

implausible? I don't mean that there wasn't a secret plan for Iraq oil, which I am sure there was, but that the State Department would turn it over to Palast without a fight or legal challenge. I don't put much faith in Palast as a reporter.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:17 AM

30. Cheney, Rummy, Bush, and Wolf should be tried at the Hague as war criminals.

5000 Americans were killed to enhance the bottom lines of Haliburton and Big Oil. The $2TT spent on these wars could have have been invested in making our country energy independent from foreign oil...it was a gross sellout by traitors who put their profits before the good of this country.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:35 PM

32. k & friggin r! nt

 

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