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Western Wars Are for Oil?


Five months before the March 2003 invasion, Baroness Symons, then the Trade Minister, told BP that the Government believed British energy firms should be given a share of Iraq's enormous oil and gas reserves as a reward for Tony Blair's military commitment to US plans for regime change. The papers show that Lady Symons agreed to lobby the Bush administration on BP's behalf because the oil giant feared it was being "locked out" of deals that Washington was quietly striking with US, French and Russian governments and their energy firms. – UK Independent

Dominant Social Theme: Capitalism always seeks to exploit the worker and is always expansive. Wars are always those of exploitation.


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Comment by Anonymous
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 Frosty loves war because it kills people and depopulate the world -- his dream of a peopleless world!. He has an oily thinking about war ... his writing oils war. He doesn't even care if war is wrong -- or Right. He only cares what's Left [he,he, he ...!]

Comment by Ken Valentine
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 Well, the second part is right: "Wars are always those of exploitation."

In the words of the late Professor Jacob Bronowski, "War is a highly organized and cooperative form of theft."