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Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 4 Dec 2015 08:48, edited 4 Dec 2015 08:48
-DiscoTits- wrote: The Iraq war was about oil and nothing more.

Nope. You're such a simple sheep. Bush had already started implementing US oil independence before the invasion.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/14/bush.offshore/
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/oil_and_the_bush_administration/

The war was about the terrorists that Saddam WAS harboring and the WMD he DID have. Give me evidence of one ml of Iraqi oil that's been comandeered by the US since the invasion.

The current situation was created by the Arab Spring (completely independent of Bush invading Iraq) and Obama (Arab Spring supported by Obama in Libya) and Obama's weakness in the region (ie pulling US troops out of Iraq too early).
james_fox
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541 posts since 1/8/10

4 Dec 2015 10:57
you're going to need some more convincing sources than a fall 2002 article from earthisland.org on this one i reckon.

e.g. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/business/energy-environment/15iht-srerussia15.html
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 4 Dec 2015 11:18, edited 4 Dec 2015 11:18
james_fox wrote: you're going to need some more convincing sources than a fall 2002 article from earthisland.org on this one i reckon.

e.g. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/business/energy-environment/15iht-srerussia15.html

Do you know when the Iraq invasion was? It was in 2003. My article shows Bush was already pushing to reduce reliance on mid east oil pre-invasion.

Your link is irrelevant. Foreign capital coming into countries to facilitate drilling or mining is normal world-wide. The Iraqi government and people would have welcomed foreign investment so they could reap the royalties. Also your article states this captital flowed not just from the US but from many countries.

At no point has the US ever taken or stolen Iraqi oil.

I personally think they should have, spoils o' war n all, n to recoup the blood and treasure they spent giving those people freedom. But they didn't. Fuck Saddam.

jogon321
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712 posts since 13/4/12

4 Dec 2015 19:24
Will take a lot of spoils to make any impact on the trillions of dollars the US has spent on Iraq and Afghan campaigns. Cheney seems to be doing ok out of it as do a number of others.
swiftus
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1640 posts since 1/7/09

4 Dec 2015 20:56
Link between belief in conspiracy theories and low IQ…makes sense after reading some of the stuff here

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/12031212/Scientists-find-link-between-people-impressed-by-wise-sounding-profound-quotes-and-low-intelligence.html
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

4 Dec 2015 21:33
ShaneB wrote: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/parliamentary-constituencies/oldham-west-and-royton/12032551/Nigel-Farage-says-Labours-Oldham-victory-bent.html

Insiders and pollers had all predicted a very close run thing in the byelection, and yet contrary to all reports, Labour actually increase their share? It was widely reported that Labour were likely to edge it on the back of the Asian vote.

Now they tell us the deciding factor was the postal vote, a form of voting disproportionately represented by Asians; we know there's been severe issues of fraud in other wards / constituencies that have propensity to postal vote (Tower Hamlets for one). Is Farage right to raise concerns? Dodgy as anything. Can't stand this political system we have; all a bunch of mugs.

That owes more to the idiotic mainstream press thinking a labour victory was ever in any doubt
-DiscoTits-
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964 posts since 26/11/07

4 Dec 2015 21:39
^ It's funny how the "mainstream" train of thoughts are deemed acceptable but any notion of difference is called conspiracy. Question everything is what I was told by my parents. It's about time we questioned exactly whats going on in the world.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

4 Dec 2015 22:02
-DiscoTits- wrote: ^ It's funny how the "mainstream" train of thoughts are deemed acceptable but any notion of difference is called conspiracy. Question everything is what I was told by my parents. It's about time we questioned exactly whats going on in the world.

Yeah but ironically your views that the US invaded Iraq for oil would be considered mainstream in your demographic.

Actually the left is a lot more blinkered than anyone, even though the preach "opening your mind" they're actually the most closed minded in that they will never acknowledge any theory where the US, or corporations or the free market actually do anything positive in the world.
Crackajack
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8056 posts since 21/4/05

4 Dec 2015 23:59
Tinfoil hat potential here Roll Eyes but I thought people were aware that Iraq moving away from $ as the fixed currency for their oil sales (to Euro) was a strong motivator for military intervention…
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

5 Dec 2015 01:04
Crackajack wrote: Tinfoil hat potential here Roll Eyes but I thought people were aware that Iraq moving away from $ as the fixed currency for their oil sales (to Euro) was a strong motivator for military intervention…

Roll Eyes
RickRude
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4005 posts since 13/1/12

5 Dec 2015 22:32
It's starting

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3347632/Tube-terror-knifeman-screaming-Syria-blood-spilled-slashes-man-s-throat-Tasered-police.html#ixzz3tU3tifKt
suck your mum
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2393 posts since 7/4/04

5 Dec 2015 23:22
^ my ends. Drove past the station earlier and there were counter terrorism police everywhere. He was just a mentally unstable guy acting on his own. Nothing coordinated.
YLAup
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5798 posts since 5/9/11

6 Dec 2015 00:26
Isn’t that what they all are, mentally unstable?
burny
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6047 posts since 25/5/06

6 Dec 2015 10:03
Whoever filmed a man bleeding on a tube floor should be arrested.
YLAup
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5798 posts since 5/9/11

6 Dec 2015 11:24
Why do the public not move away when police tell them to? Some Doris in the background of that video defiant.
MoB
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37251 posts since 31/8/04

8 Dec 2015 09:32
Trumps gone full mental
Seventyfour
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9432 posts since 6/10/05

8 Dec 2015 12:31
MoB wrote: Trumps gone full mental

He's insane, last week he was saying all Muslims should should where a badge Jawdropping! does he not know about Nazi Germany
mtthrvy2
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1977 posts since 8/11/10

8 Dec 2015 12:41
daily mail comments on it Eek

Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

8 Dec 2015 13:09
These cunts make me fucking sick. I honestly hope Trump drops dead.

caol87
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2338 posts since 28/6/14

8 Dec 2015 13:10
On a more positive note

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idNNHReJA7A&feature;=share