|No War For Oil - Michael Alonzo Kominsky|
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Another War For Oil With Iran?
Contributed by Sherwood Ross
without any provocation. Iran
did, deposing Prime Minister Mossadegh and putting a king on the U.S.
Iran have been attacked by the in the past it’s been over oil. U.S.
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Over and over again in the
Middle East, we see the same pattern repeating itself: An oil-rich country takes control of its own oil fields and cuts out the Western oil companies.
What follows as the night the day, the western countries overthrow the offending government and reinstall their favorite oil companies.
This has happened in both
Iran and . Iraq
Right now, the
U.S. is threatening with war on grounds that it is making a nuclear weapons. Iran
To begin with,
is a peaceful country. It hasn’t started a war in hundreds of years. It only fought when Iran invaded it in 1980. Iraq
In that war,
used chemical weapons that it got from the United States---so here we have an example of an American attack by proxy on Iraq
United States attacked on its own without using Iran
intermediaries in 1953 and overthrew the legitimate government.
Most Americans don’t know about that overthrow. It was engineered by
the Central Intelligence Agency.
did not even have a nuclear facility in 1953, what could Iran
have been the excuse for the attack?
The answer is oil.
kicked out the British oil company it felt was Iran
cheating it out of a fair profit for the oil it was extracting and
took the oil field over from the British.
The British tried to overthrow the “insolent”
government but Iran
kicked the British spies out of the country. Iran
asked the American CIA to overthrow the government and the Britain
And guess who got the contracts? The western oil companies: Gulf,
Standard Oil of New Jersey, Texaco and Mobil---got a 40 percent share
of the new National Iranian Oil Company.
And what happened in
Iran in 1953 was also going to happen in in Iraq
U.S. attacked after which the western oil companies Iraq
got the plum contracts.
“Prior to the 2003 invasion and occupation of
, US and other Iraq
western oil companies were all but completely shut out of
’s oil Iraq
market,” industry analyst Antonia Juhasz told Al Jazeera wire service.
“But thanks to the invasion and occupation, the companies are now back
and producing oil there for the first time since being Iraq
forced out of the country in 1973.”
And, adds Business Week magazine, “Western producers like BP,
ExxonMobil, and Shell are enjoying their best access to
southern oil fields since 1972,” 1972 was the year Saddam Hussein
’s oil fields. Another big winner of the Iraq U.S.
invasion: Hunt Oil Co., of
, run by Ray Hunt, President Dallas, Tex.
George W. Bush’s friend and fund-raiser.
Oil industry analyst Juhasz says that ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell
aggressively lobbied their governments “to ensure that the invasion
would result in an
open to foreign oil companies” and that “they Iraq
succeeded.” Sure they succeeded. Because the Pentagon works
hand-in-glove with the oil industry.
So what we have here is history repeating itself. Whenever
That’s the record. Those are facts. But if you like you can believe
U.S. and are threatening to attack only because they’re Israel
trying to stop
from getting a nuke. That’s an echo of President Iran
George Bush’s lie that
had weapons of mass destruction. Iraq
There’s an inscription from Shakespeare etched on the National
Archives building in downtown
It says, “What’s past Washington, D.C.
is prologue.” Shakespeare was right. Better believe it. And history
will repeat itself with a new U.S.-Israeli attack on
unless the Iran
American people rise up and declare: “No blood for oil.” I’m
Sherwood Ross. Good night to every one of you---and, oh, good luck.#