Reasons for Iraq invasion

After hunting around the net in my nightly hunts for info and links I came across a video which I analyzed then started researching. The video is the Iraq Conspiracy ( Youtube ). What came out of this was both fascinating and disturbing. I took notes as I watched the video so I could scour the net and do some checking. Here is what came of the odyssey:

Cheney resigned as CEO of Halliburton on July 25, 2000, and put all of his corporate shares into a blind trust. As part of his deferred compensation …
– 200k – Cached – Similar pages

Lynne V. Cheney Resigns From Lockheed Martin Board BETHESDA, MD, January 5, 2001.
Lynne V. Cheney is the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney.


In 2001, Lockheed-Martin had $14 billion in sales of weapons to the U.S. and foreign buyers.

Halliburton Iraq ties more than Cheney said

Monday, June 25, 2001
UNITED NATIONS, June 23 (UPI) — Halliburton Co., the oil company that was headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, signed contracts with Iraq worth $73 million through two subsidiaries while he was at its helm, the Washington Post reported.

The company reported it generated $404 million of positive free cash flow in the first quarter of 2000. First quarter 2000 cash flow included a payment by the U.S. government regarding a settlement to reimburse the Corporation for certain past remediation costs related to the environmental cleanup of the Burbank, Calif. location. Total debt, net of invested cash, improved by $328 million during the quarter, bringing the net debt to capitalization ratio to 63.3% at the end of March 2000.



The War Business
Everything About it is Appalling

The top lobbyist for the 2000 elections was Lockheed Martin at $2.8 million.
In 2001, Lockheed-Martin had $14 billion in sales of weapons to the U.S. and foreign buyers. Moreover, Lockheed Martin recently received a $3.5 billion contract to sell F-16 jet fighters to Poland. As a new member of NATO, Poland, along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, agreed to modernize their military and purchase new weapons. For the Lockheed sale, the U.S. Government loaned Poland $3.8 billion. The expansion of NATO is a vehicle to sell U.S. weapons, and not surprising, the weapons industry is the biggest lobbyist for NATO expansion.



Lockheed Martin

The world’s #1 military contractor, responsible for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes, F-16, F/A-22 fighter jet, and Javelin missiles. They’ve also made millions through insider trading, falsifying accounts, and bribing officials.

Two of the biggest contractors in Iraq, Halliburton and its Kellogg Brown and Root (Now KBR )

Windfall of War
The Center for Public Integrity


On permanent Military bases in Middle East:


“Enduring” U.S. Bases in Iraq
Monopolizing the Middle East Prize

On Control / Caspian Sea Basin:
The Caspian Sea Basin: the security dimensions

OIL : in 70’s oil was $2.00 per barrel then in 81 $42.00 per barrel
Current price of Crude Oil: Nymex Crude Future $65.82 4:53 a.m. April 23, 2007
Iraq had an oil reserve of 100 billion barrels / What happened to it? Where is it?
Iraq had long been targeted by US for its oil in spite of its constant denial.

Sept 11 2001 was the catalyst for Iraq War which US needed. OSP Office of Special Plans / Information being misused and shaped /misinformation
to get US citizens and Congress on board for invasion.
The spies who pushed for war,2763,999737,00.html

Julian Borger reports on the shadow rightwing intelligence network set up in Washington to second-guess the CIA and deliver a justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force.


WMD never existed, US knew exactly what Iraq had because they provided them to Iraq. Who provided Iraq with Anthrax?

1973 secret intervention by US/UK in Saudi Arabia to keep oil selling in dollars not other currencies / Congress kept out of deal.

Nov 2000 Saddam would sell oil in Euros instead of dollars. US was
forced to buy in Euros . Iraq sold 3.3 billion barrels of oil US bought
2 thirds of that. Petro dollar mechanism was breaking down
US had to get Euros to buy Oil
T&A: Dollar vs EURO, weapons of mass destruction
Keeping oil priced exclusively in dollars was enough cause for waging war in Iraq after Iraq’s bold switch to EURO oil payments in 2002. … – 9k – Cached – Similar pages


Oil production 3 million barrels a day (2x 2002 production ) may go as high as 6 million barrels a day. US uses 25% of worlds oil/ Iraq controlled 25% of worlds oil. Iraq — Oil – Production: 2.093 million bbl/day; note – prewar production (in 2002) was 2.03 million bbl/day (2005 est.)

Oil prices have doubled since the invasion/ US paying 100 billion a year to stay in country on brink of anarchy. Does anybody see anything wrong with this scenario?
Petro Dollar Cycle / 70% Saudi Arabia wealth in US Federal Reserve!

US was forced to buy in Euros . Iraq sold 3.3 billion barrels of

oil US bought 2 thirds of that. Petro dollar mechanism was breaking
This put Iraq on Hit List as a country of the Axis of Evil.
Economies of Europe, Britain and US were threatened by Saddams decision
to sell in Euros.
After US and Britain controlled Iraq they converted oil buying back to the
U.S. population was not informed about the Euro threat. Media cover-up
Iran 2006 to set up oil exchange in Euros
Saudi Arabia thinking of making oil switch to Euros. US could lose its
world supremacy position.

Are Commodity Prices Headed for Switch to Euros?: Matthew Lynn

(old but currently relevant )

War began March 19 2003


Source: U.S. Debt Clock

Current U.S. Deficit
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 24 Apr 2007 at 09:14:12 AM GMT is: $8,830,261,684,797.81

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$1.57 billion per day since September 29, 2006!


The estimated population of the United States is 301,696,280
so each citizen’s share of this debt is $29,268.71.


This debt clock is maintained by Ed Hall ( It was last calibrated using information obtained from the U.S. Department of the Treasury dated 20 April 2007. Population figures are derived from the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ Population Clock.
Here is something to think about:
1 US Dollar =.7370 Euros
1 Euro = 1.3565 Dollars
Source: Finance

Now do you feel like.“ you’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok”.
Malcolm X
No doubt the above reasons will be used to invade Iran!



2 Responses to “Reasons for Iraq invasion”

  1. David Wozney Says:

    A “Federal Reserve Note” is not a U.S.A. dollar. In 1973, Public Law 93-110 defined the U.S.A. dollar as consisting of 1/42.2222 fine troy ounces of gold.

  2. Euros Cause Iraq War « time for a change Says:

    […] oil transactions in US dollars, a policy in place since the early 1970s. More reasons can be found here. I will review these as time […]

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