Why would America invaded Iraq to control its oil supplies? (conspiracy or not)?

Question by Nv: Why would America invaded Iraq to control its oil supplies? (conspiracy or not)?
help me understand this, if america did invade iraq for it’s oil supplies how does it benefit america or whoever?

The americans own the oil and sell it to the rest of the world?
The americans use the oil for themselves while increasing gas prices for profit gain?
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can someone clear this up for me?

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Answer by Scooterpoop, discretion is advised
How can you be that stupid?

America never got a single drop of oil or a single dollar of profit from any of Iraq’s oil.

We invaded Iraq because of their development of conventional and CBR weapons, because they invaded other nations (5 of them to be exact), they had terror training camps all over the country, and they were threatening Israel daily and paying for suicide bombers.

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Why are we still in Afghanistan? And Iraq?

Question by . ǝʞɐןɟ-uɹoʞ .: Why are we still in Afghanistan? And Iraq?
Bin Laden is allegedly dead. And ex President Saddam Hussein has been removed from office/dead.
So…. What gives?

It’s really impossible to defeat an ideology, don’t our military generals know that?
We haven’t even defeated Nazism and Communism. They’re still alive and well. They’re not a threat anymore but they’re still alive. Bin Laden is dead, most of their top commander/leaders are dead or in hiding. The only thing we can do aside from dropping a few dozen nukes on them is bring our troops home and increase homeland security.

The longer we stay, the more angry the locals get. The more enemies we get.
A government has been set up, the only thing we should do is just leave military advisers there to keep training them. They need to take care of themselves.

You can’t kill the will of a people unless you kill every single one of them. Especially when it’s in the hands of Afghans. Didn’t we learn from the British?
Or a more modern example… The Soviets? They’re bleeding us dry like they did the USSR.

Gas prices are through the roof. Yes they went down a few pennies but they’re not anywhere close to being back down to .50. I remember people complaining when gas went up to .70 and I was still in middle school puzzled like I am now about why gas is going up.

And of course I think we all can agree that we should have never went to war with Iraq.
Hell if anything Saddam was a good guy. Iraq was selling oil for pretty cheap compared to everyone else. When we invaded it’s not like we “stole” the oil like so many people claimed. If we stole Iraq’s oil then I think prices should have gone down. Unless we’re just hoarding it to deliberatly drive prices up.

If anything Iraq could have been our greatest allies.
They hated Iran, went to war with them and were there to keep Iran in line. Now Iran thinks they own the middle east now. I think I miss President Saddam.

Hell, we could have let him keep Kuwait in exchange for him to give us cheap oil. But now that would make us look bad.
Anyways Honestly. I don’t think we should have let the Shaw of Iran fall, Iran used to be our ally. Now look at them, some damn Islamic Republic.
I have a fear Egypt is going to head that way too. Egypt’s ex president was friendly towards America.
Now we don’t know who they will hate and like. I’m betting it will be another Iran scenario or just remain a military dictatorship.

Anyways yeah enough with my long thoughts.
Why are we still at war?

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Answer by Justin Colley
send this letter to the president. :)..

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women in iraq or less free than when saddam was in power. do you agree?

Question by mtmeggido: women in iraq or less free than when saddam was in power. do you agree?
Iraqi Women’s Bodies Are Battlefields for War Vendettas
By Kavita N. Ramdas, Global Fund for Women. Posted December 19, 2006.

The United States’ so-called “liberation” of Iraqi women has made them less free than they were under the Baathist regime, with abduction, rape, and “honor” killings now a daily reality.
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The Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) recently issued a frightening report documenting the growing practice of public executions of women by Shia Militia. One of the report’s more grisly accounts was a story of a young woman dragged by a wire wound around her neck to a close-by football field and then hung to the goal post. They pierced her body with bullets. Her brother came running trying to defend his sister. He was also shot and killed. Sunni extremists are no better: OWFI members estimate that no less than 30 women are executed monthly for honor related reasons.

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Answer by curvy_chick000
you dont know unless you live there, usa has alot of “conceptions” about themselves and other countries that are false.

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Why is there so little mention of the Saudi connection in Iraq?

Question by Jonathon M: Why is there so little mention of the Saudi connection in Iraq?
There is substantial evidence that the Saudi royal family and/or military is providing arms and ammunition to various miltias throughout Iraq, many of whom are attacking coalition forces and killing American soldiers. We hear so much about Iran’s involvement in the civil war, but nobody is willing to talk about the US’s top chief oil ally in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia. Does this have anything to do with the fact that the Bush family and Slick Dick Cheney have close ties with the Saudi royal family? I think this is what is referred to as despotism…

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Answer by Joannah
That is what you call downplay and coverup.

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What benchmarks should be used to guage the success of attitudes between Iraq legislators?

Question by trevathantim: What benchmarks should be used to guage the success of attitudes between Iraq legislators?
Sunni legislators returned to Iraq’s parliament Thursday after a five-week boycott, raising hopes the assembly can make progress on power-sharing bill By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer
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BAGHDAD – Sunni legislators returned to Iraq’s parliament Thursday after a five-week boycott, raising hopes the assembly can make progress on power-sharing bills demanded by Washington before the lawmakers take a month’s break.

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But the return of the Sunnis and a hard-line Shiite faction loyal to anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr could also signal problems for many of the bills, including the oil law, which is a top U.S. priority.

The 44 members of the Iraqi Accordance Front attended Thursday’s parliament session after striking a deal with the Shiites and Kurds to reinstate the Sunni speaker, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, who was ousted by the Shiite-dominated assembly last month for erratic behavior.

Under a face-saving formula, al-Mashhadani is expected to resign after presiding over a few sessions. One official said al-Mashhadani was to step down Wednesday or parliament will force him out. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

“We all have to work together to rescue Iraq from the catastrophe which has befallen it,” Sunni leader Adnan al-Dulaimi told parliament. “This is the first step in solving the Iraqi problem and in stopping the bloodshed.”

The Sunnis returned to the 275-member parliament two days after al-Sadr’s 30 lawmakers ended their boycott. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government accepted the Sadrists’ demands for rebuilding a Shiite shrine damaged by bombings.

The two boycotts had paralyzed the legislature, which is under strong criticism from the Americans for failing to approve key legislation and for plans to take a month’s vacation in August at a time when U.S. and Iraqi troops are fighting and dying on the battlefield.

The U.S. command said five more U.S. soldiers were killed — four of them and their Iraqi interpreter in a bombing Wednesday in east Baghdad and another by small arms fire Thursday near the village of Rushdi Mullah, southwest of the capital.

Both the Sunnis and the al-Sadr bloc are still refusing to attend Cabinet meetings. And it is also far from certain whether the return of those two factions means approval of major legislative benchmarks can be assured.

For example, several members of al-Sadr’s bloc have said they intend to oppose the current draft of the oil bill, which would regulate the country’s huge petroleum resources. Companion legislation would distribute oil revenues among all Iraqis, ensuring Sunnis a fair share for their oil-poor regions.

The Kurds also oppose the draft, saying it infringes on their constitutional right to a major role in managing fields and controlling revenues in their northern region. Many Sunnis believe the bill gives too much power to regions.

Al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press the Sunnis had questions about the draft and he did not expect the bill to be debated until September.

That would cast doubt on whether final approval could come before mid-September, when U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and the U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus report to Congress on the state of progress toward national reconciliation.

During testimony Thursday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Crocker warned lawmakers against relying heavily on a list of benchmarks to measure gains made in Iraq.

Speaking from Baghdad via a videolink, Crocker said progress in Iraq “cannot be analyzed solely” in terms of benchmarks because they are not a reliable measure of “Iraqi attitudes toward each other and their willingness to work toward political reconciliation.”

President Bush ordered an additional 28,000 U.S. troops to Iraq this year in a bid to restore security in Baghdad, allowing Iraqi political leaders time to forge power-sharing agreements.

The U.S. has had some success in reducing the bloodshed in Baghdad and elsewhere.

But the No. 2 U.S. commander here, Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, told Pentagon reporters Thursday that it will be at least November before he can determine whether those improvements represent long-term trends.

The picture, so far, is mixed.

In Latifiyah, a flashpoint town 20 miles south of Baghdad, police found the body of an Iraqi police lieutenant colonel and seven other policemen two days after they were captured in a clash with insurgents, Capt. Muthanna Khalid of the Babil provincial police said.

In Baqouba, 35 miles north of Baghdad, American and Iraqi forces were continuing operations to clear Sunni extremists from the eastern part of the city, the U.S. said.

U.S. troops regained control of the western half of the city last month and launched operations into the rest of Baqouba on Tuesday.

Since last month, the Americans said they have killed at least 67 al-Qaida operatives in Baqouba, arrested 253, seized 63 weapons caches and have destroyed 151 roadside bombs.

In Baghdad, suspected Shiite militiamen blew up the minaret on a Sunni mosque in the city’s Jihad area, police said. The bodies of two men with bullets in their heads were found dumped near the mosque, police said.

In Mosul, gunmen firing from a speeding car killed a bodyguard of a Sunni lawmaker, police said. Elsewhere in the city, police said a Kurdish political party member was ambushed and killed.

All the police spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

Also Thursday, the U.S. military said two soldiers — Sgt. 1st Class Trey A. Corrales of San Antonio and Spc. Christopher P. Shore of Winder, Ga. — had been charged with premeditated murder in the death of an Iraqi last month in Kirkuk.

Their battalion commander — Lt. Col. Michael Browder — was relieved of command but has not been charged.

The charges were announced one day after a U.S. Marine was convicted of kidnapping and conspiracy to murder in the death of an Iraq last year in Hamdania. Cpl. Trent Thomas was acquitted of the most serious charge of premeditated murder during a trial at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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Answer by Kerry R
The benchmarks that show that the different factions are coming together to make things better in Iraq for all Iraqis and not just for the lawmakers pockets.

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Clinton calls withdrawal of troops from Iraq ‘top priority’?

Question by TOOTAl2: Clinton calls withdrawal of troops from Iraq ‘top priority’?
Why does Clinton want to pull the troops out of iraq right away and risk an unstable middle east. and have the price of oil go way up. Only 2 troops were killed in iraq last month. So why would they take this risk?

is it because they hate bush?

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Answer by Phil
Let us go to how the war began. It started by selling lies to us that Saddam has WMD’s. Those were never found. Then if you follow the media news over last 4 years, you will see that the face of the enemy was changed every 2-3 months. For a few days it was WMD’s, then Saddam, then his Sons, then Abu-Musab something, then Muqtada Al-Sadr, then elections, then stability, then democracy etc etc and now sectarian voilence ….and another one is “Baghdad Crackdown”. Each face of the enemy suggesting that once this is over everything is going to be normal. These faces given to the enemy are nothing but to hijack the minds of the public, to divert from the fact that NOT A SINGLE IRAQI wants America there. We should just put in our minds and think where do these so called “terrorists” enter into Iraq from? They are born everyday within Iraq. What would a single person whose whole family is killed in a raid and he/she is left alone? God forbid, if I were that person, I will become a suicide bomber and kill a few soldiers who were responsible for the raid. This has what been happenning since the war started. The war killed more innocent Iraqi’s in 4 years than what 10 Saddams would have killed in 50 years.
Good that atleast now the troops being called back is looked at with top priority. Atleast another few thousands of lives will be saved now

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Why are the US troops in Iraq killing (or dying) in the name of OIL and thinking it is to defend the US?

Question by enlightenment: Why are the US troops in Iraq killing (or dying) in the name of OIL and thinking it is to defend the US?
The U.S. troops have no reason to be in Iraq other than to grab the country’s oil and use its territory as a launching pad for further military attacks.

All of this because the top 8% of the nation who control the nation wanted war to increase profits from oil, either directly or by proxy.

The war is failing, they care less, troops should ask themselves if the war is a failure why die for a failure? Why die so people like the Bush twins can laugh at you all the way to the next million dollar party? And they are laughing…

Go AWOL there is no pride lost in that in this sick and twisted war.

It is the same as the Russians in Afghanistan look at the history of that war! Mothers coming to theater to get their sons! The country didn’t want it, the elite did! They knew it why can”t you see it?
You won’t turn your back on your country huh? Well you are because the People of this country are being lied to and you ratify those lies with your actions, your bullets, you are not on the side of the country you are on the side of the BUSINESS CLASS leadership who hates democracy in the US and in Palestine (the freest election the Middle East has ever had REJECTED by the US). You need to wake up.

It was SADDAM, sure sure, what about Mugabe, Musharif, The Saudi Royal Family?

SADDAM was a peacenik compared to these fascist nuts! You aren’t fighting them are you?

No it is SADDAM, well you are as bloody as Sadam in your attempts to quell the infighting in Iraq, he did better in fact. You simply destroyed Iraq and factionalized the people again, undoing what Sadam had done in the way of unity. He was brutal, but so are you. So are many many world dictators. Don’t be dumb it is not about Saddam or Iraqis (we starved Iraqis not Sadda with sanctions for 15 years remember?)

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Answer by Chopper
So capturing all those terrorists was for nothing?
So ousting Saddam was for oil? Tell that to the Kurds.

“Top 8%”? Where did you get that number from? Your age?

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Memos show link between oil and Iraq invasion

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If the Iraq War is about oil profits, then how does one explain our deficit?

“The Bush administration has put American taxpayers TRILLIONS of dollars in debt because of an insipid ‘war’ that was illegally initiated to satisfy George Bush’s vendetta against Hussein and satisfy Cheney’s lust for OIL profits.”

This is a qoute from an answere to a question I placed earlier. If the Bush Admin and the Cheney Group are so sophisticated in thier conspirotory plots, then why do we (the US) have such an obvious debt, all the while the plot to take oil profits was some how missed in all the sophisticated planning for the conspiracy, in the effort to fool the American people? How can we have so much debt, if we are getting so much oil? How could this increased surplus in oil result in a shortage worldwide with such an increase and effect on gasoline prices? Lower prices would produce less scrutiny, thus allowing the conspiratory plot go on without question relative to oil prices and the profits of the conspiritors to be much more.

Why do some liberals and conspiracy theorists equate the Iraq war with Bush wanting to make money off of oil?

Here’s the cold, hard fact: Bush has not made one red cent off of Iraqi oil. Period. If anything, the new Iraqi government has made money off of oil, and perhaps one could say the American people have benefited from purchasing oil from Iraq, but the fact remains that Iraqi oil has *never* been in our control.
Edge Caliber: Yes, we have, because it’s been made available to us now, but it’s also sold to a load of other countries besides ours.
Oh yeah, and keep in mind that the American people gaining some indirect benefit of a new oil supplier != Bush directly lining his pockets from oil revenues

Did we go into Iraq for oil?

We’ve heard countless times from conspiracy theorists claims that we went into Iraq to overthrow Saddam for oil. How can anyone give credibility to these conspiracy theory nuts? In my opinion they are very ignorant or simply insane. While most of these people are laughed at behind their back, do you really think they consider that other’s believe them? I tend to think even the insane ones know they are being laughed at as well. It seems every conspiracy theory is based on eliminating one historical event from one’s mind. This is either done by ignorance or insanity.

For instance in this oil conspiracy claim, here is what Saddam Hussein said to Joseph Wilson, US Ambassador to Iraq, four days after he went into Kuwait: “if you do not resist my occupation of Kuwait, do not try to drive me out of Kuwait, I can guarantee you a steady supply of oil at a good price and I will serve essentially as your interests here in the gulf.”
IOW, we were guaranteed a supply of oil at a good price if we DID NOTHING. This is all together different than those that want us to believe the US is trying to steal oil, in most cases with the death of our troops and others. Instead we drove Saddam out for illegal occupation of an ally, just as America has done in the past over and over again in history. The only atrocious entity is the conspiracy theorists and not the USA.

Whats really going on in the world? Israel, Palestine, Iraq, 911, USA, British, Zionists, (continued)…..?

Whats really going on in the world? Israel, Palestine, Iraq, 911, USA, British, Zionists, Nazis, Hamas, Hezbollah, Alquida, A.D.L, Controlled Media, King Solomon, Knights Templar, Free Masons, Bohemian Groove, Skull and Bones, Bilderburg, N.W.O, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Free Energy, Stanley Meyer, Water Fuel Cell, Oil, Global Warming, Chem Trails, and etc.

There are 3 sides to every story, this side that side and the truth. So far I’ve heard 2 sides, the mainstream media and the free media or “truth movement”.

I wrote all these key words to bring traffic to this question but it seems that they are all linked to each other in some way which I will let you discover for yourselves.

The world is f*cked up right now but the world always goes through a phase of destruction before the return of Quetzalcoatl. If we survive we will soon begin a new era of unity conciousness and love for each other, our precious twins.