Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to
the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking—it is an oil currency war.
The real reason for this upcoming war is this administration's goal
of preventing further Organization of the Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction
currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control
of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. This lengthy
essay will discuss the macroeconomics of the “petro-dollar” and
the unpublicized but real threat to U.S. economic hegemony from the
euro as an alternative oil transaction currency.
Via Robot Wisdom,
The Real Reasons
for the Upcoming War With Iraq: A Macroeconomic and Geostrategic Analysis of
the Unspoken Truth
Interesting take on the reasons we're so gung-ho to go into Iraq. It
seems that the Caspian Sea oil fields aren't quite as big or as pure as
first thought so the oil pipe through Afghanistan isn't economically viable
at this time. And the Iraqi switching from dollars to the euro
in November of 2000 is certainly interesting (I suppose to piss off the
newly (non?) elected President). So our little excursion into Iraq may not
only be for the oil, but to save our economy as we know it.
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