The real reason for the current fighting in Basra

Stalin

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There are a few hard-core right-wing fantasists who imagine that the US is in Iraq for altruistic reasons, but anyone who follows Babylon's foreign policy, knows the cardinal rule - "follow the money". As always, if you wanna argue with a marxist, you better have your data and analysis totally nailed...

"...The Iraqi government is following up its US-backed campaign of terror against the Shiite Sadrist movement and its Madhi Army militia in Basra with moves to open up the country’s oil and gas resources for exploitation by transnational conglomerates.

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The list of companies highlights the predatory motives behind the 2003 invasion and the subsequent international support for the occupation. It includes US giants ExxonMobil, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Occidental Petroleum, Hess, Marathon and Anadarko, Britain’s BP, BG and Premier, and Australian firms BHP-Billiton and Woodside. These are the three countries that deployed troops. Royal Dutch Shell, France’s Total, Germany’s BASF, and a number of Japanese, Russian and Chinese firms have also gained the right to tender.

The operations against the Madhi Army in Basra have been used to tackle a number of obstacles to large-scale corporate involvement in the oil industry. The Sadrists, who oppose foreign exploitation of Iraq’s oil industry from the standpoint of Iraqi nationalism, have effectively been driven underground in the city and hundreds of their loyalists killed. In addition, the US, British and Iraqi government forces have targeted the Basra-based Fadhila party, which holds the provincial governorship and dominates trade unions in the oilfields and ports.

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The repression of opposition in Basra to meet US demands and accommodate big oil underscores the venal character of the Iraqi government and its various factions. The Iraqi elite are concerned with securing their own privileged position within the framework of US occupation, regardless of the consequences for the mass of the population...

more imperial intrigue at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/apr2008/oil-a25.shtml

Comrade Stalin
 
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KingClovis

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"As always, if you wanna argue with a marxist, you better have your data and analysis totally nailed..."

Yeah.....right. I have to have my 'data nailed' to reason with The Master of Lies and Quiet Genocide. Sorry. It's not worth my time. I'd rather just start shooting at him.:mad:
 

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The repression of opposition in Basra to meet US demands and accommodate big oil underscores the venal character of the Iraqi government and its various factions. The Iraqi elite are concerned with securing their own privileged position within the framework of US occupation, regardless of the consequences for the mass of the population...

So what?

"As always, if you wanna argue with a marxist, you better have your data and analysis totally nailed"......so what do you want to argue about? Businesses investing in Iraq? or are you pi$$ed off with them offering employment opportunities? Or do you just dislike Iraqis maybe you have a problem with them improving themselves or do you just not like the US if not who gives a turd?

What's the point of your post?
 

Meistro

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"As always, if you wanna argue with a marxist, you better have your data and analysis totally nailed"

lol! 'communism, it's only killed 100 million, lets give it another chance!'
 
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9sublime

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"As always, if you wanna argue with a marxist, you better have your data and analysis totally nailed"

lol! 'communism, it's only killed 100 million, lets give it another chance!'

"As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents." - George Orwell.
 
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