Saturday, June 28, 2008

Big Dan's Big News June 28, 2008

Above: Dick Cheney's secret meetings with Big Oil execs prior to 9/11.

Is this enough information for you, that the Iraq War was about OIL??? First read what "Peak Oil" is...

Peak oil

Cheney's secret meetings with Big Oil executives, long before 9/11

The White House convinced the Supreme Court to let it keep secret the proceeding's of Cheney's task force, although the Washington Post later revealed most of its activities.

So Iraq Was About the Oil

The Rip-Off of Iraq's Oil Wealth


Multinationals, not Iraqis, to reap oil fortune report

Oil companies eye Iraq reserves

Secret US plans for Iraq's oil

Wolfowitz: Iraq war was about oil

Bush-Cheney Energy Strategy: Procuring the Rest of the World's Oil

Maps and Charts of Iraqi Oil Fields (Cheney's energy task force):

Preparatory measures taken to sell oil in euros (Iran):

Cheney: "We need to go where the oil is"; Bush: "Do not destroy oil wells"; Saddam a threat to energy supply, Cheney tells vets:

China lays down gauntlet in energy war

Q&A: China, Africa, and Oil

China, Iran sign biggest oil & gas deal

"the US remains a prisoner of its energy dilemma. Iraq remains a destabilising influence to... the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East" PNAC; "OIL IS MUCH TOO IMPORTANT A COMMODITY TO BE LEFT IN THE HANDS OF THE ARABS." - Henry Kissinger; [Iraqis] know we own their country...It's a good thing, especially when there's a lot of oil out there we need. ~U.S. Brig. General William Looney; This is the very reason why all countries have interests in Iran:

Kucinich: 'We went to war for the oil companies'

Alan Greenspan: “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”

Deals with Iraq are set to bring oil giants back: Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP.

Oil giants to sign contracts with Iraq. Iraq's oil ministry stepped up talks with BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total after the US vice-president, Dick Cheney, visited Iraq in March, where he also pressed the government to revive efforts to pass the hydrocarbon law that nationalist MPs were blocking. The first contracts are expected to be signed this month. Some 90% of Iraq's budget comes from oil revenues.

Feast of the Conquerors: Western Oil Barons Return in Triumph to Iraq

Bush and Cheney clearly went into Iraq primarily in order to put US petroleum firms in precisely this favored position. The US power elite wanted this outcome and connived actively at it. As Alan Greenspan put it, “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”

The Bush government used our military to go to war for Big Oil companies! And got you to wave a flag while they did it!


Charlie Black, John McCain’s senior adviser, made news earlier this week when Fortune Magazine editor David Whitford reported that Black told him “with startling candor” when asked how a terrorist attack inside the United States would affect the campaign,”Certainly it would be a big advantage to [McCain].”

10 Things to Know about Charlie Black

The evolution of John McCain. As a maverick Senator, he took pride in just saying no to everyone's wish list. But as a presidential contender, he's become a tax cutter and defender of home mortgages. The inside story of how the candidate is shaping his plan to fix the economy.

Sterling Hayden

"To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... cruising, it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about. I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of security. And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone. What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?"
Two not-idiots Karin & Big Dan celebrate K's cancer free for 5+ years! (click to enlarge picture)

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