Iraq war was for Israel (not for Iraqi oil!)

One just has to read Dr. Stephen Sniegoski’s ‘The Transparent Cabal’ book (which was mentioned in the ‘The Independent’ UK newspaper via ) to know that the neocons pushed US into the Iraq quagmire to secure the realm for Israel in accordance with their ‘A Clean Break’ agenda (see

Lucrative Iraqi oil deals going to everyone but — get this — everyone but American firms.

Why is the U.S. losing out in Iraq right now?

What is going on?

I’m Wolf Blitzer.


Critics of the Iraq War long maintained oil was the driving force behind the U.S. invasion. But the U.S. is actually one of the biggest losers in the latest battle over rights to tap Iraq’s lucrative oil fields.

Who won?

Get this — the Russians, the Europeans and the Chinese.

Our foreign affairs correspondent, Jill Dougherty, is joining us now with more on this story.

I would assume the U.S. has a right to be pretty angry, given the trillion — maybe a trillion dollars the U.S. taxpayers have spent in Iraq and the thousands of American lives lost.

JILL DOUGHERTY, CNN FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT: Yes, you know, and when you look at the contracts, you have Russia’s LUKOIL along with Norwegian’s Statoil gaining a huge contract. Chinese got contracts. Even Angola got a contract. Now, it’s not as if the Americans were completely exed out, because Exxon and Occidental as a consortium did get in contracts. This shows business is business, and we’re free from outside influences. In fact today, Wolf, I asked Secretary Clinton about this and she’s putting the best face on it. She says what we think is important is that foreign investment is back in Iraq. If it came out the other way, if Americans got all the contracts, it would be very hard to defend against that idea that the United States went into Iraq because of oil.

BLITZER: It does come at a time, at an awkward moment for the Obama administration. Just the other day Defense Secretary Robert Gates went to Iraq, risking his life still to go there. He had a scheduled meeting with the Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki he says I don’t have time to see you so he went back to his little area, had dinner with other folks. That was pretty shocking.

DOUGHERTY: Pretty notable. They did reschedule it for the next day. But look at his situation, al Maliki is in a very bad domestic situation. They’ve had this spate of terrorist attacks. He’s under the gun, in fact that meeting he went back to was on that subject, and the other part is the elections are coming up March 7th. He has to look as if he’s not under the numb of the Americans.

BLITZER: Still, when you think about it, it’s — I guess it’s pretty shocking given the huge American investment of treasure and blood that was made in Iraq.

DOUGHERTY: That’s really a legitimate point, but I was talking to some experts today. What they say is regardless of who got the contracts, it’s important that the oil industry in Iraq revive. They need money to pay their bills. Look at their budget, it’s primarily due to oil money. So regardless of how it works out, it’s good for Iraq, ultimately good for the world that that oil get back on track.


U.S. firms lag in bids for Iraqi oil
Russians, Europeans and Chinese win most contracts for developing major fields

By Ernesto Londoño
Sunday, December 13, 20


Great job neocons, massive neocon failure. Thousands dead, billions wasted and China gets the oil.

U.S. Oil Companies Lose Out in Iraq Oil Auction

Posted Dec 14, 2009 by ■ Martin Laine

European and Asian bidders were the big winners in this weekend’s auction of Iraq’s lucrative oil field auction while U.S. companies were left out in the cold.

According to a report in the Financial Times, European companies Royal Dutch Shell, Gazprom, and Lukoil, and Asian companies China’s CNPC and Malaysia’s Petronas were the big winners. This was the second auction of Iraq’s oil reserves, and reportedly the largest in history. The reserves auctioned off total more than the reserves of Mexico, the U.S. and the U.K. combined.
In June, at the first such auction, BP was the first western oil group to be allowed access to the Iraqi fields since the industry was nationalized in 1972.
Speaking before the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus in October, oil magnate T. Boone Pickens said the cost in lives and money entitled U.S. companies to some of the Iraqi crude.
“They’re opening them (oil fields) up to other companies all over the world. We’re entitled to it,” he said. “Heck, we even lost 5,000 of our people, 65,000 injured and a trillion, five hundred billion dollars. We leave there with the Chinese getting the oil.”
American companies won bids on just two of the 10 fields up for auction, surprising many observers.
“Iraq finally opened its doors after six years of war, and instead of U.S. companies, you have Asians and Europeans leading the way,” said Ruba Husari, editor of Iraq Oil Forum.
Analysts said concerns over security, particularly with the recent wave of coordinated bombings, may have kept American companies away.

6 Responses to “Iraq war was for Israel (not for Iraqi oil!)”

  • Patriot says:

    Order a copy (via or of friend Dr. Stephen Sniegoski’s ‘The Transparent Cabal’ book (and the Mearsheimer/Walt ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book as well) to see that most (if not all of) the oil companies were actually against the Iraq invasion and were in support of lifting the sanctions so they could buy the oil from Saddam instead like they have been doing with Gaddafi in Libya (both ‘The Transparent Cabal’ and ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ were mentioned in the following article which appeared in ‘The Independent’ UK newspaper this past Saturday):

    ‘The Transparent Cabal’ mentioned in ‘The Independent’ (UK) newspaper

    Keep in mind that the oil companies would rather do dealings with a dictator (like Saddam) in favor of stability rather than having a country in turmoil via war/civil war like Iraq has been in (and will be in again):

    Civil War(s) in Iraq/Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran (by Dr. Stephen Sniegoski):

    You might find interesting my call for friends Karen Kwiatkowski and Steve Sniegoski via the youtube linked at the following URL:

    Karen used to work at the Pentagon and was there when the Israeli generals would walk straight through to JINSA (Israel first) Neocon Douglas Feith’s office without signing in (as she conveyed in the following article):

    Open Door Policy

    A strange thing happened on the way to the war.

    Feith was involved with the ‘A Clean Break’ as well (access the following URL if interested further):

    A parallel ‘Office of Special Plans’ (that Feith was associated with at the Pentagon) was set up in Israel as well:

    Special investigation

    The spies who pushed for war

    PS: Don’t you find it interesting that ‘anti-war left’ hardly (if at all) ever mentions the ‘Israel factor’ for the Iraq quagmire (from what I have seen at least)? Only the ‘war for oil’ smoke screen! Even General Anthony Zinni mentioned the ‘Israel factor’ in the following ’60 Minutes’ interview:

    Zinni is talking about a group of policymakers within the administration known as “the neo-conservatives” who saw the invasion of Iraq as a way to stabilize American interests in the region and strengthen the position of Israel. They include Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz; Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith; Former Defense Policy Board member Richard Perle; National Security Council member Eliot Abrams; and Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

    Report: Zinni ambassadorship ixnayed by Israel lobby

  • Patriot says:

    PS: There is no strong case that the Iraq war was for oil! Do a little more reading (‘The Transparent Cabal’ at least!) to see that the Palestinian situation was the primary motivation for the Iraq war as the Israel first neocons (of JINSA/PNAC/AEI) wanted to take down Saddam because he was supporting the Palestinian resistance against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation (Saddam was giving 25,000 to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers which went a long way in Palestine with the economy being so shot there as a result of the occupation). Take a look at the following article by Robert Fisk when you can and take a look at Washington Post editor/correspondent Karen DeYoung’s bio book about Colin Powell in which Powell conveys that the ‘JINSA crowd’ was in control of the Pentagon:

  • mystic says:

    I agree there is little evidence that the Iraq invasion was primarily for oil. Almost every one of the neocons who pushed for the war were Z ionists who wanted to get rid of I srael’s arch enemy Saddam Hussein, and this was accomplished in spades by getting its colony the USA to not only do its dirty work for it, but to stay there forever to prevent the rise of another dictator minutes after the US departed.It is accomplishing this task easily by fomenting chaos, death and destruction every now and then to justify the US never leaving. And the stupid American sheeple foot the bill to keep
    Isr ael safe, at the expense of their economy, national debt and health care.
    And not a peep out of them. Suckers. They deserve to fall deep into the abyss they themselves created in order to keep that Middle Eastern country safe, which itself is using its hegemony to kill off all the Pal estinians and inhabit their land. The maxim “Follow The Money” works every time.

  • Patriot says:

    Interesting discussion on the war for oil argument behind the Iraq invasion which has become an utter quagmire as Tom Ricks conveyed on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’ yesterday morning (access the URL below if interested further):

    Wilkinson Review of Transparent Cabal

    Telephone lines were open for comments on a Newsweek article about Iraq titled, “Rebirth of a Nation”

    What was said about Iraq manifesting in civil war last week via the above C-SPAN ‘Washington Journal’ segment was affirmed by Tom Ricks during his segment on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’ yesterday morning:

    Thomas Ricks, Center for a New American Security Senior Fellow and author of the books Fiasco and The Gamble, talked about the election in Iraq today and what the election means for the future of the country and the people of Iraq. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Jane Arraf, Christian Science Monitor Iraq Correspondent, talked by telephone from Iraq and gave an update of Iraq’s elections. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed topics for Sunday morning news programs at the end of the program

    5,000 dead Americans with thousands more maimed/wounded and over a trillion US taxpayer dollars spent (along with a million Iraqis killed according to Lancet and countless others displaced to Jordan, Syria and elsewhere) obviously make the Iraq quagmire not worth the cost (especially when it was for the following nefarious agenda):

    Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy

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