Isn’t it suspicious that Iraq's immense oil fields survived the recent war with relatively minor damage. The process of re-integrating Iraq into the world oil market will likely prove more problematic, according to an assessment by analysts at the Worldwatch Institute. Iraq has produced roughly 2.5 million barrels of oil per day in recent years making it the world's 12th largest producer. But Iraq has the second largest proven reserves, 112.5 billion barrels, second only to Saudi Arabia, and more than three times the level in the United States. “This oil represents a huge source of funds for Iraq's reconstruction but efforts to restore its oil exports will soon run headlong into the complexities of a nation without a government” -says World watch Senior Researcher Michael Renner. Efforts by the Bush Administration to control Iraq's oil, including the delicate process of signing contracts with foreign companies during the interim period, will only confirm the suspicions of millions of Iraqi's that the U.S. has come to their country mainly for its oil. "The Bush Administration's mantra that 'Iraq's oil belongs to the Iraqi people' will soon be put to the test, as it seeks to get Iraq's oil back on the world market." says Flavin. "To ease the suspicions of Iraq's citizens, and to secure the Security Council needed to lift sanctions, a legitimate authority will have to be created to broker the oil."
Worldwatch Institute http://www.worldwatch.org/node/1767
Venezuela on the other hand is the world's fourth largest exporter of oil, which represents 80% of its foreign earnings. Chavez is an absolutely perfect candidate for CIA assassination: He recently publicly declared himself a socialist, he is close friends with long-time CIA nemesis Fidel Castro, he publicly criticizes the U.S. invasion and war of aggression against Iraq, he is making oil deals with Chinese communists, and his country sits on vast pools of oil. Tell me: what better candidate for CIA assassination and regime change can there be than that? There are also strong indications of CIA support for the failed military coup against the democratically elected Chavez a couple of years ago. Despite any other faults he might have (including his belief in socialism, whose programs, by the way, mirror those of U.S. officials, including Social Security, which is the crown jewel of socialism), Hugo Chavez is right to be concerned about the possibility of regime change by CIA assassination. Any pronouncements to the contrary by unnamed U.S. officials are, well, ridiculous.
Here is a good example of how we as Americans are undated with propaganda and prevarications by our government for their own avaricious aspirations. . http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/04/20/schoen_obama_venezuela/
The CIA engineered the ouster of the democratically elected president of Guatemala because he was a self-proclaimed socialist who refused to do the bidding of U.S. officials, instigating a decades-long Guatemalan civil war that killed some 200,000 people.
The CIA also ousted the democratically elected prime minister of Iran because he was too independent of U.S. government control, because he had “communist leanings,” and because he wasn’t doing what U.S. officials wanted him to do with Iranian oil. Our country also supplied Saddam Husain with nerve gas artillery shells used on Iran during the Iran & Iraq war. So when you hear our government refers to Iranians as terrorists, and that Americans should fear Iran this is more than likely the reason for that.
The Future of Freedom Foundation is a must see website. http://www.fff.org/comment/com0503b.asp