View Poll Results: Why wasn't Iraq colonized?

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  • We were afraid of instigating Arabs.

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Thread: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The Iraq War was about OIL. The OIL is now in the Central Distribution Network of Western Energy companies, think Exxon/Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, etc., and being traded in USDollars. The War was initiated and driven by an Energy Corporatocracy and successful in every way. The Military/Industrial/Energy triad profitted handsomely. Remember that wars run on energy, so wars make Big Energy big money. We're on OFFENSE. There is no such thing as Military Defense. Anyone that believes that the Iraq War had any high moral ground values needs to find truthful media and begin thinking for themselves. Those automatic thoughts generated by the "Mighty Wurlitzer" are bogus.
    Really? Prove it.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Really? Prove it.

    Research it. Prove it to yourself.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Originally Posted by DaveFagan
    The Iraq War was about OIL.
    Yes indeed. you are correct.

    The OIL is now in the Central Distribution Network of Western Energy companies, think Exxon/Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, etc., and being traded in USDollars. The War was initiated and driven by an Energy Corporatocracy and successful in every way. The Military/Industrial/Energy triad profitted handsomely. Remember that wars run on energy, so wars make Big Energy big money. We're on OFFENSE. There is no such thing as Military Defense. Anyone that believes that the Iraq War had any high moral ground values needs to find truthful media and begin thinking for themselves. Those automatic thoughts generated by the "Mighty Wurlitzer" are bogus.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    If we owned the Iraq oil, then gasoline would only cost 12 cents a gallon. Our Big Oil Occupied Government wouldn't allow that, since the oilies make their obscene profit margins off greedy sheiks owning OPEC oil and setting world prices for even our domestic oil.
    Please. I'm somewhat mentally limited. The reason is that I'm a retired design engineer/systems architect. And I'm probably not the only one that has this issue when they see functional claims. So for us, please support the "then gasoline would only cost 12 cents a gallon" claim. Thanks.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Colonizing Iraq would not be worth the bother.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Colonizing Iraq would not be worth the bother.
    Right. all we want is the OIL.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Really? Prove it.

    The post is exactly factual, needs no proof. You might try proving any statement in the post to be false. Good luck.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The post is exactly factual, needs no proof. You might try proving any statement in the post to be false. Good luck.
    sorry dave, but that's not how things work on these forums. If you make an unsubstantiated claim and it gets challenged....the onus is on you to prove it, not for the challenger to disprove it.

    I don't really give a **** who is right and who is wrong here...just pointing out the accepted protocol.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    sorry dave, but that's not how things work on these forums. If you make an unsubstantiated claim and it gets challenged....the onus is on you to prove it, not for the challenger to disprove it.

    I don't really give a **** who is right and who is wrong here...just pointing out the accepted protocol.
    Originally Posted by DaveFagan
    The Iraq War was about OIL. The OIL is now in the Central Distribution Network of Western Energy companies, think Exxon/Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, etc., and being traded in USDollars. The War was initiated and driven by an Energy Corporatocracy and successful in every way. The Military/Industrial/Energy triad profitted handsomely. Remember that wars run on energy, so wars make Big Energy big money. We're on OFFENSE. There is no such thing as Military Defense. Anyone that believes that the Iraq War had any high moral ground values needs to find truthful media and begin thinking for themselves. Those automatic thoughts generated by the "Mighty Wurlitzer" are bogus.

    Looks like he proved it right here. what more do you need. a link?


    And are we suppose to hold peoples' hands on this site? can they not research these things themselves? I did.

    And if a link is posted, whose to say the next person won't challenge the link? then what? do we have to track down the webmaster and the owner of that site where the info was gathered and get them to swear on the Bible that it's true?

    Seriously?

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    Looks like he proved it right here. what more do you need. a link?


    And are we suppose to hold peoples' hands on this site? can they not research these things themselves? I did.

    And if a link is posted, whose to say the next person won't challenge the link? then what? do we have to track down the webmaster and the owner of that site where the info was gathered and get them to swear on the Bible that it's true?

    Seriously?

    Sometimes truth is like a mosquito bite, you know something bit you and it stings and you have a bump, but you couldn't catch the mosquito who got away. then what? there's still a mosquito bump there.
    sorry, but the opinion of one poster on a message board does not constitute "proof". If it did, I could claim anything and then when challenged to prove it...simply point them back to the post in which I made the claim.

    IOW, just because you say it's true doesn't make it true. as I said, I really don't give a rat's ass, just pointing out protocol.

    so to answer your question...yes, I would want a link. then if the challenger wants to argue over the link...that's their problem. you would have done your part and the onus would then be on them to disprove your link/source
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