View Poll Results: Why wasn't Iraq colonized?

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Thread: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Good question, this is a lousy idea.
    Colonization implies that one is greater/more advanced than the other.......and of course, Iraq is not buying this crap.
    And, Its good that most here do not buy into colonization...
    IMO, NO-ONE should have been colonized, ever...

    tbh, if America wanted to colonize Iraq, we could do it tomoorow and not a damn thing the Iraqis can do about it. Don't ever underestimate the Big Dog on the block.

    Starbucks anyone?

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Have special forces secretly take the place of the oilfield workers. In Saudi Arabia, assassinate the sheiks who have control over the nuclear boobytrap on the oilfields. Let Russia take the Iranian side of the Persian Gulf and India occupy the Straits of Hormuz. China can take Indonesia and Brunei's oil. NATO gets North Africa's oilfields. Brazil gets Nigeria's. Partition, partitition, partition.
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    This is a lousy but effective recipe for WW3.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    tbh, if America wanted to colonize Iraq, we could do it tomoorow and not a damn thing the Iraqis can do about it. Don't ever underestimate the Big Dog on the block.

    Starbucks anyone?
    Well, we did "colonize" Iraq , in a way...and we are trying the same stupid thing in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Well, we did "colonize" Iraq , in a way...and we are trying the same stupid thing in Afghanistan.
    nation building is a bad idea...unless you are planning on sticking around. How many billions of $$$$ did we spend in Iraq rebuilding infrastructure that we did not destroy? As a logistics officer, I saw countless $$$$$ spent in southern Iraq rebuilding **** that had been blown to crap during the Iran/Iraq war back in the 80s. I personally managed the repair of two Iraqi bases that were being used by US forces and then with the stroke of a pen, signed them over to the Iraqi govt. as we drew down our presence there. within weeks both places had been gutted and were in as bad, if not worse, shape than when we got there. waste of money that could have been used for much better purposes.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Well, we did "colonize" Iraq , in a way...and we are trying the same stupid thing in Afghanistan.
    Until you see a Starbucks, a McDonalds, and a Porn shop, Iraq is not Colonized yet..lol

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Where did you find this info? let me guess, from the Exxon HQ website...no wonder...
    Ok so you cant read....no wonder?

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Who would booby trap their own country with nukes? Does that make any sense to you?
    Before they realized what wusses our leaders are, the Saudis couldn't believe they could get away with charging us dozens of times over their oil-production costs. Not believing they could get away with price-gouging for long, they mined the oilfields to discourage a retaliatory takeover. If they can't have the oil gift and are powerless militarily from preventing us from taking it back, they have nothing to lose from making it unusable. The reason their boobytrapping the oilfields is not well known is that our Big Oil occupied regime doesn't want the American people to even think about taking charge of foreign oil again and bringing back reasonable prices.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    a plan perhaps?
    We did the same thing to the resources of America, "owned" but completely undeveloped by the Indians, who never would have developed them. Is the world better off than it was in 1492? Partitioning of backward tribes' natural resources is the reason we are all better off.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    Until you see a Starbucks, a McDonalds, and a Porn shop, Iraq is not Colonized yet..lol
    they have a taco bell, burger king, KFC and an Anthony's pizza in Baghdad.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    they mined the oilfields to discourage a retaliatory takeover. If they can't have the oil gift and are powerless militarily from preventing us from taking it back, they have nothing to lose from making it unusable.
    I would like to see a citation of some kind verifying that Saudi Arabia boobytrapped its fields with nukes.


    The reason their boobytrapping the oilfields is not well known is that our Big Oil occupied regime doesn't want the American people to even think about taking charge of foreign oil again and bringing back reasonable prices.
    I'm pretty sure you made that up.

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