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  • Neocons were afraid of losing European geopolitical capital.

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  • We were afraid of instigating Arabs.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaW View Post
    The crazy thing is our arrogance allows us to believe that we didn't colonized Iraq because we choose not to for whatever reasons. Like the Iraqis would just leave or allow us to just take there home. They're very proud and faithful people and they would never stop fighting us. So Unless we planned on killing 30M Iraqi, they would eventually win. And that's just the Iraqi people all the other mideast countries with 60 70% unemployment got plenty of young men with nothing better to do would be fighting us also.
    have you been to Iraq? we could easily kill 30M Iraqi...if we chose to. The point is we chose not to. If we really wanted to colonize Iraq...we could. It's just not worth it. Every single Iraqi I met that was half-way intelligent was working some angle to get out and go somewhere else. We had people on a daily basis volunteering to be interpreters in hopes that it would lead to a ticket to the US for them.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The mission was to capture oils fields. The "altruism" of GW Bush et al was shown to be a lie.
    That was the Gulf War.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    funny, I have been deployed to Iraq twice and not once did I ever see anyone go on a mission to secure/take over/steal an oil field.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Well for that fact we could easily kill every person on earth. I just said unless we killed the entire population they would eventually win it back because they would never stop fighting us. So would it really be colonizing to move part of our population into a never ending war? Also no I haven't been to Iraq. You talk as if I insulted the Iraqis. I didn't. imagine if a foreign army invade the US to colonize our Country we would never stop fighting for our home.

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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaW View Post
    Well for that fact we could easily kill every person on earth. I just said unless we killed the entire population they would eventually win it back because they would never stop fighting us. So would it really be colonizing to move part of our population into a never ending war? Also no I haven't been to Iraq. You talk as if I insulted the Iraqis. I didn't. imagine if a foreign army invade the US to colonize our Country we would never stop fighting for our home.
    my point is, the major reason we don't/didn't/will never colonize Iraq is....where the hell would you find american "colonists" willing to live there? the place is a ****hole and even the Iraqis don't want to live there. why the hell do you think it is so easy for the terrorists to recruit suicide bombers? they'd rather be dead and give their families a little $$$$ than keep on living there.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Colinization is why we have problems over there to begin with.
    Self-determination for the rabid Arab rabble, which is determined to destroy us, has caused the problems. Without oil, they would be no threat to us. They'll go back to their time-honored tradition of sectarian warfare and self-genocide. Colonization kept the peace. The multiculturalist transnationalists turned loose this pre-historic horror, which will echo its howling back here at home more and more from now on.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    The ruling class controls the opposition and feeds us the wrong analyses through these Limousine Leftists. These wars are for OPEC, which was established by the Western oil companies so they could piggyback off price-gouging and blame foreigners for their own obscene profit margins. Saying that the wars are "for oil" is too simplistic and conformist and it gives the wrong impression. The American people supported the first Gulf War because they were deluded into thinking it would keep Saddam from raising prices, when by breaking solidarity with the cartel, Saddam was actually lowering prices. By looking at the gasoline prices before this OPEC-supporting interventionism, which President Reagan refused to go along with, it is undeniable that the purpose of these wars is to keep the OPEC-enabled profits of the Western oil companies high and cheat the American people at the pump.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    have you ever been to Iraq? most of the Iraqis don't even want to live there. you might as well have asked "why wasn't a toilet bowl colonized?" why haven't we colonized the south pole? why haven't we colonized the surface of the sun?
    We should colonize the South Pole. The Antarctic land mass, which is as big as the contiguous 48 United States, contains vast quantities of natural resources worth trillions of dollars. But those who own the resources on other continents want to limit the supply. The touchy-feely Zero-Growth Antarctica treaty of 1959 was really about greedhead hoarding.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The OPPECkers are selling their property to us for our property. The price is set freely. We dont have to buy it. They dont have to sell it. Its theirs because they possess it.
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    Re: Why Wasn't Iraq Colonized?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Because this is not the 16th century.
    It's more like the 5th Century, when Roman civilization collapsed and lost all its colonies. What followed was, for good reason, called the Dark Ages. Here we go again.
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