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  Hussein took a calculated risk switching from the U.S. Dollar to the Euro. Since then the dollar has

depreciated steadily in relation to the Euro, so Hussein's gamble paid off handsomely for him.

If other OPEC members follow suit it would spell disaster

 

 

Bush Cabal Painted Themselves

into the Proverbial Corner--

The Euro, the Dollar, & Iraqi Oil

By Junious Ricardo Stanton

 

If Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program truly possessed the threat level that President Bush has repeatedly purported, why is there no international coalition to militarily disarm Saddam? Secondly, despite over 300 unfettered U.N. inspections to date, there has been no evidence reported of a reconstituted Iraqi WMD program. Third, and despite Bush's rhetoric, the CIA has not found any links between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. To the contrary, some analysts believe it is far more likely Al Qaeda might acquire an unsecured former Soviet Union Weapon(s) of Mass Destruction, or potentially from sympathizers within a destabilized Pakistan.

Moreover, immediately following Congress's vote on the Iraq Resolution, we suddenly became aware of North Korea's nuclear program violations. Kim Jong Il is processing uranium in order to produce nuclear weapons this year. President Bush has not provided a rationale answer as to why Saddam's seemingly dormant WMD program possesses a more imminent threat than North Korea's active program. Strangely, Donald Rumsfeld suggested that if Saddam were ‘exiled’ we could avoid an Iraq war. Confused yet? Well, I'm going to give their game away -- the core driver for toppling Saddam is actually the euro currency. Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq war is mostly about how the ruling class at Langley and the Bush oligarchy view hydrocarbons at the geo-strategic level, and the overarching macroeconomic threats to the U.S. dollar from the euro. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration's goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. -- W Clark, Independent Media Center, Jan. 2003

 

Even the goofiest AmeriKKKans know oil plays a major role in the pending war in Iraq. Oil is one of a myriad of reasons for Bush's rush to war. Iraq contains the world's second largest proven and for Bush and Co. the operative words are proven oil reserves, it is strategically located near the world's largest supply, Saudi Arabia and it is in close proximity to huge suspected reserves in Central Asia. Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is an enemy of Israel (some people think AmeriKKKa is Israel' surrogate in this) the Bush administration and its globalist cohorts covet the worlds resources, land and labor.

As convincing and logical as all these arguments are, I recently discovered another reason, Bush wants to topple Hussein to prevent OPEC's embrace of the Euro currency thereby jettisoning the U.S. Dollar as the world's oil exchange currency! Saddam Hussein switched from US Petro dollars in 2000 to the Euro, the currency of the expanding European Union (now we see why Germany and France don't support Bush, they are part of the EU). If what W. Clark claims in his lengthy article in http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/RRiraqWar.html is true, Bush wants to change governments not to settle an old family score, but to prevent the U.S. Dollar from becoming a second rate entity and exacerbating AmeriKKKa's economic woes globally.

If OPEC members follow Hussein's lead, it could spell disaster for an already slumping U.S. economy. Bush and his globalist cronies hope to circumvent this and put fear into the hearts of the other OPEC nations to prevent them from replicating Hussein's move. Given his depraved mentality and the macroeconomic implications for the U.S. economy, I can understand Bush's desperate demand for regime change. Bush wants a quick and decisive victory in Iraq but the best-laid plans don't always go according to plan! His plans don't mention the protracted occupation of Iraq, which is required if Bush is to accomplish the second phase of his plan, the expropriation of Iraqi oil!

According to Clark, Hussein took a calculated risk switching from the U.S. Dollar to the Euro. Since then the dollar has depreciated steadily in relation to the Euro, so Hussein's gamble paid off handsomely for him. If other OPEC members follow suit it would spell disaster for the U.S. economy. Read Clark's article at http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/RRiraqWar.html and you will glean a better understanding of the predicament Bush and Co. find themselves. In his warped mind, Bush thinks deposing Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Hugo Chavez Frias of Venezuela will solve his problems. Alas even if Bush and Co. do succeed in ousting Saddam Hussein and Hugo Chavez Frias thereby preserving their hegemonic and hydrocarbon status quo, they will create far more problems than they solve!

posted 18 February 2003

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