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WMD? Liberating the People? Nope. Oil.

In this article at the Guardian, Israel seeks pipeline for Iraqi oil, the reporter reveals plans to reopen a pipeline that has been inactive since 1948.

Plans to build a pipeline to siphon oil from newly conquered Iraq to Israel are being discussed between Washington, Tel Aviv and potential future government figures in Baghdad.

The plan envisages the reconstruction of an old pipeline, inactive since the end of the British mandate in Palestine in 1948, when the flow from Iraq’s northern oilfields to Palestine was re-directed to Syria.

Now, its resurrection would transform economic power in the region, bringing revenue to the new US-dominated Iraq, cutting out Syria and solving Israel’s energy crisis at a stroke.

Hmm, smells fishy

Categories: Politics.