This next vid is from Pat with another dose of hard-hitting truths you would rather NOT hear, many of his statements in this vid can apply to so much more if we look at it hard enough.
The documents, revealed for the first time, show that how British Petroleum (BP)’s concerns over losing lucrative contracts in Iraq were addressed by then Trade Minister, Baroness Symons, the daily Independent reported.
According to the papers, Baroness Symons had assured BP, five months before the 2003 invasion, that British energy firms would be given their shares of Iraq’s enormous oil and gas reserves as a reward for Tony Blair’s commitment to US plans for regime change in the country.
British oil giant, BP, had voiced concerns that then US government under George W. Bush was quietly striking deals with US, French, and Russian energy firms, the papers say.
Accordingly, Lady Symons agreed to lobby the Bush government on BP’s behalf, as registered by the minutes of a series of meetings between ministers and senior oil executives.
“Baroness Symons agreed that it would be difficult to justify British companies losing out in Iraq in that way if the UK had itself been a conspicuous supporter of the US government throughout the crisis”, read minutes of a meeting with BP, Shell and BG (formerly British Gas) on 31 October 2002.
The minister then promised to “report back to the companies before Christmas” on her lobbying efforts.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office invited BP in on 6 November 2002 to talk about opportunities in Iraq “post regime change”.
“Iraq is the big oil prospect. BP is desperate to get in there and anxious that political deals should not deny them the opportunity”, it’s minutes state.
After another meeting, this one in October 2002, the Foreign Office’s Middle East director at the time, Edward Chaplin, noted: “Shell and BP could not afford not to have a stake in [Iraq] for the sake of their long-term future… We were determined to get a fair slice of the action for UK companies in a post-Saddam Iraq.”
These highly critical documents were not offered to as evidence in the ongoing Chilcot Inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq war.
This is while that, in March 2003, just before the US and UK invaded Iran, another giant oil company Shell lashed out at reports that it had discussed with Downing Street the Iraqi oil issue, denouncing the reports as highly inaccurate.
Meanwhile, BP claimed at the time that it had no strategic interests in Iraq, while Tony Blair described the oil conspiracy theory as the most absurd.
Whereas BP was insisting in public that it had “no strategic interest” in Iraq, in private it told the Foreign Office that Iraq was “more important than anything we’ve seen for a long time”.
The giant oil company told the government it was willing to take “big risks” to get a share of the Iraqi reserves, the second largest in the world.
Blair had only succeeded to force his divided cabinet to vote for Iraq invasion after he claimed that executed dictator Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, a claim that never materialized after the invasion of the country.
Over 1,000 documents were obtained under Freedom of Information over five years by the oil campaigner Greg Muttitt. They reveal that at least five meetings were held between civil servants, ministers and BP and Shell in late 2002.
The 20-year contracts signed in the wake of the invasion were the largest in the history of the oil industry. They covered half of Iraq’s reserves – 60 billion barrels of oil, bought up by companies such as BP and CNPC (China National Petroleum Company), whose joint consortium alone stands to make £403m ($658m) profit per year from the Rumaila field in southern Iraq.
“Before the war, the government went to great lengths to insist it had no interest in Iraq’s oil. These documents provide the evidence that give the lie to those claims”, said Muttitt, whose book Fuel on Fire is published next week.
“We see that oil was in fact one of the government’s most important strategic considerations, and it secretly colluded with oil companies to give them access to that huge prize.”
- Documents reveal talks between Government and oil giants before Iraq invasion (dailymail.co.uk)
- The Independent: Secret Memos Show Iraq Invasion Linked To Big Oil Companies (alan.com)
- Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq (redantliberationarmy.wordpress.com)
- Iraq war documents reveal talks between Government and oil giants BP before invasion (dailymail.co.uk)
- Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq (independent.co.uk)
- “British Government Memos Tie Iraq Invasion to Big Oil” and related posts (thehollywoodliberal.com)
- Memos: Oil Companies Pushed Britain Over Iraq War in 2002 (news.antiwar.com)
- Britain, oil firms held talks before Iraq invasion, paper says (theglobeandmail.com)
- Leading article: How the wheels of this misadventure were oiled (independent.co.uk)
- Iraqi oil supply was considered to be ‘vital’ to British interests (independent.co.uk)
No words necessary, thank you cveitch.
David Icke tells it like it is, more truth about the Rothschilds.
This in from Press TV,
The solution is simple really, if you don’t want terrorists (or freedom fighters) bringing their fight to your doorstep, get the hell out of their countries and leave them alone.
‘David Cameron has proved to be a narrow-minded guy, who is not eligible to be the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister’, a Press TV viewer described the British premier.
“Don’t forget that the English Defence League is a Jewish creation, and Cameron also has Jewish roots, so his racism and utter hypocrisy are his ‘values’. This mindset of the British Empire caused it to start World War I and World War II and subsequent wars. It’s a mindset of denial”, said the anonymous Briton.
British Muslims have been used as scapegoats over the past 10 years by corrupt politicians, who sought ways to divert attentions from the country real problems to pick on a defenseless community.
The British media completely ignore discrimination in employment, and in behaviour towards Muslims but the media focus on the tiny Muslim minority on a daily basis to justify the political treatment of them.
A majority of the British population believe it seems like there is not much democracy left in the UK despite what the politicians propagate and/or try to make people believe. And that’s why they say “we should never vote in this country again”.
In his Munich speech, Cameron talked about the failure of multiculturalism in the UK.
Yet, did he or his predecessors ever talk of multiculturalism when the British Empire plundered Muslim lands and slaughtered Muslims in the Middle East, Africa and Asia?
“Even if you sell every square inch of England; it will not be enough to pay for all the wealth and resources that you stole to enrich your ungrateful freaking kings and queens down the ages”, wrote an anonymous British.
With the austerity measures in mind, Cameron is going to cut funding to some of the “representative” organisations, hence he is fomenting anger towards Muslims.
This is also a pre-emptive measure to bolster the secret services to stop any kind of dissent, that is brewing at these times of hardship; rising food prices, falling national currency value, inflation, unemployment, and general misery all around except for the rich, and super rich across the
That last part is priceless.
Murder in Egypt by the ones who call themselves security forces, who`s security were they looking out for?? When will this be here in our supposed safe countries??
Always remember NEVER FEAR THEM because that’s what they want, that is how you are controlled.