Liberalscum Buster

September 29, 2007

AIPAC+ AL QAEDA + PNAC +OIL = IRAQ FIASCO

Filed under: Bush, life, mideast, news, politics, Uncategorized, war — gasdocpol @ 12:55 pm

The following may be found in google and Wikipedia

1953 AIPAC

Founded in 1953 by Isaiah L. “Si” Kenen, AIPAC’s original name was the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs. According to UCLA political science professor and author, Steven Spiegel, “the tension between the Eisenhower administration and Israeli supporters was so acute that there were rumors (unfounded as it turned out) that the administration would investigate the American Zionist Council. Therefore, an independent lobbying committee was formed, which years later was renamed [AIPAC].” [Spiegel, p. 52].[citation needed] AIPAC’s web site states that it “has grown into a 100,000-member national grassroots movement.”[5]

Pro-Israel interests are a fixture in American politics, having developed an organized presence in Washington and across the country that is backed by generous campaign contributions and intensive lobbying.

On the lobbying front, the pro-Israel community is led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which Fortune magazine ranks as one of the top lobbying groups in the country. AIPAC spent more than $1.1 million lobbying in 2001, roughly the same amount it spent in 2000

1989 AL QAEDA

Al-Qaeda (also al-Qaida or al-Qa’ida or al-Qa’idah) (Arabic: القاعدة‎ al-qāʕida, translation: The Base) is an international alliance of terrorist Sunni organizations.[citation needed] Its roots can be traced back to Osama bin Laden and others around the time of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989.[1] Al-Qaeda’s objectives include the end of foreign influence in Muslim countries and the creation of a new Islamic caliphate.

1997 Project for a New American Century

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) is an American neoconservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., co-founded as “a non-profit educational organization” by William Kristol and Robert Kagan in early 1997. The PNAC’s stated goal is “to promote American global leadership.”[1] Fundamental to the PNAC are the views that “American leadership is both good for America and good for the world” and support for “a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity.”[2] It has exerted strong influence on high-level U.S. government officials in the administration of U.S President George W. Bush and strongly affected the Bush administration’s development of military and foreign policies, especially involving national security and the Iraq War.[3][4][5]

* Original signatories of PNAC include:
Dick Cheney
Donald Rumsfeld
Scooter Libby
Paul Wolfowitz

OIL

Today, about 90% of vehicular fuel needs are met by oil. Petroleum also makes up 40% of total energy consumption in the United States, but is responsible for only 2% of electricity generation. Petroleum’s worth as a portable, dense energy source powering the vast majority of vehicles and as the base of many industrial chemicals makes it one of the world’s most important commodities. Access to it was a major factor in several military conflicts including World War II and the Persian Gulf Wars of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The top three oil producing countries are Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United States. About 80% of the world’s readily accessible reserves are located in the Middle East, with 62.5% coming from the Arab 5: Saudi Arabia (12.5%), UAE, Iraq, Qatar and Kuwait. However, with today’s oil prices, Venezuela has larger reserves than Saudi Arabia due to crude reserves derived from bitumen.

THE BOTTOM LINE

1. Rightly or wrongly the Arabs resent the USA for its Mideast politics, including its unconditional support of Israel

2. Access to Iraqi oil was the major factor in motivating the American invasion of Iraq.

3. Invading an oil rich Arab country like Iraq which had not attacked the USA and was no danger to the USA was the most wonderful gift GW Bush could have given Bin Laden.

4. The only people in the world who could believe the claims of those jingoistic imperialistic signatories of PNAC that the money and lives and maimed bodies spent in Iraq was worth it and justified by their altruistic pretexts are those who unconditionally support the GOP and/or GW Bush.

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