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Hello all, here's another superb piece of analysis by Michel Collon. Greetings. Dirk Adriaensens. Will it be the war of the thieves? Today, El Pais (Spain) explains this very cynically : "EE.UU. will share Iraqi oil with the countries who will participate in the war". If Paris and Moscow take part in the agression, they will receive a (small) part of the cake, i.e. a few contracts with the new regime, "made in Washington". If not, they will be excluded. So everybody admits it is a colonial war, to plunder the raw materials. It is also a war against "friends-rivals" : France and Europe, Russia... Because of the economic crisis, the rivalry will become deeper and deeper. Bush is openly blackmailing about the E.U. access to oil. But the danger goes further. Actually, Washington fears to lose the control of Saudi Arabia (N° 1 oil reserves in the world). Anxious because of the growing dissatisfaction of the Arab world, Washington wants therefore to take complete control of the N° 2 in oil reserves. This would allow the US multinationals to make the prices lower and declare economic war to OPEC (OPEP), i.e. a lot of "too independent" countries : Iran, Venezuela... If these countries lose their revenues, Washington hopes to bring them on their knees and impose its globalization. War is also against the Palestinians. Because Iraq already proposed to boycott oil exports as a pressure against Sharon's policy. Venezuela and others are ready to accept. But Rambush's war has another dimension: China also signed contracts with Baghdad. CIA asserts that China with its fantastic growth might reach the same economic level as the USA around 2015 or 2020. Blocking its access to the oil of Middle East, and also to the gas of Central Asia (war against Afghanistan), installing military bases everywhere is the preparation of economic, political and military blockade against China. What a wonderful world, Mr Bush! Blackmailing so openly and cynically is not a sign of force but a sign of moral isolation and weakness. So everybody in Europe may now ask to his government: are you really going to march in this war of the thieves ? --Michel Collon email@example.com ----------------------------------------------- Please FORWARD this mail to as many people as possible. TRANSLATE it if you can. DISCUSS it around you. DON'HATE the media, be the media! STOP the war, as the Vietnam war was stopped. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk