Iraq: War for Water and Bases?

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by dawks2020, Jan 18, 2008.

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    Iraq is the key to the middle east, it is centrally located and has the two most important waterways, the Euphrates and the Tigris flowing right through it. A permenant military base leads way into Iran, Syria, SA, Jordan, and Turkey.

    A long time ago plans were made for building permenant military bases in Iraq, as well as an embassy greater than any other. We have established permenant military bases in Iraq and have began to build an embassy greater than any other. Saddam stood in the way of permenant military bases, when originally he was suppose to support the implementation of US bases after the Iran-Iraq conflict.

    This one was more about the bases and water than the oil, but don't get me wrong, oil is still important. I don't think the US would ever allow a free market oil economy in Iraq, that type of market would bring down oil prices and send exxon, BP, and freinds into a fit.

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    Water? Disagree.

    Bases? Partly agree.

    Oil (in case you're asking)? Disagree.
     

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