Let's Speculate as to the REAL motive behind the invasion of Iraq

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  1. Agit8r
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    I'll start:

    Bush and Rummy wanted to create a secular Babylon like in the book of Revelations in order to bring on The Rapture

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    This would also explain Bush's domestic policy of trying to bring about The Tribulation :p
     
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    Naw.

    Oil. Pure and simple.
     
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    Mostly oil and control of it, what accelerated the issue was the fact that several other powers around the world were making deals with sadam for oil and other business ventures and were going to place their people and facilities there. Which would have complicated military action by the USA.
     
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    Profit for the MIC and continued domination of oil contracts. No other reason. 9-11 was just their "in". They were counting on the ADD and stupidity of the American citizenry - and they were right. They got EXACTLY what they wanted. Read the section on Iraq in "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Kline for interesting facts concerning the lead-up and execution of that invasion.
     
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    #1 reason, was that Saddam, right before 9/11, had declared that he was in the process of only accepting only Euro's for his oil and the US dollar would not be a trade currency in Iraq.

    The American government was scared that if he went thru with this threat.

    Then other Mid East nations would follow and the dollar would become basically worthless.

    Saddam had now crossed the line and his fate was sealed. :doubt:
     
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    A bunch of reasons that added up in their NeoCon, delusional minds.

    1) Free a people from the tyranny of an evil dictator
    2) Create a Democracy smack dab in the middle of that part of the world
    3) Unfinished business, clean up for Daddy
    4) Oil

    Not on the list is WMDs, because I don't believe that was part of the equation. It was purely a tactic to get the American People, Congress, the Rest of the World, the media, and some of the people in the room helping make the decision on board.

    The smart people in the room almost certainly knew that Saddam had no WMDs to be concerned about. At best, it was a minimal, periphery reason for going.

    It was very obvious when Colin Powell was used as a pitch man for the War that he didn't believe what he was saying and his heart wasn't in it. He hated Saddam a lot, but couldn't stand lying to the American people and everyone else...and didn't think it was an excuse to go to War. That's my opinion anyway. I think he convinced himself that in the chain of command, the Commander in Chief gave him a direct order and if he couldn't convince him of a different course of action, he'd have to go along with the plan. in his eyes, he was caught between a rock and a hard place and had to go along. I'll always believe that. Cheney might have been the mastermind, and Bushy, a pawn.
     
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    Where is it? Where is our control of it??

    Fucking idiot
     
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    I wish, maybe we'd be paying 10 cents a gallon for gas instead of the bullshit wer paying now.
     
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    Bush was looking for the singular event that would establish his place in history. He wanted to use the 9-11 attacks and the unparalleled support afterwards to force his way into the history books.

    He envisioned himself as the single person who would reshape the region once and for all. If he could only remove the dictatorships and replace them with democracies, the people of the entire region would rise up in democratic revolution with US support.

    Iran was the key. If he could establish strong democracies with solid economies and high standards of living in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iranian people would finally rise up and insist on their own rights. Once Iran fell, the rest of the countries in the region would fall like dominos as they embraced democracy.

    Since democracies do not encourage terrorism, Bush would solve the problems of the region once and for all and be hailed as a hero and his presidency would be one of the greatest in modern history
     
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