The Christian communities of
have been under continual assault since the ‘liberation’ of that country by the American Empire and the so-called Coalition of the Willing in 2003. Yet few have paid them any mind until now. What has changed? Iraq
Sadly, as is so often the case with the [u]nited States and Western European countries, the motivation isn’t a sterling love for mankind or deep devotion to Christ and His Church, but, rather, their own material self-interest. The rescuing of Christians, Yazidis, and others trapped on a mountain near Erbil is only a conventient mask for their efforts to protect the oil interests of transnational corporations friendly with America and the West:
. . . The
and France have never lifted a finger to protect the Kurds. Indeed, the U.S. has actively betrayed the Kurds and let them be slaughtered. For example, during the Gulf War, the U.S. against Saddam (implying that he would protect them), but then . U.S.
So why are the
U.S. and France moving now to protect Erbil?
Erbil has now become a major oil center. The Kurdish government estimates that the region is the world’s 9th largest oil producer.
Oil companies from around the world operate in Kurdistan, ( are indicated in bold,
and French oil companies in italics): U.S.
· Exxon Mobil
· Aspect Energy
· Marathon Oil Corporation
· Hillwood International Energy
· Hunt Oil
· Prime Oil
· Murphy Oil
· Hess Corporation
· HKN Energy
· Viking International
· Forbes and
Western Zagros Resources
· Talisman Energy Inc
· NIKO Resources
· Ground Star
· Korea National Oil Company (KNOC)
· Genel Energy
· Gulf Keystone Petroleum
· Sterling Energy
· Heritage Oil
· Dana Petroleum
acquired a significant presence in Iraqi Kurdistan after Sinopec Group bought Addax Petroleum in 2009. China
· Reliance Industries
· Oil Search
· Gazprom Neft
· Oil Search (
) Limited Iraq
· Kar Group
· Qaiwan Group
Yup … with Chevron, Exxon, Marathon, Hess and Total operating major facilities in Erbil, the latest Iraq war is also about oil … as confirmed by the , and .
For those who don’t believe that Iraqi oil is driving foreign policy, take a look at what Brookings in June:
It should be obvious that a key consideration for the
United States arising from [the seizure of huge swaths of Iraq by ISIS] is its potential to affect Iraqi oil production.
Any significant disruption of current Iraqi oil production or long-term diminution in its expected growth could have major repercussions for the
Source: ‘The REAL Reason for New
U.S. and French Military Involvement in ’, http://www.infowars.com/the-real-reason-for-new-u-s-and-french-military-involvement-in-iraq/ , posted 12 August 2014, accessed 13 August 2014 Iraq
It will be interesting to see how the BRICSA nations (who also have some holdings in the Kurdish region, as shown above) respond to this latest effort of the Western elite and their neo-con servants (Sen Lindsey Graham, Bill O’Reilly, Hannity, etc.) to make the world safe for democracy (i.e., corporate colonialism).