This video from Democracy NOW! in the USA says about itself: ‘Bush’s real agenda revealed in proposed law to privatize oil for US corporations.’
By Patrick Martin:
13 November 2007
The US Navy, with the assistance of British and Australian commandos, is building a permanent base to guard two oil-export platforms in Iraqi waters at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, according to a report Monday in the Wall Street Journal.
Troops from all three occupying countries are now stationed at the Khawr al Amaya oil terminal, protecting it and the neighboring Al Basrah oil terminal, facilities critical for any significant expansion of tanker shipments of Iraqi oil to the world market..
The Journal reported, “While presidential candidates debate whether to start bringing ground troops home from Iraq, the new construction suggests that one footprint of U.S. military power in Iraq isn’t shrinking anytime soon: American officials are girding for an open-ended commitment to protect the country’s oil industry.”
IT is grimly appropriate that the “ceremony” marking the official end of the British occupation of southern Iraq should have taken place on Sunday in the departure lounge of Basra airport: here.