Donald Trump’s Iraq war to ‘grab oil’

This video from the USA says about itself:

Uncovered: The War on Iraq • FULL DOCUMENTARY • BRAVE NEW FILMS (2004)

The George W. Bush administration intentionally deceived the American people in order to justify going to war in Iraq in 2003.

Using a wealth of different sources, Robert Greenwald’s 2004 film investigates the motives and pretexts of the administration of former President George W. Bush for going to war in Iraq after 9/11.

Greenwald’s film dissects the different catalysts leading to the war, from the media’s treatment of the issue to the practice of “data mining”. A panel of experts lend their voices to this examination, including CIA analysts, a former CIA director, previous ambassadors and a weapons inspector.

3:33 Just one day after the September eleventh attacks, the Bush administration began its plans for the invasion of Iraq, claiming the country had possession of nuclear weapons; despite a complete lack of evidence.

7:11 The Bush Administration rounded up people who could create talking points for the invasion of Iraq. Those who raised questions against them were simply told to “sit down and shut up”.

11:50 The Bush Administration edited and censored the official National Intelligence Estimate, modifying the meanings of revealing facts that would damage their facade.

14:15 Despite the claims that the war in Iraq was part of the war on terror, there are no real connections between Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. In fact, they were even adversaries.

17:42 The CIA’s so-called defector, Ahmed Chalabi, was a political exile from his own country. For Ahmed, the war was simply a way back into Iraq.

23:08 At the 2003 State of the Union speech, Bush distorted and lied left and right, breaking national law.

29:10 Bush’s claims of Hussein’s uranium deal with Africa were not only untrue, but vengeful – and very nearly deadly – actions were taken against those who spoke out.

36:06 In Secretary of State Powell’s address to the United Nations we were shown photos of so called “Chemical Bunkers” that Hussein was apparently using to produce biological weapons, and once again: there was no evidence to support these claims.

45:23 Essentially all information regarding weapons of mass destruction came from one sole source, and that source was the Pentagon.

53:05 Taking a look back in time, we begin to see suspicious conflics between what was said then, and before the war.

56:25 The United States spends billions on their search for nothing, while refusing to release an informed cost estimate.

59:12 David Kay chronicles his extensive study and search for evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and how he found nothing but lies.

1:06:42 For those behind the war, war comes first, not last. For them, The United States’ military power should be used whenever trouble arises; and wherever there’s profit to be made.

1:14:00 War is a blunt tool that doesn’t work, it has tarnished our image overseas, created countless more terrorists and ruined governments. It is our job as Americans to speak out against the abuse of power, and question everything.

BRAVE NEW FILMS: Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are at the forefront of the fight to create a just America. Using new media and internet video campaigns, Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges corporate media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide.

And now, after George W Bush’s Iraq war, Donald Trump’s Iraq war. War ‘to grab oil‘, as Trump himself said.

From daily News Line in Britain:

US Drone Carrying Missiles Crashes On Farms In Iraq

13th August 2019

US AIRCRAFT are flying over Iraqi territory collecting intelligence on the country’s popular forces, a senior Iraqi expert said, adding that a drone that crashed this week was on a mission to raid Hashd al-Shaabi (the Iraqi popular resistance forces).

Hashd al-Shaabi is an official branch of the armed forces of the Iraqi government in Baghdad, with which the USA has diplomatic relations.

Kazzem al-Haaj told the al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Sunday that violation of Iraq’s airspace by US forces is nothing new.

US drones have always collected intelligence on Hashd al-Shaabi forces and the areas they control, as well as the regions where the terrorists are deployed to give them protection and security,’ he added.

Al-Haaj pointed out that the US spy flights come as American army troops have widened moves and stretched their presence towards Syria.

The US spy drone which crashed in Northwestern Baghdad last Tuesday was carrying missiles.

An informed Iraqi source told the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that this surveillance drone, which was armed with missiles, crashed in the farming al-Rezwaniyeh region in Northwestern Baghdad near the Iraqi capital’s international airport.

Asked whether it had come under attack, the source ruled this out, and [said] that it had probably crashed due to a technical malfunction.

Meanwhile, the Arabic-language Boratha news website quoted a military expert as saying that the US was forced to confirm reports of the drone crash two days later.

He noted that the Americans’ claim that the drone was unharmed contradicts its malfunction, and strengthens speculation that it was attacked by electronic warfare tools which made it lose its return route and crash near Baghdad.

The revelation that the aircraft was armed with missiles has grabbed media attention as there are still unanswered questions about another air raid on an Iraqi popular forces military base last month.

An ‘unidentified, unmanned drone bombed the Al-Shuhada base of the Hashd al-Shaabi in Amerli region at dawn on July 19, wounding two people,’ the Iraqi military said in a statement.

The Arabic-language al-Etejah news channel quoted special sources in Nineveh province as saying that just prior to the Amerli attack, a US spy plane conducted reconnaissance operations against the Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi army forces over Sanjar mountain and the Southern areas of the region.

The Trump administration’s only interest in Iraq is to loot the country’s oil riches and to exploit Iraqis, Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq political party has alleged: here.

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