Foreshadowing Their Own End

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ninjzz3.0's picture

 

Iraq’s decision to price its oil in euros rather than dollars precipitated the U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein, and Iran’s threats to move away from the dollar is the real reason the U.S. government is raising the alarm over the country’s nuclear program.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2003/feb/16/iraq.theeuro

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dolla...

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danmanjones's picture

I don't think that argument holds a lot of weight. Here's another article by the same author that's more accurate IMO. It names & describes the intentions of the neo-cons who drove the US into the invasion of Iraq...

 

The men driving Bush to war are mostly former or still active pro-Israeli lobbyists. For years, they have advocated destroying the most powerful Arab nation. Richard Perle, one of Bush's most influential advisers, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton and Donald Rumsfeld were all campaigning for the overthrow of Iraq long before George W Bush was elected – if he was elected – US President. And they weren't doing so for the benefit of Americans or Britons. A 1996 report, A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm) called for war on Iraq. It was written not for the US but for the incoming Israeli Likud prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and produced by a group headed by – yes, Richard Perle.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-the-c...

 

"A Clean Break" also talks a lot about confronting Syria & Iran.

 

...of course there's the other obvious reason which is to control Iraq's oil production which is a long-term strategic interest but that was not the stated aim of the neo-cons, nor was protecting the petro-dollar status with Iraq.

 

Also, this

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The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup d'état (Persian: کودتای ۲۸ مرداد‎), was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot") and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project[5] or "Operation Ajax").

Mossadegh had sought to audit the documents of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), a British corporation (now part of BP) and to limit the company's control over Iranian petroleum reserves

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puttefnask's picture

good bot.

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Dude's picture

We are helping them into the 21st century if that is not a noble cause then what is? you have to look at things over a long term think big by war we can unite the world.

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