Continuing from my previous article, "Blood and oil: The hidden cost of an occupied Iraq." Here is another comprehensive look at how Iraq's ONLY vital resource - the petroleum - is being exploited by the US and UK multinational oil conglomerates. From Global Policy Forum, I give you "Crude Designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq's Oil Wealth."
How can we achieve world peace, humanitarian aid, and environmental protection when there are giant corporations constantly looking for new ways to exploit the impoverished and war-torn populations? It is those culprits, together with their inseparable alliance with the corrupted First World governments, that are the ultimate villains and oppressors, overshadowing and manipulating the global politics to their own likings.
This is especially true as the current event unfolds in the Middle East. We must be more vigilant as the signs of exploitation will be increasingly more obscured from public eyes as they will be shrouded behind the pretext of establishing democracy in oil-abundant countries, such as Iraq and Iran. We, being the educated, conscious, and dignified part of the population, can no longer live in luxury when people are suffering next door or overseas, due to our cause. We must stand up and be united to liberate and give a helping hand by our own democratic rights. We must force the government to re-examine their inhumane foreign policies, and their approach to "secure" our "national interests."
To live in oblivion is to deny our conscience self, support oppression and throw away the fundamental principles which we hold so dear. Egalitarianism is the ultimate form of human understanding, respect and achievement. We should all strive for that!
"War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength." This is the doctrinal instinct we're being brainwashed with today in this "free world." How you get around that is up to you. Wake up and breath the fresh the air! For it is those of whom indulge in none-sense and wasteful spending the ultimate "model citizenry" of an Orwellian society!
Note: I will try to summarize "Crude Designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq's Oil Wealth" soon, but the basic premises are outlined in my previous article and from the Independent.