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Did the US, UK, and other allies invade Iraq in 2003 to get oil for Asia? It’s not just destination, look at the oil company licenses, below! According to the licenses that we found online, BP and PetroChina appear to dominate production in Iraq. (See below.)
Asia imported 62% of Iraq’s crude oil (2019) and Asia is 60% of the world population. Hence, Asians are not a “minority”. They are a world majority. Insane US immigration policy (H1B dual intent visas and family joining) leads to an influx from overpopulated regions, such as Asia. Asia includes India: “Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S”, by Abby Budiman and Neil G. Ruiz: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/04/09/asian-americans-are-the-fastest-growing-racial-or-ethnic-group-in-the-u-s/
“Statement by the Department of Defense JUNE 27, 2021 (Attributable to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby) “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region….”
China and India are the two most populous countries, as well. They are highly overpopulated and require energy.
“Asia (led by India, China, and South Korea) was the main regional destination for Iraq’s crude oil, importing 62% of Iraq’s crude oil exports in 2019 (Figure 2). China and India each imported almost 1 million b/d of crude oil from Iraq (nearly half of Iraq’s total exports), making them the top buyers of Iraq’s crude oil during the year. Outside of Asia, the United States imported the most crude oil from Iraq at 331,000 b/d (8% of Iraq’s total exports). U.S. crude oil imports increased year over year in 2017 by more than 180,000 b/d, mainly to partly offset declining U.S. crude oil imports from Venezuela. However, Iraq’s oil exports to the United States declined in 2018 and 2019 because of higher U.S. crude oil production and higher U.S. imports from heavy oil sands in Canada. Collectively, European countries imported 24% of Iraq’s crude oil exports.” https://www.eia.gov/international/analysis/country/IRQ
Iraq’s oil and natural gas infrastructure EIA gov
Does the bombing have to do with what Israel wants? Considering Blinken’s stepfather, Sam Pisar, it’s likely that Biden’s Sec. of State Blinken is an Israel first sort of guy.
Does this have to do with Hunter Biden wanting Exxon’s stake or something? Maybe Burisma? Clueless, but just wondering if the bombing is a shakedown of some variety.
“Iraq to finalise sale of Exxon’s stake in the West Qurna-1 oil field by June” April 23, 2021 https://web.archive.org/web/20210423093106/https://internationalfinance.com/iraq-finalise-sale-exxons-stake-west-qurna-oil-field-june/
Older information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Qurna_Field
Iraq Oil Licenses. Look carefully. Click to enlarge. The companies may surprise you. Post continues after screen shots. A few pages from “Iraq EITI Report Oil, Gas & Minerals 2017”:
“Iraq EITI Report Oil, Gas & Minerals 2017” https://eiti.org/files/documents/iraq_2017_eiti_report.pdf (Yellow emphasis added) EITI’s an organization that is supposed to promote transparency in oil, gas, and mining sectors. Mining is also included in this comprehensive report.
Old map of Iraq oil and gas sites: https://tile.loc.gov/image-services/iiif/service:gmd:gmd7:g7611:g7611h:ct002114/full/pct:12.5/0/default.jpg
Biden was only president a little over one month before he “ordered his first bombing campaign. (It took Trump four months to do the same.) The target was facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed militia in retaliation for rocket attacks against US troops in Iraq earlier this month.” (“Biden said ‘Diplomacy is back!’ Then he started dropping bombs” By Trita Parsi. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/26/biden-iran-deal-diplomacy-syria )
Biden entire bombing statement:
Statement by the Department of Defense
JUNE 27, 2021
(Attributable to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby)
“At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq. Specifically, the U.S. strikes targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq, both of which lie close to the border between those countries. Several Iran-backed militia groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), used these facilities.
As demonstrated by this evening’s strikes, President Biden has been clear that he will act to protect U.S. personnel. Given the ongoing series of attacks by Iran-backed groups targeting U.S. interests in Iraq, the President directed further military action to disrupt and deter such attacks. We are in Iraq at the invitation of the Government of Iraq for the sole purpose of assisting the Iraqi Security Forces in their efforts to defeat ISIS. The United States took necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation – but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message.
As a matter of international law, the United States acted pursuant to its right of self-defense. The strikes were both necessary to address the threat and appropriately limited in scope. As a matter of domestic law, the President took this action pursuant to his Article II authority to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq.”
president biden iraq syria” https://www.defense. gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2672875/statement-by-the-department-of-defense/