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American Foreign Policy Hasn’t Changed Much: A Follow Up

You can read the other article:

Published Jan. 3, American Foreign Policy Hasn’t Changed Much

In it I talked about Noam Chomsky‘s article giving me impetus to write the piece and the background of the main point of my article.

The American government works for the interests of the military-industrial complex, which makes its money by shortening the American tax payers, receiving contracts from the government, exploiting other countries and their natural resources for their gain, warmongering.  (Rick Santorum is the perfect outspoken example, for instance here)

Well, I thought I’d share an infographic from Al Jazeera with you as a follow-up to the last post, as well as the link.
Do you see the Western firms?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, just in case you didn’t remember, according to the CIA, Iraq has the Middle East’s 3rd largest oil reserve, here is a list of the top 50.

Before the war, I’m curious as to who owned these different oil fields, as compared to now.  Anyone know?

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, Iran…yeah, you know the people Santorum and others want to go to war with, the country practicing drills in the Strait of Hormuz, showing off to show they are willing to fight, but haven’t really done a lot of anything in light of what we’ve done to them…yeah, that Iran.  Well, they..uh, I don’t know how to tell you this, but they’ve got the second most oil reserves according to the CIA.  Then, well, um…Syria, you know the place the Arab League‘s monitor is failing at his job, not that he could have ever succeeded in light of the situation there,

they’re the 11th largest oil reserve in the Middle East and the only other country we don’t have friendly ties with, Libya was the only other one.

iraq
Image by The U.S. Army via Flickr

…Yeah.  So, American Foreign Policy, it doesn’t change much.

Read more here.

 

Thoughts?

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About Jared Krauss

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