notes april 2 2008

April 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

on Asia Times

Iran torpedoes US plans for Iraqi oil

With the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps showing how much control it has over the killing fields of Iraq, by stopping the fighting in the southern city of Basra, Iran has made both the Iraqi and United States governments look very foolish. Far beyond that, Iran has frustrated the joint US-British objective of gaining control of Basra, without which their strategy for establishing control over the fabulous oil wealth of southern Iraq will not work. – M K Bhadrakumar (Apr 2, ’08)

The other Iraqi civil war
Even by George W Bush logic, “the terrorists” and Iran won the battle of Basra. In the north of Iraq, though, the pieces are falling into place for an alliance between the United States, Israel and a “greater Kurdistan”. If only the pesky Iraqi nationalist Sunnis and Shi’ites don’t get in the way. – Pepe Escobar (Apr 2, ’08)


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