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Most people believe that America waged war against Iraq in March of 2003. But the truth, unannounced to many, is that America, along with Britain, had already planned to destroy Iraq twelve years before the war began. America and Britain had aimed to send massive bombing raids to completely destroy Iraq, with the intention of furthering their plan. The only dilemma was that America and Britain couldn’t put it into action. But the perfect opportunity came on September 11th with the terrorist attacks on the World Trading Center and the Pentagon. America and Britain then put their plan into action by blaming Iraq. This fooled over 50 % of Americans into believing that Iraq posed a threat to the United States. And this number increased to 70% when the Government-media propaganda campaign began persuading Americans. But this plan failed in 2003 when President George W. Bush admitted that the leader of Iraq, Suddam Hussein, had no part in the September 11 attacks. But not within hours after admitting this, President George W. Bush began saying Iraq had so called “weapons of mass destruction”. And with this America went to war.
Now hundreds of soldiers are dying in the war against Iraq and families are torn apart from the deaths of those lost. This was a war, according to President Bush’s statement, to eradicate “weapons of mass destruction.” However, the truth, according to “Serendipity”, is that this was a war for the control of Iraq’s oil supply and through the control of Iraq’s oil America can gain power and wealth.
There are copious definitions for the word “power.” But one stands out above them all. According to Microsoft Encarta Dictionary one of the definitions for power is “to control and influence over other people and their actions.” This definition seems to coincide exactly with what America is trying to do. Gain absolute power. And according to “Serendipity”, America truly is.
-“The main reasons for the US invasion of Iraq were to gain control of Iraq's oilfields, to establish military bases in Iraq from which to dominate the Middle East and eventually (by controlling oil supply) to establish control over all countries dependent on oil….”-
America’s first step in gaining more power, according to this excerpt from "Serendipity", is for America to gain control of Iraq’s oil supply. With control of Iraq’s oil supply America will be able to dictate who gets oil and who doesn’t. The next step for furthering its power is by establishing military bases in Iraq. This will build trepidation in bordering countries and make sure that no one gets Iraq’s oil except America. And then finally, with in time, America will establish control over all the countries dependent on oil. After these three steps America will be able to sell its oil to who ever it pleases. And with selling its oil, comes wealth.
What comes to mind when you think of wealth? An enormous mansion? Piles gold, silver, and diamond jewelry? Millions of dollars? Well in America’s case, wealth is in the rise of the U.S. dollar.
-“After control of the oilfields the next most important reason for the US's takeover of Iraq was that Iraq had begun to accept payment in euros for its oil, opening the way for all major oil producers to do this. Were this to happen then the Euro would probably become the world's reserve currency, not the dollar. This would have a major negative impact on the US economy (would, in fact, cause the collapse of the US economy) and would also severely reduce its ability to pour money into its weapons programs.”-
According to this statement, if more oil producers begin accommodating euros for their oil the Euro to become the new leading currency. So we can infer that America’s economy will be at stake if America doesn’t gain control of Iraq’s oil supply soon. But “when” America does gains control of Iraq’s oil, America will be able to decline the Euro as a payment for oil. With this, the American dollar will remain the leading currency. Which means America will pay less for foreign products. And less money spent equals more money saved. Thus, the wealth of America increases.
In conclusion, the real reason behind this war was for America to gain more power and wealth. And to do so, America needed to gain control of Iraq’s oil supply. So for over 15 years America has planned, lied, and covered up this real reason for going to war. However, the truth has been told. But today I still believe some Americans are still fooled by the cover-up.