Here is an extract of a speech given by a former top CIA officer about the wests involvement in the middle east.
He says at one point that,
"We in the West are fighting an enemy we have woefully chosen to misunderstand and to whom we are losing hands down and on every front,"
He goes on to say,
"the US and its allies continually became involved in Middle East wars because of their reliance on Arab oil supplies and had little other interest in the region."
When the Iraq war started and I marched with many others here in Melbourne, we knew that oil was at the bottom of this conflict. And now at last it is coming out from senior cabinet ministers [Australia's Defence Minister Brendan Nelson] that the oil of the middle east is all important.
Wise up this ain't no practice run we have to find alternative types of energy now and make our planet safer, cleaner, and sustainable.
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