Four years after the internationally-condemned invasion, the US and British oil conglomerates went to Iraq to rebuild the oil & gas industry, and today they monopolise it. They have taken over what is supposed to belong to the Iraqis.
In the late 1990s, the US bombed Khartoum, the capital of Sudan for invalid reasons. And today, the US, British and French oil companies thronged the country's oil-rich south and eastern regions, also trying to take control of its oil & gas production.
So, it was not Saddam who bombed or propagated the Sept 11 1991. However, the US attacked Iraq on the pretext of combating terrorism, with actual intention of boring a big door to the country's oil domination. And the succeeded, except in Sudan.
And now, the are trying it on Lebanon, a fast developing nation touted as having potential to emerge as one of the world's largest oil & gas in the coming years.
Israel, with the help of US energy companies, is trying to exploit one of the world's largest gas fields, which mainly belongs to Lebanon. However, since Israel is ahead in the race to develop these energy resources, politicians, especially Lebanon's head of Parliament Nabih Berri, have called for a quick adoption of the law.
Last month, US oil and gas producer Noble Energy announced that it has discovered two enormous natural gas fields, containing as much as 25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, off the Mediterranean coastline.
The largest part of the discovery is the Leviathan gas field, which is believed to contain 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (valued at more than USD 95 billion) and, 4.2 billion barrels of oil. The field is located in the joint regional waters between Lebanon and northern Palestine. Lebanon contends that it owns a major part of Leviathan.
Earlier this month, Lebanese Foreign Minister Ali Shami sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, stressing Lebanon's right to its energy wealth which lies within its exclusive economic zone.
Shami condemned Israeli exploitation of Lebanon's potential wealth as a blatant violation of international laws and an assault against Lebanese sovereignty. Lebanon's parliament in August last year approved a law to carry out offshore oil and gas exploration projects in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time.
So, that is how the US, Israel and its Western allies carry out their oppressive foreign policy. They are not really into combating terrorism but to terrorise the economy of other countries deemed to threaten them.
By the way, they are still struggling in Afghanistan, another country rich with oil, gas, uranium, plutonium and gold. Do you see my point?