Why aren't we fighting with Saudi Arabia? They have the world's largest oil supply!?

This question is for all of the "This war is over oil" morons. So tell me boys and girls....if this war is over oil then why are we in Iraq?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Why not Canada? They are 2nd in the world's oil reserves and the Bush family has no stake in Canadian oil. If we are fighting for oil, shouldn't we just invade to the north?

  • 1 decade ago

    The war in Iraq was over oil. Where people were mistaken was that they believed it was a war to make oil cheaper. Have you noticed that since the war in Iraq, the price of oil has gone up?

    The problem was, Saddam was flooding the global market with cheap oil, oil that the US had no stake in. This meant that all the oil over which the US had a controlling interest, particulalry that from North America, Sth America and countries in the Middle East with which the US had good trading relations (like Saudi Arabia), wasn't being bought. People prefered Iraq's cheap oil over the US's expensive oil. Solution: invade Iraq, take control of the oil, or at least cause chaos, stop the oil from leaving Iraq and thus force people to buy expensive US oil

  • 1 decade ago

    The US don't need to fight them, Saudi Arabia is already an allie and its oil production, while owned by the saudis is controlled (with invisible hands) by the americans.

    The US fight those who stand up to them. Iraq's massive oil ressources are important for the US and they want to be there but Irak stood up to them, thus a war.

    Genocides and dictators and mass murderes exist in Africa, but I have not seen the US denounce those leaders, even less go and fight them and judge and lynch the leaders. Why not ? Aren't the US all for bringing the democracy to the World and peace and freedom to everyone ? Last I checked Africa is a continent in that world.

    Oh wait, I totally forgot, my apologies, Africa doesn't have the same oil ressources, it's got only diseases and sand. No need for "freedom and democracy". The US should let "those africans" decide for themselves.

  • 1 decade ago

    It would make a lot more sense to fight Saudi Arabia, they are the source of al-Qaeda ideology, they fund every Islamic terrorist group they can, they funded 9/11 and they play a two faced game with the Bush administration quite effectively. Most foreign insurgents in Iraq come from Saudi Arabia and the Saudis funded the Strela missles Sunni insurgents have been shooting down helicopters with.

    Too bad Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is not about oil, when you figure it out, you will realize,

    you have been duped. This is about ,the culture, that will

    not rest until Westerners no longer exist and Islamic Law,

    rules the World. Wake up the War is already raging.

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    3 years ago

    look on the completed volume of oil we've offered from Iraq, take the cost of all that oil and upload in the completed volume we've spent on the conflict. Then divide this new volume through the completed barrels of oil offered. evaluate this new cost and then tell me that the conflict is about oil.

  • 1 decade ago

    Bush Has not finished paying them and the Israeli's off for 9-11 yet . The Israeli's supplied the phony documents and the Saudis supplied the terrorists and money .

  • 1 decade ago

    since when is this war offically about oil, im pretty sure its about terrorism.

    anyway we have business ties to saudi arabia in which we get oil anyway, so why cause bloodshed when were already getting what we want from them.

    honestly think of something better to ask next time

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's called 'the Balance of Power', which is why we helped Iraq during the 1980s. Saddam was bad, Khomeini of Iran was worse. At the end of the day national interest and preservation comes first. Hardly suprising then that Israel has '100 Hiroshimas' or whatever it is, don't blame them at all.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, I don't like to use terms like morons and similar. Just for your information Iraq has the worlds largest oil reserve. Moreover we are already in Saudi we totally control their king and country. PLEASE let us have intelligent discussions

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