Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 6 months ago

Why didn't the Americans seize Saddams oil wells in 2003 war?

Instead of sending troops into dense cities where they ended up getting sniped and ambushed.

Why didn't the Americans simply seize Iraqi oil wells and thus deprive the Baghdad regime of all income?

Saddam would have withered and died as oil was his only income.

The Americans would only need about 5-10000 troops with tanks and artillery guns to hold on and entrench into these positions.

With very low losses and then American oil contracts simply suck Iraq dry faster then an Amsterdam hooker.

8 Answers

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    A very good question.

    I would think that all the treasure we have poured into that area we deserve SOME compensation.

  • 6 months ago

    the Americans seize Saddams oil wells in 2003 war

  • 6 months ago

    Seizing oil wells would have been utterly meaningless.

  • 6 months ago

    It wasn't a war for oil, it's as simple as that. US oil companies have not invested much at all in the Iraqi oil industry since the war. Why should they when there is lots of oil action in the United States and Canada to use their capital on? It's been state affiliated enterprises like Sinopec, Petrobras and Total S.A. that have invested in those fields. They do not have to worry too much about their public relations, or activist shareholders.

    Neoconservatives sincerely believed they were making a better world by way of the war. Maybe they were severely misguided to think that. However, cynicism isn't necessarily a lens that gives a better understanding of other's motives.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It was part of the Agreement with the "Allies", just to free up the production and transportation of Oil.

    Otherwise it would appear to be a war of Aggression, rather than of Vengeance.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    they were saving the people from a tyrant 850,000 of them apparently

    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    dense cities are near oil wells arent they?..and how could we keep that being surrounded?

  • 6 months ago

    You just wanted to use Amsterdam hooker in a question, didn't you?

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