Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Real War
From: "Aka Yote" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 05:34:34 +0000

Would it also be true that many members within the
executive branch of govmt. have private interests
that may be benefited/harmed by the outcome of any
possible event in Irak?

Thank you for your feedback to this question.

Best regards,

>On Monday, January 20, 2003, at 10:55 PM, Greg J. Lorenzo wrote:
>>The majority of the US's fossil fuel needs are sourced from elsewhere in 
>>the world other than the Middle East.
>Hence the need for "regime change" in Venezuela a few months back.
>Having our own little protectorate-dictatorship in the Middle East 
>controlling massive amounts of oil would tend to give us a leg up in 
>bargaining, eh?
>As it rests right now, no one disagrees that Iraq is an "evil" dictatorship 
>and that Saddam Hussein would better serve the world with a bullet in his 
>head. Unfortunately, we have no reason to believe that an invasion by the 
>United States would change anything. History indicates that we're quite 
>happy with dictators, as long as they're our dictators - all the way up to 
>today, where we support the regimes in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
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