Kirkuk and rich area with oil around him fell off with a whisper because of a mythical militia leader which Americans consider terrorist
In the spring of 2003, the United States and the United Kingdom came to Iraq. Army of 300,000 soldiers needed less than a month to declare victory. The Americans overthrew the statues of Saddam Hussein and symbolically completed the invasion, while British troops captured the most important oil port to Basra in the south.
Hundreds of journalists traveled with this great expedition, led by numerous American media and they interviewed the confused Iraqis. What do you expect from the intervention? What will the US Army bring to the Iraqi people? Why was there an intervention?
Unlucky Iraqis felt obliged to talk about freedom and democracy, deal with the evil dictator Saddam Hussein, a bright future after rescuers counting on the libel and his numerous families. I remember, just a little over fifty years ago, he dared to say what he was thinking. When asked why the intervention had occurred, he fired in front of the camera: Because of the oil.
It could be immediately anticipated that his ether’s statement would not be seen because of a tale that is talked for children about selfless help for the Iraqi people to resolve the dark regime and penetrate brand new democracy.
Moving to ISIL
What’s next is more or less known. The war did not end in 2003 by defeating the main statue of Saddam Hussein, but still continues today, and in the meantime it has been transferred to the surrounding countries. The well known Saddam’s army was disbanded, left without pay and prudence, and most of them readily approached Calif as soon as they offered them a salary. Much of the army, whose pattern was the Yugoslav People’s Army, are still fighting on the side of Sunni extremists today.
The statement Because of the oil or oil is universally applicable to all the latest Middle East military escorts, including this latest Iraqi army backed by Iranian Shiite warriors at Kirkuk and Iraqi Kurdistan. Baghdad wants to regain its oil richest province, and their operation is good for now, although many do not respond to the Kurdish subjection to the central government. It is not difficult to guess why it is so. If the oil resources return under the control of central government, it is almost mean the end of the discounted price of the barrels from Kirkuk. The new price will be valid, international.
To start the operation is condemned by Israel, a major Kurdish oil buyer, and Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State. Former CEO of Exxon Mobile, one of the world’s largest companies, has just said Iran’s forces have been pulled out of Kirkuk. Will the world’s leading authority exert Iranian power out of oil fields? It is difficult to come to any kind of co-operation, especially in the mandate of Donald Trump.
Over the last few years, maintaining the status quo in Iraqi Kurdistan has been perfectly aligned with the Western policy of fragmentation of the Middle East for easier control of their resources. Lack of state control, cheap oil, the tendency of Kurdish authorities to cooperate with foreign corporations, all this has brought all the power of intermediaries from big companies. Oil was sold to all interested buyers under favorable conditions. Big oil business, as usual, kept numerous American bases deployed in strategic locations. The Government of Haider and Abadi has left nothing but to write protest letters and threaten the lawsuits of all who buy Kurdistan oil because this oil is, by international law, the property of the Iraqi state. Mostly, they threatened with lawsuits and sought compensation for tens of millions of dollars. It is not known that they have already get back even a dollar.
The real goal of Washington and Alliance politics for the sake of easier control over resources was and remained fragmented in Iraq, even though they were on paper against a referendum on Kurdish independence held on September 25 this year. For years, the State Department has been officially robbed of cooperating with Iraqi Kurds by US companies, but it is already common practice when it comes to illegal, but literary jobs. One is talking about, and that’s entirely different, nothing new when it comes to big business. On the contrary, it is more a rule than an exception.
Exxon Mobile was at a time, with Rex Tillerson’s as chairman, was a major affiliate with the Government of Kurdistan, or KRG.
The big Russian business has also left no immune on subject of the rich sources of Kurdistan. Big company Rosnjeft has purchased a significant stake in the pipeline leading to Turkish Ceyhan and announcing plans for gas pipeline network expansion. This move was not received with enthusiasm by allies in Tehran, Baghdad, and Ankara, but in line with a stronger Middle East position, it is believed that it will not cause more serious shortages with Moscow. Diplomacy of Vladimir Putin in the regional approach, and in the case of Syria, as far as Iraq is concerned, it is constantly emphasized that it stands to preserve the territorial integrity of these countries. There is also a strengthening of trust and greater influence on regional governments. Rosneft has announced plans to invest nearly $ 1 billion in arrangements with KRG with the aim of establishing a gas pipeline towards Turkey and further towards European countries.
The fast fall of the city Kirkuk
The European and world public have been paying close attention to the events surrounding the conquest of Kirkuk by the forces controlled by the Iraqi government. What happened? Why did Kirkuk, the second largest Iraqi oilfield, get back to Baghdad so quickly, practically without a fired bullet?
Russian Sputnik has published the theory that besides a few irreverent gunfire with a few number of wounded, it was not a major military operation. By them, Kirkuk was resolved in negotiations where the most famous Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, took the lead. This hero of the last set of desert wars, not well known to the European public, but well known to Western generals enclosed to Iraq and Syria, allegedly held talks with the Talabani family, leaders of the Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan, and urged them to calmly convey Kirkuk. The ties between the Kurdish political organization and Iran are very long, especially at a time when Saddam Hussein was curbing the Kurds. Iran was always against Kurdish independence because of its own Kurdish minority, but he also protected Kurdish in conflict with Hussein in Iraq.
Qasem Soleimani is definitely the most famous army leader of Syria and Iraq. Prior to the Russian intervention in Syria, it was the main external support of Bašar al-Assad, and even Russian intervention for the salvation of the Syrian regime. Soleimani was personally portrayed, in front of Russian General Staff in Moscow, the critical situation in which their ally Asad was found.
General, for which heyou never knows where he is, who does not like to give interviews, with Iranian Shiite powers, has run parallel to the fighting in Syria, as well as in Iraq, where he allegedly, prevented the fall of Baghdad under Caliph’s feet, while his special forces stopped ISIL in front of Kurdish capital Erbil.
The end goal of the West
There is, of course, no official confirmation that Suleiman was playing Kirkuk for Baghdad, but the theory seems probable. Yet it is not excluded that the Russians are secretly mediating, but it is for Americans to favor Iran more prominently. He is a mythical army leader who is also respected by enemies and the commander of Kuds, the Iranian revolutionary guard, the elite Iranian military force that the Americans had declared terrorist organization.
The controversy surrounding Kirkuk only confirms that the course of events is completely overruled by what the Western allies wanted by initiating a series of conflicts of war. The ultimate goal in each scenario after Iraq, Libya, Syria should have been just broken and fragmented Iran. But it has been the opposite. Syria, by all means, has succeeded in overthrowing what their diplomats call Balkanization, and Iran has put its pipes far beyond its borders which is the most scary story for Israel in the first place, and then to the nearest ally of the United States.
In the sea of dramatic daily events, trends are unfavorable to the creators of the ancient Roman divide et impera. Regional political forces have begun to negotiate without a mediator and they are no longer so easily drawn into mutual conflicts. The Kirkuk case may best testify about the new winds in the regional policy.
It will also be interesting to observe what will happen to Raka in Syria after that city and the great oil field have won Syrian Kurds with American leadership. While Russians are telling the Americans, “Raka has not won, but has broken the ground,” it is clear that Washington will support the idea of federalization of Syria, probably with the covert plan of the final separation of that part of the country. Fragmentation with the aim of facilitating resource exploitation.
However, it seems that this will be a difficult task in the situation when the level of regional cooperation is higher than six to seven years ago since they started overtaking. And it is a big question what will Kurdish do next time in situation like was in Kirkuk?
This article was originally published on the Trump News.