This past week, Shell Oil announced a plan to invest 11 Billion dollars in Southern Iraq to build the largest petrochemical facility on the Persian Gulf. Yes, Shia dominated, war torn; ISIS ravaged Iraq – with a puppet government controlled by Iran’s IRGC – signed on with Shell Oil to do this.
This investment, is another major commitment by a British based multinational oil company to Iraq. In fact,BP along with Shell dominate Iraq’s oil and gas fields. In September last year, BP announced that it will nearly double production levels at the giant Rumaila oil field in southern Iraq within the next decade to 2.1 million barrels per day in production. Southern Iraq, today, produces (and exports) more oil than Iran, and almost all other Persian Gulf producers (with the exception of Saudi Arabia) combined.
The U.S. spent trillions to invade Iraq, but the Brits have run off with all the oil and downstream action. In “W” ‘s words: make no mistake about it, Britain’s economy is fundamentally driven by oil and gas. Three London based Corporate groups: BP ($400 Billion in revenues), Shell ($430 Billion in revenues), and British Gas spin offs ($100 Billion in revenues) generate close to $1Trillion dollars in total revenues from oil and gas. That is almost 42% of UK’s GDP ($2.4 Trillion). And if you add up other industrial elements – like for example shipping (oil), insurance (for ships and platforms), oil and gas field services, commodity trading, consulting … – you can see how significant the oil and gas industry is to Britain’s economy.
Not surprisingly, and understandably the Brits have their hands in virtually every political dynamic involving oil and gas production worldwide. The very survival of their island depends on it.
When Britain’s North Sea oil first came on stream, there was excess global production of oil which threatened pricing. But prices had to stay high to pay back for expensive oil platforms in the Sea. Surprise, surprise, one major producer: Iran; had a revolution and its oil industry was shut off for almost 8 years. The Shah had by then served his purpose, and kicked up prices for the Brits (unwittingly), now it was time to shut down Iranian oil production.
Conveniently, British backed Mullahs like Rafsanjani eventually took charge in Iran. I remember glowing reviews about him in the British press! And today, not much else has changed. Rouhani, with ‘strange’ PhD, from Glasgow Polytechnic, and the Larijani brothers carry on Britain’s torch. How convenient it’s been for Iran to stay sanctioned while Iranian oil and gas is extracted through Azerbaijan and Qatar out of the Caspian’s ‘ShahDeniz’ Fields, or the Persian Gulf’s ‘Pars Fields’, with the help of British Majors. These fields all belong to Iran, and are within Iran’s sovereign sea territories, yet Iran’s Mullahs have conveniently forgotten to assert Iranian sovereignty …. When it comes to British exploitation of these fields.
North Sea oil has come to an end, but Britain has a strangle hold around Iran, with British backed puppet dictators in Azerbaijan and Qatar – milking the region out of oil and gas revenues; and throwing a naked bone to the locals.The Brits have nothing but contempt for Arabs, Persians and Azeris. They are screwing all of us. Don’t be fooled by British assertions otherwise, 80% of Azerbaijan and Qatar’s oil and gas revenue ends up in London
But, if we really want to know who is behind the Mullahs in Iran, don’t look at Iran – look at Iraq.
Start off by asking yourself, who is in charge in Iraq?
Ever since the days of the Blair government feeding false intelligence to the “Bush” crowd (remember Niger’s Aluminum rods for Nukes? Or how British scientist (David Kelly)’s presumed suicide over how the “Blair government’s cooking intelligence on Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction” –it was very clear that the Brits were leveraging idiots inside the U.S. government to ‘open up’ Iraq for British oil exploration. The Iraq war was a debacle for the U.S., but a boon for the Brits. You see, North Sea oil had diminished and Iraq, with the second largest oil reserves in the world and very low cost extraction costs, was a perfect arena to keep Britain’s economy flowing. The Brits now control oil fields “all” around Iran without any ‘threat” or issue from Tehran –Iraq, Azerbaijan, and Qatar!!
Interestingly, when the “allies” invaded Iraq, the Brits assumed full control of Iraq’s “Shia” southern provinces. Basra, and Southern Iraq have remained “islands of stability” in an otherwise very unstable region. American oil majors were given deals with the Kurds and the fields in Northern Iraq (where ISIS is today), BUT, the Brits took everything in Southern Iraq. And when ISIS threatened to move south towards British oil fields in Iraq – guess what – it was Iran’s IRGC that tactfully pushed ISIS northward!
Iraq’s government by all accounts is in the hands of Iran’s mullahs. Shiites in Iraq, are absolutely connected to the Shiites in Iran. Nothing happens in Iraq, without the overt or tacit approval of Tehran. If the Brits are operating and investing in Iran, it is simply because leadership in Tehran has agreed to the deal(s).
So when you read about Shell Oil’s 11 Billion dollar investment in Basra, or BP’s doubling of investments (and production) in Southern Iraq, just take a second and think hard. No one would put down hundreds of billions of investment ANYWHERE, if there were NOT absolutely sure that they had “protection”. The Shiites in Iraq are protecting British investments. And the Shiites in Iraq are being financed, armed, trained, and directed from Tehran.
Doesn’t this make you think that the strings in Tehran are held in London? Why does that not surprise anyone? Britain doesn’t need an embassy in Tehran, they already have deep entrenched connections with the Mullahs.
When will the Brits learn to come up or create win-win solutions to drive them and us poor idiots to prosperity? Why must we Iranians keep paying the price for their prosperity? Are we truly ‘inferior’ human beings in their eyes undeserving of any civil rights or dignity or liberty? The Brits have undermined Iranian democracy three times in the past 100 years, and stolen Iran’s resources at the same time. It’s a travesty. And it hasn’t stopped.
Let’s not forget something like 1 million Iranians and 1 million Iraqi died to underwrite Britain’s economy…not to even mention those imprisoned, tortured and abused by regimes the Brits have put in power in Iran and Iraq. And, remember there are British backed dictators in Azerbaijan, Qatar, Bahrain …
Successive U.S. administrations are either naive or too stupid to understand how they have been manipulated by the Brits. Because in fact, America has gained NOTHING from the trillions of dollars and lakes of blood it has spent in the Middle East. The Brits have taken it all. The evidence is right there in front of us all. Is everyone closing their eyes and refusing to see?