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The latest installment of "The Crosby Report" By R.Crosby Lyles reveals the actual "Lick" that was staged on the world by our wars in the Middle East.

To recap:
We did not go to war to get the oil in the Middle East, we went to war to shift the balance of power back into the favor of the United States as a major energy provider in the global market. Slowing the flow of oil out of the Middle East was the desired effect of our military actions there. And, destabilizing the region was the ultimate long term goal towards that end.

For a transcript of the video go to the R.Crosby Lyles page at

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    Peace, Love, and Prosperity.

    by Rich Lyles on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:37:13 PM PST

  • are promoting this theory? (0+ / 0-)

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:30:01 PM PST

    •  Not really. (1+ / 0-)
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      The piece was born out of this curious sense of isolation I felt when I started questioning this sudden good fortune we have with oil. Obviously, there are a lot environmental issues, Global Warming ect., but this is a subject that people really don't want to talk about, period. It's a dead issue.
      Hence the opening phrase: "Let's beat a dead horse."  

      The question is, did the people in the Bush administration know that we were going to be the largest supplier of oil in 2020 way back in 2001. And, the answer is: nobody cares.

      There was a diary up earlier where the author was complaining that they could get 30k + signatures for a petition for a " Death Star" and couldn't get 25k signatures for a Global warming petition.  That's because nobody"really" cares.
      Give me cheap gas, a low electric bill, cheap food, and a fucken job, and never mind the details.  And that's the story, but it really isn't news.  Somehow though, when I hear that we've got more oil than any other country in the world, I see all the tomb stones marking the graves of children, and soldiers, and all the people that have to live the rest of their lives disfigured because of the ham-handed prosecution of those goddamn wars.  

      Peace, Love, and Prosperity.

      by Rich Lyles on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 11:31:31 PM PST

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  •  I'm not sure if I'd call that a conspiracy theory (1+ / 0-)
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    To say "we really went to war because XYZ" is not so much a conspiracy theory, but an argument about or geopolitical motivations.

    "Conspiracy theories" tend to assert that historical events were faked, or that a different set of people were behind them, e.g. that the government was behind the JFK assassination.  

    Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

    by Caj on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:06:55 PM PST

  •  Just asking questions? (0+ / 0-)


  •  I'm sensing a narrative shift. n/t (0+ / 0-)

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