Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Oil, Gas, Water......The Fertile Choke Point of Civilization"

Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss): "Eighty percent of the world's future energy reserves are right here in Eurasia; where the prize ultimately lies: oil, gas, water.  Iraq alone: ten percent of the world's reserve. Sixty of eighty oil fields are still undeveloped." 

Paul Wolfovitz (Dennis Boutsikaris): "And probably another hundred billion gallons in their western desert. They are floating in a sea of oil." 

Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss): "We have bases in more than 120 countries around the world. If we include Iraq, see what happens.(turns to map) We are at the fertile choke point of civilization; the Tigris, the Euphrates, the Biblical cradle. We drain the swamp like the hun says. We rebuild it. We develop its resources to the maximum....a nexus of power that won't be broken in out lifetime, if we stick to the plan."

Colin Powell (Jeffrey Wright): "So, what is our real exit strategy on Iraq, Dick?"

Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss): "There is no exit. We stay."

Colin Powell (Jeffrey Wright): "Spoken like a true oil man......I guarantee you, Paul, we will be in a  forever war, everywhere, three or four wars at a time. That's not New World Order. That's a World Gone Mad..."

W. (2008) Directed by Oliver Stone

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