Iraq / Middle East / Murder Thread


#2139

They don’t need to, they pay others to do it for them.


#2140

I have it on good authority that a large driver of the diplomatic isolation of Qatar by ME states is an intent to destroy Qatar Airways and make the path to an Etihad / Emirates merger much easier.


#2141

Fake News


#2142

Ah jaysus


#2143

Exactly


#2144

Al Jazeera who are based from Qatar are on the receiving end of a malicious cyber attack apparently.


#2145

Those damned Russians again.


#2146

Its not a conspiracy mate,

Its a fact…as you eloquently put it…pricing barrels of oil in USD is what its all about.

Any narrative against that is dealt with.


#2147

Europe is far more dependent on ME oil than the US. The US is now only importing 7% of its oil and exporting natural gas. Europe imports 80% of it’s crude, much of it from Russia, Iraq, Libya and Saudi.


#2148

The pricing of it is the key pal.

The US have been holding back their reserves for years.


#2149

Unrelated to my point. The US is no longer dependent on ME oil. Europe are the ones keeping the Saudis and neighboring countries in business.


#2150

Isn’t about the oil it’s about the demand for dollars. Middle East awash with dollars, unlimited demand for US Treasuries, unlimited demand for US goods, weapons etc. US then can spend more than the next twenty countries combined on their military and bring freedom to the world


#2151

Tinfoil hat stuff mate.


#2152

It’s all about keeping the USD the currency that’s used in arguably the most important commodity in the world still to this day.

cc @Julio_Geordio


#2153

Freedom which is open to interpretation.


#2154

Documented fact mate


#2155

Things heating up nicely


#2156

The US selling em jets after they calling them out for funding terrorists you couldn’t make it up :sweat_smile:.
Obviously a subtle hint to the Saudis that they don’t have US backing here but still :sweat_smile:


#2157

You couldn’t make it up … The US is happy to have them all on board but attacking each other at the same time - a perpetual state of war that they can manipulate as they please.


#2158

Someone has to buy the guns