Stealing Syrian oil is the shame of the United States – Opinion
On August 11, the official Syrian news agency reported that US military forces continued to loot Syrian oil, using 144 tankers to transport the stolen oil to Iraq.
It is easy to understand the fact that American troops are stealing oil from Syria, because theft has long been their job. Yet it is rather instructive that US troops transported their stolen oil to Iraq, which is, by general public opinion, an oil-rich country. According to the latest data from the Iraqi National Petroleum Marketing Organization, Iraq produced 458.4 million barrels of crude oil daily in July, 68,000 barrels more than in June.
So even with production from the world’s fifth largest oil producer, US oil greed is still not satisfied.
And despite being the fifth largest oil producer in the world, much of Iraq’s population still lives in poverty. According to the British website Open Democracy, in May some economists estimated the poverty rate in the country at more than 30%.
There could be many reasons, but looting by the United States is probably one of them. There have been numerous reports of the United States shipping seized gold and shipping it out of the country.
A look at its past record shows that the United States is becoming increasingly naked in its plunder. In the early 1970s, when he plundered Vietnam, he committed these acts under the pale pretext of intervening and helping his ally in southern Vietnam.
After the 9/11 incident in 2001, he sent troops to Afghanistan claiming they were “fighting terrorism”, but only multiplied terrorism there.
In 2003, when it invaded Iraq, they were even lazy to find a better excuse than the famous tube of washing powder;
Today, they even steal oil from Syria naked, without even looking for an excuse.
What will they steal tomorrow? With or without an apology.
Maybe the Pentagon knows the answer.
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