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Iraq is about the Big Game

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Submitted by J. Alejandro (United States), Mar 26, 2013 at 16:32

People need to grow up. The whole thing about Iraq is geopolitics. In other words, it was about getting Russia from dominating in the region. Russia was already in to their necks with Saddam and the Food for Oil program scandal. The "Big Game" of the XIX Century was reborn when we went from the end of Detente with the end of the Cold War to the realignment of alliances for access to the Gulf/Caucasus region. The Russians have always wanted access to and control of the region. The U.S. won, and that is why it has the biggest listening post in the biggest embassy complex in the world in Iraq. That's all.

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