Admiral Dennis Blair: “We Sent Troops to Middle East…Because of Oil-Based Importance of Region”

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 5:35 pm

At the just-completed U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing titled, “The Geopolitical Potential of theU.S. Energy Boom,” Admiral Dennis Blair— former Director of National Intelligence, President and CEO of Institute for Defense Analyses and Commander in Chief of U.S. Pacific Command — admitted what’s still considered conspiratorial to some.

Put tersely: the U.S. and allied forces launched the ongoing occupation in Iraq and occupy large swaths of the Middle East to secure the flow of oil to the U.S. and its global allies, explained Blair.

 

Has Admiral Blair Double-Crossed a Second President?

By: Saturday May 2, 2009 6:00 pm

In January Amy Gooman’s guest Allan Nairn described to Democracy Now’s audience how in 1999 Admiral Dennis Blair, Obama’s Intel Czar pick, had repeatedly supported Indonesian generals commanding Indonesian death squads in Timor, rather than obey his Commander-In-Chief’s lawful orders to tell our client generals in the Indonesian military to shut down their death squads. Today the NY Times reports that last Thursday, as Obama released the torture memos and his Adminstration told us the torture failed to produce useful results, Admiral Blair told the intel community the exact opposite. Who does Dennis Blair serve – America’s elected leaders, or the torture and death squad operatives?

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