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War for Oil?  ...  Please  -  Vote for Peace!

Public letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, United Nations.

The original letter to Kofi Annan ...

Wolfgang Rehfus

2nd. 2004

 ●  Please - Vote for Peace!

 ●  The Current Necessity for Oil

 ●  The Ultimate Objective in Iraq

 ●  An Energy Independent America

 ●  >>>   Get involved now  -  before it is too late!




Is the November 2nd election day a choice between war or peace?

Dear Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan

Many people around the world are deeply concerned regarding world peace after November 2nd, 2004. 1)

We urge the United Nations to call upon all nations to respect democratic decisions by the United Nations and to renounce from so-called pre-emptive military force.

We call upon all American Citizens to vote – Please vote for Peace. 2)

George W. Bush ("We see America's character in our military.") and Richard Cheney quite openly announced to start additional wars and to further ignore democratic decisions by the United Nations (Republican National Convention, New York, September 2004). 1)

1) "We see America's character in our military, which finds a way or makes one.", George W. Bush at the 2004 Republican National Convention (New York, September 3rd, 2004)

Swiss TV news video (September 2nd, 2004) "
Cheney zementierte Präsident Bush's Doktrin, dass die USA sich mit militärischen Präventivschlägen verteidigen würden, ohne die Vereinten Nationen um Erlaubnis zu fragen.", SFDRS

compare: "Lessons of Iraq war underscore importance of UN Charter", Kofi Annan, UN, September 16, 2004; video "UN Secretary-General says US-led invasion of Iraq was illegal.", BBC, September 16, 2004

2) Visit to get all the information you need and even fill out absentee ballot forms online.




Are we fighting a war against terror or a war for oil?

What the Bush-Cheney administration didn't tell in New York, was published by the Center for Defense Information (CDI, Washington, DC) in the CDI paper "Terror and Oil in Central Asia" (June 13, 2002):

"The <Oil> gap between what the United States produces and what it consumes is expected to grow. Oil reserves on U.S. territory are increasingly scarce while consumption is expected to grow by as much as 25 percent over the next 20 years, necessitating the search for additional foreign sources of oil." 3)

It is well known for years that no relevant new sources of oil and gas exist world-wide. 4)

In the context of the CDI paper, the phrase "necessitating the search for additional foreign sources of oil" can only lead to "necessitating wars for oil".

The facts presented by the CDI paper suggest much more that we are in a war for oil than in a war against terror – but one might be used for the other. 5)

The CDI paper, published in 2002 – after the war in Afghanistan – already points out the potential of oil reserves in Iraq:

"However, much of the increase in <Oil> imports will come from the Middle East, which is home to a lion’s share of the world’s proven oil reserves. ... Saudi Arabia leads with 25 percent of the world’s proven reserves, followed by Iraq with 11 percent, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Iran each with 9 percent." 3)

The CDI paper also informs of the background for the war in Afghanistan and the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" quoted that the agreement for the long-delayed US$ 3.2 Billion natural gas pipeline was finally signed just after the war in Afghanistan ("Afghan Leaders Sign US$ 3.2 Billion Pipeline Deal," Associated Press, December 27, 2002): 6)

"The addition of Caspian oil could weaken the OPEC monopoly, providing greater leverage over the pricing policies of Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries, ultimately contributing to lower world oil prices. ... Moreover, American firms are among the world’s largest oil producers, and their interests in developing and exporting Caspian energy resources neatly coincide with the U.S. desire to add to the world’s sources of oil." 3)

3)  Terror and Oil in Central Asia , "Oil reserves on U.S. territory are increasingly scarce while consumption is expected to grow by as much as 25 percent over the next 20 years, necessitating the search for additional foreign sources of oil. ... Oil is no doubt a part of the puzzle that is the U.S. policy.", CDI - Center for Defense Information, USA, June 13, 2002

compare: "the International Energy Agency predicts that by 2030, "global energy consumption will increase 66 percent", "Renewable energy sources offer global chance to shed fossil fuels", The Japan Times, July 8th, 2004

4) "The Coming Global Oil Crisis - Wake up! We are here: Peak Oil",

"An energy transition to a solar-hydrogen economy is not only environmentally necessary, but economically logical.", World Watch Institute (USA)

5) compare: War For Oil or Peace Through The Sun, Dr. Franz Alt, 2001, published by Riemann-Verlag / Bertelsmann Gruppe, ISBN 3-570-50032-2

6) Fahrenheit 9/11 - the temperature where freedom burns,
FAHRENHEIT 9/11: "Afghanistan signed the agreement to build a pipeline through its country carrying natural gas from the Caspian Sea."
Source: "The framework agreement defines legal mechanisms for setting up a consortium to build and operate the long-delayed US$3.2-billion natural gas pipeline, known as the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, which would carry gas from energy-rich Turkmenistan to Pakistan. It would be one of the first major investment projects in Afghanistan in decades."
Baglia Bukharbayeva "Pakistani, Turkmen, Afghan Leaders Sign US$3.2 Billion Pipeline Deal," Associated Press, December 27, 2002. (Factual Back-Up for Fahrenheit 9/11: Section Six),, 2004

See also the documentary UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ, "... an in-depth look at the distortion of intelligence and the 'spin and hype' created by the White House to justify going to war in Iraq.", The Daily Star, May
20, 2004; "The film by Robert Greenwald was originally funded, in part, by - Democracy in Action", The Hollywood Reporter, May 21, 2004




Is oil the ultimate objective in Iraq?

Despite all these facts, the CDI paper still tries to show that we are not in a war for oil. The paper concludes:

"Oil is no doubt a part of the puzzle that is the U.S. policy toward Central Asia – but by no means the only, or even the most important part." 3)

Today – after the war in Iraq – we can better conclude what was already described by the Center for Defense Information in 2002:

Oil is no doubt the U.S. policy towards Iraq.

The Polish Foreign Minister explained it frank and honest. "The Polish Foreign Minister, Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, said his country had never disguised the fact that it sought direct access to the oilfields."

"We have never hidden our desire for Polish oil companies to finally have access to sources of commodities," Mr Cimoszewicz told the Polish PAP news agency. Access to the oilfields "is our ultimate objective," he added. (Poland seeks Iraqi oil stake, BBC News, July 3rd, 2003) 7)


7) Poland seeks Iraqi oil stake, "Poland, which has sent troops to support the US-led forces in Iraq, has acknowledged its 'ultimate objective' is to acquire supplies of Iraqi oil.", BBC News, July 7th, 2003

Additional notes:

Analysis: Is Iran next for US military?, BBC News, January 17th, 2005

"Iran keine unmittelbare atomare Bedrohung", Lauschangriff auf IAEA-Chef El Baradei, FTD, 12.12.2004 (Kopie
); "gegenüber dem iranischen Atomprogramm eine zu nachsichtige Haltung ... die dürftigen Geheimdiensterkenntnisse der USA über Massenvernichtungswaffen im Irak kritisiert", US-Regierung wollte al-Baradei mittels Lauschangriff aus dem Amt drängen , SPIEGEL, 12.12.2004 (Kopie )

"In the New Yorker magazine, Hersh says intelligence officials have revealed that
Iran is the Bush administration's "next strategic target". US special forces 'inside Iran',  BBC News, January 17th, 2005 (Copy




Does an energy independent America provide opportunities to Economy, Security, Independence, Ecology and does it enable Peace?


The coming energy revolution,
"This (solar) technology is the future...
If we do not switch to green energy, then our whole future as a human race is in jeopardy, or even more simply, we are doomed.", Peter Hain, Secretary of State for Wales. July 2, 2004
"Investment and production incentives are some of the policies
that have already led to dramatic growth in renewable energy markets in a handful of countries such as Germany and Japan."
, Dr. Janet L. Sawin, Worldwatch Institute (USA), April 28, 2003

The so-called necessity and "the search for additional foreign sources of oil" with the resulting wars for oil can be replaced by already existing and save technologies to harness the peaceful renewable energies: Solar, Wind, Water, Biomass/gas, Geothermal.

By exporting these technologies we can also help other countries to develop their economy, build their energy supply and to stabilize their social societies.

This is a peaceful solution to major world problems and the best protection against terrorism.

"An Energy Independent America" 8)

provides significant opportunities to

our Economy, our Security, our Independence, our Ecology and does enable Peace.


This public letter is published on with links to all quotes and further information.

Dear Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, we ask you to inform the world public and to call upon all nations to respect democracy and to act peacefully for peace.


Yours Respectfully


8) "An Energy Independent America",
"The Kerry-Edwards plan will increase energy conservation and create clean, renewable sources of energy that no terrorist can sabotage and no foreign government can seize. Their plan will also save billions by cutting waste and pork-barrel spending in Washington. Under the Kerry-Edwards plan, we will strengthen our national security while growing our economy and protecting our environment.", John Kerry, 2004

Renewable energy sources offer global chance to shed fossil fuels,
"If the U.S. does not bring its own energy juggernaut under control, then unprecedented international cooperation will be required for the world community to set a new and saner course.
U.S. President George W. Bush has already proved himself wedded to U.S. and Saudi oil interests, meaning his administration will never seriously promote alternative energies.
government action is key .. in markets dominated by mature, heavily subsidized fossil fuel and nuclear power
.", The Japan Times, July 8th, 2004

World Watch Institute (USA): "An energy transition to a solar-hydrogen economy is not only environmentally necessary, but economically logical."

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