Greg Palast is one of the few remaining investigative journalists with the guts to dig deep into current political realities and to report them. You can subscribe to his email newsletter or consult his website. His recent newsletter article entitled, The Baker Boys: Stay Half the Course: Iraq Study Group or Saudi Protection League? Concluded with the following observation:
Behind the fratricidal fracas in Iraq is something even more dangerous than bullets in Baghdad: a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia to control Iraq’s place in OPEC, the oil cartel. What is painted by Baker’s Iraq Study Group as an ancient local clash between Shia and Sunni over the Kingdom of God, is, in fact, a remote control proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the Kingdom of Oil.