s Tribunal DossierBig Oil’s occupation of Iraq
28$ to 18$ and the total Iraq losses totaled 14 billion dollars per year while Iraq was defending it's and allthe Arab’s territories and security for 8 years.In addition to the aforementioned oil market flooding up policy, Kuwait, since 1980, started foundingpetroleum installations on the southern part of Al-Rumaila oil field and started stealing the oil in theNeutral Zone which is an extension for the southern Al-Rumaila oil field. Kuwait established Alretka 33-oil-well field to bleed up the Iraqi oil reservoir. on the 17th September, 2000 the former Iraqi oil minister Amer Al-Obaidi accused Kuwait of steeling 300,000 barrels /day stating "The Iraqi oil steeling is a factthat the Kuwait can not deny and this takes place at the southern Al-Rumaila field".The Kuwaiti oil market flooding up policy which included the stolen Iraqi oil represented doubled actionharm to Iraq by weakening its economy through reducing its export profits, at the time Iraq is in bad needof every cent to restore its demolished capabilities, and by stripping its natural resources.The Iraqi oil stolen by Kuwait between 1980-1990, which is against all the Arab fraternity principles and values, totaled 24 billion dollars. The Iraqi government proved in official documents presented to the ArabLeague all the Kuwaiti violations against Iraq and called for the refund for all the oil stolen of its reservesand territories and appealed Kuwait to be responsible for all the misbehavior and violations against Iraq.Iraq did its best to resolve these suspended issues with Kuwait through the Arab League but Kuwaitcontinued its policy without any response.Iraq concluded that Kuwait’s policy was just a military aggression; Kuwait was continuing extorting theIraqi territories and oil resources, which is considered a military aggression, while Iraq was trying toimpair its economy and was facing big Zionist threats. Iraq was the only Arab power that really confronting Israel. Invading Kuwait was the only way that Iraq could follow after trying all the possiblepeaceful initiatives and solutions.The USA administration concentrated all the international public opinion against Iraq enforcing it to withdraw its troops from Kuwait and to destroy Iraq’s military power, infrastructure and Iraq’s vitalstructural civil and military industries
for the benefit of the Zionism
whose main goal is to kick Iraq fromthe strategic Arab core location and to disable Iraq’s military effective acting in the region.The disaster on this issue was that many of the Arab countries participated in and incited the others to jointhe operations called "The Desert storm" to retaliate for old issues with Iraq for the sake of Zionist entity service.
3.The Iraqi losses due to the 1991 American aggression and during the sanctions and blockade years
The whole world got mad against Iraq and its political regime after invading Kuwait as, in this way, Iraqcould get hold of 20% of the world oil reserves.The Gulf war against Iraq was not to defend or liberate Kuwait but to defend the economic and strategicinterests of the international imperialism in the region. The "Desert Storm" war in 1991 resulted in aterrible devastation in Iraq. Most of the civil facilities were hit, bombarded or destroyed. The damagedcivil facilities and utilities included the main bridges, the transportation junctions, oil refineries, thecommunication centers, schools, institutes, universities, hospitals; potables water plants, irrigation plants,mosques, churches, government buildings, museums, food depots and mills in additions to the humancasualties. According to the Iraqi government estimations, the losses due to this war totaled 230 billiondollars. The Arab Funds Corporation” estimated the resulting losses to be 190 billion dollars.