Since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, I've read many articles that point to oil as the rational, though what had been missing in those articles has been any kind of comprehensive explanation of what that means, leaving me confused. Until now!

In this piece by Michael Hudson we are treated to an explanation and breakdown of what "it's all about the oil" means and how it relates to tRumps recent assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani.

Hudson explains (in condensed version) how, over the past 70 years, the Pentagon has been in the ready to follow through with such plans if and when the times necessitate the action.

Now it is easy to understand tRump's thinking and just how intentional his actions and rhetoric is, and how and why US presidents follow the foreign policies of their predecessors on war.
The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination this was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a personality quirk of Donald Trump’s impulsive action. His assassination of Iranian military leader Suleimani was indeed a unilateral act of war in violation of international law, but it was a logical step in a long-standing U.S. strategy. It was explicitly authorized by the Senate in the funding bill for the Pentagon that it passed last year.