OILIGARCHY: The Real Reason the U.S. is Interested in Iran – By Kurt Cobb

Source – oilprice.com – “…Based on declassified CIA documents…summarizes the coup this way: “Known as Operation Ajax, the CIA plot was ultimately about oil…This should come as no surprise. Iran was an oil power back in 1953 and it remains one today. Iran is presumed to have the third largest oil reserves in the world…

OILIGARGHY: The Deeper Story Behind The Assassination Of Soleimani – By Federico Pieraccini

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…The petrodollar is what ensures that the US dollar retains its status as the global reserve currency, granting the US a monopolistic position from which it derives enormous benefits from playing the role of regional hegemon. This privileged position of holding the global reserve currency also ensures that the US can…

OILIGARCHY: ‘De-Dollarization’, America’s Escalating Petro-Dollar Oil War

Source – counterpunch.org – “…America’s hatred of Iran starts with its attempt to control its own oil production, exports and earnings. It goes back to 1953, when Mossadegh was overthrown because he wanted domestic sovereignty over Anglo-Persian oil. The CIA-MI6 coup replaced him with the pliant Shah, who imposed a police state to prevent Iranian…

OILIGARCHY: ‘The American Love Affair with the Automobile’, The Unspoken History of the Electric Car – By Larry Romanoff

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…American mythology revolves around what is called “America’s Love Affair With the Automobile”, presented as an exciting if a bit quirky personal expression of independent and freedom-loving America, where inexpensive mass transportation failed to evolve due to Americans’ individuality and desire for freedom. But this historical narrative is wrong. Today’s US…

OILIGARCHY: Governments Need to Face Reality — The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Collapsing

Source – thetyee.ca – “…Former CIA director David Petraeus noted ominously, “It’s a fact that Saudi Arabia is gradually running out of money”…Even though Aramco is the most profitable company on the planet, with proven reserves of 270 billion barrels of the world’s cheapest oil, private equity investors so far have taken a pass on…

OILIGARCHY: ‘Cheney’s Imperial Dream’, Plundering Iraq – By Eric Margolis

Source – ericmargolis.com – “…Few talk or think about Iraq these days; the media ignores this important but demolished nation. Iraq, let’s recall, was the target of a major western aggression concocted by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Britain’s Tony Blair, financed and encouraged by the Gulf oil sheikdoms and Saudi Arabia. Most people…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Welcome to Dystopia’, Crypto, Oil & Systemic Crisis

Source – goldmoney.com – “…The global monetary system, global energy markets face enormous change with both the EU and supranational organisations…pushing a policy of dropping carbon fuels for green alternatives. Furthermore, the original agreement whereby Saudi Arabia agreed to sell its oil for dollars, giving US banks control over monetary surpluses from all OPEC’s oil…

CROSSROADS: Peace or the Fight Against CO2, You Have to Choose your Priority – By Thierry Meyssan

Source – voltairenet.org – “…Although CO2 is one of the gases among others that can have an impact on the climate. Climate exchanges were opened in Chicago, then London, Montreal, Tianjin and Sydney. As it happens, Climate Exchange Plc was founded by a former director of Goldman Sachs Bank and US Vice President Albert Gore.…

OILIGARCHY: Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity’s Death Warrant – By Lee Camp

Source – mintpressnews.com – “…The Guardian reported that just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions. These include Exxon Mobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Chinese and Russian coal, Chevron, BP, CNPC, ConocoPhillips, Gazprom, Lukoil, Total, Petrobas and many others. One hundred incredibly rich yet morally bankrupt companies. That’s it” SM: …Which speaks…

OILIGARCHY: The Oil Companies Knew All Along – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…After 200 years of robust science and 40 years of global conferences based on that science, we’ve seen zero progress in reducing or even stabilizing human carbon emissions. The history shows us that our challenge with global heating is not the science, but the deceits of industry, failures of governments, cowardliness…

OILIGARCHY: ‘The Twin Pillars’, ARAMCO Strike Represents a Shot Through the Heart of Rothschild/Rockefeller Global Oil Monopoly

Source – hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com – “…ARAMCO represents the heart of the Crown’s Rothschild/Rockefeller global oil monopoly. In 2017 Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced that he would take the company public, but the IPO (initial public offering) has yet to happen. The reality is that the Saudis are already junior partners in the ARAMCO hall of…

CROSSROADS: America Has Pursued Two Contradictory & Incompatible Foreign Policy Strategies

Source – voltairenet.org – “…It will be easy for pseudo-intellectuals to explain that the United States has led all these destabilizations and wars only for oil. But this theory does not account for what has happened for eighteen years. The Pentagon’s mission was to destroy the state structures of these regions. It did it in…

CORPRO-FASCISM: ‘Unholy Alliance’, Oil & Chemical Companies Found a Way to Curtail Anti-Pipeline Activism….They Made it a Crime

Source – commondreams.org – “…The lobbying campaign, documented in state disclosures and other records reviewed by Bloomberg News, has raised concerns about corporate influence muzzling free speech. “Oil refiners, especially Koch Industries and Marathon Petroleum, orchestrated this unholy alliance of oil, gas, chemical, and electric utility companies to crush resistance to polluting industries,” said Connor…

REALPOLITIK: Long Range Attack On Saudi Oil Field Ends War On Yemen

Source – moonofalabama.org – “…The attack conclusively demonstrates that the most important assets of the Saudis are now under threat. This economic threat comes on top of a seven percent budget deficit the IMF predicts for Saudi Arabia. Further Saudi bombing against the Houthi will now have very significant additional cost that might even endanger…

REALPOLITIK: How Tehran Fits Into Russia-China Strategy – By Pepe Escobar

Source – asiatimes.com – “…Complex doesn’t even begin to describe the positioning of Iran-Russia in the geopolitical chessboard. What’s clear in our current, volatile moment is that they’re partners, as I previously reported. Although not strategic partners, as in the Russia-China tie-up, Russia-China-Iran remain the crucial triad in the ongoing, multi-layered, long-term Eurasia integration process”…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Declassified’, The Sino-Russian Masterplan To End U.S. Dominance In Middle East – By Yossef Bodansky

Source – oilprice.com – “…The attack on the tankers in the Gulf of Oman cannot be seen in isolation. They were part of a comprehensive policy against Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, but timed in the aftermath of the attacks on the Iranian ports. In early April, a three-phase escalating war plan was drawn…

OILIGARCHY: Will We Overdose on Our Oil Addiction? – By Jeff Clyburn

Source – whowhatwhy.org – ‘…Although one US president after another has vowed to reduce the country’s reliance on hydrocarbon energy, we continue to consume more fossil fuels every year. This, despite advances in renewable-energy production and efficiency, improved vehicle-mileage standards, and much higher prices at the pump compared to 50 years ago” Will We Overdose…

COUP D’ETAT: Big Oil, JFK & America’s Corpro-Fascist Coup D’Etat (Flashback)

Source – hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com – ‘…Meetings were held at the Tyndall Compound, built by Sir William Stephenson to serve British intelligence interests in the Caribbean after WWII. Stephenson had launched BRINCO, an energy exploration firm financed by the Oppenheimer family’s Rio Tinto. He moved to Jamaica in 1949 and set up the British-American-Canadian Corporation with financing…