OILIGARCHY: ‘Manufacturing Disgrace’, Reuters Distorts Chevron v. Donziger – By Joe Emersberger

Source – haitianalysis.com – “…Kaplan’s ruling relies very heavily on the testimony of a defrocked Ecuadorian judge named Alberto Guerra. Chevron paid Guerra well over a million dollars worth of benefits for his testimony, but he later admitted to lying to Kaplan about being offered a bribe by Donziger, the substance of the “corruption” Kaplan used to overturn…

HIGH CRIMES: ‘The Plot Against Libya’, An Obama-Biden-Clinton Criminal Conspiracy – By Eric Draitser

Source – counterpunch.org – “…Here, in this cell in a dank old warehouse in Bani Walid, there are no smugglers, no rapists, no thieves or murderers. There are simply Africans captured by traffickers as they made their way from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, or other disparate parts of the continent seeking a life free of…

OILIGARCHY: ‘Petro-Islam’, Understanding Al-Qaeda & the Domestic Fall-Out from America’s Secret War

Source – ammo.com – “…From 1982 to 2005, during the reign of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, over $75 billion is estimated to have been spent in efforts to spread Wahhabi Islam to various, much poorer Muslim nations worldwide. By comparison, the Soviets spent about $7 billion spreading communism worldwide in the 70 years from 1921 and 1991″ The…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Contradictions of Modern Iran’, Imperialist Iran Becomes Anti-Imperialist – By Thierry Meyssan

Source – voltairenet.org – “…Westerners made Shah Reza Pahlevi the “gendarme of the Middle East”. He saw to it that nationalist movements were crushed….During the oil crisis of 1973, he realized the power he had at his disposal. He then considered restoring a real empire and sought the help of the Saudis. The latter immediately…

OILIGARCHY: Has Saudi Once More Made a Catastrophic Oil Blunder? – By F. William Engdahl

Source – williamengdahl.com – “…On orders from Saudi de facto monarch, Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi embarked on an aggressive strategy of price dumping its oil on especially European markets to undercut Russian sales. The upshot, as the price war continued, was the worst collapse in oil prices since the Saudi 2014 failed strategy to…

SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Yaiguaje vs Chevron’, Environmental Fraud & The “Corporate Veil”

Source – whowhatwhy.org – “…One Chevron lobbyist has said: that “little countries can’t screw around with big companies like this…The plaintiffs wanted the case to be tried in Canada, in part, because the Ecuadorians did not feel they could get a fair trial in the US. Donziger claims that the New York trial was marred…

OILIGARGHY: ‘Big Oil & Their Bankers’, War Balances Books – By Dean Henderson

Source – hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com – “…Dick Cheney was now Halliburton Chairman and CEO.  Cheney now struck a more business-like tone, cutting oil deals with Saddam Hussein.  According to the Financial Times, from 1998-2000 Halliburton did nearly $24 million in business selling oil drilling equipment and services to Iraq.  Cheney & Company circumvented the US embargo by…

G.O.D, (GUNS, OIL & DRUGS) THE UNHOLY TRINITY: ‘Afghanistan’, Graveyard of Empires – By Eric Margolis

Source – orientalreview.org – “…Taliban were not ‘terrorists.’ They were lightly armed tribal warriors fighting bandits and the US-backed Afghan intelligence services run by the Communist Party. Taliban’s fathers, the mujahidin, were hailed as ‘freedom fighters’ by Ronald Reagan. In 2003, the US did a total volte-face to support the Afghan Communists who promised to…

OILIGARCHY: To Understand Iran’s 150-Year Fight, Follow the Trail of Blood and Oil – By Cynthia Chung

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…Britain continued to pursue total control of Iran, not through colonial occupation, but rather through economic “agreements”. In the midst of carving up the empire’s new “jewels” of the Middle East from the Sykes-Picot fraud on the Arabian people and the illegal British occupation of Palestine, the notorious Anglo-Persian Agreement of…

COVER-UP:: If Hidden Technology Were Exposed For All To See – By Jon Rappoport

Source – jonrappoport.wordpress.com – ‘…The physicist states: ‘It appears that a variety of approaches produce technologies that run cars, buses, trains, planes, localized electrical grids, and home energy devices—for pennies…At one point it was thought that a community of companies could control all the relevant patents, but this promise has faded. The engineering for the…

COUP D’ETAT: Ex-Green Beret Was Behind Failed Attempt At ‘Armed Invasion’ Of Venezuela Funded By US Billionaires

Source – zerohedge.com – “…The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in the socialist country and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolás Maduro’s arrest. What could go wrong?…

OILIGARGHY: “Open For Business’, Corporate Snake Oil Salesmen & The Afghan ‘Narco-State’

Source – mintpressnews.com – “…Once negotiations with UNOCAL had collapsed completely, U.S.-backed regime change in the country began to be openly discussed…Washington was furious, leading to speculation it might take out the Taliban. After 9/11, the Taliban, with good reason, were removed — and pipeline planning continued with the Karzai government. U.S. forces installed bases…

NARCO-POLITIK: Who Is Behind the Mexican Drug Cartels? – By Dean Henderson

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…When Falcon was arrested in 1975 he said he was working for the CIA and that part of his drug proceeds went to fund Latin American counter-revolutionary groups. FBI documents revealed that the CIA had been trying to destabilize the government of Mexican President Luis Echevarria due to his nationalistic stance…

OILIGARCHY: Wall Street Invading Wet’suwet’en First Nation Territory, Uprising Across Canada – By Joyce Nelson

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…KKR is mega-rich, even by Wall Street standards. It has US$208 billion in assets under management and US$153 billion in fee-paying assets under management….In 2014, KKR opened an office in Calgary with a $2 billion fund to find Canadian energy investments, especially in unconventional oil and gas projects” Wall Street Invading…

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…