DAS KAPITAL: Oil Rich Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars

Source – zerohedge.com – “..Venezuela’s decision comes at a time when other countries (namely Russia and China) are already finding ways to avoid using the U.S. dollar…History shows us that currency domination does not last forever. Are we seeing the cracks in the latest global currency reserve system?”: Oil Rich Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars President Maduro…

KILL THE MESSENGER: The US Helped Murder Gaddafi to Stop the Creation of Gold-Backed Currency (Flashback)

Source – thelastamericanvagabond.com – “…In what could best be described a gut-wrenching letter — considering the events to follow — Gaddafi, oblivious to the plot, penned a letter on April 6 to President Obama begging for an end to NATO-led airstrikes on Libya….Addressing the president as “Our son,” referring to Obama’s African heritage”: The US Helped Murder…

OILIGARGHY: ‘…It’s The Oil, Stupid’ – By Dean Henderson

Source – hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com – “…Lukoil epitomizes the corruption so rampant in Russia since the Soviet collapse. Bribery is the norm. Lukoil has given luxury jets to the mayor of Moscow, the head of Gazprom (the state-owned natural gas monopoly) and Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev. In the mid-1990’s Lukoil announced that it would sell another 15 % stake…

OILIGARGHY: Petrodollar Faces Growing Threat with Payments in Gold across Asia – By Andrew Brennan

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…The US needs to also restructure its economy to one that is based on production. It can no longer continue to run a debt-serviced economy that imports all goods it doesn’t produce. It’s unsustainable, and the continuous mistake of many. The wealth of the world is shifting eastwards”: Petrodollar Faces Growing…

OILIGARGHY: The Inside Story Of How The Saudi King’s Son Plotted To Oust His Rival

Source – zerohedge.com – “… It appears that behind the scenes the tensions inside the world’s largest oil producer are rising. Meanwhile, we remind readers of another potential geopolitical shock: as Petromatrix’ Olivier Jakob wrote shortly after the Saudi shakeup, “with MBS now having greater control of Saudi Arabia… it is not really a question…

OILIGARCHY: The Economic Motive for America’s Current Wars – By Eric Zuesse

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…Obama also had come into office in 2009 hoping to overthrow Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, because, ever since at least 1949, the U.S.-Saudi oil company Aramco was trying to be allowed to build through Syria pipelines for Saudi oil and Qatari gas into the EU so as to grab that energy-market away from…

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…

OILIGARGHY: The Qatar Blockade, Petro-Yuan & Coming War on Iran

Source – geopolitics.co – “…Qatar and Iran share the world’s largest natural gas field…Qatar has clearly not been playing ball with the US-approved, Saudi-led ‘isolate Iran’ program. This is partly because, ever since the current Emir toppled his pro-Saudi father in 1995, the country has made independence from Saudi Arabia a hallmark of its foreign…

THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: ‘Venezuela’, Confronting the Neoliberal Propaganda Media Machine – By Peter

Source – thesaker.is – “…Venezuela today has the largest known oil reserves in the world and the fourth largest deposits of gas; that the US is importing 60% of its lush energy use mostly from the Middle East, where it is subject to long and costly transport (40-45 days), and to many risk factors…By contrast,…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: New “Instantly Rechargeable” Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Source – futurism.com – “…The new model is a flow battery, which does not require an electric charging station to be recharged. Instead, all the users have to do is replace the battery’s fluid electrolytes — rather like filling up a tank…Electric cars using this technology would arrive at the refueling station, deposit spent fluids for…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The Wolfowitz Doctrine’, Trump’s Business Against War – By Thierry Meyssan

Source – voltairenet.org – “…These two camps are of course defending diametrically opposite positions in terms of foreign policy. This is why the fight between the Rockefellers and Tillerson certainly had an impact on international politics. Thus, in 2005, the Rockefellers advised Qatar – whose wealth is derived from ExxonMobil – to support the Muslim…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: Stanford study says fossil-fueled cars will vanish in 8 years as ‘big oil’ collapses

Source – business.financialpost.com – “…The cost per mile for EVs will be 6.8 cents, rendering petrol cars obsolete. Insurance costs will fall by 90 per cent. The average American household will save $5,600 per year by making the switch. The US government will lose $50 billion a year in fuel taxes.“Our research and modelling indicate…

OILIGARGHY: ‘Horsemen of the Apocalypse’, Big Oil, Bigger Lies (Part 2) – By Dick Russell

Source – whowhatwhy.org – “…A 1982 corporate primer produced by the company’s environmental affairs office recognized that “major reductions in fossil fuel combustion” would be required; otherwise, “there are some potentially catastrophic events that must be considered. Once the effects are measurable, they might not be reversible – Exxon marked this disturbing document “not to…

OILIGARGHY: Neocolonial ‘Modus Operandi’, The End of Anglo-American Hegemony – By Dean Henderson

Source – hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com – Not long ago, Chocolate Oligarchs and their fascist gendarmes seized Ukraine’s fertile wheat and barley fields, whilst bankster-funded Islamist rebels took Mosul & the adjacent Kirkuk oilfield – one of the world’s largest – for Exxon Mobil. BRIC nations saw imperial over-reach and, led by Putin, busied themselves preparing for the…

OILIGARGHY: JP Morgan Chase & The Saudi Oil Colony – By Dean Henderson (Archive)

Source – hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com – ARAMCO: With 261 billion barrels of crude oil lying beneath its soil, Saudi Arabia remains the lynchpin in the international oil grab presided over by the Four Horsemen.  As Joseph Story, Middle East analyst and former ARAMCO executive once said, “Only one factor is involved in where the price of oil is…

REALPOLITIK: The Middle East, Rapid Tectonic Changes on Regional Chessboard – By Peter Korzun

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…Egypt is set to receive one million barrels of petroleum per day from Iraq. Saudi Arabia had informed Egypt that shipments of oil products expected under a $23 billion aid deal were been halted indefinitely, suggesting a deepening rift between the countries. From now on, Egypt will enjoy as much oil as it needs…

AMERIKA: How to Make America Great Again with Other People’s Money – By Dmitri Orlov

Source – cluborlov.blogspot.ca – “…If Trump doesn’t crack open the chocolate egg that is Saudi Arabia and run off with the toy inside, then somebody else will. Saudi Arabia’s days are numbered. For now, it is still rich in money, oil, sand and imbeciles, but it is burning through the first two faster and faster.…

OILIGARGHY: Is the U.S. Government Secretly Allied with America’s Enemies?

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…The Obama Administration was arguing that it’s necessary to hold the royal Sauds and their vassals harmless for whatever they did to finance and organize the 9/11 attacks, because otherwise there would be jeopardy “to America’s own officials working overseas who enjoy the same immunity.” In other words, the Administration’s argument…

OILIGARCHY: ‘Blood for Oil’, The Quest for Fuel in World War II – By Michael Antonucci

Source – eiaonline.com – “…The war was decided by engines and octane.” – Joseph Stalin…”Above all, petrol governed every movement.” – Winston Churchill….With 50 years and a million pages of analysis between us and the events of World War II, it is easy to forget the lessons learned at that time. Today, with armed forces…

OILIGARGHY: The Catastrophic Consequences Of Peak Oil Demand – By Zainab Calcuttawala

Source – oilprice.com – “…the world inches closer to making a carbon-neutral world possible, but careful consideration of the geopolitical ramifications should also be made. The domestically fragile oil producers – which more closely resemble an oil-soaked house of cards than stable nations – will need major economic attention as renewables and natural gas become the…

OILIGARCHY: ‘There Will Be Blood’, Big Oil and the Attack Dogs

Source – occupy.com – “… Asymmetrical economic systems require asymmetrical power relationships – hierarchies in which vastly different sets of rules govern. These systems place cops and soldiers into personified states of exception, even while dehumanizing, and ultimately abandoning, the bodies that occupy the uniforms and titles”: (People Vs Big Oil, Part II: A Mosaic…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The End of the American Century’, Russia, Turkey, Israel and a New Balance of Power – By F. William Engdahl

Source – journal-neo.org – ‘…Russian involvement in the stalled Israeli gas development would reduce financial risk for Israeli offshore gas operations and increase the gas fields’ security, as Russian allies like Hezbollah in Lebanon or Iran wouldn’t dare target Russian joint ventures…This seems to be what’s unfolding now. If true, it is one of the…

OILIGARGHY: ‘Floating the Fed’s House of Cards’, Oil Fiefdoms and the Petrodollar Shuffle – By Dean Henderson

Source – hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com – “…An example of this utilization of local elites as surrogates can be seen through  …Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, a tiny oil enclave on the island of Borneo, where Royal Dutch/Shell holds a virtual monopoly over the oil industry…The Sultan of Brunei is reported to be worth over $60 billion…

OILIGARCHY: ‘For Purely Technical Reasons’, Suburban Castle’s & Magic Chariot’s – By Dimitri Orlov

Source – cluborlov.blogspot.ca – “…And so the reason half of the US population now lives in suburbia and drives has nothing to do with their needs, and everything to do with the need to sell them gasoline. Some people may react negatively to the idea that their suburban castle and their magic chariot are all…

KILL THE MESSENGER: The Mysterious Death of Inventor Tom Ogle – By Cynthia Cuevas, Isabel Hernandez and Ruth Vise

Source – epcc.libguides.com – “…On April 30, 1977, a Times reporter, the young inventor and his assistant drove the experimental car equipped with the vaporized fuel system to Deming, N.M. The goal: to prove that with his system, a car could travel 200 miles on just two gallons of gas. On that Saturday, the 24-year-old did just that”: (The Mysterious…

OUR DANCE WITH DESTINY: ‘Go Green or Go Home’, How Renewable Energy Could Fully Replace Fossil Fuels

Source – worldwatch.org – “…”The energy sector is a billion dollar global industry, and so the threat of renewable energy completely replacing the likes of say gas and oil would certainly be opposed in some way,” he said. “But saying that, it is very much the responsibility of national governments to create the policy and…