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Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-27 - Original post - cached version

Needing a reprieve from covering the pandemic of fear &terror inflicted on the populace let's have some different news

oped from Oil
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With the oil price war between...
MintPress - 2020-03-26 - Original post - cached version

Faced with an escalating crisis brought on by the global outbreak of COVID-19, Saudi Arabia made a conscious decision to increase oil production in order to avert a potential oil-price collapse. The move sent an already faltering global economy into a tailspin.  

The trouble began at the...

MintPress - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version

Welcome to MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists who the establishment would rather silence.

In this episode, we are joined by...

21 Century Wire - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

As the global markets feel the tremors this week from the coronavirus and the announcement of a major drop in oil prices, some U.S. producers are now having to tighten their belts. Will they survive the oil global glut?

With all the hype around American “energy independence”...

The Duran - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the collapse of global markets as Saudi Prince MbS enters into an oil price war with Putin and Russia, while coronavirus spread causes mass panic across financial markets.

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Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

Over the week end there was a coup attempt in Saudi Arabia. Last article included in this report

1st :Prior to the coup attempt Aramaco share prices tanked

Saudi Aramco shares dropped below their IPO level for the first time as a looming price war...
Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

  Won’t be to far down the road before some of us will be reading about the disastrous affects of this, for profit and believe me this is a for profit only venture. Despite the ‘green’ spin, this is about profit, control and control for profit. And NOTHING else.

Round up contaminated...

The Duran - 2020-01-18 - Original post - cached version

Eric Zuesse

On January 14th, the world’s largest investor, BlackRock, sent two historic letters, one addressed to “Clients” (basically the world’s wealthiest individuals and their financial advisors) and the other to “CEOs” (the heads of the firms in...

MintPress - 2020-01-17 - Original post - cached version

Since the U.S. killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis earlier this month, the official narrative has held that their deaths were necessary to prevent a vague, yet allegedly imminent, threat of violence towards Americans, though President Trump has...

21 Century Wire - 2020-01-12 - Original post - cached version

ECONOMIC WARFARE: The White House has now resorted to financial extortion tactics in order to maintain its 17 year-long military occupation of Iraq.

It wasn’t enough to mount drone attacks which assassinated Iraq’s military leadership, along with killing some 50 Iraqi police and...

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-26 - Original post - cached version

This week, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, a top political and media adviser to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, issued a warning of sorts to the United States – that Washington’s illegal three year occupation of various parts of northeastern Syria could be coming to an end. She warned that...

MintPress - 2019-12-16 - Original post - cached version

It has been barely one month since the administration of Jeanine Añez seized power in a military coup in Bolivia, but it has wasted no time in attempting to transform the economy and society. Its latest move is aimed at privatizing the country’s economy. A government spokesperson confirmed the...

MintPress - 2019-12-10 - Original post - cached version

KIRKUK, IRAQ — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.” 

Though he had promised a withdrawal of U.S. troops from their illegal occupation of...

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-06 - Original post - cached version

As 21WIRE has reported previously, Washington illegal occupation of Syria’s eastern oil fields has less to do with US theft of Syria’s oil, and more to do with the real underlying US foreign policy objective – which is to strangle the country economically while under embargo, in the hopes of...

Corbett Report - 2019-12-05 - Original post - cached version

As #ExxonKnew gains traction with the public, one Corbett Report listener writes in for more info on the subject. Today we explore the Rockefeller-funded beginnings of this push for prosecution, how it has disintegrated in the courts, and how it has succeeded in penetrating the public...

Corbett Report - 2019-12-03 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3=""][/audio] As #ExxonKnew gains traction with the public, one Corbett Report listener writes in for more info on the subject. Today we explore the Rockefeller-funded beginnings of this push for prosecution, how it has disintegrated in the...
21 Century Wire - 2019-11-14 - Original post - cached version

The following is a brief analysis to help you read through the headlines and help see what the real underlying US foreign policy agenda is in Syria.

When Trump says “Take the Oil!” in Syria, what does he really mean? Does the US really need this oil? Not really. So what was all the major...

21 Century Wire - 2019-11-09 - Original post - cached version

It should be clear to anyone who has followed this story over recent weeks, that the US has no legal standing whatsoever in Syria, not that it ever had. However, recent watershed events on the ground have forced Washington to show its hand, and now the world can see that it is operating under a...

Corbett Report - 2019-11-08 - Original post - cached version

This week on the New World Next Week: Internal passports come to the USSA; another insider blows the whistle on the OPCW's fraudulent report on the Douma false flag; and Saudi Arabia prepares to sell shares in Saudi Aramco.

MintPress - 2019-11-07 - Original post - cached version

The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners:

Corbett Report - 2019-11-07 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3=""][/audio] This week on the New World Next Week: Internal passports come to the USSA; another insider blows the whistle on the OPCW's fraudulent report on the Douma false flag; and Saudi Arabia prepares to sell...
21 Century Wire - 2019-11-02 - Original post - cached version

Just three weeks ago, the western pro-war neoliberal and neocon politicians and their respective mainstream media outlets were all up in arms, shrieking in unison with cries of betrayal after US President Donald Trump announced he would be pulling US troops out of Syria.

At the time, most...

Need To Know News - 2019-10-28 - Original post - cached version

In a recent press conference, Trump said, “We’ve secured the oil, and therefore a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil. ...And we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future.”

Grayzone Project - 2019-10-28 - Original post - cached version

While touting his efforts to end US involvement in Syria, Trump approved $4.5 million more for the White Helmets. This…

The post Trump gives $4.5 million to Syria’s White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey’s ethnic cleansing appeared first on The Grayzone.

Grayzone Project - 2019-10-23 - Original post - cached version

Hundreds of American soldiers are remaining in Syria to occupy its oil reserves and block the Syrian government from revenue…

The post US troops are staying in Syria to ‘keep the oil’ – and have already killed hundreds over it appeared first on The Grayzone.

21 Century Wire - 2019-10-22 - Original post - cached version

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad denounced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the ongoing theft of Syrian land, industry, oil and natural resources during his visit with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Idlib Province on Tuesday, SANA news agency reported:


21 Century Wire - 2019-10-05 - Original post - cached version

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: U.S. Department of State. Source: Wikicommons)

Hossein Askari
The Globe Post

The United States incurred 450,...

MintPress - 2019-09-18 - Original post - cached version

On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by half, from about ten million to five million barrels per day. On September 18...

The Duran - 2019-09-18 - Original post - cached version

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With the U.S, Russia, and China all jostling for position in Iraq’s oil and gas industry both north and south, Iraq’s oil ministry last week reiterated its desire to have one or more foreign partners in the Mansuriya gas field. Situated...

Need To Know News - 2019-09-17 - Original post - cached version

The Houthis have claimed responsibility but, since Iran is a ally of the Houthis and since the drones used in the attack may have come from Iran, the Saudis are putting the blame on Iran. The NeoCons and WarHawks in Washington are calling for war.

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-09-04 - Original post - cached version

This week JP Sottile joined me for the first hour to discuss the climate catastrophe. We started out by discussing how many people, including myself, have long ignored this issue. We talked about how daunting and overwhelming the crisis is, and how this has led many to feel as though they can’...

Corbett Report - 2019-08-02 - Original post - cached version

FROM 2011: In Rumpelstiltskin, the miller's daughter can rely on the magical dwarf to help her to spin straw into gold for the king. In reality there are no magical dwarves, but there are monopolistic cartel capitalists who have found the way to make the public pay through their nose for...

Consortium News - 2019-07-18 - Original post - cached version

Michael T. Klare offers an overview of oil’s enduring sway in U.S. policy in the Middle East. By Michael T. Klare It’s always the oil. While President Donald Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at…

21 Century Wire - 2019-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Tony Cartalucci
21st Century Wire

Had Iran openly hijacked a vessel of any nation, for any reason, plying through waters anywhere on Earth, the US and its allies would immediately cite it as a provocation toward war.

In fact, even without evidence, suspiciously timed...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-06-30 - Original post - cached version

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Mike Swanson started off Tuesday’s Ochelli Effect with a discussion...

Grayzone Project - 2019-06-23 - Original post - cached version

La historia del ascenso del cerebro del cambio de régimen a travéz de instituciones de la élite estadounidense y la…

The post De Exxon a ’embajador:’ Cómo Carlos Vecchio se convirtió en el principal lobista del golpe de estado appeared first on The Grayzone.

Grayzone Project - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Venezuela’s government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo’s opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…

The post Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo’s stolen US assets? appeared first on The Grayzone.

Grayzone Project - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

The story of regime-change brain Carlos Vecchio’s rise through elite US institutions and the oil industry captures the essence of…

The post From Exxon to ‘ambassador’: How Carlos Vecchio became Venezuela’s top coup lobbyist appeared first on The Grayzone.

MintPress - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Who is responsible for the recent attacks on the fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman? Washington blames Iran, and has offered what it calls proof—a grainy video allegedly showing what are said to be Iranians removing what is said to be a mine from what is said to be the hull of a stricken tanker. ...

MintPress - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

In early May, MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow — known as one of the top promoters of the new Cold War and Russiagate in American media — emphatically endorsed regime change in Venezuela after she claimed that President Donald Trump’s hawkishness towards the South American country had changed, all...

Corbett Report - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

James Corbett joins Ricky Varandas of The Ripple Effect and Jeffrey Wilson and Pat Miletich of Conspiracy Farm for another roundtable swapcast. This time they break down the history of Big Oil carbon eugenics agenda and the future of the technocratic post-carbon world.

BSNEWS - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Amid heightened global anxiety over another Bolton-induced war, then Trump appears on the scene as the soft cop proffering to dial back the madness, by talking of “no war” and “peaceful diplomacy”.

The post Trump’s Soft Cop-Hard Cop Routine on Iran appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2019-05-15 - Original post - cached version

The overwhelming majority of Global South nations are watching the U.S. neocon offensive to ultimately strangle “the Iranian people”, aware more than ever that Iran may be bullied to extinction because it does not posses a nuclear deterrent. The IRGC has reached the same conclusion.


Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-02 - Original post - cached version
The red arrow shows the Strait of Hormuz, one of the most important shipping lanes (and bottlenecks) in the world. It's also within Iran's UN-defined "territorial water" if it wishes to make that claim.

by Thomas Neuburger

"'Anyone can go to Baghdad; real men go to Tehran', an...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version

On TYR’s Day, A Cornucopia of Phobias and fabricated amblyopia deconstruct dreams of utopia. Michael Swanson started things off by examining the evolving social media/advertising head games driving personal interactions, Fame, and many walks of shame.

Facebook is for grandpa. The...

The Saker - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Lukashenko Declares a “Gas War” on Russia After Putin’s Free Loan by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and captioned by Leo. A new turn in difficult Russian-Belarusian relations occurred at the end

21 Century Wire - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

IMAGE: Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS

The Russian government has banned exports of Russian oil and petroleum products to Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a cabinet meeting on April 18, according to TASS.

“[The Russian government] bans exports of Russian oil and...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-04-17 - Original post - cached version

This week I opened up the phone lines and did a call in show. We had friend of the show Jon Gold call in to discuss the recent attacks on Ilhan Omar and the continued exploitation of 9/11 trauma. Jon talked about the recent spate of politicians and media figures invoking 9/11 and the “Never...

MintPress - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Transcript —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — Of all the reasons to plot an elaborate and risky coup, there’s one reason that always stands out: profit. Money makes the world go around and in far more ways than we might think. Here are the top five...


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