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The Oil Cold War: An Attack on Russia, Iran, Venezuela and the Environment

The Oil Cold War: An Attack on Russia, Iran, Venezuela and the Environment

Prices of gas at the pumps in the United States have declined by a remarkable 42 percent since August 2014. This acute drop in gasoline prices is, of course, the consequence of a crash in the value of crude oil traded on the global market. Specifically, in early August 2014, crude oil was trading on [...]

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Rise of ISIS: West, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are Responsible for Talibanization of Iraq

Rise of ISIS: West, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are Responsible for Talibanization of Iraq

Geopolitics of chaos backfire Some call it ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), other call it ISIL (Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant), but whatever it is, this Jihadist army with territorial ambition has taken a new dimension. Jihadist fighters are nothing new. They’ve been around under other names like Mujahideen or “freedom [...]

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Ukraine and Syria: In Orwellian Times, Revolution is Imperialism

Ukraine and Syria: In Orwellian Times, Revolution is Imperialism

We live in the times that George Orwell predicted in his groundbreaking novel 1984.  A time of deception, where nothing is what it seems to be. Lost in a deep fog of propaganda that passes for information, we have to decipher through conflicting narratives, where stories are planted to hide other ones. In this fictional [...]

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Ukraine: The New Cold War Heats Up

Ukraine: The New Cold War Heats Up

Some Western Europeans say, jokingly, that at least winter is almost over, and if “Putin shuts off the gas,” they will not have to be cold for long. But as the Ukrainian crisis amplifies, European laughter will be short lived. If the European Union had not been a doormat for Washington’s neocons to wipe their [...]

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Engineering Failed States: The Strategy of Global Corporate Imperialism

Engineering Failed States: The Strategy of Global Corporate Imperialism

Empires as national and cultural megalomaniac dreams Once upon a time, national entities and cultures aspired to build empires. The impulse was the erroneous assumption of being a superior civilization. It was about exporting an extensive set of aspirations, a culture, and a value system. Romans thought that bringing water through aqueducts and paved roads [...]

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