Libya’s Incoming Strongman Haftar Will Send The Oil Out To Europe – And Keep Its Migrants In

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Vijay Prashad. The West and the Gulf Arabs have condemned Libya to the strongman. You can well imagine the tension when Libya’s beleaguered Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj met…

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Syria, Iran, Georgia: Slippery Slope In Discussing Oil Smuggling And Sanctions

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Seth Ferris. The history of sanctions teaches us that they are like a pole – you can find a way around them, and in the process, find a…

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The Trojan Horse In Iran Sanctions And Oil Markets

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cyril Widdershoven. The U.S. sanctions on Iran are not biting yet, as global oil markets are well supplied. In the coming weeks, Iranian crude volumes should show a…

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Iran: Sanctions & War

Monday, May 28, 2018

Conn Hallinan. Posted on CounterPunch May 25, 2018. The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the…

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Kirkuk redux was a bloodless offensive. Here’s why

Monday, October 23, 2017

Pepe Escobar. First posted  on Asia Times October 18, 2017. The Battle of Kirkuk lasted less than 24 hours. In a lightning – and mostly bloodless – offensive,…

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64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. This article was posted on Foreign Policy on June 20, 2017. New documents reveal how the CIA attempted to call off the failing coup — only…

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Will the re-launch of the Mosul battle by the Iraqi PM reverse Trump’s hostile stance?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Zaid Alisa, Open Democracy. This article first appeared in Open Democracy on March 10, 2017. The highly unexpected victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections sent…

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Israel Key Link in Exporting ISIS Oil: Interview

Friday, January 27, 2017

Vijay Prashad, Canadian Dimension. Thirty thousand barrels of oil a day. $19 million a month. That’s apparently the revenues that are flowing to the Islamic State. Its oil…

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Pentagon Pollution, 7: The military assault on global climate

Sunday, August 14, 2016

H. Patricia Hynes, Climate & Capitalism. By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy … Yet, the Pentagon has a blanket…

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Wake Up and Smell the Oil

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Eddie J. Girdner Monthly Review Book review: Greg Muttitt, Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq. Greg Muttitt quotes an Iraqi friend who pointed out…

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