Linked with Russia, Europe, USA and fundamental geopolitics, with The geopolitics of Georgia, with Perhaps 60% of today’s oil price is pure speculation, and with Endgame: Unregulated Private Money Creation.
Frederick William Engdahl (born 1944) has written on issues of energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years, beginning with the first oil shock in the early 1970s. He has contributed regularly to a number of publications, including Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine, Grant’s Investor.com, European Banker and Business Banker International. He has also spoken at numerous international conferences on geopolitical, economic and energy subjects, and is active as a consulting economist … (full text).
Confessions of an ‘ex’ peak oil believer, Sept. 25, 2007.
F. William Engdahl is a leading analyst of the New World Order, author of the best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, A Century of War: Anglo-American Politics and the New World Order,’ His writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages. What is so frightening about Engdahl’s vision of the world is that it is so real. Although our civilization has been built on humanistic ideals, in this new age of “free markets”, everything - science, commerce, agriculture and even seeds - have become weapons in the hands of a few global corporation barons and their political fellow travelers. To achieve world domination, they no longer rely on bayonet-wielding soldiers. All they need is to control food production … (Global Research.ca).
The video: Journalist F. William Engdahl on Alex Jones Tv:”A Century of War”, 1/2, 10:54 min, Added: September 03, 2008.
F. William Engdahl – Germany and USA
Abridgement of A Century of War, some of his articles.
His official website: Geopolitics – Geoeconomics, and his video on the frontpage: “US tries to create an iron curtain around Russia”, 4.52 min.
He writes: … The deal would further divide European countries into what Barack Obama’s foreign policy adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski calls openly, US “vassals” and those pursuing more independent policies. Any illusions that a Democratic Obama Presidency would mean a rollback of such provocative NATO and US military moves of recent years should be dismissed as dangerous wishful thinking. Obama’s foreign policy team in addition to father Zbigniew Brzezinski, includes Brzezinski’s son, Ian Brzezinski, current US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs. Ian Brzezinski is a devout backer of US missile defense policy, as well as Kosovo independence and NATO expansion into Ukraine and Georgia. (full text, Aug 15, 2008).
The Pentagon’s alarming project: Avian Flu Biowar Vaccine, Aug 14, 2008.
He writes also: … China clearly views Africa as a central part of its strategic plan, most notably for its oil reserves and vital raw materials such as copper, chrome, nickel. The continent is also at the same time becoming an important region for Chinese manufactured exports. But the raw materials battle is at the heart, and the real reason by all accounts, why Washington recently decided to form a separate Africa Command in the Pentagon. (full text, July 30. 2008).
Why food prices will go through the roof in coming months, April 4, 2008.
… It is well known on Wall Street that some of the largest financial institutions have huge undeclared problems with Asset Backed Securities they have valued far above their worth to make their books look better than they are. The names Citigroup, Lehman Bros., Morgan Stanley, even Paulson’s old firm, Goldman Sachs and of course the inventor of sub-prime mortgage securitization, Merrill Lynch, all hold a huge percentage of what are called Level Three assets, these being assets where no one is willing to buy but the bank declares their worth based on “fantasy.” In short the value of those core financial institutions of the US financial system is massively overvalued compared with their value were they forced to sell into the open market today. In a sobering aside, readers should not expect any serious economic remedies for the crisis from a President Barack Obama. Obama’s National Campaign Finance Chairman is Chicago real estate billionaire, Penny Pritzker, who is heir to among other things the Hyatt Hotels. It was Pritzker together with Merrill Lynch ten years ago who first developed the model for securitizing “sub-prime” real estate, the trigger for the current Financial Tsunami crisis … (full text, Aug 02, 2008).
The puppet masters behind Georgia President Saakashvili, Aug 29, 2008.
And he writes: … Spitzer had become increasingly public in his blaming the Bush Administration for the nation’s current financial and economic disaster. He testified in Washington in mid-February before the US House of Representatives Financial Services subcommittee on the problems in New York-based specialized insurance companies, known as “monoline” insurers. In a national CNBC TV interview the same day, he laid blame for the crisis and its broader economic fallout on the Bush Administration. Spitzer recalled that several years ago the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency went to court and blocked New York State efforts to investigate the mortgage activities of national banks. Spitzer argued the OCC did not put a stop to questionable loan marketing practices or uphold higher underwriting standards. “This could have been avoided if the OCC had done its job,” Spitzer said in the interview. “The OCC did nothing. The Bush Administration let the housing bubble inflate and now that it’s deflating we’re dealing with the consequences … (full text, March 18, 2008).
… I think we’re going to see a number of poles in the world. We’ll see an Asian one with China playing a very important role, we’ll perhaps see a central European one with Russia playing a very important role, not an aggressive one in terms of military power but a defensive one. I think it’s up for grabs which way the European Union — Germany, France, England, the rest of Europe — will go in relation to these. Until now they tend to hold onto their Atlantic partner across the water, but that is becoming very tenuous as the dollar goes down and the Euro goes up. It’s really a profound change. This is no business-as-usual, three-or-four-month recession that the United States is looking at. We’re talking about a four, five, six-year economic depression. And we have a President who seems to be intent on becoming the heir to Herbert Hoover, who during the 1929-1931 period kept making speech after speech about how we’ve turned the corner and the worst is behind us and just have faith in America. You read the speeches of President Bush and you’re reading the Herbert Hoover of 2008. (full long 8-pages interview text, June 2008).
Disproof of Global Warming Hype Published, Aug 22, 2008.
And he writes: … As questionable as this sounds, it has been explicit Pentagon policy through the last three presidents from father H W Bush in 1990, to Bill Clinton and most aggressively, George W Bush. This is the issue over which Russia has drawn a deep line in the sand, understandably so. The forceful US effort to push Georgia as well as Ukraine into NATO would present Russia with the specter of NATO literally coming to its doorstep, a military threat that is aggressive in the extreme, and untenable for Russian national security … (full text, Aug 13, 2008).
The Hidden Agenda Behind Bush’s Biofuel Plan, Aug 13, 2007.
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CIA activities in the Near East, North Africa, South and Southwest Asia;
Abiogenic Origin of Hydrocarbons: An Historical Overview, 2005;
Bush to Putin: “Get out now!” Putin to Bush: “Nyet!”, Aug 22, 2008;