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Domestic U.S. Politics of War with Russia

Eric Zuesse First, the context in which the issue of war against Russia is being raised: Syria’s government is allied with Russia’s government, and ‘The West’ is trying to overthrow Syria’s government and is bringing into Syria, and arming, tens … Continue reading

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Obama Ratchets-Up to Invade Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org An article published May 7th by Andrei Akulov brings together mainly Western news sources, all solid, to make the case that U.S. President Barack Obama is pushing even highly reluctant European populations to join America’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Now Overtly at War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 2nd that he approves of U.S. ‘Defense’ Secretary Ash Carter’s proposal to quadruple U.S. armaments and troops in Europe, against ‘Russian aggression.’ Secretary Carter said earlier that same day, … Continue reading

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America’s Arab Allies Debate Need for Genocide Against ‘Infidels’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Two key allies of the United States are the fundamentalist-Sunni governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia — two fundamentalist Sunni countries whose ruling families are (like the U.S. Government) hostile to countries that are … Continue reading

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The Sauds’ Impunity

Eric Zuesse No matter how bad the fundamentalist Sunni-Islamic Saud royal family are, America’s government still supports them and condemns the countries that the Sauds hate: those are the Shia-led nations of Iran and of Syria. All jihadist terrorism is … Continue reading

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Russia Counts 12,000 Turkey-Bound Oil Trucks from Iraq & Syria

Requests U.S. Assistance to Bomb Them; U.S. Again Says No. How the Public Get Suckered by ‘News’ Media Ignoring Reality Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According to Russian Television on December 25th, Russian intelligence has counted “up to 12,000” tanker … Continue reading

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Obama Finally Commits to Putin’s Syrian Policy — Yet Continues Violating It

Eric Zuesse The basic policy-difference on Syria has been between U.S. President Barack Obama’s insistence that Syria’s legal President must be ousted before any peace-process starts, versus Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that no foreign power possesses the right to … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Shale Gets Another Boost with Dow Investment

The state-owned Argentine oil company YPF issued a joint announcement with Dow Argentina – a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. – to invest $500 million in shale gas exploration for 2016. That comes on top of the $350 million that … Continue reading

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Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire

Eric Zuesse (NOTE: Some news-media have made clear to me flat-out that they won’t publish anything that criticizes the Saudi royal family, especially not as being what they really are, but I have included those media on my distribution-list anyway, … Continue reading

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Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

With Prices Below $50, what is a stripper to do? With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts looking increasingly unlikely, it now appears that oil prices could remain below $50 a barrel … Continue reading

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Turkey Tries to Lure NATO Into War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When Turkey shot down a Russian bomber in Syria on November 24th, Turkish officials did so with the confidence that America’s anti-Russian military alliance, NATO, would protect Turkey against any possible military retaliation by … Continue reading

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Imprisoned Al Qaeda Fighters Freed by U.S. Allies to Rejoin Fight Against Assad

Eric Zuesse Some of the world’s top Al Qaeda operatives were freed from a Lebanese prison on Tuesday December 1st, to rejoin the U.S.-led war against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. America’s anti-Assad ally, Qatar, the chief financiers of the Muslim Brotherhood, negotiated with … Continue reading

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German Economic News Infers France Will Re-Align with Russia, Abandon U.S.

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s continuing refusal to work together with Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Syria to slaughter all jihadists there, has driven French President Francois Hollande to consider a fundamental re-alignment of France with Russia and away from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Understanding the Power-Contest Between Aristocracies

Eric Zuesse At the core of global power stands the conflict between the Sauds and their Sunni clergy, versus the Iranians and their Shiite clergy. One can’t understand U.S.-Russian relations, nor much else of what is happening in the world, … Continue reading

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LNG Glut Set To Worsen Considerably Over Next 3 Years

LNG supplies are set to boom over the next 3 years. The IEA’s 2015 World Energy Outlook expects LNG export capacity to grow rapidly in the short-term, with major new sources of supply coming mostly from Australia and the United … Continue reading

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U.S. SecDef Ashton Carter Implies Russia & China Are Enemies of U.S.

Eric Zuesse INTRODUCTION On Saturday November 7th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, who had started his career at the Defense Department during the Reagan Administration as an aide to then-Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Cold-Warring against the communist nations … Continue reading

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Argentina Pulling Ahead In The Race To Be The World’s Next Shale Hotspot

Billions of dollars are riding on the race for international shale production — and the competition has been coming down to Australia and Argentina the last several months. And Argentina just got a big boost. The country’s state-run oil and … Continue reading

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The Uprising Against Assad Was Engineered in Washington

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A terrific news report by Jonathan Marshall at Consortium News provides the first-ever presentation in the West of the event that sparked the demonstrations that sparked the Syrian civil war, and of the entire … Continue reading

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Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices. But the political and financial winds are moving in the wrong direction for the industry, raising more “above … Continue reading

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Oil Megaprojects Won’t Stay On The Shelf For Long

One casualty of the oil price downturn could be the megaproject. For years, as conventional oil reserves depleted and became increasingly hard to find, oil companies ventured into far-flung locales to find new sources of production. Extracting oil from these … Continue reading

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