The global war over crude oil

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Georgia has bombed Southern Ossezia, a tiny State, equivalent to a medium-size Italian province. Estimates put the number of deaths at 1300. Almost all of them civilians. So Russia invaded Ossezia with its tanks and proceeded to bomb the Georgian Capital, Tiblisi. Meanwhile, Putin and Bush were exchanging niceties at the Olympics of Hypocrisy and the European Union failed to say a word. This is a new kind of war that is all about energy. From Kazakhstan, gas and crude oil could be sent to Europe without passing through Russian territory. Georgia is being provided with arms by Israel and the United States. Georgia’s President gets himself photographed standing between the national flag and that of the European Union, of which Georgia wants to become a member.
Ossezia is yet another episode in the global war over crude oil, which began with the first invasion of Iraq in 1991. Saddam attacked Kuwait and Bush senior intervened. Not to liberate the place but to prevent Saddam from controlling the flow of crude oil from the Persian Gulf. Bush junior continued the task begun earlier by his father, using the cock and bull excuse of some or other weapons of mass destruction. Do you honestly believe that the Americans actually give a damn about the inhabitants of either Kuwait or Iraq, especially given the fact that they failed to lift a finger to stop the genocide taking place in Rwanda and Darfur?
China, instead, buys crude oil from Iran and is probably selling arms to that country. Iran wants to replace the petro-Dollar with the Petro-Euro. Israel threatens to bomb Iran because of its nuclear power development policies. Chechnya is a place of strategic importance for the Russian oil pipelines. This is the real reason behind the Chechnyan massacres and the ongoing state of war. The world is divided into zones based on the control of crude oil supplies. Wherever there are oil wells, there is also (almost always) an ongoing war or a military occupation. Any area of strategic importance for the passage of crude oil is also (almost always) the scene of armed conflict. The G8+1 (China) and -1 (Italy) gathers regularly to agree on energy control zones. No war must be allowed to break out amongst the members of this group, so instead they allow their subjects to be massacred during the course of minor wars in obscure outposts that (also) happen to purchase their weapons. A dual business: arms and crude oil.
Fortunate are those without oil wells, for they will inherit peace.

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Questo spazio in lingua non lo conoscevo, non mi sembra siate molti ma adesso so che ci siete anche voi. ciao

MARLOW

Posted by: f,marletta | August 10, 2008 11:57 PM


This war is barely a blip on US media. This should be a major story, but Where's Caylee, Brett Favre, Obama and the Olympics is much more important.

Posted by: Bill Kraft | August 10, 2008 08:05 PM


It seems we Americans are required to step in and save the world when the Europeans do nothing anywhere.

What is Italy doing for Darfur; or Germany, or Spain.

Saddam ignored all his countries agreements with the UN and the nations of Europe could not have cared less because they were making money out of the Oil for Food program as were high officials at the UN.

Saddam called himself the new Saladin. He was a major destablizing force in the Middle East.

Posted by: Tim Sullivan | August 10, 2008 06:25 PM

Posted by: Tim Sullivan | August 10, 2008 06:29 PM


It seems we Americans are required to step in and save the world when the Europeans do nothing anywhere.


What is Italy doing for Darfur; or Germany, or Spain.

Saddam ignored all his country's agreements with the UN and the nations of Europe could not have cared less because they were making money out of the Oil for Food program as were high officials at the UN.

Saddam called himself the new Saladin. He was a major destablizing force in the Middle East.

Posted by: Tim Sullivan | August 10, 2008 06:27 PM


It seems we Americans are required to step in and save the world when the Europeans do nothing anywhere.


What is Italy doing for Darfur; or Germany, or Spain.

Saddam ignored all his country's agreements with the UN and the nations of Europe could not have cared less because they were making money out of the Oil for Food program as were high officials at the UN.

Saddam called himself the new Saladin. He was a major destablizing force in the Middle East.

Posted by: Tim Sullivan | August 10, 2008 06:27 PM


It seems we Americans are required to step in and save the world when the Europeans do nothing anywhere.


What is Italy doing for Darfur; or Germany, or Spain.

Saddam ignored all his country's agreements with the UN and the nations of Europe could not have cared less because they were making money out of the Oil for Food program as were high officials at the UN.

Saddam called himself the new Saladin. He was a major destablizing force in the Middle East.

Posted by: Tim Sullivan | August 10, 2008 06:27 PM


I am aswering to the one want NWO.
You just crazy thinking that NWO will bring PEACE and DEMOCRACY we will all of us slaves.
I am studing since long time.Is evil plane
See " the secret rulers of the world.
Rudy

Posted by: Rodolfo Natale | August 10, 2008 04:32 PM


Alternative energy sources can at present only lessen the dependency on oil. For the forseeable future oil is it. Like it or not.

I must confess I haven't seen such left wing
socialist garbage coupled with nonsensical conspiracy theories as I have here. This especially true by people from countries who sit on their hands and do absolutely nothing.

I think that Beppe is to be commended in trying to bring sanity to an insane country. However, you must remember, "Italy is an idea that is yet to be manifest."

Posted by: David B. Monier-Williams | August 10, 2008 03:16 PM


the thing is that I'm psychiatric ill.... cuase of you americans.... you put on the NWO.... and it's actually led by the church... the phantom menace... you should have created freedom with freemasonry and what you actually did was only to create ghettos everywhere... and this should be our freedom skull and bones satan GOD???

FUCK OFF again and again... you are nothing... you put europe under the controlo of islamic people and mad rumenian and east europe mafia growing instead to give US freedom....

Yes everyone abused of my mind.... you kept on and on.... and now we are at chapter 13... but I'm wondering how long are you taking this shit on... change your NWO and join ZERO... like coca cola did.... maybe I'm crazy but I rally want a NWO based on freedom, normality and Vs the Ghettos.......................................... remember how was the roman empire my friend...

You with the jews put a false satan in the throne and preferred to follow him thanks vatican than to back to what was the templar idea of the NWO... you failed.... and you China.... do you really want this kind of NWO?? I do really prefer nazi-anarchy...

bye

Posted by: andrea dino | August 10, 2008 02:52 PM


It is amazing sycronism between Grillo's blog and my GIANNASHOW channel.
Yesterday, i put in my channel videos that show the link between Bush, New World Order, FreMasonry and twin towers. 9/11 that was a USA inside job to wage war to Afghanistan to build a new gas pipeline, to wage war to Iraq (over 1,000,000 deaths) to get the oil and to claim the money from insurance (that were double the price the owner had to pay to purchase the Towers) for the collapse of the Towers.
And Today Grillo shows the unjust war that Russia has waged to Georgia in order to get their oil!!!
The thing is that these PSICHOGIANTS (that recall me our PSICHODWARF), in other words China, Russia and USA will pursue their interests to keep economic stability in their powerful countries and when their resources have run out they will wage war to each other causing WW3.
These Fremasonry lodges and oil lobbies are not willing to invest in renewables energy but they prefer to PLAY WITH HUMAN LIVES like in Iraq (1 million deaths).
IS THIS THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE? DO WE LET THESE PSICHOMAD GOVERNERS decide our lives???

Posted by: Vincenzo Giannattasio | August 10, 2008 12:56 PM


I wanted, earlier today GMT+8, to react to this article:

Iran in new oil money move to dodge sanctions: report
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidANA207222105029
SNIP
In June, media reported Iran has been shifting tens of billions of dollars from European banks to other institutions, fearing that further sanctions would affect its access to investments. Iran rejected the reports. UNSNIP

I have difficulty constructing my argument.

This is the paragraph with which I feel uneasy:
With the help of Georgia, one of the staunchest supporters of America’s War on Terror and a vital conduit for Western oil and gas supplies from Central Asia, the dollar regime forced South Ossetia to challenge Tbilisi, thereby forcing Tbilisi to react and Moscow to counter-react. END OF QUOTE

Is that the correct interpretation?
Or can you help me constructing this part of the argument?

Here’s then the whole argument:

shifting DOLLARS from EUROPEAN banks?

China buys Iranian oil with euros, not dollars.

“In June, media reported Iran has been shifting tens of billions of dollars from European banks to other institutions, fearing that further sanctions would affect its access to investments. Iran rejected the reports.” says the final paragraph

dollars in European banks?

I am only a dwarf trying to discover what’s happening on international oil markets.
I would love to be allowed to look at some of the Iranian oil contracts.

I know however that Reuters reported more than a year ago that Iran is shifting out of dollars and began paying for its oil in euros late in 2006 as Tehran moved to diversify its foreign exchange reserves away from dollars ,

At the question and answer session after the decision of the European Central Bank (ECB) to leave interest rates unchanged, last Thursday 7 August 2008,
Jean-Claude Trichet, the ECB.s President, has repeated at least three times
that we have to humble in the presence of facts and FEAR
http://www.ecb.int/press/pressconf/2008/html/is080807.en.html

Of course, nobody was allowed to ask Trichet a question about the ECB’s 1st August 2008 coordinated gold sale with China in order to save the US of A from collapse
http://www.welt.de:80/welt_print/arti2277035/Geheime_Hilfen_fuer_Herrn_P..html

Trichet dared however to criticise the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
and would only ask the IMF to do their “very important” (sic) job
and Trichet has no doubt that they will continue to do their job very well
http://www.ecb.int/press/pressconf/2008/html/is080807.en.html

Since 15 August 1971, when US of A president Richard Nixon broke the Bretton Woods agreement, the IMF has no job whatsoever to perform and the US of A is able to wage wars thanks to its monopoly to create money out thin air.

Hence the European Monetary Union (EMU) came into existence to replace the dollar.

The FEAR of the US of A, in the presence of which, said Trichet on Thursday, we have to be humble, is the fear that its dollar will be reduced to its intrinsic value,

With the help of Georgia, one of the staunchest supporters of America’s War on Terror and a vital conduit for Western oil and gas supplies from Central Asia, the dollar regime forced South Ossetia to challenge Tbilisi, thereby forcing Tbilisi to react and Moscow to counter- react.

Day-by-day: South Ossetia crisis
Page last updated at 21:32 GMT, Saturday, 9 August 2008 22:32 UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7551576.stm
THURSDAY 7 AUGUST
Georgian forces and separatists in South Ossetia agree to observe a ceasefire and hold Russian-mediated talks to end their long-simmering conflict.
Hours later, Georgian forces launch a surprise attack, sending a large force against the breakaway province and reaching the capital Tskhinvali.

Russia 'bombs Georgian airport'
Page last updated at 03:12 GMT, Sunday, 10 August 2008 04:12 UKhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7552012.stm
Georgia's President Mikhail Saakashvili has called for an immediate ceasefire to stop what he described as an "annihilation" of his country's DEMOCRACY

Iran’s oil business has DEMOCRATICALLY decided to bill oil in euro.

Iran presses oil customers to pay in currencies other than dollars
Reuters
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/27/business/euros.php
SNIP
BEIJING: Iran is pressuring its oil customers to start paying in currencies other than U.S. dollars and many have begun to comply, people in the oil industry here with knowledge of the practice said.
Zhuhai Zhenrong Trading, a Chinese state-run company that is the biggest buyer of Iranian crude oil worldwide, began paying for its oil in euros late last year as Tehran moved to diversify its foreign exchange reserves away from U.S. dollars. The company, which buys more than a tenth of the oil exports from Iran, has CHANGED THE PAYMENT CURRENCY for the bulk of its contract of roughly 240,000 barrels per day, the people said.

ivocerckel AT siquijor DOT ws

Posted by: Ivo Cerckel | August 10, 2008 12:03 PM


I hope to see the big bang all over the world before to die.... I actually HATE you ALL

to stop you americans to speak again...TO SEE BISHOPS, PRIESTS, CARDINALS POPES.... SUFFERING SUFFERING..... YEAH

ah... believe me americans, if you intend to enter europe... zooropa... like winners and rule over us with the vatican, we will react...
atomic bombs from france already ready, direction London and New York...

eh eh eh...

FUCK OFF!! You came after us.... shut up fuckin yankee.... the truth is that GEERMANY will conquer USA...

for a new NAZISMUS

Posted by: the day after tomorrow | August 10, 2008 11:57 AM


If anyone is interested, the Australian ABC programme "Foreign Correspondent" recently aired an interesting piece on our Beppe:

"Italy's Clown Prince

Comedian Beppe Grillo is a man on a mission - to demolish Italy's political establishment."

http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/broadband.htm

Very interesting but I wish both Beppe and English-speaking media would stop referring to "Vaffanculo" in this context as "Get f****d" ... more appropriate would be "Get stuffed!", which according to The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms means:

"impolite slang) an angry expression rejecting or dismissing someone or their opinions, requests etc: Get stuffed! I'm not going to do you any favours!"

Cheers to all from "down under" ... :-)

Posted by: Adriana Mian | August 10, 2008 11:12 AM


The whole thing is even more absurd when you know that we wouldn't even need the oil if we had developped alternative sources of energy.

But some people decided that it was important to create an economy based on oil in order to create financial value which would have then allowed to rule the world.

Alternative sources of energy would have been free for everyone but to give away energy for free would have meant not to be able to control the mass of people in the world.

It's a whole illusionary economic system we are living in. We are like rats in a labirinth, in the labirinth of people running our lives through the demand and the offer of the economy of mass consumption.

Our rules have understood that selling to people what would otherwise have been free in the nature (the air we breath throw carbon emissions, the OGM food which is just food with a copyright, their health through the fear of bird flu ...) is the easiest and fastes way to control people and rule them thanks to the economy.

Posted by: frankie hat | August 10, 2008 10:53 AM


So how many of us give up our cars to avoid having blood on our hands?

Posted by: Janet Brady | August 10, 2008 09:34 AM


"Do you honestly believe that the Americans actually give a damn about the inhabitants of either Kuwait or Iraq, especially given the fact that they failed to lift a finger to stop the genocide taking place in Rwanda and Darfur?"
I enjoy your blog, but you are making a mass generalization. There are over 300 million people in the US and, yes, many of us do give a damn about what happened in Darfur and Rawanda. Other nations, in addition to the US, twiddled their thumbs unstead of acting, too. In that, we all have to shoulder the blame.

Posted by: Joni | August 10, 2008 07:59 AM


sounds like the earth is back in the days of the Roman times...no matter what village was taken only the goods and richer resources were to be saved...the women and children either raped or killed and the men sent to torture....!!
how far have we come from those feudal times?
obviously not much at all!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope that society and those in charge are able to make ammends in their own mind / bodies and souls to create the evolutions within to see that what is happening now....is amount to genocide of the whole human race
we need to find the truth within and not seek outside
some how to break the cycles of destruction is to see that we are all responsible for these attrocities...no one person or group are the sole makers of this dis-ease we have here...we must all take responsibility for the actions of ourselves and see how that it reflects onto the powers that be creating these actions to be in existence...the truth comes from each person lifting themselves and raising their standards....buying power / writting letters / saying no to the negative words and actions people speak in everyday life / changing the words we speak ourselves...as it ALL adds to the allowance of life to be as it is....
if we speak it...it happens in the external...if we feel it...it happens on the external...
it's very simple and yet so very easy to solve
takes practice and effort but it can be done!

Posted by: natasha elliott | August 10, 2008 07:49 AM


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