By F. William Engdahl
This e-book is a gripping account of the murky global of the foreign oil and its function in global politics. Scandals approximately oil are usual to such a lot people. From George W. Bush's election victory to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US politics and oil take pleasure in a controversially shut courting. the U.S. economic climate depends the inexpensive and limitless offer of this unmarried gas. William Engdahl takes the reader via a heritage of the oil industry's grip at the global economic climate. His revelations are startling.
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Extra info for A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order
G. Wells, Alfred Lord Milner of the South Africa project, and the proponent of a new field termed geopolitics, Halford J. Mackinder of the London School of Economics. Its principal think tank, which was formed in the corridors of Versailles in 1919, became the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). The idea of a Jewish-dominated Palestine, beholden to England for its tenuous survival, surrounded by a balkanized group of squabbling Arab states, formed part of this group’s concept of a new British Empire.
D’ARCY CAPTURES THE SECRET OF THE BURNING ROCKS By 1905, the British secret services and the British government had finally realized the strategic importance of the new fuel. Britain’s problem was that it had no known oil of its own. It must rely on America, Russia or Mexico to supply it, an unacceptable condition in time of peace, impossible in the event of a major war. A year before, in 1904, Captain Fisher had been promoted to the rank of Britain’s First Sea Lord, the supreme commander of British naval affairs.
Britain’s coal-fired fleet was at its technological limit and British naval supremacy was decisively threatened by the rapidly expanding German economic marvel. By 1911, a young Winston Churchill had succeeded Lord Fisher as First Lord of the Admiralty. Churchill immediately began a campaign to implement Fisher’s demand for an oil-fired navy. Using Fisher’s arguments, Churchill pointed out that with ships of equal size, oil gives far greater speed, and per equal weight gives a decisive advantage in the domain of action without refueling.
A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order by F. William Engdahl