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Re: [casi] Smedley Butler would be rolling over in his grave...

I agree that it's not oil to "benefit oil companies" that
is the driving force. It's the control of oil. The Kosovo
"humanitarian war" was not about oil but about a pipeline
to transport the oil from the Caspian region to Europe.
The pipeline could have gone through Turkey but the US
preferred Kosovo. The US doesn't need that oil but by
controlling the pipeline, it will control the flow of oil
to Europe and the prices. - It can temporarily strangle
the EU if it doesn't play ball.

In Afghanistan the US was competing for a pipeline with
an Argentinian company. It was wining and dining the
Taliban in the US. The Afghan war made things easy. The
pipeline could have gone through Iran (much cheaper) but
for geostrategic reasons the US wanted it go through
Afghanistan. - It wanted to cut out Iran.

In the Middle East the US wants to control not only Iraq
but a few other countries as well. Today the US control
about 60 percent of the oil flow in the world, perhaps more.
A little more still and it controls world oil prices - the world.

That way the US can control India, China, Japan...
It can strangle those countries if it wants to. It can
prevent them from becoming major powers. It'll own Eurasia.

And the US military will "protect" everything - just as
in Smedley Butler's times.

The New World Order, neoconservatism, globalization...
And it doesn't matter if the Democrats or the Republicans
are in power. The aim is world domination - hegemony.

Oil = Power = World Domination

Brzezinski's blueprint:

_The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its
Geostrategic Imperatives_, by Zbigniew Brzezinski.
HarperCollins, 1997 (215 pp)

He closes by saying that the USA will be the last superpower.
But will it work out that way? And how long will it last?

Elga Sutter

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