From British daily The Morning Star:
Fuelling the flame of war
(Monday 22 October 2007)
WHEN, towards the end of the last decade, then European Commission president Jacques Delors made it clear that a European army was required “to fight the resource wars of the 21st century,” there was a collective sharp intake of breath from all people on the left.
Many warned that this was to be expected from an EU designed by transnational capital and run on its behalf.
Others highlighted the energy issue as a crucial factor which would come to greater prominence as the years went by.
Both sides were, as it turns out, correct.
We also see Britain trying to establish mineral rights over large tracts of the Antarctic, Nigerians being ignored over their rightful claims to their own oil and so-called peacekeeping forces being trucked in to anywhere that may have the slightest sniff of the stuff.
And that is without taking into account the abortive CIA-inspired coup attempt against President Chavez in Venezuela.
US sanctions against Iran: here.
29 October 2007: here.
`When the U.S. military command accused the Iranian Quds Force last January of providing the armour-piercing EFPs (explosively formed penetrators) that were killing U.S. troops, it knew that Iraqi machine shops had been producing their own EFPs for years, a review of the historical record of evidence on EFPs in Iraq shows´.
See also here.
In this video from the USA, Eddie Vedder is singing Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War”.
In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, the Amsterdam-based military historian Gabriel Kolko talks about the prospect of war with Iran and argues that ‘Many in the US military think Bush and Cheney are out of control’; see here.
See also here.
Iraq’s Environmental Crisis: here.