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The tag 'OPEC' is associated with 19 posts.

FTR #886 What the Hell Does Dave Emory Mean by “The Earth Island Boogie?,” Part 3: Geopolitical Quicksand

Analyzing the possibility that American use of Muslim Brotherhood Islamists as proxy warriors and armed heralds of corporatist free-market economic values might backfire on the United States, we look at the development of ISIS, the curious Turkish about-face on the Fetullah Gulen organization and fallout from the so-called “Arab Spring.” Beginning with discussion of a “doomsday” contingency plan concocted by al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein to back each other up militarily in the event either or both were overthrown by the U.S., we examine the prominent role of former members of Saddam’s officer corps in administering ISIS. ISIS and al-Qaeda are holding forth in Libya, which is serving as a base for spreading their operations into Africa. Like the bloody Syrian civil war, the overthrow of Khadafy (which set the stage for the Islamist presence in Libya) is an outgrowth of the so-called “Arab Spring”–one of the “conga-line ops” we highlighted in FTR #885. Much of the program highlights the operations of the Fetullah Gulen organization in Turkey. Alleged to be a CIA front organization and Islamic extremist in nature, the Gulen organization was formerly an ally of Tayyip Erdogan. Now, it is among his most bitter opponents. Program Highlights Include: review of Hitler’s view that Islamists were a crucial Third Reich ally; review of a critical meeting in Switzerland at which prominent Euro-fascists and al-Taqwa director Ahmed Huber met; speculation that the Swiss “Euro-fascist” summit may have helped generate the intelligence disinformation that helped lure the Bush administration into the ill-advised Iraq war; “ex” CIA officer Graham Fuller’s ridicule of the allegation that the Gulen organization is a CIA front organization; the close connections between Erdogan’s AKP Party, Germany and the EU.


FTR #646 Georgia on Everybody’s Mind

” . . . McCain adviser (and former Georgian lobbyist) Randy Scheunemann’s efforts on behalf of the Project for a New American Century and the Iraq war . . . “


Bush Fails to Win Saudi Help on Gas Prices

by Terence Hunt APRIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Bush failed to win the help he sought from Saudi Arabia to relieve skyrocketing American gas prices Friday, a setback for the former Texas oilman who took office predicting he would jawbone oil-producing nations to help the U.S. Bush got a red-carpet welcome to this desert kingdom, […]


FTR #632 Update on September 11 and Related Matters

Cyndi Sheehan aids Muslim Brotherhood; Grover Norquist’s conversion to Islam; disintegration of the United States helped by children of SS officers.


Insight: Western banks face SWF backlash

by Gillian TettFINANCIAL TIMES Published: February 7 2008 19:21 | Last updated: February 7 2008 19:21 Earlier this week, I chatted with a jet-lagged senior US financier. Like many of his ilk, he is flitting around the Middle East and Asia trying to extract finance from sovereign wealth funds and other investment groups. His latest […]


Abu Dhabi Buys Stake In Sunnyvale-Based AMD

SUNNYVALE (AP) With oil prices surging and U.S. stock prices slumping, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s sale of an 8.1 percent stake to the Abu Dhabi government’s investment arm represents the latest plunge by a wealthy Middle Eastern nation into a troubled U.S. corporation. It also raises fresh questions about the appropriateness of Middle […]


Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth

Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits By Steven MufsonWASHINGTON POST High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than they did just five years ago, pumping more than $2 trillion into the coffers […]


FTR #567 The Socialism of Fools

Malfeasance by the petroleum industry and its associated political elements have successfully focused debate and criticism of unfolding dynamics on the Middle East on “Israel,” rather than their own actions and policies.


FTR #564 Interview with John Loftus

Much of the reportage on the 2006 Israel/Hezbollah war was based on faked footage, generated by Hezbollah allies and, sometimes, physically concocted by Hezbollah and the Underground Reich.


FTR #561 Economics 9/11, Part II

Warfare in the Middle East generally precipitates a rise in oil prices. The resultant transfer of wealth from every energy-using individual and institution to the petroleum industry and associated nationals, such as the Saudis, constitutes a staggering transfer of wealth. The I.G. Farben-developed Fischer/Tropsch process is staging a comeback.