Pipeline Politics

There shouldn't be any doubt that oil in that region was on the minds of this administration, and others. BEFORE 9/11.

How imperial rivalries stoked war in Georgia August 12, 2008

Can you say O-I-L? : )

http://socialistworker.org/2008/08/12/stoked-war-in-georgiaAnalysis: Lee Sustar

How imperial rivalries stoked war in Georgia
Lee Sustar looks at the roots of Russia's war on Georgia.

August 12, 2008 | Issue 678 [1]

ACCORDING to the Western media, the Russian military's bloody invasion of the former Soviet republic of Georgia is all about "Russian imperialism" and the "Cold War" mentality of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president-turned-prime minister and still the country's leading political figure.

Certainly, Russia's aim to dominate Georgia--which fell under Moscow's control in the late 18th century and was formally annexed in 1801--are imperial in nature. But it's revealing that after selling the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq as exercises in "promoting democracy," the corporate media is finally willing to characterize a great power's expansionist military moves as "imperialist."

A new topic for Huffpo to block

Hi everyone.

I'm used to my 9/11 activist comments being blocked on Huffpo but they just disappeared a comment on a completely different topic and I thought I'd mention it here. To know your enemy is to be halfway towards beating him.

I was looking at Bush's squeaky demands that Putin back off of Georgia. I posted a comment that said:

1. Putin looked at the new US state of Iraq.

2. Considered the upcoming new US state of Iran

3. Decided to secure the massive oil reserves of Georgia and southern Russia as either a bargaining chip or a source of oil when the US has successfully depopulated and secured the arab world.

Somewhere in there I touched a huffpo nerve as the comment went the way of all my 9/11 stuff.

I don't know if there's a list of subjects that the MSM [in which I now include Huffpo] are forbidden to cover, but I suspect there is and, I guess, Georgian oil is now on that list [Or the rapidly becoming obvious plan to depopulate the middle east].

Just FYI.

The Pipeline War: Russian bear goes for West's jugular By Svetlana Skarbo and Jonathan Petre


The Pipeline War: Russian bear goes for West's jugular
By Svetlana Skarbo and Jonathan Petre

Last updated at 1:00 PM on 10th August 2008

The war in Georgia escalated dangerously last night after Russian jets reportedly bombed a vital pipeline that supplies oil to the West.

After a day of heightening international tensions, Georgian leaders claimed that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which transports oil from the Caspian Sea to Turkey, had been attacked. But it is thought the bombs missed their target.

Their claims came after Russian jets struck deep into the territory of its tiny neighbour, killing civilians and ‘completely devastating’ the strategic Black Sea port of Poti, a staging post for oil and other energy supplies.

Reports last night also said that Russia had bombed the international airport in Tbilisi.

A bloodied woman lies injured in the ruins of an apartment block in Gori after another Russian air strike

Why Bush folded on Iran by Juan Cole


July 31, 2008 | Pundits and diplomats nearly got whiplash from the double take they did when George W. Bush sent the No. 3 man in the State Department to sit at a table on July 19 across from an Iranian negotiator, without any preconditions. When Bush had addressed the Israeli Knesset in May, he made headlines by denouncing any negotiation with "terrorists and radicals" as "the false comfort of appeasement." What drove W. to undermine John McCain by suddenly adopting Barack Obama's foreign policy prescription on Iran?

July 17, 2008 Ex-CIA Ray McGovern on Obama's 'new world' Will Obama pull troops out of Iraq and will he face up to BIG OIL?

McGovern: "The game is over with Iraq and so the question is how does this strategic change affect the real players in the area. The Israeli right wants a confrontation with Iran to keep US forces in the region. The US military leadership is against a "third front" but has to contend with Cheney.

Big Oil pockets Iraq - All's fair in business and war. By Derrick Z. Jackson

Great article other than he neglected to mention the 1.2 million plus dead Iraqis in the first sentence and, of course, the 3,000+ 9/11 victims and all the sick and dying 9/11 first responders, Big Oil and empire's initial collateral damage. -- Betsy


Big Oil pockets Iraq
All's fair in business and war.

Derrick Z. Jackson
writes for the Boston Globe

It took five years, the deaths of 4,100 U.S. soldiers, and the wounding of 30,000 more to make Iraq safe for Exxon.

It is the inescapable open question since the reasons given by President Bush for the invasion and occupation did not exist - neither the weapons of mass destruction nor Saddam Hussein's ties to al-Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Week of Truth ~ flyer ~ April 16-22nd Campaign

Flyby News Alert -
March 10, 2008
Week of Truth ~ flyer ~ April 16-22nd Campaign Update

You can now download The Shell Game flyer, originally posted at http://visibility911.com/blog/?p=410
You can also download from http://9-11.meetup.com/270/files/

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From the weekoftruth.org you can also download banners, and watch
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Visit and pass the word on this once in a lifetime opportunity that will expose
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help stop its unholy wars. Please make a commitment to buy two books that will be

WTC Bush War * 9/11 Initiative * Peace

Flyby News Notes -
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March 26, 2008 - WTC Bush War * 9/11 Initiative * Peace

"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy
that our country is now geared to an arms economy
which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis
of war hysteria and nurtured upon
an incessant propaganda of fear."

-- General Douglas MacArthur
May 15, 1951

1) Escalation in US Energy Coalition War
- - Bush's Plan To Steal Iraq's Oil
- - Mahdi Army arrested 17 American soldiers
- - Late Breaking News from Citizens for a Legitimate Government
- - El Salvador in Iraq?
- - Bear Stearns Bailout Proves US Fed is Merely an Extension of the Financial Industry
- - Pentagon will not send Adm. Fallon to Congress on Iraq
- - Progress Report & Take Action- Tumult In Tibet
- - The Coming War on Venezuela
2) Inside Shell Game, Bush War, Popular Mechanics..
- - Inside the Shell Game by Paul Craig Roberts
- - Bush's War: PBS/FRONTLINE
- - Engineer Society Accused of Cover-Ups
- - David Ray Griffin's review of Philip Shenon's book
- - Debunking Popular Mechanics?

A Crude Case For War?

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/14/AR2008031403677.html

A Crude Case For War?

By Steven Mufson
Sunday, March 16, 2008; B01

It's hard to miss the point of the "Blood for Oil" Web site. It features one poster of an American flag with "Blood for oil?" in white block letters where the stars should be and two dripping red handprints across the stripes. Another shows a photo of President Bush with a thin black line on his upper lip. "Got oil?" the headline asks wryly.

Five years after the United States invaded Iraq, plenty of people believe that the war was waged chiefly to secure U.S. petroleum supplies and to make Iraq safe -- and lucrative -- for the U.S. oil industry.

Iraq, 9/11, and Oil

Iraq, 9/11, and Oil

By Arabesque

What exactly do Iraq, 9/11, and oil have to do with each other?

While many object to the Iraq war for its conduct:

Shatter the Lies: O'Neill Tells '60 Minutes' Iraq Was 'Topic A' 8 Months Before 9-11

Anyone remember this?

"Long before "9/11 changed everything", former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill reveals that within days of taking office, President Bush was already planning the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam."

Polls continue to show many Americans believe Iraq had something to with the attacks and many people see the Iraq war as a response to 9/11. Paul O'Neill was very clear about the Iraq agenda being rolled out 10 days into the first term.

The following CBS clip really needs to be included on any 9/11 DVD material that is being compiled.

Download Full CBS Report:


"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this,’" says O’Neill. “For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap.”


Also ABC News:

The 9/11 Motive?

Take a look at this very interesting speech by investment banker Karl Schwartz:


The Caspian Sea Basin (Kazakstan, Turkmenistan etc.) holds between 11 and
12 trillion dollars in oil and gas resources. There are only three ways to
get it out:

- East to China
- West through Iran, Russia, and Turkey to Europe
- South through Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Taliban who controlled Afghanistan before 9/11 made pipeline deals
with non-US companies and refused to change them to give control of the
region's resources to the US.

Thanks to Brasscheck TV (www.brasschecktv.com)