A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New by F. William Engdahl

By F. William Engdahl

This e-book is a gripping account of the murky global of the foreign oil and its position in international politics. Scandals approximately oil are standard to so much 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 dating. the united states financial system depends the inexpensive and limitless provide of this unmarried gas. William Engdahl takes the reader via a background of the oil industry's grip at the global economic climate. His revelations are startling.

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8 In April 1914, King George VII and his foreign minister, Sir Edward Grey, made an extraordinary visit to meet French President Poincaré in Paris. It was one of the few times Sir Edward Grey left the British Isles. Russia’s ambassador to France, Iswolski, joined them and the three powers firmed up a secret military alliance against the German and Austro-Hungarian powers. 9 Many in the British establishment had determined well before 1914 that war was the only course suitable to bring the European situation under control.

At the time of its inception, this ‘Round Table’ group as it was sometimes called, was explicitly anti-German and pro-Empire. Writing in the Round Table in August 1911, three years before Britain declared war against Germany, the influential Philip Kerr (Lord Lothian) declared: There are at present two codes of international morality—the British or Anglo-Saxon and the continental or German. Both cannot prevail. If the British Empire is not strong enough to be a real influence for fair dealing between nations, the reactionary standards of the German bureaucracy will triumph, and it will then only be a question of time before the British Empire itself is victimized by an international ‘hold-up’ on the lines of the Agadir incident.

Britain quickly betrayed her promises in a move to secure for herself the vast oil and political riches of the Arab Middle East. To add insult to injury, once publication of Sykes–Picot had revealed a contrary commitment to France in the Middle East, Britain Engdahl 01 chap01 43 24/8/04 8:17:59 am 44 A Century of War and France issued a new Anglo-French declaration on November 7, 1918, four days before the European Armistice ending the war with Germany. ’6 That noble result was not to happen.

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