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updated 3-24-2007

- Reconstructing Afghanistan on Oil and Gas http://www.atimes.com/c-asia/CK24Ag01.html
- Country Analysis http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/afghan.html
- Oil, Gas and Projected Pipeline http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~pdscott/q7.html
- Afghanistan + Oil = Crusade Against Terrorism http://www.crescentlife.com/heal%20the%20world/afghanistan_and_oil.htm
- Afghanistan Plans Gas Pipeline http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1984459.stm
- Origin of Bombing Afghanistan for Oil Pipelines Theory http://slate.msn.com/?id=2059487
- Afghanistan and Oil http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/Chronicles/January2002/0102Signs.htm
- Afghanistan Attack Smells of Oil Motive http://www.culturechange.org/issue19/afghanistan.htm
- Oil, the Taliban and the Political Balance in Central Asia http://www.worldpress.org/specials/pp/front.htm
- South Asian/ Trans Afghan Pipeline Suspended http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/156497.stm

- Into Africa, Rich Lowry http://www.infoshop.org/myep/schwartz.html
- Big Oil and James Baker Target the Western Sahara http://www.counterpunch.org/madsen01082003.html

Americans Have Yet to Learn the Hard Political Lessons of the Arab Oil Embargo http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2001884262_chasan21.html


Behold the Rise of Energy Based Fascism 2/07

Big Profits for Big Oil: A Bogus Rationale for The War in Iraq, Dr. Robert Dickson Crane

Blatant Bush Tilt Toward Big Oil, Thomas oliphant http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0406-01.htm

Bottom of the Barrel, George Monbiot http://www.monbiot.com/dsp_article.cfm?article_id=625

- U.S. Oil Company on Trial http://www.worldrevolution.org/article/968

Bush-Cheney Energy Strategy: Procuring the Rest of the World’s Oil http://www.fpif.org/papers/03petropol/politics.html

- World’s Largest Oil Reserve http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/4/20/201246/566


- New Great Game: Oil Politics in Central Asia http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11692
- Oil and Politics in Kazakhstan, Martha Olcott http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/usazerb/8.htm 
- Crisis in Chechnya http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/Chechnya.asp
- Oil Rich Kazakhstan Could Ease U.S. Pain http://www.hubbertpeak.com/caspian/kazakhstan/
- Columbia-Kazakhstan Project http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/RESOURCES/CASPIAN/ked_p43.html
- Oil Flows From the Caspian http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1242329.stm
- Kazakhstan Opens Pipeline http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/53/075.html
- Azerbaijan Oil http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/topics/Oil/oil.html
- Azerbaijan Country Analysis http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/azerbjan.html
- Azerbaijan’s Onshore Oil Fields http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/bisnis/country/000711azonshore.htm
- Russia Fears Bush Will Grab World’s Second Largest Oil Fields http://www.rense.com/general29/russw.htm
- Azerbaijan Managing Oil Revenues http://www.eurasianet.org/caspian.oil.windfalls/cow_docs/MMCaspian.pdf
- U.S. Interests in the Central Asian Republics http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/intlrel/hfa48119.000/hfa48119_0.HTM
- Consortium Formed to Build Central Asian Pipeline http://www.unocal.com/uclnews/97news/102797a.htm
- Caspian Oil: A Discreet Deal http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,438134,00.html
- Caspian Oil Pipeline http://www.rferl.org/features/2001/07/04072001121711.asp
- President Bush’s Statement on Caspian Pipeline Consortium http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/11/20011128-11.html
- It’s About Oil http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/11/02/ED90804.DTL
- The U.S. and Kazakhstan’s Oil


Hiram Cohen Statement: Muslim ‘Assertiveness’ in owning a sinificant chunk of the world’s oil  8/06

Crude Politics, Paul Sperry http://www.shopnetdaily.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=1283

Declining Oil Reserves http://www.daviesand.com/Perspectives/Forest_Products/Oil_Reserves/

Democracy or Oilocracy?, A.F. Alhaji http://www.steinbergrecherche.com/fralhajji.htm

Dick Cheney: Oil & Politics do Mix, http://www.moles.org/ProjectUnderground/pr_archive/cheney000725b.html

Empire Needs New Clothes, Thom Hartmann http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00092.htm

End of the World As We Know It, Andrew McKillop http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/060303McKillop/060303mckillop.html

Ending Oil Dependency http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,564525,00.html

Exxon-Mobil Sponsored Terrorism http://www.thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?bid=3&pid=74

The factors behind the increase in the price of oil, Abid Mustafa

Geopolitics of Oil http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/303.html

Global Redlining of America http://www.blackcommentator.com/60/60_cover_iraq.html

Gushers of Weakness http://www.economist.com/diversions/millennium/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=347184

- Iran Interested in Caspian Projects http://www.iranexpert.com/2004/caspian28april.htm
- Saudi’s Want to Invest in Iranian Oil http://www.iranexpert.com/2004/saudi1may.htm
- Iran Route to Move Caspian Oil Shortest http://www.iranexpert.com/2004/caspian1may.htm
- Armenia and Iran Agree on Gas Supplies http://www.iranexpert.com/2004/armenia14may.htm
- Iran Signs Treaty on Building Gas Pipeline http://www.iranexpert.com/2004/armenia13may.htm
- Iran Backs OPEC Increase http://www.iranexpert.com/2004/opec17may.htm
- Economics Drive Iran Into Euro Oil Plan http://www.iranexpert.com/2002/economicsdriveiraneurooil23august.htm
- Iran’s Oil Bonanza and Its Problems http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EG18Ak05.html
- Would Iran Use the Oil Weapon?
- Iran, the Oil Boil
- Iran Proposes Euro Dominated Oil Market 

- America, Iraq and Empire, Peter Lee http://www.smirkingchimp.com/print.php?sid=15605
- Iraq Oil Cash Funded MP’s Campaigns http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1149796,00.html
- White House Energy Task Force Papers Reveal Iraqi Oil Maps http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33642
- Corporate Interest in Iraqi Oil, Sean Gonsalves http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0820-01.htm
- Outrageous Bush Executive Order on Iraq Oil http://www.earthrights.org/news/eo13303.shtml
- U.S. Dragging Feet on Iraqi Oil Money Watchdog http://vancouver.indymedia.org/news/2003/10/70483.php
- Iraqi’s Fail to Regain Control of Oil Revenue, Ahmed Janabi http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9E21D088-7317-45DF-BE62-7CE8BEB830B1.htm
- Iraq to Cancel 3 Oil Deals With China and Russia http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/917659/posts
- Bush’s Conquest of Iraqi Oil http://americanassembler.com/timelines/iraq/timeline_iraq.html
- Ted Koppel Says Iraq War About Oil  2/06
- Iraq’s Oil: The Spoils of War  1/07
- New Iraq Law Would Open Iraq Oil Reserves to Western Companies 2/07
- Iraq, Blook for Oil or Peace Through Justice, Sheila Musaji
- Bush’s Petro Cartel Almost Has Iraq’s Oil  2/07
- Oily truth emerges in Iraq 2/07
- The Rape of Iraq’s Oil, Michael Meacher 3/24/07


It’s About Oil, Robert Fisk http://argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=370328

It’s the Oil Stupid, Johnny Angel http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11596

It’s the Oil Stupid, Joseph Clifford http://www.mediamonitors.net/josephclifford2.html

It’s theOil Stupid, Billy Hultz http://www.upperleftedge.com/now_then/sermons/journal.cgi?entry=200204182316

It’s the Oil Stupid, Michael Klare http://www.fpif.org/commentary/2003/0305oil_body.html


- The War on Lebanon and the Battle For Oil  8/06
- Israeli Bombing Results in Massive Lebanon Oil Spill

- Libya Confirms Oil Cargo to U.S. http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/040423/energy_libya_sanctions_7.html
- Sanctions on Libya, It’s Oil Sector and Investment http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/040423/libya_sanctions_factbox_1.html
- Libya’s Oil and Gas Industry http://www.mbendi.co.za/indy/oilg/af/lb/p0005.htm
- U.S. Oil chiefs Expected in Libya http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3517207.stm
- U.S. Firms Plan Libya Oil Talks http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3491360.stm

Multi-National Oil corporations and U.S. Foreign Policy http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/oil1.htm

Murky Business in Oil http://corpwatch.radicaldesigns.org/article.php?id=8128

- Militants Threaten New Attacks Against Nigerian Oil 1/06
- Oil Riches Bring Blood to Nigeria 1/06

Of Oil and Almonds, Ruth Rosen http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0317-03.htm

Oil, War, and Panic, Robert Fisk http://www.counterpunch.com/fisk10012003.html

Oil Connection, Conn Halinan http://www.iviews.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=FF0405-2334

Oil Coup, Michael Bryan http://www.smirkingchimp.com/article.php?sid=14529&mode=nested&order=0

Oil diplimacy 5/06

Oil Omissions, Laura Flanders http://www.ccmep.org/hotnews/oil101801.html

Oil Reserves and Politics, Alan Reynolds http://www.worldpress.org/specials/pp/front.htm

Oil Still Turns the Wheels of U.S. Foreign Policy http://www.post-gazette.com/columnists/20011114gene1114p2.asp

Oil Trap, Ernest Partridge http://gadfly.igc.org/eds/envt/oiltrap.htm

Oil War?, Ritt Goldstein http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0912-01.htm

Oil Weapon and American Foreign Policy http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1977/mar-apr/oneill.html

OPEC’s Shocking Oil Reserve Boondoggle http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/FE06Dj01.html

- Old Israel-Iraq Oil Line Reopening? http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0423/p11s01-coop.html
- Israel Seeks Pipeline for Iraqi Oil http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,940250,00.html
- In the Pipeline More Regime Change http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/ED04Ak01.html
- U.S. Checking Possibility of Pumping Oil from Northern Iraq to Israel http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0825-03.htm
- U.S. and Israel explore Reopening Iraq Pipeline http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=938452003
- An Israeli Pipedream http://www.janes.com/regional_news/africa_middle_east/news/fr/fr030416_1_n.shtml
- The Oil Goes to Israel http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/JDW304A.html 
- Meged Oil Field http://www.givot.co.il/index2.htm
- Discovery of Gas Field Near Shoreline of Gaza Strip http://www.gasandoil.com/goc/discover/dix02980.htm

Path to Friendship Goes Via Oil and Gas Fields, Michael Meacher http://www.guardian.co.uk/libya/story/0,14139,1179227,00.html

Perfect Storm That’s About to Hit, Jeremy Rifkin http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0324-06.htm

Petro Politics, Michael Klare http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/papers/03petropol/politics.html

Pipelinestan, Pepe Escobar http://www.atimes.com/c-asia/DA25Ag01.html

Politics of Oil, F.H. Knelman http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/articles/article317.html

Politics of Oil http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/oil.cfm?

- Fueling the Future:Prospects for Russia Oil and Gas http://www.brook.edu/views/papers/hillf/200205.htm

Shell Scandal Points to Exaggeration of Oil Reserves http://www.countercurrents.org/peakoil-blance170404.htm

- Oil, Not Terrorists Reason for U.S. Intervention in Somalia  1/07

- Sudan: Oil Field Spawns African Genocide

- Is Syria Next on the Hit List? http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_233872,001300180033.htm
- Oil Prices Soar, U.S. Sanctions Hit Syria http://www.redtailcanyon.com/items/257704.aspx
- U.S. Blocks Syria Pipeline http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2951327.stm
- Oil from Iraq to Syria Shut Down http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20030415-061625-7991r

Terror War and Oil Expand U.S. Sphere of Influence http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0319/p01s04-wosc.html

Thirty Year Itch http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2003/03/ma_273_01.html

Two Poor Countries Reclaim Oilfields - One Sparks Uproar, Why?

U.S. Oil Politics in the ‘Kuwait’ of Africa, Ken Silverstein http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20020422&c=1&s=silverstein

- Coup D’Petrol in Venezuela http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=2760
- Is Venezuela Next?, Saul Landau http://www.counterpunch.org/landau03252004.html
- coup Making in Venezuela: the Bush and Oil Factors http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/TAL206A.html
- Media Oil and Politics http://www.media-alliance.org/mediafile/21-3/venezuela.html
- OPEC Chief Warned Chavez About Coup http://www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/0,11319,714504,00.html
- CIA and the Venezuelan Coup http://www.zmag.org/content/LatinAmerica/blum_coup.cfm
- Abortive Venezuelan Coup Made in the USA http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/apr2002/vene-a15.shtml
- Washington Maneuvers Toward Venezuelan Coup http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/dec2002/vene-d19.shtml
- U.S. Papers Hail Venezuelan Coup as a Pro-Democracy Move http://www.fair.org/press-releases/venezuela-editorials.html
- Venezuelan Coup Linked to Bush Team http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,688071,00.html
- American Navy Helped Venezuelan Coup http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,706802,00.html
- Venezuela’s Oil Reserves and the U.S., Stephen Lendman

Where Is the World’s Oil http://www.energyinst.org.uk/education/natural/3.htm

Will the End of Oil Mean the End of America?, Robert Freeman http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0301-12.htm

Word From the CIA: It’s the Oil Stupid http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/09/22/1032055034013.html