Selected Articles: The “New Oil War in the Middle East”. Cui Bono?
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Global Research, December 23, 2015

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2000px-Iraq_Syria_Locator.svgVideo: Russian War Planes Destroy Twenty-two ISIS Oil Tankers en Route to Turkey

By South Front, December 23 2015

The Russian warplanes destroyed two long convoys of ISIL’s oil tankers in the Homs province. The first convoy with at least 8 oil tankers and some other military vehicles was targeted by the Russian Air Force near the city of Palmyra. Militants accompanying the convoy were also killed in the air raid. The joint squadron of the Russian and Syrian frontline bombers also destroyed 14 oil tankers and their guards near Sukhnah.

Ramadi_Iraq_tanksIraqi Troops Campaign to Wrestle Ramadi from ISIL

By nsnbc international, December 23 2015

Iraqi military and counter-terrorism units, Kurdish Peshmerga units, local Yazidi units, supported by the Iraqi and US-led coalition air forces are fighting to regain control over the strategically important city of Ramadi from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL or Daesh.

LAND_M1A1_Desert_OverwatchErdoğan’s Turkey, King Salman’s Saudi Arabia and the Coming “Sunni” War for Oil

By F. William Engdahl, December 23 2015

We’re about to be plunged into a new oil war in the Middle East, this one with a possible nuclear dimension. Wars for control of oil have been instigated for more than a century since the dawn of the petroleum era around the time of the First World War.

From the Cold War to NATO's "Humanitarian Wars" - The Complicity of  the United NationsHistoric UN Security Council Resolution 2254 on Syria: The Backrooms of Diplomacy, US Last Minute Attempt to “Double Cross”?

By Carla Stea, December 23 2015

On December 18, 2015 the International Syria support Group, consisting of seventeen concerned countries, most significantly including Russia, the United States, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, met at 9:30AM at the New York Palace Hotel.  As the group was not yet an official United Nations entity, it met in a “private” venue.  Entering the Palace Hotel, at 8:30AM, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated that a political resolution of the Syria crisis is imperative, and the only solution, and this political agreement should not permit any retreat  from this decision, only forward action.

AL QAEDA AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda.... An Incessant and Repetitive Public DiscourseAl Qaeda and the Human Mindset: The Threat of the Islamic State (ISIS), … An Incessant and Repetitive Public Discourse

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 23 2015

Routine mention of Al Qaeda  ”fanatics”, “jihadists”, etc. has become –from a news standpoint– trendy and fashionable (…) At the time of writing (March 24, 2012), “Al Qaeda events” had 183 million entries on Google and 18,200 news entries. [UPDATE: On December 23, 2015, ISIS had 210 million entries on Google, the Islamic State has 91 million entries on Google]. How does the daily bombardment of Al Qaeda concepts and images, funnelled into the Western news chain affect the human mindset?

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