Syria: Another Pipeline War

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'Ayn Sinan, Qatar by Sean Knoflick | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: February 25, 2016

Year of Publication: 2016

Publisher: EcoWatch

Author(s): Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. provides a detailed history of US involvement in the Middle East, how oil interests shaped those actions, and why the mass violence occurring in Syria and across the region is yet another example of a ‘pipeline war’.

Among the other unassessed prices of the world’s addiction to oil are social chaos, war, terror, the refugee crisis overseas, and the loss of democracy and civil rights abroad and at home.

As we focus on the rise of ISIS and search for the source of the savagery that took so many innocent lives in Paris and San Bernardino, we might want to look beyond the convenient explanations of religion and ideology and focus on the more complex rationales of history and oil, which mostly point the finger of blame for terrorism back at the champions of militarism, imperialism and petroleum here on our own shores.

 

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  • Paul Kangas

    We can prevent the next oil war by each building a 4-plex home with 100 solar panels.

    Plus we need to add 1000 solar panels onto each school. This decentralization of energy generation will give the working class the lions share of income from solar energy and allow us to shut down fracking, oil & nukes by 2029.
    Do your part. Add 20 solar panels onto your roof today. Require PG&E to issue credit cards to all solar schools, so schools get real cash income from selling solar onto the grid. Youtube: paul8kangas