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  • COMMUNIST CHINA COMPLICIT?

    04/29/2020 5:20:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Common Sense Podcast ^ | 20/4/20 | Rudy Giuliani
    Foreign Affairs Expert and Asia Analyst, Gordon Chang, Weighs In
  • Six Of The Hottest Oil Stocks For 2020

    01/08/2020 7:56:41 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-07-2020 | Charles
    This is what the bears don’t get about oil stocks: These are no longer the reckless, wasteful, binge years of the shale boom. The smart companies have adapted to a new reality. close [x] Pause Unmute Remaining Time -1:33 Fullscreen Now, it’s about dramatic new offshore discoveries that are being brought online in record speed. It’s about brilliant new well-completion designs that enhance productivity. It’s about integrated giants who win, either way. It’s about extremely ambitious small-caps that slip into new venues and scoop up massive basins when no one’s looking. It’s about ingenuity on multiple levels that translates into...
  • Is This The Next Great Oil Frontier?

    01/03/2020 2:06:56 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-03-2020 | Meredith
    Nigeria has long been known for its oil riches. Angola has too, but decades of entrenched corruption have chased foreign investors away. Now Namibia is joining the African oil conversation with one of the most oil-friendly regimes on the continent. It’s offering 5% royalties on what might just be a very productive shale play in Reconnaissance Africa’s (RECO.V) Kavango Basin. Emerging markets are where oil upside might be found these days but navigating them is a challenge.
  • Iran Admits: Tanking Oil Revenue Cripples Country

    11/12/2019 3:47:54 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-12-2019 | para
    In contrast to previously defiant statements that Iran will withstand any sanctions of its ‘enemies’, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted on Tuesday that it is now very difficult to run the country with severely crippled oil revenues. “Although we have some other incomes, the only revenue that can keep the country going is the oil money,” Radio Farda quoted Rouhani as saying, when he commented on the reduced oil revenues because of the U.S. sanctions on its oil industry and exports.
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Approved Saudi Attacks: Washington

    09/19/2019 7:41:58 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 53 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-19-2019 | Irina
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved the attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure, a U.S. government official told CBS, adding that the approval had been granted on the condition that Iran’s involvement could be denied.
  • The US Massively Underestimates The Trade War Blowback

    09/12/2019 10:37:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 30 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-12-2019 | Robert Berke
    Trade wars and sanctions are economic weapons against rival regimes, and like actual military warfare, often lead to unanticipated and sometimes devastating blowback from the targeted regimes. A prime example was President Obama sanctioning Russia over its annexation of Crimea. The sanctions were designed to block Russia from any access to western financing, aimed at causing a dire financial and economic crisis in Russia that would force it to relinquish Crimea and end support for Ukraine’s breakaway territories.
  • US Offered Millions To Captain To Help Seize Iranian Oil Tanker

    09/05/2019 9:52:31 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    The United States has offered several million dollars to the captain of the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 to steer it to a port in a country that would detain the ship on behalf of the United States, the Financial Times reported, citing emails that the top U.S. envoy for Iran had sent to the vessel’s captain. “With this money you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age,” the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, wrote in an email to Adrian Darya’s captain Akhilesh Kumar, FT reports. The email also contained a warning...
  • Did Russia Make A Secret Nuclear Energy Deal With North Korea?

    01/31/2019 3:28:41 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-31-2019 | Haley
    New reporting has revealed that last fall Russian officials offered a nuclear power plant to North Korea as part of a secretive proposal. The offer was proposed in exchange for North Korea dismantling its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles with the intention of circumventing the stalled negotiations between Kim Jong Un and the Trump administration, which had reached an impasse. This information was sourced from United States officials who were made privy to the clandestine discussions between Russian and North Korean leaders.
  • Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy

    11/25/2018 7:12:52 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | 2018 | Gordon R. Middleton
    The U.S. needs to acknowledge and understand the religious motivation grounding the aggression of adversaries like the Taliban, ISIS, and Putin against U.S. interests. This is not only because certain kinds of conflict will not be ultimately won with tanks and airplanes alone, but also because a lack of understanding promotes dangerous policy mistakes. The plight of Christians in the Middle East gives but one example: Putin and Assad have maneuvered to become the explicit protectors of Eastern Christianity in situ. Moscow is back as their shield and Orthodoxy’s patron. He didn’t sidle up to the Russian church in recent...
  • Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

    11/20/2018 9:24:55 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-19-2018 | Tim
    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” “We will not yield to this pressure which is part of the psychological war launched against Iran,” he said on state TV. “They have failed to stop our oil exports. We will keep exporting it ... Your regional policies have failed and you blame Iran for that failure from Afghanistan to Yemen and Syria,” he added, to chants of “Death to America!”. Rouhani also said that the U.S. lacked international support for...
  • Review: ‘Hunter Killer’ Explores the Depths of Geopolitics

    10/25/2018 11:17:19 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/25/18 | Ben Kenigsberg
    In “Hunter Killer,” ordinary alliances are suddenly upended and the United States Navy must do whatever it can to protect the interests of the Russian president. No, it’s not a documentary; it’s a submarine movie. Sent to find an American sub that appears to have sunk in Russian waters, Joe Glass (Gerard Butler), the captain of another American sub, quickly realizes that this was no ordinary sinking. A Russian vessel that plummeted alongside the missing American one was sabotaged, not torpedoed. Above ground, the Russian defense minister (Michael Gor) is staging a coup. He’s taken the Russian president (Alexander Diachenko)...
  • James Mattis: Latin American countries selling out their sovereignty to Russia, China

    08/17/2018 12:30:07 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | Martin Arostegui
    A Chinese space force in Argentina, Russian control of Venezuelan gas and South American armies equipped with the latest Chinese and Russian hardware. Until recently, it might have sounded like the plot of a geopolitical thriller in a region once considered America’s backyard. But this is what Defense Secretary James N. Mattis faced on his visit this week to several South American nations, where economic and military posturing by Beijing and Moscow has been on the rise for the past decade. Analysts say Chinese loans in recent years have allowed authoritarian leaders to consolidate power in Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua,...
  • Russia seeks US help to rebuild Syria

    08/03/2018 4:08:24 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2018 | Phil Stewart and Arshad Mohammed
    Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America's top general to propose the two former Cold War foes cooperate to rebuild Syria and repatriate refugees to the war-torn country, according to a U.S. government memo. The proposal was sent in a July 19 letter by Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian military's General Staff, to U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Russian plan, which has not been previously reported, has received an icy reception in Washington. The memo said the U.S. policy was only to support such efforts if there...
  • China, Russia, and the Long 'Unipolar Moment'

    01/17/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | N. Sears
    Despite the “rise and fall of the unipolar concert,” China and Russia’s balancing strategies have backfired: they are not leading to multipolarity, but are actually reinforcing unipolarity. The reason is that China and Russia’s balancing strategies have focused on regional “revisionism,” which has provoked powerful responses in East Asia and Europe to contain them. Russia’s balancing strategy has to a large extent proven to be counter-productive. Instead of preventing the expansion of NATO through a “divide and conquer” strategy, or driving a diplomatic wedge between the United States and Europe, Russian revisionism has united NATO...Perhaps most illustrative of all, a...
  • Meet The World’s Most Powerful Bitcoin Backers

    11/27/2017 3:02:12 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 30 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-11-2017 | Cryptoking
    Cryptocurrency may be one of the biggest threats to governments, security and the entire financial system that we’ve ever seen. It can help fund terrorism and its anonymity makes it almost impossible to track. Most importantly, it is poised to revolutionize global finance and banking. But our new Enemy No. 1 can’t be fought; it can perhaps be controlled. Banks have figured that out and are bringing crypto currency into the fold. The superpowers—U.S., China and Russia--will have to face the new reality. They love to hate it and hate to love it. Regardless, if they don’t embrace it, they...
  • Saudi Sheikdown: Arrested Royals Offered A Deal - Your Money For Your Freedom

    11/16/2017 10:09:52 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 16-11-2017 | ZH
    As we noted shortly after the Crown Prince’s purge of potential rivals within Saudi Arabia’s sprawling ruling family, while the dozens of arrests were made under the pretext of an "anti-corruption crackdown", Mohammed bin Salman’s ulterior motive was something else entirely: Replenishing the Kingdom’s depleted foreign reserves, which have been hammered for the past three years by low oil prices, with some estimating that the current purge could potentially bring in up to $800 billion in proceeds. And, in the latest confirmation that the crackdown was all about cash, the Financial Times reports today that the Saudi government has offered...
  • Daily OPEC Oil Prices Now Public For The First Time Ever

    07/21/2017 1:07:26 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-07-2017 | Josh
    Despite the oil industry being arguably the most vital and influential sector in the world, the average member of the public knows relatively little about its inner workings. Oil prices are possibly the most obvious example of this, with constant discussions over whether they will drop below $40 or if they are set to rise. What many investors are unaware of, however, is that there are over a thousand types of crude oil. This means that Western Canadian Select, currently trading at 37.27, is already below that much-hyped $40 mark, and while Brent oil prices fell nearly 50 cents on...
  • Are you in NYC? Interested in the topic of terrorism? Event tonight - you're invited

    06/22/2017 5:52:57 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Metropolitan Republican Club ^ | June 22, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler
    ::Tonight:: Wallace Bruschweiler at the Met Club! - When? Thursday, June 22, 2017! Doors: 6:30pm - Where? The Metropolitan Republican Club – 122 E. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028 Another day another Attack in Europe...yet again.This time a failed terrorist attack in Brussels. And Now the New York City Council wants to require the NYPD to issue reports on what kinds of spy equipment police use — such as license-plate readers, cellphone trackers and X-ray vans used to peer through walls — as well how the department stores and protects private information collected. Mr. Bruschweiler will be joining us...
  • How To Predict The Next Zot? Bash America.

    06/01/2017 1:01:00 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 11 replies
    Poletical ^ | June 1st, 2017 | Poletical
    Venezuela. Syria. Russia. Iran. Libya. Iraq. Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia. Israel. All of these countries have one thing in common. They're all a part of a global war being waged by the United States. To some, the war is one of nation building and global dominance, to others it's a life or death battle for the greater good. On the global chessboard, there are three major players. The United States, Russia and China. All of the other players are nothing more than pawns. This game has been playing out for decades, but it can only have one winner. To better understand...
  • Geopolitics: Trump Will Fall In Line

    04/05/2017 9:16:05 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 15 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 5th, 2017 | R. Rados
    The US establishment's geopolitical strategy to reform and neutralize the Middle East has been ongoing since the first Bush Administration. If you thought they would let Donald Trump throw a wrench into their gears, you were wrong. It serves America's national security and global interests to disarm the unfriendly Islamic powers in the Middle East, and the arguments in favour of keeping the status quo intact are convincing. There's also a lot more to it than that, which is why the foreign policies of both Democrats and Republicans have been essentially identical over the past forty years. Under the Obama...