A Century of War Anglo-American: Oil Politics and the New World Order


#1

In the discussion on 10 reasons having a religion is madness @ACD shared a link to an interesting book:

Therefore I wanted to post it here as a book recommendation.

@ACD, are you able to give a snapshot to what people may learn from reading this book?

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#2

Engdahl provides a revisionist history of what drove the century of war which began in 1914, focusing on the centrality of oil as a strategic resource and relating it to the German challenge to British hegemony and competion for control of Ottoman territories. I have not seen this approach elsewhere. Engdahl writes convincingly.


#3

“Both Japan and Germany had embarked upon wars of conquest for similar reasons - access to resources, particularly oil. And it was shortages of oil that had ultimately contributed to each nation’s defeat.”

This piece complements Engdahl’s thesis.


#4

“The alliance between Washington and Ankara is in crisis. NATO is in crisis. In turn, a Turkey NATO-Exit could potentially destabilize NATO. We are at a dangerous crossroads.”