The Great Challenge-Oil + The Secret of the Seven Sisters

Middle East, oil and gas ;

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Dandelion Salad

PressTV documentaries on Apr 5, 2014

This doc shows the US policies in the Middle East designed according to its dire need for oil. The US overthrows governments if they don’t comply with its policies or support them if they prove to be helpful in this regard.


Excellent write-up for this video: Stop The World’s War Criminals.


Updated: June 24, 2014

The Secret of the Seven Sisters

26 Apr 2013

Koos Jansen on Apr 18, 2014

Al Jazeera documentary about the history of oil cartels and how geo-political relations are dominated by oil.

Part 1: Desert Storms

Part 2: The Black El Dorado

Part 3: The Dancing Bear

Part 4: A Time for Lies


Israel: Gas, Oil and Trouble in the Levant by Felicity Arbuthnot

Ukraine: Another Piece in US-NATO-EU Neo-con Puzzle by John Robles + Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned To Take Out Seven Countries In Five Years

The U.S. Strategy to Control Middle Eastern Oil by Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Empire is an Able Servant of Oil Companies and The War Machine by Cindy Sheehan + Tour de Peace by David Swanson

War Plan Iran: China Snubs Washington’s Best-Laid Plans to Destabilize Iran’s Oil Industry by Finian Cunningham

Tar Sands Exposed + Garth Lenz: The True Cost of Oil

Keeping up appearances By William Bowles + Libya: war for oil

8 thoughts on “The Great Challenge-Oil + The Secret of the Seven Sisters

  1. Al Jazeera produces some excellent documentaries and this exemplary series is no exception.

    I would recommend skipping the introductory recap summaries though, that are repetitive & can be irritating when viewing this as a continuous narrative.

    The PBS 8-part series based on Daniel Yergin’s book “The Prize: Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power” is also well worth watching.

    • Thanks for the suggestions, David.

      Thomas Baldwin gave me the links to the videos yesterday. Those of us in the US can’t watch Al Jareera via their Youtube channel any longer, unfortunately. Someone else has to upload them and of course, risk having them taken down. Watch while available.

      Here’s Part 1 of the PBS series “The Prize: Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power”:

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  3. What an interesting, unvarnished film. It may be awkward & unpolished, but its message and implications are crystal clear ~ desperate tactics indeed….

    The supremacist consumer fantasy is over. We can no longer call it racism since we know there really is no such thing as race, but political genocide has been on the Western agenda for a long time. Too many babies, not enough bath-water.

    What goes up…will come down. That includes ruthless corporate empires, driven by vain-glorious vaunting ambition and industrial banking tycoons ~ also, their asphyxiating pollution.

    The latter ends up in the ocean, so no-one benefits; the former will end in tears. Either way, it looks like some kind of epic flood is imminent.

    What then shall we do? There is little point in imposing fines on these fraudulent gangster elites, they need to be jailed or constrained to conform to the urgent pragmatic needs of our imminent catastrophic future.

    I think we must regain control of the strategic levers of power, because the induced planetary emergency that is looming will likely be the greatest crisis since the ice age.

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