Nov
22

Noam Chomsky on U.S. policy towards Iran

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If you find this video on Iran at all interesting, I must send you to the Scrutiny Hooligan Peak Oil Primer to see Robert Newman’s The History of Oil [Parts 1-5]. It is on the side bar at the top. Robert Newman is a British comedian with an eye toward toward the political and its ironic hilarity, a smattering of peak oil issues, make this series of video both funny and poignant. The Scrutiny Hooligans recommend it highly!

“Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years – but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, the places oil centre stage as the cause of all commotion. This innovative history programme is based around Robert Newman’s stand-up act and supported by resourceful archive sequences and stills with satirical impersonations of historical figures from Mayan priests to Archduke Ferdinand. Quirky details such as a bicycle powered street lamp on the stage brings home the pertinent question of just how we are going to survive when the world’s oil supplies are finally exhausted.” – Tiger Aspect Productions

Some of the themes in a “History of Oil”:

2:30 “Marching to the drums” (UK and resource wars)
5:36 “Bringing a better democracy” (Iran)
10:40 “World War I: an Invasion of Iraq”
16:40 “Thou shalt steal oil”
22:22 “The Euro theory for the war in Iraq”
35:30 “Peak Oil”

You can also see Robert Newman’s The History of Oil at the following websites: SmashingTelly, Indybay, or Robert Newman’s own site.

Categories : International, Iran, Peak Oil

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