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Non Conservatard Robert Newman’s History of Oil.

August 4, 2006

When I was in college one of the most fascinating classes I had to take was called “Modern Middle Eastern History”. It started with the beginnings of Islam and went up to current affairs in the Middle East.

What I found most interesting at the time was how much the Middle East played a huge part in both WWI and WWII.Can you guess why the Middle East played a big part in both wars? Oil. Most people think that the Middle East only began playing a part in shaping politics since the OPEC oil embargo of 1972. But if you study history it was one of the main contributing factors of WWI and WWII.

Click Image to view the movie.

I hadn’t really thought of this until a friend sent me a link to a google video called “Robert Newman’s History of Oil”. It is a brief history of Oil and the ramifications that is has had regarding politics and war over the last 100 years.
To me it knowing the history and importance of oil in the last 100 years helps to explain the reasons behind Neo-Conservatards and Big Oil motives. When profits are your only real goals, human life as long as it’s not your life, is just a cost of doing business.

You can view the video on Google video by clicking on the picture to the right.
It is presented in a funny and entertaining way. I would highly recommend watching it.

You can see other work by Robert Newman by visiting his website.

If you are having problems seeinging the movie at Google Video you can also watch the video at YouTube. However, it is broken up into 5 parts.

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 29, 2007 5:15 pm

    Thanks for the article. A really interesting read. Keep in touch.

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