fix articles 117045, khalifa al thani
Time To Nationalize Oil And Institute Price Caps (tags)
Oil belongs to a country, not to privateers. Petroplutocrats have destroyed the environment, have pricegouged the poor and all, have caused coups in socialist countries like Iran in 1953, have assassinated people, have caused runaway inflation, have conspired since the early 1900's to destroy train systems and electric car industries.
Modern Day Slavery in Qatar (tags)
Al Jazeera America Set to Debut (tags)
Historic Tehran NAM Summit (tags)
Washington Plans War on Syria (tags)
Mubarak Toppled by CIA Because He Opposed US Plans for War with Iran? (tags)
"In terms of imperialist mentality, not all that much has changed since the days of 1956, when British Prime Minister Anthony Eden would become apoplectic at the mere sight of Colonel Amal abd-el Nasser, the gallant Egyptian leader who successfully nationalized the Suez Canal in defiance of the British and the French. When the imperialists look across the northern edge of Africa, the valuable assets they see are the oil of Algeria and Libya, and above all the Suez Canal, one of the classical naval choke points of the world, through which 8% of world maritime trade currently passes. The Anglo Americans are acutely aware of the endless possibilities for mischief against countries like Iran, China, and Russia that could be derived from a reassertion of the old imperialist control of Suez. If some pretext could be found for banning Chinese ships from the Suez Canal, China’s entire trade with Europe would be severely disrupted. However, in order to make a grab for Suez politically feasible, Egypt would have to descend into chaos. This may in fact be one of the prime motivations of what is currently going on. If the national states collapse, then the empire is free to step in and seize what it wants."