Some quick links, hopefully I'll get a chance to write something a little more detailed soon. Just wanted to draw your attention to F.W. Engdahl
. He's written a book called A Century of War
, in which he's argued for the overwhelming importance of fossil fuels in all major conflicts of the past century, the present day Iraq wars being no exception. You can get a flavour of his ideas in this article entitled A New American Century
You can also listen to Jim Puplava interview Engdahl here.
The interview starts off a little slow but Engdahl is definitely worth listening to, highly recommended.