Keeping the Profit In Oil and Persistent War

There are two tracks: of military force and diplomacy, coercing and cajoling the targeted nations into compliance with U.S. plans. The message that is communicated between them is—“Deal with us, or be broken.”

Peter Chamberlin


Note for WoP readers: This article was actually put in the comments box following the fifth part of a series of posts on Hassan Rizvi’s thesis “The Great Game – Renewed”. However, in this essay Peter’s views and analysis have been expressed in such a remarkable way; and certain prognosis of his has been so prophetic [you only need to have a glance at today’s local dailies where US foreign secretary has asserted a possibility of attacks in the United States and threatened Pakistan to face consequences.

The secretary of state was speaking with reference to Faisal Shahzad’s arrest in New York and his possible connections with some non state actors in Pakistan] for the principle of duality again seems to be in action now [as so perfectly hinted by Peter in his report on situation in the region. Just see Ms. Hillary Clinton threatening Pakistan of dire consequences but another official in the state department assuring the Pakistanis to spell out what more cooperation from the U.S. does Pakistan need to fight against the terrorists. [Nayyar]

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by Peter Chamberlin



The accelerating pace of events in south and central Asia suggest that we are nearing the end of the “nice guy” phase in the terror war, where the need to keep-up appearances is overridden by military considerations.

Until now, everything done by America or her allies has been marked by a need to maintain the appearance of “political correctness.” Nobody was allowed to reveal shocking information, or act in ways that revealed the Empire’s end game, which would require a big push, a major “surge.” It has always been the plan that when optimum conditions were achieved, a major military push would be required, to achieve the goals which were out of diplomacy’s reach. That deadly moment is upon us.

Everything that is planned for us relies on the principle of duality, two tracks are followed toward every important goal. The two tracks alternate between confrontation and cooperation with each other, sometimes they are allies, sometimes they are enemies. We see this most clearly in the multiple dramas that play-out before us, disguised as the “war on terror.”


Our brilliant, conniving planners understand how to play both sides in every conflict. This fact explains why countries like Pakistan and India would cooperate in their own demise. (SEE: Committing Treason for a Piece of the Pie This also explains the Russian cooperation with American plans in its former satellites, such as Kyrgyzstan, where American agents have just undone the first “Tulip revolution” with a second revolution, with Russia’s help. Together they have divided the Kyrgyz people and lit the fuse for more upheaval in neighboring countries. Putin sees it as a chess match with Obama and Brzezinski, risking everything for the sake of promised profits.

Concerning the issue of the pipeline wars, every nation that is involved in any way, is destined for a great disappointment, if American plans for them bear fruit. Who knows, tomorrow they might actually get the pleasure of seeing American oil companies drowning in oil and gas profits, in a devastated world where the majority of people worry more about food than fuel. In exchange for enduring world war III, very few nations will profit. With or without Unocal’s new pipelines, there will be gas at the pumps, priced as high as the market will bear.

The US military has invested heavily in creating a panic atmosphere, concerning the so-called “peak oil” issue. Because the American military seems to be worried about tomorrow’s fuel, “peak oil” concerns are given legitimacy and a personal sense of urgency that would not otherwise be possible. Military leaders seem more concerned with ensuring that war remains profitable than in filling an actual need.

When the time for the big military push comes, many people will accept it as a necessary evil, even though common sense would otherwise tell them to resist war aggression.

The planned pipelines from Georgia to Turkey and from Turkmenistan to Pakistan rely on achieving a balance between bribery and intimidation, to maintain an image of American benevolence, in order to gain the permission of every potential pipeline country government just long enough to build the energy conduit and establish security. After that, resistance will be impossible. This plan cannot succeed by diplomacy alone, because of the natural divisions of tribes, nationalities and religion.

For this reason, the military must have its big push, its “surge,” to grab the great prize.


So you have the two tracks of military force and diplomacy coercing and cajoling the targeted nations into compliance with our plans. The message that is communicated between them is—“Deal with us, or be broken.” It is that simple, yet it is so complex. Pakistan, more than any other nation, understands the two faces of America. American aid comes with the understanding that the Pakistani Army would wage war upon its own people. In order to gain access to American aid, Pakistan supports a war on terror that intends to divide and occupy large sections of the country along the transit route.

The illusion that American forces will withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq next year brings political support to Obama and the Democrats, who are portrayed as weak by his right-wing critics. Obama needs a strong military victory before this November’s Congressional elections—the only question is where he will choose to make his stand with America’s worn-out military forces. Without gaining undeniable access to either Pakistan or Iran, no pipeline plans can go forward.

In ‘Final Solution’ Frenzy – Part Four: Final Solution for Pakistan, the central Asian reporters point to a confluence of strategic factors which may indicate new drastic military action taking place after July. Considering the quality of their past research, their warnings should be taken seriously. Their research has given teeth to accusations of CIA involvement in the Mumbai attacks and foreign destabilization of Balochistan, especially significant are their reports of a Russian/US/Indian alliance against Pakistan.

Much has been written about the US/Indian efforts to destabilize Pakistan, especially via Afghan rebuilding projects, but practically nothing has been written about the Russian/American partnership to destroy the nation we know as Pakistan. If all goes according to plans, Russia will have her revenge for the jihadi humiliation and American oil companies will have another slice of the pie.


Thanks to the American-Russian-Indian troika, the drug-running Northern Alliance has been revived and given control over Afghanistan’s government, its army and national police force, in order to wage war against Afghanistan’s Pashtun population. In the American vision, all Pashtun are all considered to be “Taliban.” When the monstrous tubular monuments to American materialism are finally constructed on Pashtun land, Unocal and their oily friends will have the last laugh on the Taliban.

The saddest part about this entire sick, opportunistic scenario is that, if all goes according to plan, the majority of the earth’s people will feel gratitude towards America and everybody involved, even though they gained nothing for the struggle and the suffering that they would not have already had, regardless of whether the pipelines were built now or twenty years from now. All that luscious smelly gas would have continued to flow from those gas pumps, no matter what.


This whole swindle, war and all, was never really necessary; the only positive outcome will be the increased profits for a few hundred trillionaires. We, who survive the game, will gain nothing more than our wisdom for lessons learned, but what good does this knowledge do any of us now?

How does foresight, or deeper insight, help us today, as we stand on the threshold of a major war escalation? If knowledge is the greatest form of resistance, then how can we translate knowledge of American intentions into effective forms of resistance? What actions could be taken to oppose plans for Asian conquest?

Any effective action would consist of defusing trigger points, which are integral parts of the surge plan. A trigger point is any situation that can be inflamed through social agitation. Cases in point would be the Kyrgyz revolution, or the Moscow bombings, which could have easily caused a miscalculation by government or local leaders that caused violence to spiral out of control. Any sane or moral individual would recognize the inherent danger in such a situation and would naturally move to help calm tensions. The problem in this scenario is the provocateur. There will be plenty of agitators on hand to thwart anybody seeking to keep heads cool.

We all have moral choices to make, as we see the impending escalation of this unnecessary criminal war—When our moment of testing comes, will we give our consent to this ongoing atrocity, or will we find ways to resist? I am sick with the certainty that this moment of testing is much closer than most of us dare to think.

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3 replies to “Keeping the Profit In Oil and Persistent War

  1. What Peter has assessed is correct in the sense that in order to ensure world peace the oil reserves which are mainly located in the Mid -World has to be under the grip of a reliable local govt .at the same time in the grip of world community .Since the matter is directly related to world peace theirfore the sovereignity of the concerned states will be always decided by the forces who will be able to command the world at the same time having power of all types to mould the situation in the desired direction The determination is very clear .Carrot – Stick , Cooperation and Confrontation policy is the only way left to delay the impending unfortunate threat to the world peace .The collective wisdom of the world is now well equiped now to avert such situation than ever before, That is what I personally feel .

    1. @ Tewari,
      1. Request, you please use the spellcheck software of MS Word before you enter your comments. It will save a lot of your time as well as ours. Properly spelt sentences convey the true meaning of what the writer wants to convey to the readers. Miss spelt words and off sequence sentences sometimes convey exactly opposite to what the writer wanted to convey to other readers.
      2. Whereas you agree with Peter’s analysis of the situation in oil regions of the world, yet you have understood something different from what he actually meant in his essay. Your thesis that the control of the oil regions should rest with reliable local governments, is on one hand quite unpractical and secondly in such case this world will be under the grip of a jungle’s law viz: The affairs of a particular state will be managed by people who might be reliable in the eyes of world community [which I understand you mean the U.S. and its western allies] but tomorrow the same world powers might think the specific government is no more reliable and this could one day also apply to India as well. In that case would you or the people of India agree to such a stance by the powers you praise so much?
      Secondly the carrot and stick policy is not something new in the history of nations. The British used this policy tactfully blended with their divide and rule policy but ultimately the people of the subcontinent understood their tactics and British India got independent states which now form the SAARC group of South Asian countries.
      At the moment both India and Pakistan see each other as arch enemies and much of this sentiment has again been the fruit of the “Carrots and Sticks” as well as the “Divide and Hegemonize” policies of the US administrations, but just visualize a future when both countries in the subcontinent understand the futility of confronting each other and become friends. Would you then still go on believing the thesis you firmly believe NOW. [I don’t know what your reply will be but sanity demands that it will be a definite NO].

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