This is the home page (text only) of William Engdahl's website. If you go to the URL below, each of the articles is available. rkm -------------------------------------------------------- http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/ Gene Modification Is Avian Flu another Pentagon Hoax? By F. William Engdahl, October 30, 2005 (Also published in Global Research ) Oil Geopolitics, Iraq, Eurasia and the Debt-Bloated US Economy On September 21, 2005 a leading online financial news site, www.financialsense.com interviewed F. William Engdahl on his views on geopolitics, today's developments in Iraq, with oil depletion and with the debt-bloated US economy. The full audio text is available here: Newshours - Ask the Expert (MP3) Financial Sense Online Color Revolutions, Geopolitics and the Baku Pipeline By F William Engdahl / Previously published in Asia Times Online Oil GEOPOLITICS The Hidden Agenda behind Cheney`s Speech 1999 New Release of 'Century of War - Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order', by F William Engdahl "This is the only accurate account I have seen of what really happened with the price of oil in 1973. I strongly recommend reading it." - Sheikh Zaki Yamani, former Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia A CENTURY OF WAR by F. William Engdahl (Pluto Press Ltd.) is a controversial and new view of oil and great power geopolitics through today's events in Iraq and beyond. It examines the entire world history of the century past through the illuminating lens of oil. 'More thilling than the best who-done-it. I could not put it down.' - Andre Gunder Frank United States Economy Iraq and the Problem of Peak Oil By F. William Engdahl Is a USA Economic Collapse due in 2005? By F. William Engdahl The Dollar System and US economic reality post-Iraq War F. William Engdahl Eurasia Behind Bush II's 'War on Tyranny' By F. William Engdahl / Previously published in Asia Times Online Washington Interest in Ukraine: US Intervention for 'Democracy'? By William Engdahl / Previously published in Asia Times Online History World Finance and Monetary Designs after WW I Montagu Norman and Benjamin Strong By F. William Engdahl "After 1914, under the guidance of a Morgan man, Benjamin Strong, first and, by far, the most powerful President in the history of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. monetary policy and capital flows in the critical years up to 1929-1931, were, in effect, guided by the Bank of England under its head, Montagu Norman. The banking capital flows of the twelve regional Federal Reserve banks were channeled into New York under Strong's influence. It was a lop-sided domination by New York, opposite to the original intent of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which envisioned a division of powers among the regional Federal Reserve districts and the Washington Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 had been passed by Congress primarily to prevent the damaging effects of periodic banking panics such as in 1907, from causing broader domestic economic depressions." -> more Some unconventional reflections on the Great Depression and the New Deal By F. William Engdahl It was fortunate for the historical legacy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, that the initial military success of the Third Reich in Europe in 1939-1940, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 took attention away from his record in dealing with America's Great Depression. Had Roosevelt not ended his Presidency as a victorious war President, he would instead be remembered as the President whose policies all but ruined the inherent econom -> more Halford MacKinder's Necessary War By F. William Engdahl "An iron-clad Swedish guarantee" The dependence of the German steel industry on the Swedish iron ore was no small affair. By 1938, shortly before Hitler marched into Austria, German steel production had tripled in tonnage from 1913, on the eve of the First World War. Ruhr steel mills depended on imported iron ore for almost three-quarters of their steel-making needs, and Sweden provided more than 11 million tons of that in 1939 alone. After 1939, Sweden had to replace lost French iron ore as well. The economic inter-dependency between Swedish iron ore and German steel was strategic in every sense. Without sufficient steel, no tanks would roll; the Luftwaffe would be without planes; no guns, no artillery, in short, all materiel required to execute a major war would lack. -> more World finance Hunting Asian Tigers: Washington and the 1997-98 Asia Shock F. William Engdahl Once the East Asian Tiger economies had begun to open up to foreign capital, but well before they had adequate controls over possible abuses in place, hedge funds went on the attack. The secretive funds first targeted the weakest economy, Thailand. American speculator, George Soros, acted in secrecy and armed with an undisclosed credit line from a group of international banks including Citigroup. They bet that Thailand would be forced to devalue the baht and break from the peg to the dollar. Soros, head of Quantum Fund, Julian Robertson, head of the Tiger Fund and reportedly also the LTCM hedge fund, whose management included former Federal Reserve deputy, David Mullins, unleashed a huge speculative attack on the Thai currency and stocks. By June, Thailand had capitulated, the currency was floated, and it was forced to turn to the IMF for help. In swift succession, the same hedge funds and banks hit the Philippines, Indonesia and then South Korea. They pocketed billions as the populations sank into economic chaos and poverty. more Where the Prize ultimately lies Full Text of Cheney`s Speech at the Institute of Petroleum Autumn Lunch, 1999 -- -------------------------------------------------------- http://cyberjournal.org "Apocalypse Now and the Brave New World" http://www.cyberjournal.org/cj/rkm/Apocalypse_and_NWO.html Posting archives: http://cyberjournal.org/cj/show_archives/?date=01Jan2006&batch=25&lists=newslog Subscribe to low-traffic list: •••@••.••• ___________________________________________ In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.