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By F. William Engdahl

This ebook is a gripping account of the murky international of the overseas oil and its function in global politics. Scandals approximately oil are known to so much folks. From George W. Bush's election victory to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US politics and oil take pleasure in a controversially shut courting. the USA economic climate depends the inexpensive and limitless offer of this unmarried gas. William Engdahl takes the reader via a background of the oil industry's grip at the global economic system. His revelations are startling.

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But then the infamous Dreyfus affair erupted in the French press. Its direct aim was to rupture the delicate efforts of Hanotaux to stabilize relations with Germany. A French army captain named Dreyfus was prosecuted on charges of spying for the Germans. ’ Dreyfus was exonerated years later, and it was revealed that Count Ferdinand Walsin-Esterhazy, in the pay of the Rothschild banking family, had manufactured the evidence against Dreyfus. By 1898, Hanotaux was out of office and had been succeeded by the malleable Anglophile, Théophile Delcassé.

It would also have blocked major British strategic objectives to control the entire region from Africa, across Egypt and into India. Hanotaux had carefully pursued a policy of normalizing relations between France and Germany, a most threatening development to British balance-of-power machinations. ’ But then the infamous Dreyfus affair erupted in the French press. Its direct aim was to rupture the delicate efforts of Hanotaux to stabilize relations with Germany. A French army captain named Dreyfus was prosecuted on charges of spying for the Germans.

While France was occupied with Germany, in a bloody and fruitless slaughter along the French Maginot Line, Britain moved an astonishingly large number of its own soldiers, more than 1,400,000 troops, into the eastern theatre. Britain’s public explanation for this extraordinary commitment of scarce men and matériel to the eastern reaches of the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf was that this would ensure the more effective fighting capacity of Russia against the Central Powers, as well as allowing Russian grain out through the Dardanelles into Western Europe, where it was badly in need.

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