The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on TerrorAfter assessing today's dwindling oil reserves and skyrocketing use of oil for fuels, plastics and chemicals, documentary The Oil Factor questions the motives for the U.S. wars in the Middle-East and Central Asia where 3/4 of the world's oil and natural gas is located.

With exclusive footage shot on location in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the film documents the spiraling violence now engulfing both Iraq and Afghanistan, a country conspicuously absent from the commercial media's news segments. Interviews gathered throughout the Middle-East, Europe and the United States, including a Bechtel executive in Baghdad, also expose who is cashing in on the tens of billions of dollars requested from congress by the current administration of G. W. Bush.

With detailed maps and graphics, The Oil Factor features many experts and personalities such as former Defense Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, M.I.T. professor Noam Chomsky, the Project for the New American Century Executive Director Gary Schmitt, Coalition Provisional Authority Chairman Paul Bremer, former Pentagon analyst Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, current Iraqi government official Abdel Aziz Al-Hakim and authors Ahmed Rashid and Michael C. Ruppert. What we've seen is a very quiet plan to privatize Iraq's oil. This is not really surprising from an administration that is run by former oil executives.

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Ratings: 8.36/10 from 14 users.

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8 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Andrea

    Really excellent documentary about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, starting from the 80s until 2004. Captures a much larger picture than the one given to the public through the media. 4 stars

  2. Nick

    Great Doc, definitely worth your time to watch. Thanks


  3. Bambi L'Amour

    Great doc, I don't know how you find out about these doc's in the first place let alone find out where they're sourced but you're doing an amazing job, really incredible, I'd say 9/10 of the Doc's on this site are worth watching for sure, great job mate.

  4. Riyaz Ahammad

    good work...

  5. fonbindelhofas

    oh ya... liberation... F... you american "helpers" you can go and f... your selfs and retarded bush under henry k.(if were were a justice u would be burning in e. chair) hope you live a day with earth humans. POWER HUNGRY F... RETARDS! sry to all, but um supa pised :(

  6. fonbindelhofas

    THE HOST puts all docs, its up to you to find truth... wellcome to the independent media!

  7. dhymers

    Haven't even watched it yet and I'd rate it highly just for being made.
    Cheney takes peak oil theory just as seriously as the rest of us ... his response was just a little different :(

  8. Tadgh Wade

    amazing wow that really is powerful and so obviously the exact truth about oil and countries dependency to it as an integral commodity. Its just I am confused about the ending, whats the next step???. The US seems to be an unstoppable machine in terms of its foreign policy and investment. Its seems sick to think that the US have after all been playing a strategic game of poer politics in afghanistan and iraq since the 1980's. Initially funding terrorism and then retracting this view when russia pull out and the go on the hunt for osama and wmd which is as we know made up and manipulated jargon.What will be the outcome of all this power politics.TIME i guess will tell. I just wish there was an answer which could fullfill the needs of each country equally. Idealistically it would be for the arab spring to take effect and countries in the middle east to formulate their own democracies run by a fair and free government. However with the pressure of the US and other foreign influence and investment and their need to satisfy their appetite for wealth in a dominant capitalistic world, market forces will overule human decency and wealth equality across all borders. Maybe the key to this answer is not driven through physical, militaristic terms but economic ones. Rules,trade sannctions need to be implemented and ordered. Monitored not on a superpower by superpower basis but on a global one. like the WTO and IMF. However there authority,fair representation and influence needs to be stepped up. Possibly these ideas correctly utilised could help to bring the middle east into a flourishing continent helping to improve world.An idealistic view i know but its worth trying to find away than not!

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