The War in Pipelineistan
For some reason the American press ignores the growing war over oil
in the “-stans,” countries in Eurasia, the paths along which
pipelines are laid or will be laid. This growing war is fierce
under the surface, and will determine the direction of geopolitics
and an energy crisis for the next decade. Pepe Escobar writes for
the Asian Times (www.atimes.com) and is author of the book, “Obama
Does Globalistan.” He is the principle guest for today’s show from
his home in São Paulo, Brazil.
Before that, Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch (www.judicialwatch.org)
is on line about the banking meeting of October 13, 2008, where the
country’s major banks were made an offer by Hank Paulsen and
Tim Geithner they couldn’t refuse: give a majority interest in the
bank to the government or else. Al Capone would have been proud.
John’s extended boralogue connects the controversy over President
Obama’s commencement address at Notre Dame University to an
unsustainable healthcare system with the inevitability of
euthanasia if we stay on the trail we’re following right now.