NEO – The Secret Oil War Has Begun

lido_447by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor and New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

We have seen it before, more often than we can guess, manipulated events, phony confrontations, false flag terrorism, staged mass killings and a cast of characters, financial “titans,” sleazy Washington types along with admirals and generals festooned and bespeckled with phony decorations for imaginary chair bound bravery.

The war began between the holidays, Christmas and New Year. It wasn’t found on a battlefield, not all of it anyway, it was found in boardrooms, the public restrooms where business is done secretly in Washington, and in the Straits of Hormuz. Here is what happened:

The powerful Koch Brothers, whose secret donations control America’s press, not just Fox News and InfoWars, but all of it, television and movies, thousands of internet websites and even comment boards, particularly financial boards where rumors that manipulate markets are spread, started it.

The attack was two pronged:

  • Create a phony one day oil shortage by misreporting US production and inventories. That had to be done on a much larger than usual scale because of Obama’s new policy of allowing American crude oil exports.
  • Inform paid stooges at the Pentagon to report an incident in the Persian Gulf, either by staging one or, if necessary, even killing Americans and blaming Iran. They had done this many times before as covered in Jeff Stein’s Washington Post myopic on Veterans Today editor Gwyneth Todd. The Pentagon, in 2007, attempted to assassinate Todd, then working for the State Department in Bahrain, and blame Iran.

The oil shortage, 2.6 million barrels removed from the books, drove price up nearly a dollar a barrel. This combined with an imaginary Iranian missile firing only one kilometer away from the American aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, had a powerful effect for 24 hours.

USS Theodore Roosevelt
USS Theodore Roosevelt

Saudi Arabia had pushed the majority of their flagging investment portfolio, run to nothing through waste, pouring cash into ISIS and their war in Yemen. As oil prices crashed to 1970s levels, they moved remaining funds into the bond markets.

These markets had been buoyed recently by Janet Yellen’s treasuries rate interest increase at “the Fed” after a years of cuts that had destroyed the remaining savings and money-market income of American retirees who had not been already crushed by the staged Bush crash of 2008.

In one 24 hour period, thanks to bribes paid to the US Department of Energy and the US Department of Defense, $5 billion in illegal profits in oil and bond futures were realized, this time without firing a shot.

The next day, Iran announced that there was no incident and that the US made it all up. The next day, financial news announced that the oil shortage was a mistake and the one day rise in oil futures, which also coincided with a $.30 rise in gasoline prices for American holiday travelers.

Another $5 billion was made on gasoline price gouging, prices stayed up though oil prices crashed $1.37 per barrel in minutes. It gets even better. Coinciding with a one day short sale of oil futures, the carefully time “buy-back” may well generate up to $10 billion additionally.

ISIS terrorist in Syria with newly unboxed Raytheon missile system
ISIS terrorist in Syria with newly unboxed Raytheon missile system

On the equity side, the manipulation of oil stocks has to be taken into account also. Market trends are one thing, but manufactured crises with advance knowledge, particularly when timed with falsified inventory shortages, destroy all market integrity. Institutional investors who are left out of the game are burned but, representing a more serious threat, dangerous patterns emerge.

The illegal profits from Pentagon induced oil price games are used to buy and sustain control of increasing penetration of American foreign policy. Right now, in Washington, there is a rush to get onboard the gravy train, nobody wants to be left behind.

Here is what is being asked to pay for that “ticket:”

  • Intelligence agencies are pouring falsified reports into the Pentagon and White House, pushing for increased sanctions against Russia and Iran, coordinating this with deep cover operatives in the CIA and key military commands.
  • Operational commanders are preparing a schedule of manufactured incidents. In the past, CIA contractors, a key suspect being Google Idea Groups, working closely with propaganda kings Booz Allen Hamilton, moved Sarin gas through Turkey into Syria, nearly causing a world war.
  • Media controllers, not just Rupert Murdoch, working with handlers for the clowning GOP presidential hopefuls, are ramping up rhetoric, both anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic, playing both sides against the middle, while pushing for increased black-white racial tensions in the US, the job of Fox News and InfoWars.

As a minor aside, there are smaller players also, too many to count. Let’s look at one for a second, Raytheon Corporation. Whenever a plane is shot down someplace, Raytheon has an interest, the manufacturer of the Stinger, Patriot and other missile systems.

Raytheon delivers nearly a thousand TOW missiles to ISIS and al Qaeda a month. No one ever asks why or how terrorists get regular deliveries of weapons that even some of America’s allies can’t buy without special dispensation from the State Department.

Does this give Raytheon Corporation a reason to want to manipulate events? Is terrorism good business for them? How about disappearing airliners? Is there money in this also? If they can’t figure out how to profit from this, I can show them how, but I suspect they don’t need my help.

When we take corporation after corporation and intertwine their management, their investors, the politicians they pay off and the collective manipulated events they profit from, and we add this to mass scale oil theft and market manipulation there and the massive fraud in central banks, currencies and the IMF, then war is only a business ploy, something else in the tool box.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.


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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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8 Replies to “NEO – The Secret Oil War Has Begun

  1. Gordon,

    On that great alt media not a mention of this however, they wax eloquently about that hallowed Constitution that is not followed and how that Obama is that absolute enemy.

    They talk endlessly of that stand off from those folks that brought us Bundyfest up in Oregon.

    I just have one question. Why no Militia up in Manitowoc Wisconsin to free Stephen Avery? From that hit documentary now playing upon Netflix?

    Where’s Y’all Qaeda when one needs them?

    In my Hometown of Milwaukee the local Republican establishment is already calling this a “Netflix conspiracy theory”!

    My best to “GW”!

    Great story Gordon…



  2. So four, probably key, senior individuals possibly involved in aircraft remote control systems just happened to be in three of the 9/11 aircraft. Ignoring the Towers, given that, virtually beyond doubt, nothing big enough to be carrying passengers hit the Pentagon, one has to wonder if these guys were ‘disappeared’ or just moved onto a new life.

    Wonder who else related to this event, but less obvious, was ‘on’ those planes?

    Good research, thanks.

  3. Even if oil falls to $10 a barrel, they’ll still find an excuse to charge you $4 a gallon for gas.

  4. Great article, Gordon, in your usual terse and incisive style.

    It has been suggested that the US intervention in the former Yugoslavia was done to take the local bauxite mines out of production, so that share values of Caribbean bauxite-extraction companies would soar. Of course, I have no proof of this, but it is a provable fact that at that time the Caribbean and former-Yugoslavia were the only two major bauxite *exporters* in the world, and also that one of the first actions of the occupying powers was to shut down the Yugoslav bauxite mines on the grounds that they were allegedly being used to finance “war crimes”.

    General Smedley Butler warned us 80 years ago that “War is a Racket”, and I see no reason to think he was mistaken.

  5. Excellent job!! Few focus on the financial “markets’ in this whole game. As ive said many times, as a retail trader, prices of assets are determined not discovered. All are policy tools manipulated for best gain for whatever the neo cons desire.. Dont think for a minute this majical oil glut miracle is just a excuse for what they want WTI to be at. Its there to chop the knees of Putin and Iran and starve em. . Period Even if there was an extreme oil supply that was contrived and colluded ..If Alberta Houston go bust so be it.. Stalin?? said you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet… When the layoffs come well have enough brown people to fill those lost positions when they decide its to go back up.. Were was this glut in Aug of 2014 when it was 115? Like ISIS literally overnight. And lets say it is to market forces IE the strong dollar. Look at the chart. Any coincidence its fall started right at the end of QE? That all along those that can think knew that the “stimulus” as the CCMM was selling the public was really the opposite? That the only ones stimulated were the 1% and the MIC,ISIS, all the kings horses all the kings men? Grand Slam Gordon !

  6. Good old skunky Raytheon, the fake vigilante patriots “protecting” US soil. Cowboys and snitches. Oil shocks is their only heritage to much of the world. Not protection, safety or freedom. The ongoing media Iranian syncope serves them well but for how long? Oil war is media war, the sooner Chinese and Iranians realize it the better (for the world). Russians have already realized it and well so. The “axis of evil”(a.k.a. countries that don’t internationally recognize Israel) are always to enjoy media nightmare of failed anger management, they should learn to adapt quickly and painlessly.

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