No Wonder China is Nervous as Obama Pivots

The US Military Posture Change Part I: China a Military Threat? To read the mainstream Western media, one would conclude that China has become an economic giant now intent on flexing its military muscle and making a massive arms buildup to do so. China’s designated new President, Xi Jinping, has just won both the top […]

Syria, Turkey, Israel and a Greater Middle East Energy War

“The battle for the future control of Syria is at the heart of this enormous geopolitical war and tug of war” On October 3, 2012 the Turkish military launched repeated mortar shellings inside Syrian territory. The military action, which was used by the Turkish military, conveniently, to establish a ten-kilometer wide no-man’s land “buffer zone” […]

Dagestan—‘Syria comes to Russia…’

Part I: Syria comes to the Russian Caucasus On August 28 Sheikh Said Afandi, acknowledged spiritual leader of the Autonomous Russian Republic of Dagestan, was assassinated. A jihadist female suicide bomber managed to enter his house and detonate an explosive device. The murder target had been carefully selected. Sheikh Afandi, a seventy-five-year old Sufi Muslim […]

Is Shale Gas a Real Energy Solution?

The Serious Consequences of New Technologies to Explode Gas out of Shale Rock William Engdahl There is a global rush to embrace a new technique to extract hydrocarbons from the Earth. From  Germany to Poland and France, from China and above all in the USA where the technique of hydraulic fracturing of shale rocks is […]

China’s Land Bridge to Turkey Creates New Eurasian Geopolitical Potentials

Brzezinski Geopolitical Notion Remains US Foreign Policy Today By William Engdahl The prospect of an unparalleled Eurasian economic boom lasting into the next Century and beyond is at hand. The first steps binding the vast economic space are being constructed with a number of little-publicized rail links connecting China, Russia, Kazakhstan and parts of Western […]

Washington’s Bizarre Kosovo Strategy could Destroy NATO

Playing with Dynamite & Nuclear War in the Balkans By William Engdahl In one of the more bizarre foreign policy announcements of a bizarre Obama Administration, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that Washington will “help” Kosovo to join NATO as well as the European Union. She made the pledge after a recent […]

Podcast Show #83

The Boiling Frogs Presents William Engdahl William Engdahl returns to our show to discuss the continuing tension with Iran driven by Israel and US propaganda, the effect of the war rhetoric in creating the ideal backdrop for a massive speculative spike in oil, and the role of key banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP […]

Joseph Kony & More AFRICOM Wars over Oil

A Major AFRICOM & US State Department Campaign to Undermine Chinese Influence in Central Africa By William Engdahl According to their website, the American NGO, Invisible Children, claims now to have had over 80 million viewers to their YouTube video, “Kony2012,” since its release on YouTube a few weeks ago. For anyone with the patience […]

Behind Oil Price Rise: Peak Oil or Wall Street Speculation?

‘The Key Oil Derivatives Insiders are Laughing All the Way to the Bank’ By William Engdahl Since around October last year, the price of crude oil on world futures markets has exploded. Different people have different explanations. The most common one is the belief in financial markets that a war between either Israel and Iran […]

The New Mediterranean Oil & Gas Bonanza: Part II

Rising Energy Tensions in the Aegean—Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria By William Engdahl The discovery in late 2010 of the huge natural gas bonanza off Israel’s Mediterranean shores triggered other neighboring countries to look more closely at their own waters. The results revealed that the entire eastern Mediterranean is swimming in huge untapped oil and gas […]

AntiWar.Com Joins MSM to Attack Independent Reporters, Authors & Analysts

Going on Record on AntiWar.Com’s Labeling & Censoring Game, Using MSM’s Favorite ‘Radical,’ ‘Anti-Semite’ & ‘9/11 Kook’ Labels The followers of Boiling Frogs Post know where I stand on responding to petty attacks, name-calling, and false-labeling geared towards our articles, analyses and interviews. For the last three years we have simply ignored vicious attacks and […]

The New Mediterranean Oil & Gas Bonanza

Part I: Israel’s Levant Basin—a new geopolitical curse? By William Engdahl Recent discoveries of not just significant, but huge oil and gas reserves in the little-explored Mediterranean Sea between Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Syria and Lebanon suggest that the region could become literally a “new Persian Gulf” in terms of oil and gas riches. As […]

The Geopolitical Stakes in Nigeria—Part I: The Curious Role of the IMF

 What’s in the Store for the 5th Largest Supplier of Oil to the United States? By William Engdahl Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and its largest oil producer, is from all evidence being systematically thrown into chaos and a state of civil war. The recent surprise decision by the government of Goodluck Jonathan to abruptly […]

Why Washington Wants ‘Finito’ with Putin

The Shady National Endowment for Democracy &The Prime Agenda of ‘Whoever’ is Next US President By F. William Engdahl Washington clearly wants ‘finito’ with Russia’s Putin as in basta! Or as they said in Egypt last spring, Kefaya–enough!  Hillary Clinton and friends have apparently decided Russia’s prospective next president, Vladimir Putin, is a major obstacle to […]

Why Moscow Doesn’t Believe Washington on Missile Defense… or on Just Almost Nuthin’…

Marching Ineluctably Towards an Pre-emptive Nuclear War? By William Engdahl Most in the civilized world are blissfully unaware that we are marching ineluctably towards an increasingly likely pre-emptive nuclear war. No, it’s not at all about Iran and Israel. It’s about the decision of Washington and the Pentagon to push Moscow up against the wall […]