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Explained: What Trump Really Means By ‘Take the Oil’ in Syria

21WIRE.TV | Does the US really need this oil? Not really. So why the big photo-op?

US Claims it Has Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Official Who Tries to Retake Control of Syrian Oil

21WIRE + Common Dreams | The world can now see that the US has no standing in Syria whatsoever, operating under a fraudulent mandate.

Report: U.S. Plans to Establish New Base Near Deir Ezzor, Syria

21WIRE + South Front | US attempting to build more illegal bases inside Syria, guaranteeing further destablization and the continued existence ISIS in the region.

Assad Visits Idlib Province, Slams Turkey’s Erdogan for Looting Syria

21WIRE + AMN | Assad called out Erdogan: “a thief who steals wheat, petroleum, and factories, and now he is trying to steal land.”

Why Are US-Iran Relations So Tainted? [Part I]

Hossein Askari | The relationship between the US and Iran is haunted by past grievances. A new beginning is needed.

Washington is Aiding in the Theft of Syrian Oil

Stephen Lendman | Trump continues to arm both Arab and Kurdish fighters, working closely with them to traffick stolen Syrian oil.

Pirate Nation: Why Britain Hijacked Iranian Ship on Behalf of Washington

Tony Cartalucci | The British has now been relegated to the role of US henchman – a far cry from its glory days as a respectable nation.

Piracy on High Seas: US order Britain to Seize Iranian oil heading to Syria

Finian Cunningham | This latest provocation by the US and UK will only push Iran further from the nuclear agreement – and everyone closer to war.

Russia Halts Exports of Oil, Petroleum Products to Ukraine

TASS | The plan is both retaliatory and defensive, and will also include a ban on imports of certain types of goods into Russia.

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘Mi Amigo Hugo’ (2017)

SUNDAY SCREENING | This unique film depicts Chavez in the years preceding his death, and the subsequent crash in global oil prices.

WATCH: Londoners Protest UK Government’s Regime Change Policy on Venezuela

Robert Inlakesh | Taking to the streets of London and speaking with Venezuelan protesters.

Sanctions Busting: Refineries in India Bypass US Dollar, Pay for Iranian Oil in Rupees

21WIRE + Reuters | Washington not happy that India, the world’s third biggest oil importer, as it continues to buy oil from Iran.

‘China Will Cause Dollar to Lose Reserve Currency Status’ – World’s Largest Hedge Fund Manager

21WIRE | One of the main drivers of this transition is not only the Chinese economy – but its culture too.

Russia Backs EU Pledge to Move Off the Dollar for Energy Trading

21WIRE | if the EU enter into a commercial agreement with Russia to trade in euros – this would spell serious trouble for the dollar.

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘The History of Oil’ (2006)

SUNDAY SCREENING | The story of black gold and the Empire it built.

Details of ‘Secret Meeting’ in Damascus Reveal US Officials Wanted ‘Oil Guarantees’

21WIRE + Syriana Analysis | US officials reportedly issued their specific demands in exchange for complete withdrawal of troops from Syria, and it included oil.

Iranian Foreign Minister Says US Attempting ‘Repeat’ Coup, Predicts Failure

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | An interesting twist to this story on the 65th anniversary of the 1953 CIA coup against Iran.

Iran’s ‘Oil-for-Gold’ Trade Could Be Viable Solution to Sanctions

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | An ‘old world’ approach to bartering your way towards growth and prosperity.

Antiwar Report: US Attack on Iran Could Be Saudi-Led, MSM Wants Regime Change

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | If the US is indeed planning to start another proxy war, it will be a long and protracted one because Iran has the power to fight back.

No Exemptions for EU: US Wants ‘unprecedented financial pressure’ on Iran

Antiwar.com | US officials must consider how ‘sanctions’ end up hurting everyday working people everywhere.