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The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

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Genre:Documentary
Release Date:January 1, 2004
Running time:93 minutes

Description: According to O.E.C.D. data, the Middle-East holds 70% of the world oil reserves while North America and Europe will run out of oil in 2010 at their current rate of production. Current technologies might provide alternatives to oil for energy but not to oil for plastics. In the wake of Vice President Dick Cheney's 2001 Energy Task Force, is it a coincidence if George Bush targeted Iraq in its so-called war on terror, a country known to possess the second largest oil reserves in the world? Is it another coincidence that US forces in Afghanistan and Central Asia are based near Central Asian oil and natural gas? Was invading Iraq and Afghanistan really meant to reduce terrorist threats against the United States or was it a ploy to guarantee that the average American can go on for a while consuming 4 times more energy than the average European or 32 times more energy than the average African? After a year-and-a-half investigation and a three-month trip between Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the documentary looks at both the human cost and the greater geo-strategic picture of George Bush's war on terror. With solid facts and figures, maps and graphics and original footage shot on location, the documentary features such personalities as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Noam Chomsky, Gary Schmitt (Director of The Project for the New American Century), Ahmed Rashid (best-selling author of Taliban) and Karen Kwiatkowski (Pentagon).

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