Zooey Greif Interviews Ivan Eland

Zooey Greif, June 24, 2012

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Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute and regular contributor to Antiwar.com, discusses his new book No War For Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East; why it isn’t necessary to secure oil supplies with military force; how US meddling in the Middle East increases oil prices and destabilizes regional governments; why national energy independence is a foolish pursuit; his article “Smoke and Mirrors in Energy Policy;” and how sanctions on Iranian oil exports help China and India get a discount on their energy needs.

MP3 here. (21:44)

Ivan Eland is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty.

9 Responses to “Ivan Eland”

  1. Billionaire Morsi new dictator of Egypt — I TOLD YOU SO

    Check out my comments here for the last two weeks, did I not predict that billionaire Morsi would be the next dictator of Egypt? A self-evident fact, for if Morsi was not the paid actor head of a counter-revolution, the military junta would never have allowed him to run for President.

    So, will the real Revolution now go head to head with this fake democracy, strike blow for blow and let the battle cry go throughout the land, Give me democracy or give me death.”

  2. Billionaire Morsi new dictator of Egypt — I TOLD YOU SO

    Check out my comments here for the last two weeks, did I not predict that billionaire Morsi would be the next dictator of Egypt? A self-evident fact, for if Morsi was not the paid actor head of a counter-revolution, the military junta would never have allowed him to run for President.

    So, will the real Revolution now go head to head with this fake democracy, strike blow for blow and let the battle cry go throughout the land, Give me democracy or give me death.”

  3. 60% of our oil — Liquid death

    60% of the crude oil we consume is poured down a black hole called the U.S. military. Propelling vehicles of death over land, sea and air, all those war materials just chock full of petrochemicals like plastics.

  4. Unfortunately, the minds of most people have been so poisoned and corrupted by so many years of anti-free market propaganda that they’d rather entrust vast oil reserves to their oppressors and exploiters than to people who just want to make a buck satisfying the desires of others.

    Mass murder by the state deserves praise and glory while voluntarily serving others brings sneers and condemnation in the hopelessly corrupted mind of your average American.

  5. Or I should have said, in the hopelessly corrupted mind of the average human, since the free market has sworn enemies spanning the entire globe, not just in America.

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    “most people have been so poisoned and corrupted by so many years of anti-free market propaganda”

    FACT
    A free market, surely it is a capitalist market free of oversight and regulated only by greed. So, anti-free market people are those who walk in light and proclaim the truth.

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  8. The US ability to force regime change is overestimated. In most of the historical examples cited, our support would not have caused regime change if there had not already been a strong popular faction supporting it.

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