Blood and Oil (2008)

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The notion that oil motivates America's military engagements in the Middle East is often disregarded as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. In Blood and Oil, bestselling author and Nation ... See full summary »


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Jeremy Earp


Jeremy Earp, Michael Klare, Scott Morris

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21 May 2014 | OJT
| A lecture for all about the dangerous addiction to oil
A fine documentary which bases the whole concept around the critically acclaimed book by Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael T. Klare. The 52 minute long documentary confirms that the many times dismissed fact that the US is gong to war in distant countries is Based on the dependence of oil, is in fact very true.

USA goes to war mainly in the goal of securing oil reserves, and this is no conspiracy theory. It's a mere fact. And not only the US either. This is shown to historical records, by classified governmental documents, and presidential speeches as well as behaviors. For the last 60 years this has become more and more the truth, and the film serves as a warning that this will be worsened unless there's a change in direction.

Today more than 70 percent of the US oil usage comes from abroad deliveries, a number which was zero back in the mid fifties. And USA has made certain that the growth will continue, as ways of coming around even in the US not being dependent on oil, is almost impossible.

The girl serves well for educational use, as originally intended. Also as English education outside the US, due to the narration if Klare himself, being a great ans slow paced speaker, making you very aware of every word he says. So even without subtitling, this is a good film to use in education on high school level as well as above.

The DVD version also has a bonus feature in a filmed lecture from a university session, where Klare clarifies his findings in this area, which equally is good in use educationally. It'll be begs db used with a break half way, since he us the only one talking on this two camera production.

Many US citizens will not be particularly thrilled by watching this, but nevertheless, this is important learning for the self-titled "the world's greatest democracy" which in many ways shows that this dependence is something the free nation of the US is forced into by leaders as well as the industry, hence makers of cars, medicine, plastics and a lot if other consumer products.


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13 June 2008



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