Orders from Riyadh – Part 2 – Petrodollar Slavery

The impact of the petrodollar system is so utterly fantastic, that it’s hard to fit it all together in a way that makes sense. This is part of the reason why I’ve spent so much time on this subject. The other part of the problem is that I, myself, have been working my way through this puzzle, and writing about it has helped me see new aspects. You might say that I write these articles to wrestle with difficult ideas. And, the petrodollar is one of the most important ideas that I’ve run into. So, let’s go wrestle with the … Click here to read the rest…

Orders from Riyadh – Part 1 – The Birth of the Petrodollar System

After I thought my way through yesterday’s article, things have become a bit clearer. And, this has allowed me to understand the morning news a little better. As I said yesterday, if the petrodollar system falls, the American Empire falls. This means that whoever controls petroleum, controls the American Empire. We invaded Iraq twice to preserve the petrodollar. We’ve been training and arming jihadis in Syria to preserve the petrodollar. And, we seem awfully reluctant to do ANYTHING to ISIS because of the petrodollar. Oh, and we’ll have a nuclear war because of the petrodollar. I almost forgot about that … Click here to read the rest…

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