The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What the US Media Hides
By Wendy Campbell
Oct. 4, 2004
I have found that there is nothing more inspiring than taking a trip,
especially to a foreign country where I leave behind my daily routine,
including e-mails and the internet, to get to think outside the box and to
get a chance to write down my thoughts.
The moment of inspiration for me to start writing this article on my latest
trip (to Baja Mexico) came moments after I stepped into the Alaska Airlines
jet and picked up the complimentary issue of The Wall Street Journal.
Generally I avoid mainstream media these days since I know it is mostly
pro-Israel propaganda as well as blown-up sensationalist stories, such as
the case of Scott Peterson, which are meant to distract people from the more
important issues of our time, such as the US foreign policy, for example.
The article in the Wall Street Journal, dated September 21, 2004, that
rankled me into finally writing this article, which has been brewing in my
mind for some time, was one by Jeffrey Ball entitled ³As Prices Soar,
Doomsayers Provoke Debate on Oilıs Future². The sub-title was: ³ In a
1970ıs echo, Dr. Campbell (no relation to me!) Warns Supply Is Drying Up,
but Industry Isnıt Worried².
Now let me explain to you that I have already come to the conclusion a while
ago that this controversy about the ³shortage of oil² is being pushed
forward by mostly pro-Israel forces for their own narrow agenda that has
nothing to do with the vast majority of the American peopleıs interests.
Even in this article, it is explained that: ³Dr. Campbell is at the center
of a small but suddenly influential band of contrarians known as the ³peak
oil movement². Their general thesis is that the world is running out of oil
and quickly. They have been saying this for years, yet most experts believe
that there is no need for panic, noting that new sources are constantly
being discovered. Some experts even claim that oil supplies are
US MEDIA DETERMINES WHO WILL BE INFLUENTIAL
Is it a coincidence that Dr. Campbell is ³suddenly influential²? No, it is
not. Even the Wall Street Journal is playing into the game of making Dr.
Campbell ³suddenly influential² with this article.
Why is the US media pushing Dr. Campbell, a man who lives in a tiny Irish
village, into the limelight? Because the media, which is run by pro-Israel
forces, want people like Dr. Campbell to be in the limelight is why.
And you may ask, why is that? Well, because Dr. Campbellıs views help
support the pro-Israel agenda of that other ³suddenly influential band of
contrarians², known as the NeoConservatives. The NeoConservatives are
mostly Zionist Jews, headed by Paul Wolfowitz, who qualify as
Israeli-Americans, and who are now openly directing US foreign policy almost
completely. Christian Zionists such as Bush and Cheney have jumped on their
bandwagon. Of course, it looks even more convincing when a non-Jew such as
Dr. Campbell, puts forward claims that will lend support to the pro-Israel
People whose voices the US media wants you to hear will be heard.
Conversely, people whose voices and actions the US media want to hide, will
go into the memory hole. Itıs only an illusion that we have a free and
democratic press here in the US. Personally, I think itıs about time to
press for the right to vote for affirmative action laws with regards to
specifically the US mass media and our US foreign policy department, both of
which have a hugely disproportional percentage of Israeli-Americans in them.
The over-representation of Israeli-Americans in US newsrooms tends to
undermine journalistic integrity. When the news media consistently
manipulates public sensibilities with a bias favoring a foreign country such
as Israel, American democratic values and institutions are compromised, as
well as Americansı ability to objectively and independently access the
situation. America needs more non-Zionists (ie. people ineligible for
Israeli citizenship) in high news and government positions to safeguard our
own national interests against foreign interests. Whoever shapes public
opinion has an unfair advantage politically. It serves as the governmentıs
propaganda mouthpiece, but only when the government does as the media wants.
Conversely, it has to power to bring politicians down who are not pro-Israel
enough, often simply by ignoring them or by pulling out something unsavory
from his or her dossier to suddenly put into the limelight. Itıs works kind
of like blackmail, actually.
The news establishment is termed by some to be ³The Fourth Estate², meaning
the fourth branch of American government, after the Executive, Legislative
and Judicial branches. This mighty, and in many ways, secretive,
consolidated collection of media networks manages the American mind, shaping
public opinion. American public opinion is the worldıs second most powerful
super-power, but itıs too bad that it is managed by the narrow interests of
the elite controllers of the ³free² and ³democratic² media. Thank God for
the internet, although ³they² are franticly trying to control this last
bastion of liberty as well.
LETıS DEBUNK SOME COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ISRAEL, OIL and U.S. SECURITY /
First of all, Iım sure many of you are aware of the notion put out there by
political pundits (who are most likely pro-Israel) that the US somehow needs
Israel in the Middle East to be its stationary ³aircraft carrier² to act as
the ³tough cop² looking out for American interests in that region,
specifically with regards to oil.
Let me ask you these few revealing questions.
When has Israel EVER sent any troops in to lend us a hand in ANY war the US
has waged in the Middle East? Pretty amazing, especially when you consider
that any wars the US has waged on the Middle East has been at the prodding
of Israel and Israeli-Americans, particularly the NeoConservatives.
Have you ever noticed that bottled water is actually cheaper than gas?
Have you noticed or read the reports that the price of gas has not risen in
keeping with inflation? Adjusted for inflation, gasoline today would have
to sell for around $3.50 a gallon to the match prices Americans paid in
1981. And this does not factor in the additional savings in consumption we
enjoy since todayıs cars get nearly twice the gas mileage of cars produced
only 25 years ago.
Do you realize that the Arab world needs to sell its oil even more than we
need to buy it from them?
Did you know the US gets oil from many other countries including Mexico,
Venezuela, Canada, etc. besides a few Middle Eastern countries? Actually,
both Russia and Canada supply the US with quantities of oil comparable to
Saudi Arabia. And what about the fact that there are more and more
discoveries of new oil resources throughout the world? And that many
geologists say that oil is actually a renewable resource? Even this Wall
Street Journal article that sparked my writing this article gave many
examples of how geologists scoff at Dr. Campbellıs prediction of an ³oil
crisis² looming ahead.
Even in Michael Mooreıs Arab-bashing, misleading, ³daring² documentary
³Fahrenheit 9/11², he made it clear that the Saudis are heavily invested in
some sectors of American business, and that the Saudis are and always have
been very cooperative with the US government, with the exception of the ³oil
crisis² of 1973, which I will discuss later in this article. It is
well-known that the despotic Saudi government caters to the US government,
so much in fact that the Saudi government is not popular with a vast
majority of its own people, who see their government as selling out to the
American government, which supports Israelıs brutal persecution of the
Palestinian people. In fact, the Saudi government risks being overthrown by
its own people because of their governmentıs relationship with the US.
Osama bin Laden was thrown out of his country Saudi Arabia, his assets
frozen in banks there, and he was ex-communicated from his family, because
he advocates the overthrowing of the Saudi government for cooperating with
the imperialistic, materialistic, Zionist-dominated US government, which has
thousands of American troops stationed on Saudi soil, a key sticking point
with bin Laden.
By the way, did you notice how Michael Moore didnıt even mention the word
³Israel²? Or ³Zionism²? Or even ³NeoConservatism² in his documentary? Not
surprising. His agent is top Hollywood Jewish Zionist Ari Emmanuel whose
brother is Rahm Emmanuel, who served in the Carter administration, and is
currently a hyper pro-Israel senator in Illinois.
Another interesting note about Mooreıs documentary: he even pointed out how
none of the Saudis could reap any financial benefits from the war on Iraq,
unlike American companies such as Halliburton. So his whole Arab-bashing
approach basically backfires. It shows how cowardly Moore is in the face of
Zionist Hollywood, not to mention how greedy he obviously is to go for the
big bucks, which toeing the Zionist line assures anyone in the worlds of US
media and politics. Itıs ever so convenient and ³somehow² politically
³acceptable² to scapegoat Arabs and Muslims in Zionist Hollywood and US
Consider this as well: does it make any sense whatsoever to spend over $200
BILLION on the war on Iraq to get control of Iraqi oil for US interests?
Especially when we could easily buy it, if we needed to? Not to mention the
warıs cost in human lives and alienating much of the world in the process?
The ³War for Oil (for US interests)² fable is a completely ridiculous and
SO WHAT IS REALLY THE PRO-ISRAEL AGENDA WITH REGARDS TO OIL?
What is the connection between Israel and Arab oil, and where does the US
fit into this picture?
First of all, the ethno-centric Jewish state of Israel is a small,
resource-poor country, with no natural oil resources, and is almost
completely dependent on US support in the form of not only massive financial
support (billions of US tax dollars yearly) but US military and political
cover as well. Israel, quite simply, would not survive as the apartheid,
imperialistic, war-mongering Jewish state that it is, without the massive
support of the US government. Israel is surrounded by well-deserved,
self-made enemies thanks to the initial injustice of the UN unilaterally
giving away Arab land that was not theirs to give away in the first place to
Eastern European Zionist Jews who have been committing ethnic cleansing and
persecution of the indigenous non-Jewish Palestinians ever since 1948.
Since that time, Israel has continued to aggressively steal even more Arab
land and has blatant ambitions to control the entire Middle East, using the
power and might of the United States.
If more Americans were truly aware of how racist and imperialistic Israel
is, they would most likely demand that our government stop supporting Israel
at all until it is transformed into a true democracy for all regardless of
religion, race or gender, as the world pressured South Africa to transform
from an apartheid country to a true democracy ten years ago. If more
Americans knew how support of Israel increases anti-American sentiment
worldwide and ensures endless unjust wars, they might very well question
their governmentıs support of Israel. There are many reasons for Americans
to question their governmentıs support of Israel including first and
foremost for real financial and security concerns as well as our countryıs
hard-won reputation as a democracy for all, regardless of religion, race or
The fact is that the pro-Israel, Zionist-dominated US media very rarely even
mentions the topic of Israel outside of incidents that involve Palestinian
suicide bombers, which then make the screaming front page headlines. The
footage of the aftermath of such an attack is played over and over again,
back to back on ZNN (oops! I meant to write CNN!) and Fox News and all the
other US media. These isolated attacks by Palestinian suicide bombers are
thus over-reported while the context in which these desperate acts occur is
usually completely ignored. The on-going brutal persecution of the
non-Jewish Palestinian people, including the killing of innocent civilians
and children, since 1948 by the Israeli army goes almost totally unreported
and is generally veiled from view by the American public.
MOST AMERICANS DONıT EVEN KNOW WHAT ZIONISM IS, US MEDIA LIKES TO KEEP IT
Most Americans donıt even know what Zionism is. In a nutshell, it is a
racist, nationalistic, political ideology conceived by Theodor Hertzl, an
Austrian Jew in the 1890s, that maintains that there must be a Jewish state
in Palestine, although that means and always has meant policies of
ethnic-cleansing, apartheid and general persecution of the indigenous
non-Jews of that land, the Arab Muslim and Christian Palestinians. In a
nutshell, advocates of this racist Zionist ideology are driving our US
foreign policy. What ever happened to separation of synagogue/ church and
state? Isnıt it time to openly discuss this? Why are double standards
allowed for Israel and for Zionists?
However the US media does not want Americans to even think about these
things, never mind discuss them! Certainly, the pro-Israel media does not
want Americans to question our governmentıs support of Zionist Israel. That
is why there is never any mention in mainstream US media of the Israeli
connection to 9-11, to the war on Iraq, to the so-called ³war on terror²,
and to the subject of Israelıs quest for oil.
This intentional covering up by the Zionized US media of the Israeli
connection to anything that impacts the US negatively has been going on for
WHAT THE US MEDIA STILL HIDES ABOUT THE 1973 ³OIL CRISIS²
And nothing proves to me that the US media has been covering for Israel and
still covers for Israel (refusing to show the negative effect for Americans
of the US governmentıs ³special relationship² with Israel) more than this
article about the ³oil crisis². Here is a specific case in point:
Does anyone remember that time during 1973 when there was such an ³oil
crisis² that there were really long lines at all the gas stations and when
gas was actually rationed out at the gas stations so that you could only get
gas every other day, depending on whether or not your license plate ended in
an even or an odd number?
I do remember that time vividly. I didnıt know why it was happening at the
time, but I know exactly why now. And itıs not because I got ³enlightened²
by the pro-Israel US media.
Here is how this Sept. 21, 2004 Wall Street Journal article by Jeffrey Ball
(who obviously passed the required litmus test of being pro-Israel enough to
work in the US media) presented the ³oil crisis² of 1973, in such a manner
that still puts a veil of the Israeli connection to that event even today.
Here is a direct quote:
³Then in 1973, the Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) tightened their spigots, and the world panicked. The
result: high prices, long lines and frequent shortages at gas stations
across the U.S. and Europe.²
There was exactly no mention of the context of why OPEC ³tightened their
spigots² in 1973. No mention at all.
Are you ready for the Israeli connection to this crisis that is almost
uniformly covered up by the pro-Israel US media?
Here it is: In 1973, Egypt went to war against Israel in order to win back
the Sinai Peninsula, which Israel had stolen six years earlier in Israelıs
infamous pre-emptive ³Six Day War² in 1967 against her neighboring
In that pre-emptive 1967 war, Israel not only stole the Sinai Peninsula from
Egypt, but also part of southern Lebanon, which Israel has since
relinquished, and the Golan Heights from Syria, which is still being
occupied to this day by Israeli forces, as well as The Palestinian
Territories: the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, now generally referred to as
The Occupied Territories. Pro-Israel forces generally prefer to refer to
the Occupied Territories as the ³disputed territories².
Egypt appeared to be winning its retaliatory war against Israel in 1973, so
Golda Meir, the American-Israeli Prime Minister of Israel at the time,
worked with American-Israeli Henry Kissinger to pressure the US government
to come to Israelıs rescue, which it did.
Therefore in a show of solidarity with Egypt, the Arab countries of OPEC
³tightened their spigots² of gas and oil for export to the U.S.
There you have it: the real reason for the ³oil crisis² of 1973. But the
pro-Israel US media does not want Americans to realize that support for
Israel has many negative effects on the lives of Americans, which includes
potential politically induced ³oil crises², such as was obviously the case
Pro-Israel forces in this country and around the world want to minimize the
power of Arab countries which is mostly due to their oil resources.
Therefore the pro-Israel forces are relying on the US government to directly
control these resources primarily for Israel via wars, campaign
contributions and a manipulative media. Pro-Israel people detest going to
the gas station, because every time they pump gas into their cars, they
angrily believe they are helping Arab Muslims (³terrorists²), whose land and
resources Zionists view somehow as rightfully theirs. But of course, they
donıt want the non-Zionist or unaware-of-it-all Americans to resent their US
governmentıs support for Israel which can possibly mean paying more for gas
in a future politically induced ³oil crisis², as it did in 1973.
Another example of the Israelization of America: have you been to the
airports lately? The kinds of procedures at the US airports that you have
been experiencing lately have always been the ³norm² in Israel. This is a
prime example of how Israelıs ³war on terror² has SOMEHOW become Americaıs
³war on terror² and how it directly impacts the lives of Americans. The
³war on terror² is NOT about democracy. Itıs an imperialistic war which
will have no end if the Zionists (anyone who is pro-Israel) have their way,
because it is unjust and breaks International Laws.
There is another aspect of the Israeli connection to the war on Iraq, which
many people wish to believe is all about oil for the US, rather than the
Zionist ideology that is actually the driving force behind the push for a
war on the entire Middle East, which began with Afghanistan, and moved
onward to Iraq, and threatens to expand to Iran, Saudi Arabia, and even
Syria, which is not an oil exporting country (which just goes to show once
again: itıs not just about the oil!)
PRO-ISRAEL FORCES WANT TO RE-OPEN A PIPELINE FROM IRAQ TO HAIFA, ISRAEL
The fact that American-Israelis in our government are endeavoring to use the
war on Iraq as a way for Israel to gain control over oil in the Middle East
is rarely reported in the Zionized mainstream US mass media, however it has
been reported in Jewish newspapers with Jewish readership as well as in
A case in point is the fact that American-Israelis in our government want to
³re-open² or re-instate, the pipeline that used to exist between Iraq and
Palestine, which is now specifically Haifa, Israel. When Israel was created
in 1948, that pipeline was re-directed by Iraq to Syria. Now pro-Israel
forces are actively seeking to cut off the pipeline to Syria and re-direct
it to Haifa, Israel. For more information on this, please do a
Google-search using such keywords such as ³Iraq oil pipeline to Haifa
Israel² and see what you come up with.
Just as Israelıs connection to the war on Iraq has been kept out of the US
mainstream mass media (as you may have noticed, Israel has not even been
mentioned as one of our ³allies² in the war on Iraq !), this choice nugget
of information with regards to Israelıs ambition to get a basically free
supply of Iraqi oil is also kept out of view for the vast American public
I could go on about all this (and, yes, there is much more) but I will stop
You get the picture, I hope. You wonıt get it from the Zionized US
Wendy Campbell is a California-based producer and distributor of political
documentaries. For more information, please check out her websites
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Note: Ms. Campbellıs latest documentary ³Rosa Remembers Palestine²,
featuring an interview with a Palestinian woman who became a refugee when
the Jewish state of Israel was created in 1948, will premiere at La Pena
Cultural Center on Thurs. Oct. 28 at 8pm. For more information on this and
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