Bush’s Iranian legacy

July 2, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Poor old George. He doesn’t quite get it. He doesn’t quite understand that what he does with his right hand impacts what he does with his left. Take the thorny issue of Iran. There is increasing speculation that Bush wants one major shot at Iran before he leaves office. Writing in the New Yorker this … Read More

Guns for Oil?

April 25, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

A group of US senators is pressing President Bush to halt billions of dollars in sophisticated arms sales to Saudi Arabia and several other Gulf oil producers unless they agree to pump more oil. The senators said if Saudi Arabia does not increase production, they would seek a resolution that would block the arms deals. … Read More

MEND Threatens War

April 21, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Many years ago, before he died in a plane crash, the Nigerian academic Claude Ake warned about the consequences of the militarisation of commerce. Over a decade later, the spiral of violence concerning oil continues. Ake’s painful warning has come true. As America conducts more naval maneuvers in the Gulf of Guinea, the Movement for … Read More