Scott interviews Ron Enzweiler about President Trump trying to keep troops in Syria in order to seize their oil fields for American use. Enzweiler says that apart from this being illegal under international law, Syria’s oil fields amount to about 0.2% of the global supply, and the cost of keeping U.S. troops and infrastructure there is orders of magnitude greater than the potential revenues. Enzweiler says Trump’s statements are really about promoting Israel’s interests—since a military presence in Syria is seen as a defense for Israel against Iran—and in so doing, win the political support of American evangelicals.
Discussed on the show:
- “Absurdity of the Neocons’ Syrian Oil Narrative” (Antiwar.com)
- “When Will We Learn?” (Antiwar.com)
- “11/1/19 Sheldon Richman on the True History of Israel” (The Libertarian Institute)
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