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The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

 The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, is a 2005 documentary that analyzes the development of global events immediately in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, from the perspective of both oil-dependent and oil-abundant regions.

Consider this film a blast from the decade past, shown in 2011 as a reminder of the motives behind invading Iraq and Afghanistan and to refocus attention, now several years later, on questioning our continued involvement in the Middle East.

Commentary in this film is provided by Zbigniew Brzezinski (former U.S. DoD adviser), Noam Chomsky, Gary Schmitt (executive director of the Project for a New American Century), Paul Bremer, Karen Kwiatkowski (retired military adviser in The Pentagon), Azees Al-Hakim (member of current Iraqi government), Michael C. Ruppert, (editor of From the Wilderness), Gen. Piérre-Marie Gallois (energy-strategy analytist), Ahmed Rashid (author of the book The Taliban), among others.

 (93 minutes in length; unrated) 

This film viewing is FREE and open to the public. Bring a friend and join us!  

Light snacks will be provided. 

Contact Information: 


Friends Meeting House
42nd and Grand Ave.
Des Moines , IA