Why We Fight
Why we fight? Oil & War, a well written synopsis.
Also, I was listening to the radio the other day (NPR) and heard an explanation of why we must be involved as a nation in Africa, particulary the horn of Africa. The familiar reasons: Oil and Terrorism. This translates clearly to the bottom line for those who pay attention. "Oil" mean the interests of empire in controlling oil and "Terrorism" means resistance to the interests of empire by those inconvenient locals. Broken down that equation is Terrorism = resistance.