Dig Deeper into the US-Saudi Alliance
“Blood and Oil is an absolutely necessary — and totally riveting — documentary that every American must see to fully understand the events unfolding around us in today’s world.”
– THOM HARTMANN, RADIO HOST, THE THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM
The news of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s apparent murder at the hands of Saudi operatives has trained a harsh light on America’s longstanding alliance with the autocratic regime.
If you’re looking for more context on the US-Saudi relationship over time, we urge you to check out our film Blood and Oil, featuring leading energy and national security expert Michael Klare.
From President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fateful decision to arm and protect Saudi Arabia in exchange for oil after World War II to the billion-dollar arms deals of today, Blood and Oil offers an astonishing look at how the United States has routinely overlooked Saudi human rights violations in order to maintain hegemony and dominance in the Middle East.
Blood and Oil is an indispensable teaching tool at a time when it’s more important than ever to think critically about the interests driving official US energy and security policy.
“Michael Klare looks into the future with sharper eyes than almost anyone else around. Pay attention!”
– BILL MCKIBBEN, AUTHOR, THE END OF NATURE