UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
The Philippines and a War for Oil
- Author(s): Schirmer, Daniel Boone
- et al.
One of the main sources of international tension in the world today arises from the opposition of the U.S. corporate elite, the U.S. multi-nationals, to the effort of Third World peoples to gain control of Third World raw materials and natural resources. An example of this is now to be seen in the Mideast. Here the United States is making massive preparations for military intervention, for war, to control the prime natural resource of the Mideast, its oil. Because of the presence of U.S. bases, the Philippines is intimately and decisively connected to these war preparations right now.