Russia and the Oil Revolution

Crossposted from Town Called Dobson & My Left Wing


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As we all know, we have troops deployed around the world. Yet I wonder why we have so many deployment locations. Then it occurred to me that we still have a lot of military in place where it would be strategically viable should other oil wars spring up.

Do we really need all those troops in Europe? Yes, if you need a strong force to seize East European and Russian oil resources. All those Pacific forces would also come in handy for a Siberian offensive.

Are we really spending almost half of our income to the US Treasury on what-if scenarios for oil grabs? Maybe.

Even though most of the 9-11 attackers were Saudis, we attacked Afghanistan. Right after we went in, construction on the Afghanistan pipeline began and the next oil target was Iraq.

I really hate to think I need a tin-foil hat today, but are we keeping all these troops deployed globally for peaceful missions? Do we really need to be in Japan, 60 years after World War 2? How about Germany, France, Italy and Spain?

Are there any Al Qaeda elements these days on Guam?

Comments

There isn't enough tinfoil on the planet

to suit me.

"Even though most of the 9-11 attackers were Saudis, we attacked Afghanistan. Right after we went in, construction on the Afghanistan pipeline began and the next oil target was Iraq."

How come confining women to their houses, forbidding them education, leaving them to starve should their male family members die - how come none of those reasons were good enough to get involved in Afghanistan - but protecting the oil pipeline project was? Huh? HUH?

That's what I want to know. Freedom & democracy, my Aunt Fanny.

Poppycock?

Don't forget "protecting" more than 90% of the world's supply of opium for heroin. So much for the "war on drugs". We've got military on the ground and we can't stop drug production.

Let's deploy our power

here in the US. Build the infrastructure to support energy independence. Retool to make the cars for the 21st century. It has to become apparent to Americans that our time as foolish warriors is up.

Change or perish.