posted on 01/19/2002 12:40:59 AM PST
The one disturbing apparent omission in the war on terrorism has been the seeming lack of a plan for energy independence. We have become hooked on cheap oil. The price of victory against terrorism is simply the price we would be willing to pay at the pump if we had to use shale oil and enhanced recovery methods instead of the easy lifts from Persian gulf deposits.
Now perhaps there's a secret fusion energy project being tested in Kwajelein. But you'd have to keep it secret from the Democrats.
posted on 01/19/2002 12:56:57 AM PST
Tell me why after so many years of protecting the house of Saud does America's Israeli lobby turned so viciously on them. Years ago slick Billy Safire would have rolled Charles Krauthammer in front of Saddam's T-72s to protect them, but times and allies change I would just like to know, why now?
posted on 01/19/2002 1:25:58 AM PST
Wondering if they are planning on booting Exxon, Chevron, Shell, and Texaco out too?...hmmmm
about time bump
posted on 01/19/2002 3:12:59 AM PST
Why would the royals of Riyadh want to boot the American military - upon which they've relied for protection for decades?
Because that's where Osama is!
posted on 01/19/2002 3:14:21 AM PST
Good article. But it just seems a bit coincidental, does it not, that the Saudi's are making these overtly "anti-American" moves right after X42 visits the region?????
If the Saudi's break with America - won't China move in as the number one Saudi pal? Was Clinton doing his continuing job as a Communist Chinese Agent? Could Chinese millions still be flowing to the Clintons - this time to Hillary's campaign coffers or other Dems?
I would also think that this Saudi breakoff of relations with the US would definitely cause the markets to tumble even further since, despite the assertions in this article, markets do not like uncertainty and this will put us into uncertain areas as far as our supply of oil without which America will suffer economically....at least til the environuts can be silenced and we have time to get the oil out of the ground and piped to thirsty refineries?
I think this has Bill Clinton's, Hillary Clinton's, and Communist China's bloody fingerprints all over it.
I see it as a gradual process. We divorce, then they show their true colors as a terrorists' breeding ground, finally we kick their asses and put in new leaders that'll behave (at least for a while, until they become lazy, spoiled and complacent and the cycle begins again) and deal with terrorism, and we get cheap oil again. Voila!
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