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  • Geopolitics: Trump Will Fall In Line

    04/05/2017 9:16:05 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 15 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 5th, 2017 | R. Rados
    The US establishment's geopolitical strategy to reform and neutralize the Middle East has been ongoing since the first Bush Administration. If you thought they would let Donald Trump throw a wrench into their gears, you were wrong. It serves America's national security and global interests to disarm the unfriendly Islamic powers in the Middle East, and the arguments in favour of keeping the status quo intact are convincing. There's also a lot more to it than that, which is why the foreign policies of both Democrats and Republicans have been essentially identical over the past forty years. Under the Obama...
  • The Sneering Revolution: Obamaís Attempt To Undermine U.S. Strategic Capability?

    01/20/2017 7:26:46 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-01-2017 | Greg
    The outgoing U.S. Barack Obama Administration and its supporters embarked on a campaign to traduce and challenge the incoming Administration of Pres. Donald J. Trump in the hope that it would find it difficult to govern effectively. This may be unprecedented in U.S. history, and could, to the degree that it succeeds, have an impact on U.S. strategic capabilities, actions, and alliances going forward. No departing U.S. president had gone to such lengths to use the pulpit of the Presidency to discredit an incoming President or presidential candidate as the lengths to which went Obama with Trump. The result was,...
  • Trump Presidency May Jeopardize Iranís New Oil Contracts

    11/09/2016 8:34:27 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-11-2016 | Jeopardized
    Just when western oil majors started resuming investments in Iranís oil and gas after the lifting of the sanctions, the election victory of Donald Trump Ė who has spoken against the nuclear deal that led to lifting of said sanctions Ė may make international oil companies rethink their enthusiasm in bidding in Iranís new oil and gas contract tenders. Last month, Iran invited international E&P companies to start pre-qualifying for bidding under the new petroleum contract models approved in September. But in March of this year, Trump said in a speech addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee: ďMy number-one...
  • Saudi Arabia Is Buying Up America's Oil Assets

    09/30/2016 2:50:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D
    Saudi Arabia Is Buying Up America's Oil Assets Saudi Arabia is quietly amassing quite a portfolio of American energy assets. State-owned Saudi Aramco is already co-owner, with Royal Dutch Shell , of Motiva, the largest U.S. refinery. Under an already signed agreement, in April 2017, Aramco will take full ownership of the most valuable Motiva assets. Now comes news that Motiva is the leading candidate to purchase the Lyondell Basell Refinery in Houston. This would give Saudi Arabia control of two major Texas refineries proving, once again, that American energy independence is impossible. Qatar Petroleum, along with ExxonMobil and...
  • Southwest oil independents schedule rally Sept. 27 (against OPEC oil imports)

    09/05/2016 5:30:41 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 27 replies
    Artesia Daily Press ^ | 9/4/2016 | Staff
    New Mexico and Texas oil companies and communities say they will warn Saudi Arabia and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stop overproduction of oil and lowering prices as a strategy to slow or shut them down, or face import quotas. Independent oil companies with the Panhandle Initiative to Reduce Imports (PIRI) will hold an industry and public rally from 11:30 a.m. Ė 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Pecos River Village Convention Center, 711 Muscatel Ave., Carlsbad. Lunch and admission are free. Southwest and Rocky Mountain oil producers say they feel they are under OPEC and...
  • First ďIllegalĒ Shipment Of Oil Leaves Eastern Libya

    04/27/2016 11:52:15 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-04-2016 | Slav
    A cargo of 650,000 barrels of crude left the Libyan port of Hariga yesterday, in the eastern part of the conflict-torn country, sparking what promises to be another phase in the conflict as the Islamic-leaning government in Tripoli vows to block the maneuver. This premature attempt at crude oil exports could have huge implications for international efforts to unite the country under the new Government of National Accord (GNA), which was formed with UN support, because eastern Libya is controlled by a government based in Tobruk, which has not yet recognized the GNA of Fayez Serraj.
  • ISIS Forced To Cut Wages As Oil Revenues Tank

    02/11/2016 8:37:50 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10/02/2016 | Oilprice
    Leaked documents purport to show that the Islamic State (ISIS) is cutting the salaries of its foreign fighters as low oil prices and continued air strikes on terrorist-controlled oil targets hit back with a monetary jihad. The documents‚ÄĒwhich are said to have been leaked by the ISIS ‚Äėtreasury department‚Äô, or the Bayt Mal al-Muslimeen‚ÄĒstate that foreign-fighter salaries in Syria have been reduced 50 percent due to ‚Äúexceptional circumstances,‚ÄĚ including continued air strikes of Syria-based ISIS oil operations and low oil prices.
  • Could The Syrian Conflict Irrevocably Change Global Geopolitics?

    10/06/2015 12:03:58 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-10-2015 | boom boom boom
    Few meetings ever started with dimmer prospects for success than the recent meeting between Presidents Obama and Putin. The real call for the meeting stemmed from the EU refugee crisis. With a human catastrophe brewing in Europe and the Middle East, EU leaders are urgently demanding that the U.S. and Russia set aside their differences and begin to work together in an effort to resolve the Syrian conflict, the major cause of the massive movement of people seeking sanctuary. Now, U.S./EU leaders are no longer insisting on the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from office as a pre-condition to...
  • Editorial: Governorís energy plan is excellent future blueprint

    09/20/2015 8:10:27 AM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 1 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 9/20/15 | Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    New Mexico has a wealth of energy resources. And now it has a comprehensive plan to help guide development of those riches to grow the stateís economy. Last week at the 2015 Southeastern New Mexico Mayorís Energy Summit in Carlsbad, Gov. Susana Martinez laid out a broad ďall of the aboveĒ energy policy. ďThere is no reason we shouldnít be an energy leader,Ē she later told attendees at the eighth annual Domenici Public Policy Conference in Las Cruces. Her plan embraces a wide range of energy sources, ranging from oil and gas to solar, wind and up-and-coming technologies, such as...
  • Watch leading Energy expert Daniel Fine as he discusses the oil price war Atlantic drilling

    09/19/2015 4:31:02 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 3 replies
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 5/21/15 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, explains how an oil price war led by Saudi Arabia impacts the prospects for drilling off the N.C. coast
  • Watch leading energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine as he discusses the impact of falling global oil prices

    09/11/2015 2:18:13 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 13 replies
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 8/21/15 | Daniel Fine
    Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, discusses the impact of falling oil prices on the domestic energy industry.
  • The New World Map

    06/18/2015 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third Reich had created the largest German-speaking nation in European history. Well before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese government had redrawn the map of Asia and the Pacific. Japan had occupied or annexed Indochina, Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, in addition to swaths of coastal China. Attacking Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia was merely the logical 1941 follow-up...
  • Saudi-led oil price war impacts N.C.& Atlantic offshore drilling

    06/01/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 5 replies
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 5/21/15 | Mitch Kokai
    Saudi Arabiaís unwillingness to follow its longstanding policy of propping up oil prices means North Carolina might have to wait for offshore energy exploration. Thatís the assessment of Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and project leader of a group developing New Mexicoís state energy policy. Fine described a Saudi-led oil ďprice warĒ during a presentation to the John Locke Foundationís Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Fine explained how falling oil prices tied to Saudi Arabiaís new policy affect North Carolinaís energy options.
  • Don't expect oil prices to rebound anytime soon

    04/02/2015 12:15:57 PM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 12 replies
    High Country News ^ | 3/8/15 | Jonathan Thompson |
    Itís not even 8 a.m. and rush hour is on in northwestern New Mexico. Dozens of big white trucks and water tankers, neon flags flying, head north to the gas patch. Iím driving south, through Aztec, and as I pass the retro-orange A&W on the edge of town, I pull up alongside a drilling rig. The thingís huge, too huge, it seems, to be rolling along the same road as my little Nissan. Yet the strange, rolling infrastructure has been a familiar site around here for decades ó back in 1948, when a UFO purportedly crashed out on a nearby...
  • Dropping the bomb

    03/12/2015 7:17:13 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 137 replies
    http://triablogue.blogspot.com/ ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Steve Hays
    I'm going to comment on the ethics of nuking Japan. This is one of those perennial issues that America-bashers constantly raise. There are two extremes we need to avoid: "my country right or wrong," and "blame America first." For me the war has a personal dimension. My late father was a WWII vet who served in the Pacific theater. He was radio operator in the Air Force. His squadron conducted reconnaissance over Japan. He had some interesting stories to tell: i) He trained on B-17s in Alaska, then flew on B-29s in Florida. ii) Our pilots discovered the jet stream....
  • Garry Kasparov says ĎObama and Merkel sounded delusionalí on Ukraine

    02/10/2015 11:33:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/9/15 | twitchy staff/Garry Kasparov
    The situation on the ground in Ukraine has been described as a high-stakes chess game, and Garry Kasparov, world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, expressed little confidence in the players yesterday.
  • Kremlin: Don't Issue Ultimatums To Putin

    02/09/2015 10:47:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2/9/15
    The words come as the EU suspends new sanctions - including visa bans and asset freezes - to give peace efforts a chance Vladimir Putin will not be spoken to in the language of ultimatums, a Russian radio station has quoted the Kremlin as saying. Reports suggest German Chancellor Angela Merkel had given him until Wednesday to agree a peace plan over Ukraine or face new sanctions.
  • The Assembly of a New World Order

    08/29/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Henry Kissinger
    The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis. The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies. In the decades following World War II, the...
  • Putin Doesn't Care About the Rules Anymore

    07/30/2014 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 9 replies
    Atlantic Sentinel ^ | 30 July 2014 | Nick Ottens
    The United States on Monday accused Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty governing both powersí use of intermediate range missiles. If true, it marks the latest in a series of Russian breaches of international norms since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in 2012. Russiaís violation of the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which prohibits both America and Russia from deploying ballistic and cruise missiles that are launched from the ground and have a range of between 500 and 5,000 kilometers, was first reported by The New York Times in January. An American government official confirmed the...
  • To bolster its claims, China plants islands in disputed waters

    06/25/2014 12:56:56 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9
    The Times of India ^ | 17 June 2014 | Edward Wong & Jonathan Ansfield
    ďIn principle, Ukraine does not independently exist,Ē said Russian Orthodox Church leader Kirill i during a June 18 address. Ukraine is instead part of ďthe historical territory of Russia,Ē the patriarch said, according to a report by the Kiev-based Espreso tv. Such a stance on Ukraine mirrors that of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2005, Mr. Putin said the demise of the Soviet Union was ďthe greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century.Ē Ever since, his prime objective has been the rebuilding of Russiaís influence in its former Soviet peripheryóespecially in Ukraine. Although Putin never tried to hide what he...