Re: Worried in Washington
- From: Richard Robinson <richardR@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:30:06 -0600
Marc Wilson said:
In uk.misc, (Richard Robinson) wrote in
Which I doubt. Same old story, ever since 1973. I wish it would sink in,
before it gets even worse.
73? Nah. do you really think WWII wasn't at least partially about oil?
Point. And of course they needed lots of it, because they had a war to fight
.... wars are about control of resources, shock horror. A few years back I
saw some handwaving numbers that semed to give the even more handwaving
calculation that a) the US military current consume oil at a rate equivalent
to about a quarter of Iraqi output, and b) their consumption has increased
by a factor of 10 since the '91 round, and isn't going to start moving in
the other direction any time soon. How long ... ?
But the '73 OPEC thing was the most glaring demonstration I can think of of
how we were depending on stuff we didn't control. But I daresay a lot of
these perceptions are artefacts of how old we are when we notice $stuff
What *did* happen in Tunisia ? We never heard a word more, as soon as Egypt
started up. Even alJazeera forgot about it.
Bad man ran away, business as usual. Good news is no news.
Who for, though ?
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