Follow the Money- Mideast Peace style

I do believe the peace prize from the besotted idiots who have the legacy of Alfred Nobel belongs to : (drum roll)

The frackers.

Imagine anyone from the USA having the clout to do a deal in the Middle East when we were addicted to middle east oil.

Amazing we can now do deals as an energy independent superpower which always eluded us before.

Now, I will say seeing that fact and using it belongs to a consummate dealmaker who deserves the nomination.

The Deep State enjoyed our addiction as they gained personal power as the handmaidens of our nasty habit. It made us less competitive and more dependent on their globalist funders.

Enjoy the show, unless you are some filthy globalist scum.

I am sitting here with a paralyzed diaphragm , breathing air which is taking a physical toll for over a week now. All because some idiots destroyed our logging industry and refused to maintain forests in proximity to population in the name of Mother Gaia. It makes my mood distinctly sour.

If the west coast refuses to see the disaster their elected officials have wrought in the next election ( I do not need a win, but some close to even results out here to show discontent) it is going to get a lot worse. Between the virus lockdowns, the legal pedophila , the taxes and the envirofascism, people who want more have a mental problem.

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Author: TKC 1101

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14 thoughts on “Follow the Money- Mideast Peace style”

  1. If Obama had not sought to unleash chaos in Egypt, Turkey, Syria and Libya and funded Iran’s use of Yemen to threaten the Gulf states under cover of an increasing nuclear arsenal, do you think any of this would have happened?

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  2. ctlaw:
    do you think any of this would have happened?

    Yes. Oil money helped the Arab states do nothing for years. In addition to Iran, they know to survive the need to rebase their source of wealth. Iran was the match that lit the fire, the price of oil was the gasoline.

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  3. I am absolutely amazed that everyone seems to have forgotten about the glory days of OPEC, when the world had to tremble every time they went into confab.  Forgotten the lines at gas stations, forgotten the dire predictions of houseplants  freezing in their pots.  America, get ready to wear your coats indoors come winter!  Daylight savings time never ended!  Carter told us this Oil crisis was “the moral equivalent of war”.  Those Arab bozos who had been pretty much irrelevant in the world since, oh the 13th Cent, give or take a few ( yuh there were the Ottomans, but they weren’t Arabs)  suddenly had everybody’s rapt and supplicatory attention.  They had the world  by the balls!  About 2 years ago when I read about a worldwide “glut” of oil, I all but danced a jig!  And yes I agree:  it is pro-America energy production policies which have brought about this happy state of affairs.

    I get how the young Rattys here might not remember that mid 1970s period of fear and humiliation: but Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, and Trump—and many of the despicable Never-Trumps—are all older than I am!  How can anyone deny  Or ignore this?
    “End our dependence on foreign oil!”  Every politician from Carter on has included that phrase in their speeches, to thunderous bipartisan applause!

    Now we’ve done it—and nobody cares?

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  4. TKC 1101:
    I do believe the peace prize from the besotted idiots who have the legacy of Alfred Nobel belongs to : (drum roll) The frackers.

    Exactly right. The hostage situation, i.e., the West held hostage to OPEC, would have come to an end eventually but fracking accelerated the timeline by decades. It’s a good thing we didn’t have to wait that long to adopt alternatives.

    As Yamani said, “the Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones.” Even OPEC guys knew their days were numbered. They just didn’t realize the end would come so soon.

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  5. Hypatia:
    I get how the young Rattys here might not remember that mid 1970s period of fear and humiliation: but Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, and Trump—and many of the despicable Never-Trumps—are all older than I am!  How can anyone deny  Or ignore this?

    Because, as Ben Rhodes famously pointed out, all the working journalists are twenty-somethings who don’t know anything.

    (Yes, they have graybeard pundits at all those Fake News outlets, but those who remain are all ardent Leftists with politically convenient memories.)

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  6. MJBubba:
    Because, as Ben Rhodes famously pointed out, all the working journalists are twenty-somethings who don’t know anything. (Yes, they have graybeard pundits at all those Fake News outlets, but those who remain are all ardent Leftists with politically convenient memories.)

    Besides, the young Wokerati have taken over outlets like the NYT. The graybeards cower in fear.

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  7. So it turns out that Barry Soetero was wrong when he claimed that we could not drill our way out of the oil supply problem.  Big surprise, huh?

    The reduction in the price of oil has been an economic boost to most people — although an economic slap in the face for those who used to have good jobs supplying oil, and not just in the Middle East.  Such is life!  Swings & roundabouts.  President Trump deserves high marks for ignoring the bureaucrats and taking advantage of this situation to deal with the long-running sore of Arab/Israeli relations.  Let’s hope that we can also take advantage of the current over-supply of oil to put the world on a sensible track for long range energy security.

    Exxon produced an analysis some years back demonstrating that half the oil the world will use in 10 years time will have to come from wells that have not yet been drilled.  Today’s over-supply situation is welcome, but it will not last forever.  This is a great opportunity to cancel the unsustainable unreliable polluting heavily-subsidized “renewables” scam, and get back to commercializing nuclear power — the only currently-feasible energy source which could bring everyone in the world up to First World living standards for at least the next couple of millenia.  We currently have plentiful oil & gas — let’s use this time wisely, and prepare for the inevitable.

    Unfortunately, bringing common sense to our energy future may gore too many Leftie sacred cows to be practical even for President Trump to achieve.  In the meantime, if anyone bothers to look, China has 54 large nuclear power plants under construction or in advanced planning phases, and proposes to build a further 170 plants, on top of their existing 47 nuclear power plants.

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  8. Gavin Longmuir:
    So it turns out that Barry Soetero was wrong when he claimed that we could not drill our way out of the oil supply problem.  Big surprise, huh?

    The reduction in the price of oil has been an economic boost to most people — although an economic slap in the face for those who used to have good jobs supplying oil, and not just in the Middle East.  Such is life!  Swings & roundabouts.  President Trump deserves high marks for ignoring the bureaucrats and taking advantage of this situation to deal with the long-running sore of Arab/Israeli relations.  Let’s hope that we can also take advantage of the current over-supply of oil to put the world on a sensible track for long range energy security.

    Exxon produced an analysis some years back demonstrating that half the oil the world will use in 10 years time will have to come from wells that have not yet been drilled.  Today’s over-supply situation is welcome, but it will not last forever.  This is a great opportunity to cancel the unsustainable unreliable polluting heavily-subsidized “renewables” scam, and get back to commercializing nuclear power — the only currently-feasible energy source which could bring everyone in the world up to First World living standards for at least the next couple of millenia.  We currently have plentiful oil & gas — let’s use this time wisely, and prepare for the inevitable.

    Unfortunately, bringing common sense to our energy future may gore too many Leftie sacred cows to be practical even for President Trump to achieve.  In the meantime, if anyone bothers to look, China has 54 large nuclear power plants under construction or in advanced planning phases, and proposes to build a further 170 plants, on top of their existing 47 nuclear power plants.

    I concur. Fission now and (hopefully) fusion in the future is the only viable long-term energy solution. But our country is paralyzed by the environmentalists. Barring an enormous political sea change, we’ll be shivering in caves by and by.

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  9. While I DONT think we’re running out of oil (maybe because I lived through the “cry wolf!” on that issue in the ‘70s) I do agree that nuclear power is ….the future, if there is any.  It is clean, efficient, “power-dense”.
    If there are sometimes lethal accidents, the same is true of coal mining, hydroelectric dams, and every other form of energy generation.   I just read a great book about this, Apocalypse Never.   And when we figger out how to generate power with fusion rather than fission, the possibilities are limitless.

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  10. When we say “fusion”, most of us are thinking of something like the Mr Fusion food processor sized device on the car in the movie “Back to the Future”.  In the meantime, reality is the ITER scam in France for which US taxpayers in their infinite generosity are paying a big slice of the costs.  More than half a century ago, the Brits were working on ZETA (Zero Energy Thermonuclear Apparatus) which was one of those rare government projects which lived up to its name — it indeed produced zero energy.  If only it had been bigger, maybe it would have worked?  Hence the huge and hugely expensive ITER.  Fusion is a nuclear reaction.  If it works, the French will be left with a mass of irradiated metal.

    Mr Fusion would be great.  But in the meantime, we know how to build nuclear fission plants much better than the ones we built 40 years ago.  As with everything, the more we build, the better we get at doing it.  But a nation which builds nothing for two generations loses the skills and manufacturing capabilities which it used to have.

    Countries which have not cursed themselves with Political Correctness and environmental over-reach are moving ahead.  China, of course.  Interestingly, even some of the heavyweights in the oil & gas world are also building nuclear power plants (Russia, United Arab Emirates) or are in the planning phase (Saudi Arabia).  I guess the idea for those oil & gas producing countries is to use nuclear power at home, in order to free up more oil & gas in the future for continued exports to the idiots who bet on windmills.

    The challenge is the decades of time which elapse between decisions and the delivery of large scale additional power supplies.  There are massive known undeveloped oil & gas resources in places like Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, Tanzania.  But bringing those to markets (once political problems are resolved) will take a decade, just like the decade time scale to build significant new nuclear power plants.  Unfortunately, our Best & Brightest are looking back a few centuries to African slavery, not looking forward to how we keep the lights on for the rest of this century.

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  11. Gavin Longmuir:
    our Best & Brightest are looking back a few centuries to African slavery, not looking forward to how we keep the lights on for the rest of this century.

    Nah, those aren’t our best and brightest. They’re dumber than a bag of rocks.

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