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Sun Oct 21, 2018, 07:20 AM

Dem senator calls for ban on Saudi Arabian oil imports

Source: The Hill



BY AVERY ANAPOL - 10/21/18 07:55 AM EDT

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) on Sunday called for the U.S. to ban oil imports from Saudi Arabia over the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Heinrich, who is running for re-election, released a statement days after the Saudi government acknowledged that Khashoggi died inside its consulate in Istanbul.

"The United States cannot allow this gross human rights violation to go unanswered,” Heinrich said in his statement. “I am therefore calling for a ban on oil imports from Saudi Arabia until the highest levels of Saudi government are held accountable for their actions.”

The senator appears to be the first to call for such a ban.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/412416-dem-senator-calls-for-ban-on-saudi-arabian-oil-imports

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Reply Dem senator calls for ban on Saudi Arabian oil imports (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2018 OP
theaocp Oct 2018 #1
AllaN01Bear Oct 2018 #2
Achilleaze Oct 2018 #3
Achilleaze Oct 2018 #4
Duppers Oct 2018 #6
Duppers Oct 2018 #5
JudyM Oct 2018 #7
paleotn Oct 2018 #8
Duppers Oct 2018 #10
Drahthaardogs Oct 2018 #9
marehare Oct 2018 #11
EX500rider Oct 2018 #12
nitpicker Oct 2018 #13
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2018 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 08:04 AM

1. Fuck to the YEA. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 08:37 AM

2. too little too late but yea. get off fossil fuels .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 08:44 AM

3. JarJared calls for KGOP repubes to adopt Saudi-style management of critics

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 08:45 AM

4. #JarJared trending?

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 09:30 AM

6. Excellent! 😂

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 09:25 AM

5. There's a problem: Saudi's retaliation + our oil addiction.

"The kingdom emphasizes that it will respond to any measure against it with an even stronger measure,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The kingdom’s economy has an influential and vital role in the global economy.”

While the Saudi statement didn’t make an explicit reference to oil, analysts and traders said it could be read as a veiled threat to use its energy riches as a political tool. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, earlier this month hit a 4-year high above $85 a barrel.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-14/saudi-arabia-says-it-will-retaliate-against-punitive-measures

Heard a discussion regarding the extent this path could take that said an oil embargo could more than double oil prices which would totally wreak havoc with the world's economies.

We should have spent trillions on public transportation and on support for electric car systems decades ago. Instead we chose to support oil companies. And pursuing that goal we've already spent over $2.4 Trillion* on the Iraq War, not to mention the ongoing one in Afghanistan. By far, our largest motivate has been to ensure and support a continuing oil supply.

In the long run we could have saved the environment (our lives) and created jobs had we put that kind of effort and investment into technologies that replaced fossil fuels.

So, for now, it seems we have to suffer murdering despots in order to support our junkie oil habit. Killing ourselves and the planet because we're so fucking shortsighted.




*"According to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report published in October 2007, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_cost_of_the_Iraq_War

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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 09:38 AM

7. Informative.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 09:54 AM

8. Status quo

We’ve been supporting murderous despots for oil all along. If we’d have listened to President Carter, we wouldn’t be in this position. How soon we forgot the embargoes of the 70s.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 09:59 AM

10. Exactly! Thanks!

I thought about that too and started to include it in my long post, but was posting on my phone at the time and was becoming frustrated getting that much done.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 09:56 AM

9. Oh God NO!

I don't want to pay $8 gas

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 11:28 AM

11. Blocking Saudi oil

 

My question is why is the US exporting oil and then buying Saudi oil. Why aren't oil producers keeping American oil here so we have better prices. How big of a cut is trump getting since we all know he accepts bribes, in fact he demands bribes to do anything, just like a tin can dictator.

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Response to marehare (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:11 PM

12. It is a interesting question..

SA exports 9% of their oil to the US



19% of US oil exports go to SA:



Some of it will have to do with this:

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:20 AM

13. Google claims of 2017 Saudi Arabia oil exports

China 13.6% Japan 11.3% India 10.7% United States 9.8% South Korea 9.1% Singapore 4.7% (2017)

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Response to marehare (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 09:16 AM

14. I think it's a matter of the grade of petroleum

Not all petroleum that's imported and exported is crude oil that can be refined to make gasoline and diesel. Some is used for making plastics, fertilizers and other chemicals. So we import one kind and export another.

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