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Response to Jack Sprat (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:37 PM

69. It's always four more years of Cheney.

1. Promote domestic oil and gas production at any cost to reduce America’s dependence on unfriendly foreign suppliers, thereby increasing Washington's freedom of action.

2. Keep control over the oil flow from the Persian Gulf (even if the U.S. gets an ever-diminishing share of its own oil supplies from the region) in order to retain an “economic stranglehold” over other major oil importers.

3. Dominate the sea lanes of Asia, so as to control the flow of oil and other raw materials to America’s potential economic rivals, China and Japan.

4. Promote energy “diversification” in Europe, especially through increased reliance on oil and natural gas supplies from the former Soviet republics of the Caspian Sea basin, in order to reduce Europe’s heavy dependence on Russian oil and gas, along with the political influence this brings Moscow.

SOURCE: http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175560/

War Inc and Empire work for the one-tenth of one-percent Ownership Class.



Excellent post, as always, yours, Jack Spratt. Every word and memorable analogy.

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