Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello, McFly?

The question is, do we want to isolate ourselves and destabilize the region we depend on for our energy?



"We will continue on this path [sanctions] because a military intervention could create a situation which completely destabilises the whole region and beyond. We have to do everything we can to avoid irreparable harm," [French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe] explained.




For his part, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told Rossia 24 TV on Monday that a military strike would be "a grave error, with unforseeable consequences."


They are, of course, talking about Israel's plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Like I said before, Israel is a sovereign nation and they can do what they want, and deal with the consequences of their actions. My problem is with us going along with it.

And just a thing. According to Dr. Krugman, solar energy (regardless of the propaganda against it) is now viable and cost effective. Maybe, just maybe, if the OPEC members saw their cash cow's "milk" dry up, we wouldn't have to give a shit about what anyone in the Middle East thinks of us. Until then, it would be prudent to distance ourselves from this folly as quickly as possible. If the powers-that-be think the Occupy protests are a pain in their collective ass, think about what their lives would be like if the American people not only couldn't afford the energy they need to survive, but actually had no way to obtain it. (See: Strait of Hormuz)

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