Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Fleets & Terrorism Follow The Oil - 4

We began this series in a post about this time two years ago, recently posting what was then the latest in the series.

In that recent post Dredd Blog pointed out a U.S. buildup in the Persian Gulf area, which is the province of MOMCOM's USCENTCOM.

This year we saw increased climate change effects in the form of destructive weather in the U.S. and abroad, caused by fossil fuel use:
By many measures, 2011 was the most extreme weather year for the United States since reliable record-keeping began in the 19th century -- and the costs have been enormous. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011 set a record for the most billion-dollar disasters in a single year. There were 12, breaking the old record of nine set in 2009. The aggregate damage from these 12 events totals at least $52 billion, NOAA found.
(One Earth). Nevertheless, we see increasing tensions in the ongoing oil wars for control of the fossil fuels that are bringing climate change disasters:

Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi warned that "not a drop of oil will pass through the Strait of Hormuz" if sanctions are widened.

Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayari later said closing the strait would be "easy".

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The Strait of Hormuz links the Gulf - and the oil-producing states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - to the Indian Ocean. About 40% of the world's tanker-borne oil passes through it.

(Iran threatens to block Strait, emphasis added). Clearly, if the Iranians do in fact attempt to block the strategic strait, it would cause an immediate military response.

Thus the behavior of oil addicted civilization mirrors the behavior of gangs who fight over drug turf, over the right to peddle the drug in a particular geographic turf.

2 comments:

  1. Post 911, US Internal Revenue Service authorities instituted a Foreign Tax Project (FTP) which encompasses a global search for mass quantities of cash possibly or connected with or influenced by international terror organizations. The DEA is also heavily involved in the efforts of the IRS. In a coordinated effort to avoid paying US tax debt, investigators report that these cash transactional flow are directed to such well known tax havens as Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Belgium, Luxemburg, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. In addition, it is also a well known fact within the intelligence community, that large Arabic and Russian conglomerate trusts are routinely held by the aforementioned countries financial institutions. Confidential sources report that the third round of individuals reportedly under scrutiny with potential international border detainment are: UK Resident Mr John Gloster, Liechtenstein Resident Jean La Croix, Luxemburg Resident Michele M. Albert and Dutch Resident Mr. Paul R. Westra. Sources supposes also suggest that several of these persons is well known to have close connections with Mr Ornstein Roman, who was earlier wanted by the DEA.

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  2. Anonymous,

    They are not after "terrorists", so long as those "terrorists" are not "enemy terrorists".

    See the Dredd Blog post "Fighting Terrorism For 200 Years": Link

    In that post it is shown that the U.S. government knows that Saudi Arabia bankrolled 15 of the 19 911 hijackers, but is not even looking for them. Saudi Arabia has enough oil that they do not qualify as "terrorist."

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