Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Fleets & Terrorism Follow The Oil - 2

The Commander in Chief of MOMCOM yesterday ordered the invasion of oil rich Libya, saying that "the people of Libya must be protected".

Bush II once upon a time said that about oil rich Iraq and the Iraqi people, just before invading Iraq to remove those dangerous WMD.

A million dead Iraqis (four million expatriated) later, BP is beginning to control the pumping of "Iraqi" oil.

One interesting thing I noted was that Obama made this proclamation from Brazil, reminding me of some recent Dredd Blog "history" written in 2009:
The 5th Fleet together with troops are in the Middle East where there is lots of oil.

The 4th Fleet has been reactivated after 58 years of being moth balled, and has been sent to Central / South America where there is also lots of oil.

A website of the federal government tells us:
"Oil is the lifeblood of America’s economy."
(Department of Energy [they removed it, so here is The Wayback Machine copy of that page: Department of Energy]). Which is the same thing as saying you are economically dead without your blood, your oil.

The struggle for economic life then, would be the struggle for oil would it not?

Bush II put it in the cowboy language during a state of the union address to congress, saying that "America is addicted to oil".
(The Fleets & Terrorism Follow The Oil). That bit of history set the context for the meaning of some of Obama's statements from Brazil:
... hailing the United States’ growing economic and political ties with Brazil and predicting “a path toward even greater cooperation for decades to come.”
(NY Times). There are a few people in Brazil who understand exactly what he meant, there are a few people in the U.S. who also understand what he meant even though he was using "newspeak", and then there is the majority who have great faith and hope in "coincidence".

Which reminds me of some song lyrics: "Take what you have gathered from coincidence" (Bob Dylan).

Of course it was only coincidence that the Brazilian oil discovery in late 2007 (the world's largest find in 30 years) was quickly followed by the reactivation of the U.S. Navy's 4th Fleet that had been mothballed for 58 years.

It was only further coincidence that the 4th fleet went south to end up anchored around and about that "Brazilian" oil field.

Oh and yes it was another coincidence that Obama announced the invasion of Libya, the country with the largest oil reserves in Africa, on the day he arrived in oil rich Brazil.

Yeah, just hopey changey coincidence.

The previous post in this series is here, the next post in this series is here.


  1. Why send the fleets everywhere else when there is plenty of oil IN the Gulf of Mexico:

    "The Coast Guard is investigating reports of a potentially large oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the Deepwater Horizon site. According to a knowledgeable source, the slick was sighted by a helicopter pilot on Friday and is about 100 miles long."


  2. I guess I will make the same comment I made yesterday:

    Civilization now having passed the peak of evolution, the various "revolutions" going on appear to involve the drug of choice, oil.

    Western (MOMCOM) interest in Libya will not be fully understood unless oil is factored in:

    "In the course of the rebellion, Libya has gone from a once-promising economy with the largest proven oil reserves in Africa to a country in turmoil ... Italy, which had been the main buyer for Libyan oil, offered the use of seven air and navy bases already housing U.S., NATO and Italian forces to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya
    ." (French Jets Flying Over Libya)

  3. NoBama's looking more and more like the ideal corporate shill, isn't he? His reelection chances are looking better and better all the time. Could very well be that the current disarray in the Republican and Tea Parties is due to the fact that they realize he's probably going to be unbeatable if the big money backs him. One thing about big money, it's not big on political slogans and philosophies, it just wants its interests served. Obama certainly seems to be doing that faithfully enough.

  4. These wars also echo that the peak of democracy was reached sometime back.

    At least the democracy envisioned in the U.S. Constitution:

    "The Congress shall have Power To ... declare War" (Art. I Sec. 8)

    D. Kucinich has recently mentioned the fact we seem to have left the constitution somewhere we can't find it.


  5. Well looky here:

    Obama pushes F-18 fighter jet in Brazil meeting

    Brazil is weighing a multi-billion dollar bid to modernize its air force, and Obama has made promoting exports to boost U.S. jobs back home a central part of his trip to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.

    "President Obama underscored that the F-18 is the best plane on offer ... in that the technology transfer package ... is equivalent to the packages that are offered to partners and allies around the world," said Restrepo, Obama's top Latin American adviser.

    Imagine that, a little extra direct shilling for MOMCOM on the side too. NoBama the salesman...

  6. disaffected,

    "NoBama's looking more and more like the ideal corporate shill, isn't he?"

    Yes, unfortunately he is now the opposite or close to it to what he appeared to be during the campaign.

    The MOMCOM powers that be are selecting idiots to run against him since he is, as you say, doing their bidding quite well.

    Reelection is one of the payoffs for his going full steam in what Dredd Blog calls "the W direction".

    They are deliberately making sure we can't vote him out like we want to.

  7. Hightower has an interesting post about campaign contributors, Hightower Lowdown, which may be enough to scare many a democrat into conformity.

  8. There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” Aldous Huxley

    "Ah yes, reminds me of the time I was forced to live for three days on food and water." (W.C. Fields)

  9. The U.S. press did not take much notice of the sailing of the fleet south:

    "The return of the Fourth Fleet, largely unnoticed by the U.S. press, appears to represent a policy shift that projects an image of Washington once again asserting its military authority on the region, coincidentally coinciding with the announcement that Brazil has just launched a military initiative, the Conselho Sul-Americano de Defesa, embracing two of its neighbors with whom Washington has chilly relations." (COHA, emphasis added).

  10. On North Korea:

    "Life in North Korea is one which involves starvation and poverty. Although a lot of people manage to escape by making their way from China into South Korea, many are still trapped under the communist government. Today, South Korea has emerged as a thriving nation, while North Korea is suffering from mass starvation and economic problems. The people in North Korea have been set to understand that Kim Il Sung is a godlike figure," (Korea Differences, emphasis added)

    Advice for North Korean People:

    If you want to be "protected", find oil.

  11. Dredd, Nicely done, nicely presented. I especially enjoyed the Hightower link. As for our fleets, boy of boy, we have another one perching in Aussie Land and Viet Nam, talk about returns.

    @Disaffected, yep, how embarrasing to watch our president peddle arms even while we are taking out the arms sold to Lybia!! "Let's trade, guns for oil?" Hoperully Brazil has a better way to spend it's hard earned cash.

  12. Washington's blog quotes a congress person saying we are in Libya because of oil ...