|The Modern Oil Derrick|
In ultimate terms, MOMCOM does not have to wage the oil wars, rather, MOMCOM chooses to wage the oil wars.
In this post Dredd Blog will posit an answer to that question.
First, readers might want to note that the subject has been addressed on Dredd Blog before.
The background for the two aspects of the fundamental subject matter we are addressing today is contained in a series of previous posts, which contain relevant references concerning the oil wars that are chronicled on the Series Posts tab (top of page), under the heading "OIL (as a source of wars)".
References for the other aspect of this subject matter: consumption run amok (concerning the use of oil to the point of oil addiction) is chronicled on the Series Posts tab, under the heading "SANITY (of civilization)".
Today, in this post we remember that about a century ago civilization's leaders made the choice to switch to oil without prior, adequate research as to the consequences of doing so.
We also note today, the decades-later choice to become addicted to oil without sufficient will to handle that addiction.
Today we will also factor in the continuing choice to allow civilization, time after time, to grow to the point where there isn't enough oil to sustain civilization, meaning that some nations are going to have to go without their fair share, one way or another.
Finally today, we can also once again acknowledge that those choices have become compelling, crippling factors in MOMCOM thinking; concluding that MOMCOM has now unnaturally engendered the choice to give birth to the oil wars, rather than abort those wars (because that is how addicts think).
For starters, consider an article that has been tidied up a bit by editors, but will nevertheless set the context for the current oil state of affairs:
Oil is the most strategic raw material. It can hardly be overstated how crucial petroleum is to our modern industrial society. Oil fuels the economy. It is the largest single traded product in the world. It provides about 95 per cent of all transportation fuels and 40 per cent of global energy. Oil is also determinant of national security. Today's modern armies are entirely dependent on oil-powered ships, planes, helicopters and armoured vehicles. Oil also supplies feedstock for thousands of manufactured products and is vital for food manufacturing. Some 17 per cent of our energy is used for producing food. Modern agriculture makes heavy use of oil in a variety of ways. We use oil for fertilisers, pesticides, and for the packaging and distribution of food.(Public Service, "Past Peak Oil - Life After Cheap Fossil Fuels"). That is what happens when editors get hold of scary facts, they water it down for those they think "can't handle the truth".
The posts here on Dredd Blog don't do that, we just get the facts out and let the readers decide if it scares them or not, rather than let an editor decide what scares you or not.
For example, in A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 2, we show that the 1973 movie Soylent Green is a reality in the sense that we even eat oil (it's in food).
That post also shows that oil is the very foundation of civilization to the point that if you are "in civilization" some oil product is in you, on you, used by you, or somewhere within eyesight.
That includes the military, who are quite aware that military domination includes the domination of the oil supply on this planet.
So, MOMCOM has engaged in a policy of dominating the Middle East and any other area of the Earth where oil is still in "cheap" supply, having first "educated" themselves with the doctrine that "war is an art, not a disease".
Which brings us to the burgeoning subject of the ongoing, and soon to peak, oil wars:
In Dredd Blog's estimation The Peak of Sanity of our current civilization was reached when the decision was made at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to switch to oil as the source of energy.(A Peek At The Peak Oil Catastrophe). In the previous post in this series we pointed out clearly that the Libyan War is an oil war, and how MOMCOM covers that up, concluding that the populace "can't handle the truth".
Flowing inevitably from that decision to become oil addicts to a finite source of the oil drug would be the day of The Peak Of Oil, when the supply begins to constantly diminish in quantity and in quality.
That peak of the availability of oil would then inevitably lead to the typical addict's reaction to any removal of the addict's supply of the drug of choice.
Dredd Blog calls that final reaction The Oil Wars (something like the opium drug wars of old, or the modern Mexican drug wars) on steroids.
Readers may wonder just how serious MOMCOM is about these oil wars:
Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done ... for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now ... One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. Reporting to the president and acting under his authority, JSOC maintains a global hit list that includes American citizens. It has been operating an extra-legal “kill/capture” campaign that John Nagl, a past counterinsurgency adviser to four-star general and soon-to-be CIA Director David Petraeus, calls "an almost industrial-scale counterterrorism killing machine."(The Virgin MOMCOM - 4, see also The Fleets & Terrorism Follow The Oil). Which means, since the populace does not know about these wars nor do they approve of these types of wars, a de facto coup has taken place.
That is as serious as a "heart attack machine" (Dylan, Desolation Row).
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.