posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 04:09 AM
If you're into blue skying about worst case scenarios, here's a doosy for ya:
Think about it for a moment. The US is in an oil crisis now for sure. They are sustaining non-viable wars in distant places that are putting MAJOR
demands on the supply. They can't NOT fight, however. Pulling out at this point would forfeit their claim on the oil supply they were attempting to
obtain... and can't continue to function without.
SO! There's a dilemma here. Can't stop fighting, can't keep fighting at such a distance... what to do?
If things keep going they way they are, it makes economic sense for the US to annex Canada.
We have largely undeveloped resources including oil and hydro-electricity. Hell, very large percentage of US homes are light by Canada's power
We couldn't hope to put up a serious defense. Yes, I can admit it. The US could probably take Canada over in about 3 days. That's about as long as
it takes to DRIVE to most of our populated cities.
That brings up the best point! You don't have to expend all that oil just moving your forces around the world!
Yeah... you see what I mean?
Here's the problem tho. Us 'Nucks are a funny bunch. We're all relaxed and calm and put up with #. Until we're sick of it. Then we have a tenancy
to get really mean. We also have a lot of survival and natural recreation enthusiasts. This means that, sooner or later, there would be a lot of blood
spilled in icky ways.
Worse, we're well respected globally. A war here would outrage most of the world. Involvement could become a factor. That could lead to escalation.
Unchecked, you've got yourself WW3.
Lovely thought, hu?
The interesting thing is that I wrote a story based on that rough outline about 3 years ago. My kick off to cause all this was... a hurricane
destroying US offshore oil production.
CRAP, that was long winded.