posted on Dec, 9 2006 @ 01:31 AM
Spawwwn, you had raised the question in your post about why our government would spend a trillion dollars, cripple nyc’s economy, and bring our
economy to the brink of collapse. Excellent questions - I’ll answer them.
You’re right, a trillion dollars is a lot of money. Way more money than they would ever spend on a man hunt for terrorists or Bin Laudin. If they
wanted to capture “terrorists” they would have done so by using the appropriate methods. Man hunts are not done with heavy artillery. Occupation
For our government, a trillion dollars is money well spent in our geopolitical strategy. And it’s not enough to bring our economy to the brink of
Attacking our homeland is a necessary psy-op to influence the public into backing a war that they would otherwise be completely opposed to. A war that
our government feels is more important than the buildings and lives lost on 9/11.
Geopolitical strategy? Occupation? What is this guy talking about?
Spawwwn, we live in an oil economy. Everything we have, relies on oil flowing into our country. America and all its might is nothing without it. We
can’t transport our goods, power our lights, or even grow crops that well without it. The keyboard I’m typing on is an oil product. We need it,
and so does everyone else.
The problem is that the world is running out of oil. Hydrocarbons, like oil, come from dead plants and animals that get buried by layers of sediment
before they have a chance to decay in our atmosphere. These hydrocarbons are mixed with water, sand, etc. in the ground. It takes millions of years of
natural filtering through porous layers of sandstone or limestone before pools of oil can form. The problem is, we have depleted hundreds of millions
of years worth of these resources in a matter of decades.
There is term called “Peak Oil” that indicates the trouble we are in. It stands for peak in global oil production. Oil production increases
because our demand for it continues to increase. But once we go through the halfway point of all reserves, production becomes ever more likely to
decline, hence a “peak” in production will pass. We have already passed Peak Oil. The consequences of this truth are scary. America’s economic
and social decline is inevitable.
Our government knows this, and is acting. No superpower like ours will sit back and watch itself decline. Most of the world’s drillable oil is in
the middle east. This is the reason we are there. Not because of a few make-believe terrorists. I guarantee you, we will not leave the middle east
until the oil is gone.
To a superpower like ours, a trillion dollars, a few thousand lives, a couple of buildings, and a few planes are well worth the cost in order to
preserve what we have.
But, for how long? Our government’s actions are only delaying the inevitable.
This world has some difficult times ahead. And I, for one, do not want to “look the other direction” while the fabric of society unravels itself.
I think their actions are unacceptable. And I think they will get worse as things get more desperate. We need to deal with our world’s problems,
instead of trampling all over each other to survive.
Looking the other way, will not solve anything.