The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Aha! I have been wondering for quite some time why the price of fuel spiked so high for so long a couple of years ago. It was preparation for
Consider for a moment where the Saudis got their oil riches... not very long ago, these were nomadic peoples whose wealth was measured in the number
of sheep/goats/slaves they owned. Their country is basically one big sandbox without any appreciable agriculture or industry (except oil). Now exactly
how did they manage to build massive oil pumping stations, pipelines, refineries, ports, etc. from such humble (and recent) beginnings?
They didn't - we did. Well, we as in a few wealthy individuals who saw profit in it. You might recognize some of the names involved: Rockefeller,
Bilderberg. In short, they struck a deal with the rulers in the Middle East. They built the infrastructure for free, with the one stipulation that oil
would always be traded for in dollars.
Why? Simple: oil was not considered a necessary commodity back then. Gold was. They could not corner the market on gold. And if they could not corner
the market on gold, then they could not fully control the economies of the world. They could corner the market on oil, and they could see how
important oil was to become (they were, after all, the major reason it became so important). The dollar is now backed, not by gold, but by oil
That's why we have been fighting a war in Iraq for the past 8 years; Saddam Hussein was about to drop the dollar. That's why all the drum-beating
against Iran; Amadinejad(sp?) did
depeg his oil from the dollar. The conflicts over there are not about oil; they are about dollars
TPTB in the West are well aware that a dollar without any backing is worthless. They also knew that the dollar was backed up, just not by gold.
The battle is between OPEC and what some here call the Illuminati. Everything else is smoke and mirrors.
Saudi Arabia does not want a full-on war with the US. This is a flanking maneuver to manage to loosen their requirement that dollars only be used for
oil, without openly starting another conflict. It will lead to a complete depegging of oil from the dollar and thus the complete collapse of the
The prices I mentioned in the opening of this post were there to acclimate the American people to paying higher prices for their fuel, in
anticipation of this event.
I am coming to believe that the Global Warming fiasco is for the same purpose... to force the people of the industrialized nations to wean off of oil
before the prices get so high they revolt. Unfortunately, there is thus far little we can turn to as an alternative.
Get ready: fuel prices are about to reach new levels. I would not be surprised to see $10 a gallon. Expect more drilling in America to suddenly be a
good thing. Expect new technologies to be forthcoming, actually old technologies that have been buried for years. There are reasons for not drilling
in America and for covering up new energy sources, and they are not to keep America from having energy; they are to act as a safety net should the
Middle East manage to pull this off.
I am also wondering if the recent election of Barrack Obama was not an attempt to placate the Middle Easterners by appealing to the religious
overtones of their culture. If so, I'm concerned it may appear more as an insult than anything else. The Islamic nations may be a lot of things, but
dumb and gullible are not on that list.
Sorry if this post rambles... so many things that tie in here... so many light bulbs going off in my head right now...
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.