Originally posted by archasama
In my opinion the earthquake was definitely anthropological and what is going own is occupation of Haiti. When America sees oil - America takes oil by any means necessary got to keep those Hummers running.
Every good civilization player would occupy little and weak country that has precious resources (oil). Through the eyes of gamer and strategically thinking man.
You know I wish people would think before posting some of this stuff. America isn't taking oil from anybody to "keep those hummers running." If that was the true story wouldn't we have busted OPEC when we took over Iraq? Wouldn't we have rebuilt the almost disabled oil fields and started gushing out 12 million barrels a day? Then we could have crushed OPEC's hold on markets.
We didn't and why didn't we? Keeping OPEC together means more profits for American oil companies. If OPEC puts a death grip on production if blasts profits through the roof. IF America attacks a country for oil it isn't to keep Jim Bob's H2 running. It is to make sure that the oil reserves aren't privatized. If the oil fields are nationalized it is much easier to "convince" a country to join OPEC. This means the Oligarchy is held together and nobody is threatening Mobil or BP's profit margin.
Besides all of that has anybody thought about refinery capacity? Last I heard the bottleneck on getting more oil to people is the ability to refine what is being pumped. So what good does it do to occupy a country with no oil infastructure and invest money in to building capacity if they don't have the ability to refine it?
Just my double penny.
edit for some spelling and a wrong word.
[edit on 9-2-2010 by MikeNice81]