It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Iran War affects on Cap and Trade Policy

page: 1

log in


posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 03:45 PM
Not sure where to put this but I had a thought while at home when I was thinking about all of the stuff going on over near Iran. I saw the gas prices and thought they'd gone up. Then I remembered that Iran has vowed to seal the Straight of Hormuz should they be attacked.

Somehow my brain started trickling through how that would impact the world and the US, and something that suddenly popped in there was that a method of rationing gasoline and other petroleum products would be put into place.

So my questions are:
--Could the government use the shortage created by an attack on Iran to pass Cap and trade?

--To go on a longer leap off a short bridge could the recent actions against Iran have been meant to get a situation together where they could create this shortage?

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 04:30 PM
It's been a month since the Bilderberg meeting so it looks like Cap & Trade is a direct correlation the their agenda, i.e. religous wars for Islam. more taxes, restrictions for the rest.
"And hurry up" must have been parting words...

posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:59 PM
Well I'll admit that when I heard the recent movements I drew that same line and labeled it "Curious connection there".

But Cap and Trade I think will likely be shown as a way to ration fuel and energy in general during a wartime economy. Iran is not a pushover militarily and won't be easy to invade (there is a reason why Iraq even with US support could only manage to draw a stalemate).

I did some more thinking and remembered I did a paper for a class last semester on how an oil shortage would impact our culture. One of the things I said would have to be done is a sort of cap and trade system to ration fuel since global oil supply would be drastically reduced. I'll have to find the figures I made up for it. I think though what I figured was that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve would only last about 80-100 days if there were no problems and no reduction to demand.

Its odd though how sometimes when you do this kind of research how suddenly it becomes relevant and almost predictive of what may be happening.

new topics

log in