posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 07:32 AM
Originally posted by KnowledgeSeeker81
Plain and simple if it came down to world turmoil, the US could cut off ALL food exports and keep its population fed AND defended. No other
hrmm.. are you sure? looks to me like you couldn't. If oil dried up in terms of importation (US being a net importer), you'd have no way of
satisfying the fuel requirements regarding domestic logistics. It'd have to be local produce upon which you'd rely, and that current infrastructure
isn't built for such a scenario (nor is it in most places internationally). There'd be a shock.. much like the oil shock in the 70's ironically
Carry on American.
Alaska...one simple word to explain the oil issue. There's a reason we bought it, and there's a reason we built a pipeline, and there's a reason we
have an INCREDIBLE amount of military forces there (it's not cuz we're afraid of the ruskies) to defend it. So yes, if the US was cut off from all oil
imports we would have plenty to rely on. If our supply from Alaska somehow were to be interrupted, there would be turmoil for sure, but that brings me
back to my point of feed AND defend in my 1st reply.
Yes, i am an American, and tbh I do take offense to being called that, as usually that is meant as an insult. I'll tell you tho, as much as I dislike
this country and government, there isn't another one out there I'm afraid of, so yea, go America.
Come on people, we are in this together. Building walls and applying labels to each other is exactly what led us to where we are now. Nothing but
tools for division.
As far as Alaska oil goes, petroleum is not finite. Its drying up in the middle east and that only took about 50 years. Alaska is not an unlimited
Also dont forget, our beloved leadership mortgaged America on its resources. First the dollar was based on gold. Next it was based on oil (petro
dollar), now its based on our resources in Alaska and other federal lands. As we eat through those resources the dollar will most certainly fall
again, if it is ever able to rise in value that is...
"Everything is always changing, nothing stays the same" - William Blake
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