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We most have incredible amounts of oil because US have not problem leasing areas of the gulf and Alaska to BP.
I always had that thought way back in the 70's as a kid when I thought about the gas crisis.
Originally posted by Gazrok
I think our plan is to simply buy foreign oil until they go dry, then start pumping the vast reserves we (the US) have in the Dakotas and Alaska, to become the defacto oil producer of the world....
Originally posted by HomoSapiensSapiens
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
I don't think it is.
"There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq"
Now, Iran's apparently creating problems. Iran also incidentally has massive natural reserves that can last over a century.
Now, Australia's just found lots of resources. I'm sure some Australian warship will accidentally fire upon an American vessel, prompting a punitive expedition. Or maybe North Korean militia will *secretly* invade Australia and the United States will have to invade the country to *help out* their allies
'Merica will save the world! Yippee for the World Police!
(Personally, I think the likes of China are doing just well without democracy - none of that party politics crap and they have ample time [a decade] to implement policies and make them work. Democracy is not necessarily the best policy everywhere.)