Thursday, December 15, 2005

It's the oil, stupid...

The United Press International has story which contains the clearest quote I have heard why the US, and the world, absolutely needs to develop oil-free energy sources...

Quote: "The only way you could hurt Iran is by sanctioning on oil exports," Haeckel [of the international soccer federation FIFA] said. "But that is virtually impossible because our global economy depends on a stable oil price which you could wave goodbye in case of an Iranian oil embargo. Ahmadinejad knows that very well."

This quote was in response to a call to ban Iran from the FIFA Soccer World Cup in Germany next year. The ban suggestion was in response to [Iranian President] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent anti-Semitic remarks claiming that "[The Jews] have fabricated a legend [The WWII Holocaust] under the name 'Massacre of the Jews,' and they hold it higher than God himself, religion itself and the prophets themselves," he said. "This is our proposal: give a part of your own land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to (the Jews) so that the Jews can establish their country."

When one man can hold the world hostage because of oil, it's time the world does something about it.

As a citizen of the US, you can make a difference. When given the opportunity, choose to use less energy, and choose to make that energy come from something other than oil. If we all do that, we can disconnect oil from politics.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Positive Energy said...

I just finished reading "Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold its Soul for Saudi Crude" by Robert Baer. It is an incredible eye-opener. Robert Baer is an ex-CIA with a specialty in the Middle East. If you want to know about the connection between oil profits, terrorism and the greed and corruption in the White House, you will want to read this book.

The key for peace is energy independence. If we just pull out the stakes and invest in renewable, sustainable energy technologies we will no longer be dependent on states that fund terrorists with oil money.

Consume less, produce more.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Solar John said...

Our fragile oil supply lines make me wonder why more effort isn't made to use available alternatives, and improve what we already have. If greed and corruption are the reasons, then individuals need to lead the way. I'm using PV, and corn. In an effort to encourage others to do similar things, I write about my experiences on my blog:

http://solarjohn.blogspot.com

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