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How Will the Crisis in Iraq Affect U.S. Gas Prices?
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:41:34 PM »

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Re: How Will the Crisis in Iraq Affect U.S. Gas Prices?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 02:53:11 PM »
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Re: How Will the Crisis in Iraq Affect U.S. Gas Prices?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 03:32:52 PM »
I listened to commentary recently that states Saudi Arabia has reserve capacity to make up for Iraq. But no more than that.

Thinking short, medium and long term, I believe one of the very most important strategies for our wellbeing, safety, freedom, prosperity is to be energy self-sufficient.

Let the other countries that need to import energy fight, to get oil from the crazy middle east and the crazy muslims.

Anybody who pays attention knows we have the resources and technical knowhow to be self-sufficient, using coal, natural gas, heavy oil and tar sands, fracking, directional drilling, conservation, alternative energy etc.

Overall we lead the world and should be able to sell our expertise, while the backward lazy muslims sit on their butts, hiring third country workers, western engineers, etc.

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Re: How Will the Crisis in Iraq Affect U.S. Gas Prices?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 03:41:38 PM »
I listened to commentary recently that states Saudi Arabia has reserve capacity to make up for Iraq. But no more than that.

Thinking short, medium and long term, I believe one of the very most important strategies for our wellbeing, safety, freedom, prosperity is to be energy self-sufficient.

Let the other countries that need to import energy fight, to get oil from the crazy middle east and the crazy muslims.

Anybody who pays attention knows we have the resources and technical knowhow to be self-sufficient, using coal, natural gas, heavy oil and tar sands, fracking, directional drilling, conservation, alternative energy etc.

Overall we lead the world and should be able to sell our expertise, while the backward lazy muslims sit on their butts, hiring third country workers, western engineers, etc.

It seems so obvious, doesn't it?  Yet, there are those who insist on keeping us energy-dependent on a part of the world that is still barbaric.  If the United States of America is unable to do this, then I think all hope is gone. 

 
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Re: How Will the Crisis in Iraq Affect U.S. Gas Prices?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 06:42:57 PM »
I listened to commentary recently that states Saudi Arabia has reserve capacity to make up for Iraq. But no more than that.

Thinking short, medium and long term, I believe one of the very most important strategies for our wellbeing, safety, freedom, prosperity is to be energy self-sufficient.

Let the other countries that need to import energy fight, to get oil from the crazy middle east and the crazy muslims.

Anybody who pays attention knows we have the resources and technical knowhow to be self-sufficient, using coal, natural gas, heavy oil and tar sands, fracking, directional drilling, conservation, alternative energy etc.

Overall we lead the world and should be able to sell our expertise, while the backward lazy muslims sit on their butts, hiring third country workers, western engineers, etc.




good luck selling that to the greenies/eco-fascists.

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Re: How Will the Crisis in Iraq Affect U.S. Gas Prices?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 06:59:34 PM »
It seems so obvious, doesn't it?  Yet, there are those who insist on keeping us energy-dependent on a part of the world that is still barbaric.  If the United States of America is unable to do this, then I think all hope is gone.   
I believe the foreign policy paradigm centering on oil availability stems from a time period when we really were vulnerable, and didn't have or see options.

It was a combination of known resources, known technology at that time, etc. All that has changed and in a few years we could truly be self-sufficient.

We won't need to play nice to the arab middle-east. We can tell them to pound sand.

If we merely stated today our ability and intention to become self-sufficient, it could/would alter ideas around the world.

We lead the world in technology, and have done so since the beginning of the oil era. Others should be paying us a lot more, to benefit from our abilities.

During the 1950s Americans had to send American technicians to the USSR, to maintain the equipment, because their own people could not or would not do so.

The middle east has depended on American technology for drilling, production and refining. If refineries and surface facilities are damaged, chances are American firms will be involved when/if they get repaired.

The other countries would be far more respectful if they heard a full-throated policy statement about our future direction, and the cost of getting in our way.

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