So why is gas so cheap? Obama! REALLY?
It is obvious with the sudden glut of cheap oil that Obama and the Saudis are running scared. This serves a dual purpose only in the minds of the Saudis and Obama. Obama cheapens oil to the point where the domestic oil production stops private USA firms from fracking, collapsing the current oil production in the USA and the Saudis regain control of the oil market and control interest in this country by squeezing out American oil production by using a big stick. Obama has to be elated that he has found a way to crash the oil and energy market without executive orders (
Executive Orders (EOs) are legally binding orders given by the President, acting as the head of the Executive Branch, to Federal Administrative Agencies. Executive Orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of Congressionally established laws or policies.
So why would the Saudis comply with Obama’s wishes?
Iran is rapidly gaining influence and support in the middle Asia region especially by oil rich countries like Russia which is increasing its conflict with world governments. The Saudis are not only terrified of this happening, but have little trust in Obama and his administration to step in and save them when the time comes. You could say the Saudis are acting in their own best interest. The USA and other countries guaranteed Ukraine’s safety and sovereignty and when the Russians moved against the Ukraine, Obama did nothing!
Unfamiliar with the guarantee to Ukraine?
The memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine as well as those of Belarus and Kazakhstan. As a result Ukraine gave up the world’s third largest nuclear weapons stockpile between 1994 and 1996, of which Ukraine had physical though not operational control. The use of the weapons was dependent on Russian controlled electronic Permissive Action Links and the Russian command and control system.
The Saudis don’t trust Obama, I do not either. Do I think Obama will act with NATO when Russia takes a country like Latvia, Belarus, Estonia and let’s just say the Balkan states so I don’t have to list everyone of them in NATO? Absolutely “NO”.
Russia has a 1.1 million man/woman army. If you add up all those NATO countries and include the 66k USA troops in Europe, sure, their are a lot of NATO troops in Europe. Do you really think that Turkey with the largest force in NATO at over 600k troops is going to rescue small countries with 5-10k troops like Latvia, Belarus, Estonia and the likes? Not without the USA and as we can see, our POTUS Barrack Obama will not act towards aggressive countries especially Russia.
Obama and others in the USA think the whole concept of forcing the Russians including Putin to succumb to the western powers wishes through economic pressure by crashing the oil and energy market is an effective countermeasure.
Why is this concept a misconception?
CONQUEST! History shows that the for thousands of years, nations went to war for conquest and wealth.
It’s only been a less than a century since the people of the USA think that economic power is the ultimate key to world peace and prosperity. We value a strong economy believing that we can influence others with pressuring others with sanctions and trade.
For thousands of years, merchants were close to the bottom of society. Their only lower class citizen was the poor. We here in what I refer to as “LA LA Land” AKA (also known as) as the good ole USA where we think and believe the rest of the world thinks like us that economic power is King and human life is invaluable. Unfortunately, the rest of the world, life is cheap and Conquest is still King especially for Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern Europeans including Russia.
The moronic mentality by the USA and Obama thinking that we can put Putin and Russia in it’s place by simply placing harsh trade sanctions against Russia and squeezing the price of oil is ludicrous. You mark and watch my words. Putin and Russia will turn to conquest. Do you remember when Putin and Russia invaded the country of Georgia? What did the Russians do there? That’s right. They stole everything that wasn’t nailed down before Bush confronted them with 3 nuclear warships. The Russians still kept some parts of Georgia even today. Just took what they wanted. Honestly, Bush did a better job in Georgia than Obama when it came to Crimea, but still, the Russians gained territory and wealth in both cases. Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war whether you choose to believe it or not. We are waging an economic war and Russia and it’s allies are waging a cyber-war and conducting campaigns of conquest.
Do we learn anything from history?
Probably not. Want to guess why the Japanese attacked the USA starting our entry into WWII? Franklin D. Roosevelt aka FDR put the economic squeeze and pressure on Japan by shutting down the flow of oil to Japan because they were invading and taking China via conquest. There is that word again. CONQUEST!
FDR desperately wanted to get the USA into WWII to save Europe from the Nazis and he found a way to do it using one of the Axis Powers members, Japan. FDR purposefully caused the entry of the USA into WWII. He expected the Japanese to declare war. Without FDR, I doubt we would have ever entered WWII until it was too late and the Nazis were at our door. FDR may have been a lousy POTUS except his one redeeming quality was he knew how to wield military power and keep the USA safe. Economically, FDR extended the misery of the depression by his policies of exercises in social engineering of stupidity much like the current POTUS, Obama.
Do we expect any better results from the Russians?
What do I believe the next campaign of conquest will be?
I would expect it to come from the North into the middle east by way of Syria, Iran and former Islamic countries in the South of the old Soviet Union.
The US military is strained and frankly with all the decimation in moral by Obama and budget cuts, we are in no shape to take Russia head on. We are no longer a super power thanks to Obama and 6 years of military neglect. Same thing happened with Carter and Clinton especially in the nuclear tactical weapons field.
Enjoy your cheap gas while it last. You might be interested in reading my other article “The Fall of the US Dollar“. It explains the effects of how cheap gas can and will cause the fall of the US Petro Dollar.