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Fremen Bryan
post Jul 14 2008, 06:50 AM
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Are You Sure You Can Handle the Truth?
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Petraeus Report Cooks the Books with Deft Kabuki Spin.
Benefactor: Big Oil.
July 9th, 2008

Reading the General Petraeus report on the Iraq debacle reminded me of
nothing so much as Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men yelling, "You can't
handle the truth!"

The report goes to great lengths to paint a picture of progress in Iraq, but
the truth is a far different story. As the New York Times and the Washington
Post have reported, the declining number of deaths in Iraq that Petraeus
cites depends on a few accounting tricks: like not counting a death as an
assassination if you're shot in the front of the head, and not counting
deaths by car bombs.

So, what are we really doing in Iraq?

We're building and maintaining permanent military bases from which our
military will ensure a near-monopoly of the world's second-largest oil
reserve. All this... for a small cadre of corporate fatheads, including the
top members of Bush, Inc. The American taxpayer will be burdened with
footing the bill for security in Iraq ($2 billion PER DAY!) to provide
stable working conditions for Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Halliburton, not to
mention the dozens of corporations feeding off the military spend bosom.

But this White House clearly believes you can't handle the truth.

Well, those of us in the energy world can handle it, and here it is: because
the U.S. could not tolerate the possibility that the second-largest oil
bonanza on Earth might be held beyond our reach by a dictator who hated us.

The fact is, the U.S. uses fully one-quarter of the world's oil, but we
possess only about two percent of its reserves, and we rely on imports for
about 60% of our consumption.

Meanwhile, Peak Oil is either just behind us, or nearly upon us...

Without guaranteed access to Iraq's oil, we absolutely could not maintain
our military and economic dominance of the world. Vice President Cheney has
known this, even spoken publicly about it, for many years. And why else
would he have convened a meeting of Big Oil representatives within his first
month in the White House to pore over maps of Iraq's oil fields, as if that
were the top priority of the administration?

We at EnergyAndCapital. com have prepared a full report, called "The Truth about Oil," and we're happy to share these truths with you.


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Fremen Bryan
post Jul 14 2008, 12:15 PM
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The Truth about Oil, Part 1
Over 1.5 TRILLION barrels of oil equivalent have been produced since Edwin Drake drilled the world's first oil well in 1859. The world will need that same amount to meet demand in the next 25 years alone. And if you're thinking that it's all for your gas tank, you're only half right.
http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/oil-consumption-world/337

The Truth about Oil, Part 2
The number of "giant" oil field discoveries has declined dramatically since the 1960s. The large reserves and production capability of these fields are essential to increase world oil production; the combined output of smaller oil fields serves at best to offset declines in the older giants. Unfortunately, since 1990, there have been few giants discovered in the world-a total of 35-and none of these has a production capability above one million barrels per day.
http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/oil-reserves-decline/340

The Truth about Oil, Part 3
According to the U.S. Department of Energy's special report, the world will face "peak oil" by 2015. But many of the world's best informed professionals think the end is much closer than that. Some, like Matthew Simmons, think that it has already passed as far back as 25 years ago. And their reasoning is disconcertingly solid.
http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/oil-saudi-ghawar/343



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