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An incomparable strategic weapon
for the United States

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

Original Article

Posted By:smcchk, 1/8/2014 10:37:36 PM

As Russia prepares to strut its stuff before the world at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the economic foundation of Russian power and prosperity is crumbling, thanks to a strategic weapon developed by the United States. That weapon is fracking, and it is paying havoc with Russia´s ability to exercise power on the world stage. Three articles lay out the devastating consequences of this technological revolution developed mostly not by a national laboratory, huge government initiative, or top scientists, but by guys out in the Texas and Oklahoma oil patches. The American Interest sums it up most pithily: North America´s shale gas boom

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If it isn’t next up on the EPA chopping block!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/8/2014 10:42:37 PM     (No. 9685256)

Two best things we have going for us - Fracking and Quacking.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/8/2014 10:58:58 PM     (No. 9685268)

Look, guys - fracking is important, but it´s been around for decades. The important development is NOT fracking (which has been done on every vertical well since well before I got into the biz over 35 years ago) but the ability to drill a stabile horizontal hold through comparatively crumbly shale, and keep the hole open until it could piped, perforated and fracked. THAT´S what is different. All this B.S. about ´fracking causing earthquakes´ - we´ve been doing it since at least the late ´50s, it´s the ability to do horizontal completions that is REALLY new. The backward countries with state-controlled energy production will never catch up - without hiring Haliburton, Schlumberger, etc., to do the hard stuff for them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/8/2014 11:30:11 PM     (No. 9685277)

Russia will instigate a war in the Middle East, probably involving Iran.
That would cut Middle Eastern supplies and raise the value of Russia oil, and therefore Russia´s geopolitical clout.
Never forget that Putin is ex-KGB, and such a solution has already been considered, no doubt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/8/2014 11:49:53 PM     (No. 9685288)

It was always going to be that, wasn´t it, #3? An explosive (literally) region that Russia and/or China can use to enfeeble the US is their dream. Unfortunately, we have a President who is all too willing to help.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubber, 1/9/2014 12:40:53 AM     (No. 9685316)

Thank you #2...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 1/9/2014 1:09:40 AM     (No. 9685327)

FTA: But the Saudis, the Russians, and every other oil oligarchy in the world now understand that their power is fading. The only thing that can save them is a political movement in the United States, headed by the environmentalist groups, that could cripple this strategic weapon.

LDotters know this...
Let´s engage our friends who could know LoFo´s that don´t...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 1/9/2014 1:26:16 AM     (No. 9685335)

Thx #2 -- we here in central OK have had a 400% increase in earthquakes the last couple of years. We had four in a 24-hr period last weekend. Local news says they are checking into the oil & gas industry. What for? Precious little fracking is going on in central OK!

I´m starting to think it´s our Federal Government´s hush-hush H.A.A.R.P. resonance program. And they have every intention of blaming it on "Big Oil" so they happily stay quiet. It´s starting to get unnerving. A big boom goes off under your house & you wonder what kind of damage is slowly being done to your foundation, or if a bigger one is building.

The May 3rd & May 20th tornadoes just weren´t enough, I guess. Call me paranoid but we´re the only all red state. This administration certainly won´t shed any tears over us if we take a big hit.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: bobn.t, 1/9/2014 1:50:36 AM     (No. 9685341)

Omusbro will have to put a stop to that.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/9/2014 2:56:51 AM     (No. 9685365)

Great... Now that fracking is defined as a way for America to grow on the world stage... Obama will shut it down. Don´t believe the estimation that this will cripple Russia.mRussia´s strength is in it´s world partnerships in The BRIC Alliance.

The BRIC Alliance formed to combat The NWO Agenda 21ers. Members include Russia, China, India, Brazil & many more.

The NWO Agenda 21ers are slowly becoming a very small community, more so since they partnered with The Muslim Brotherhood.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/9/2014 3:03:46 AM     (No. 9685369)

OK, now watch all the commie eco-terrorists come out of the woodwork with and a full blitz attack on so-called fracking in the US.

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