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War for Oil
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 5/21/2014 12:52:24 AM

The New York Times reports “when Russia seized Crimea in March, it acquired not just the Crimean landmass but also a maritime zone more than three times its size with the rights to underwater resources potentially worth trillions of dollars.” And you thought it was America that went to war for oil. (Snip) Putin may play the Big Man in Eastern Europe, but he is clearly the junior partner with respect to China. Yet both are playing the Great Power game: snatching up the sinews of power — gas, oil, nuclear power. You would think Obama could steal a march

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Opening more federal lands to exploration for oil and gas, and greatly increasing fracking would send gas prices plummeting worldwide, which would break Gazprom and Putin, but Obama is owned by the Sierra Club and billionaire Green sugar daddy Tom Steyer. He´s not about to rock that boat. Unfortunately, such obdurate short-sightedness characterizes this president, who is less a leader than a protestor: another Sharpton with a bit more polish.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 5/21/2014 3:00:57 AM     (No. 9856027)

...we don´t even need to open up more land for exploration to gain the upper hand on Russian in an oil war. Simply play hardball with the SPR and go into the market place and sell...

...by targeting the buyers of Russia´s oil, we´d be cutting the revenue they so desperately need. Add to that some changes to the export laws and they´d really be smarting...

...but we all have seen Barry throw a ball, so don´t count on much happening while he´s around...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/21/2014 8:16:36 AM     (No. 9856214)

Starting to feel like 1939 all over again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jt26, 5/21/2014 9:36:30 AM     (No. 9856345)

Wait till Obama reads this article!
Man will he be maaadddd.

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