Friday, February 02, 2007

Virgie Bell's View: Honest About Oil

Personally I would just as soon the present candidates stop all their trips to Iraq. If anyone thinks that some little hoity toity like Hillary or Pelosi are going to find out anything new, I don't know what to tell you. We have so many going over there that I am afraid it gives the wrong signal to the enemies of our country, especially if they are here in the United States and trying to keep a troop surge out of that area as well as trying to keep from funding the troops. This is exactly what Osama Bin Laden was counting on when he said the American people don't have the stomach for a protracted fight against the war on terror.

Fifty years after the first oil well was sunk in Texas there has been one war after another. That black stuff has been the treasure everyone has been after ever since. “No more blood for oil” is the cry here in America, but in fact if we let this natural resource fall into the wrong hands, and we are doing that pretty fast, we are in a world of trouble. Our entire economy is based upon that black gold and don't let anyone tell you any different. Our agriculture, our manufacturing, our means of communication and travel, they are all dependent on oil. The United States leads the world in technology and weaponry, true, but it is not going anywhere without oil, and it will run out someday. It will eventually dry up everywhere. It is fossil fuel and that will be used up. Of course we need to find alternative fuels, but the truth is that it will take a vast reserve of our oil supply just to do that. Anyone would have to be a real simpleton to figure otherwise.

Venezuela dictator Hugo Chaves has taken over the oil supply in that country and he hates the United States. He now controls the fifth largest oil reserve in the world. The Middle East is the world’s richest oil reserve and our present majority leaders are going to keep on until we are shut out of that supply. We have invested blood, sweat, and tears in an effort to stop the enemies of that country from controlling that reserve and using it against peace loving nations everywhere. It may come as a shock to us that given half a chance the terrorists would use that supply to destroy our economy. Everyone gets this shocked look on their face about this simple fact, but in fact the lack of oil is why Japan tried to take over the world during World War II. Millions of our troops were lost in that war. Because Germany squandered the oil supply is what caused Hitler's fall.

The Persian Gulf has been and always will be the thing that will balance world power. I wish that it wasn't so but the truth of the matter is that it is. I don't mean that the income should come to us from this resource. But it certainly should not be used as oil for food fiascos such as the United Nations allowed Saddam Hussein to do. He used that vast reserve to build palaces and plundered his own people, while he filled mass graves with the citizens of that country.

Sure Afghanistan is the hiding place of the Taliban. But the only resource they have is poppies. Ever run a county on opium? I don't think so. When the Hutus and the Tutsis were beheading each other, when the rivers ran red with blood of these tribes. The world said" not our fight.” If that had occurred on top of a vast oil reserve the world would have sang a different tune. Sure, one day we also might run out of water. We can’t live without that either. But it is time for us to be truthful about the matter. We desperately need to survive. We need to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

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