Skip to comments.Trump: We Donít Need Middle Eastern Oil And Gas
Posted on 09/16/2019 4:50:58 AM PDT by Helicondelta
Because we have done so well with Energy over the last few years (thank you, Mr. President!), we are a net Energy Exporter, & now the Number One Energy Producer in the World. We dont need Middle Eastern Oil & Gas, & in fact have very few tankers there, but will help our Allies!
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...and that is the bottom line, right there. It aint our gas that is at stake here. Chinas gas and Indias gas maybe but we dont use it. Unless we are willing to kill every single Iranian we should not even be talking about War with them. Its retarded.
His Twitter feed seems overwhelmed by lefties looking to give him a hard time.
[Unless we are willing to kill every single Iranian we should not even be talking about War with them. Its retarded.]
Freepers have been saying all of this for years. Utilize our domestic resources and let the sponsors of terrorism (Saudi Arabia is #1) go broke. Hence, cut off funding for world wide terrorism.
How many wars are we in right now that we dont seem to be able to finish? I am having trouble keeping track. Lets see theres Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, is Syria a different war or just Iraq 2.0? Then there is the war that is really taking place in the Philippines that we arent supposed to know about. These are just the ones that come to mind with a brief recollection. I suppose if we add Iran to the list we could just bundle about all the ME into one larger War we cant win. I suppose one could make the case by doing so that we are actually REDUCING the number of wars.
I haven't had a chance to follow the current situation as closely as I would like, but I have seen little mention of China. On the trade war front, China is being squeezed, and I think President Trump is heading for a good deal with them. The oil problem will hurt China and make it easier to settle the trade situation.
This Operation is actually a better data point for my argument than yours. If that War was over in a day what are we involved in today? It would seem the Iranians never realized they lost a war back then. When a defeated enemy loses an actual war they cant deny it.
He is correct that we have few tankers over there, but that is because very few tankers fly the AMERICAN Flag. We should NOT be protecting any commercial ship unless it is flying the AMERICAN flag. Even if the owner is American, the ship should be registered in the US and not some country with a flag of convenience. All oil exported from the US should be on US flag vessels.
MSM is pushing the war hard.
It will take an attack on Israel I would think to make this WWIII.
Thats my take on it. I hear the Saudis can be back up and running in a couple weeks. 5% of the worlds oil production aint trivial but a couple weeks dip in production plays to all our strengths and none of Chinas.
[How many wars are we in right now that we dont seem to be able to finish? I am having trouble keeping track. ]
IMHO those type of threats (nuclear, ICBM, etc.) are threats governments can make. Seems to me we are living in a transition time in which global corporations actually enjoy more control over events than governments. Google and Facebook dont want global nuclear war, it would be very bad for business. Regional Wars and Civil Wars are an entirely different matter. They weaken governments thereby relatively strengthening global corporations.
[If that War was over in a day what are we involved in today? It would seem the Iranians never realized they lost a war back then. When a defeated enemy loses an actual war they cant deny it.]
The price of gas is continuing to drop here in KY. It was 2.19, then 2.17 and this morning it’s $2.15.
Thank you for making my entire point. If we are not willing to commit to War we should stop talking about it. Riling folks up to commit to something called war but isnt ends up a bloody, inconsequential mess. We already have one hole in the ground with 58,000 names on it.
If this attack was real then it’s pretty bold. I hope that all of our forces in the area are on high alert. Sure is strange that right after Bolton “resigned” that this attack took place. What could that mean? Did the Iranians overplay their card and think that with him gone that there would be no appetite for a conflict? I think the Iranians are crazy and they have a history of taking hostages and subverting Iraq and Lebanon. They have worked through their proxies to wreck havoc everywhere from Hamas to Yemen and Hezbollah killing our Marines. I wouldn’t care if a few of their cities got smoked off the map. The only problem is that they have the new anti aircraft missiles from Russia. Better to use cruise missiles and drones.
It’s a world market, Mr. President.
I’m convinced there are elements within Iran that could guide the country towards a modern civil society but they may never see the opportunity. I think a confrontation is coming soon with the Islamist.
We are in a much better position energy-wise and policy-wise than if this attack had occurred on 0bama’s watch. I can’t comment on China but I am hoping you are right. And there is no need for us to be involved...unless Iran attacks Israel.... but I’m hoping the broader Mideast can step up to their own plate for a change and take care of Iran.
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