Skip to comments.Who is really supporting terrorism? SUV owners or radical EnvironMENTALists?
Posted on 02/02/2003 2:55:27 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
The recent campaign to link the owners of SUVs (sport utility vehicles) to the support of terrorism -- because we must import oil from terrorist supporting nations to fuel our vehicles -- is being orchestrated by the greatest cause of our reliance on foreign oil, the environmental movement.
Their casting of stones at everyday citizens who are driving larger vehicles would be laughable, were their policies not so ruinous to our nation.
If dependence on foreign oil supports terrorism, no bigger sponsor of terror exists than Big Green.
The United States has a virtually unlimited supply of coal and uranium, and the use of these fuel sources would totally eliminate the need to use oil to produce electricity. Burning oil to generate power is a forced and uneconomical waste of a valuable resource.
Of the remaining oil we would need for vehicles and the chemical industry, more than ample reserves reside within our borders, although once again, Big Green forces us to leave much of the resource under the earth.
Regulations and litigation driven by the environmental agencies and their fellow travelers in Federal and State environmental agencies has worked to strangle energy production in the United States.
Ariana Huffington, whose chief claim to fame was marrying into wealth, can equate driving a SUV to supporting terrorists, yet can't bring herself to condemn the factions within our own borders that are most responsible for crippling our own production of energy.
Many may remember the Clinton administration's actions, closing vast resources of clean western coal in Utah by applying 'national monument' status -- while our own utilities import the same coal from foreign sources.
Nuclear power, our cheapest source of energy, has been regulated and litigated into oblivion.
Coal, which is truly an unlimited resource, cannot be efficiently used -- as EPA mandates require the same enormously expensive control devices on clean-burning western coal as on the dirtier eastern soft coal.
Large oil reserves in Alaska are forbidden, large coal reserves are forbidden, nuclear power is forbidden, and it is the SUV drivers who are supporting the terrorists?
The Number One enemy of American energy independence is still Big Green, and if anyone deserves credit for assisting terrorists through a created demand for foreign oil, let the environmental movement step forward to claim its award.
A primary contributor to financing terror is the War on Drugs and this is one more of many reasons that drug warriors are evil criminals and the drug war must end.
Dig deep enough and you find the Socialist Commies using the Greenies and the Terrorists to do their dirty work.
Two gullible dupes being used by another to do his dirty work and in the process they are all equally bad.
Care to back up your statement that the enviros did those ads as a "joke"?
Everything I have read shows they are dead serious about getting rid of SUVs.
In truth, though, I think we ALL realize that our environment is something that IS fragile, and no matter how much oil/coal we have in the ground, we KNOW it is NOT infinite. The one thing the article says that makes good sense is that we should be capitalizing on our nuclear power generation capability. First they create legislation making it illegal to research/implement modern, safe, efficient reactor type (like breeders... come on now, are we going to let the FRENCH LEAD THE WAY IN THIS FIELD?!?!), thus relegating us to the old, relatively less safe light-water reactors. THEN they use the "your reactor designs aren't safe enough" argument to stop us from making more. That's like telling someone they aren't allowed to drive a car, then refusing to take their ideas seriously because "heh, you don't even drive cars." As for "not in my back yard" syndrome, I'd rather have a breeder-reactor substation in each neighborhood than a mega-coal-plant upwind 300 miles choking my lungs and damaging the nature I like to go frolic in.
. . .The 'Greenies' are Socialist commies/Marxist Libs et al.
The smart ones know it. . .and think we do not.
It started as a joke with Arianna. Then the more traditional enviro wackos started taking it seriously. Just a lesson that we have some very dumb people in politics, particularly in the media. What starts out as jokes get taken seriously way too often.
Kind of like Charlie Rangel suggesting the draft. He meant it as an anti-war argument but people started taking it seriously.
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