"We have economic problems, it's been caused by
disruptions in our oil supply .
With a force in Iraq,
there will be no disruption in oil
supplies ." - Robert Kagan*
"Our main reason for invading Iraq was to assure
control of its oil reserves. When
our initial excuse of weapons of mass
destruction was proved false, we fell back on the rationale of promoting
democracy in the Middle East." - Maneck BhujwalaEvery
severe global recession of after World War II has been preceded by a jump in
the price of oil.
elite sees control of Iraq as the key to lowering American oil prices,
bolstering the American economy and ending OPEC's 30-year stranglehold on the
global oil market.
In the 1970s and the 1980s,
Transnational elite secured it's
interest in oil without stationing a single combat
soldier on the Arabian Peninsula but
peace is just not as
profitable as war!
In the 1970s and the 1980s America relied on
numerous aircraft carriers off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
Transnational elite also built
numerous military bases near but not
on the Arabian Peninsula so that large numbers of
military ground forces could be
moved to the region quickly if a crisis emerged.
When American military bases were built in Saudi
Arabia and not removed after the first
Gulf War it gave
Usamah bin Mohammad bin Laden
something to bitch about.
When NATO invaded Iraq all
Baath party members were fired.
Baath party members held every
operational and executive position as that was required by the regime of Saddam
Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti. Each and every individual that knew how to
operate industrial concerns. The invasion was never about 'helping' the Iraqi
"Controlling Iraq is about oil as power, rather
than oil as fuel. Control over the Persian Gulf translates into control over
Europe, Japan, and China. It's having our hand on the spigot." - Michael
"A marine friend told me we lost the hearts and
minds of the Iraqis when we secured the oil fields but left their national
artwork open to plunder." - Jonathan Talberg
The National Science Teacher's Association was
offered 50,000 copies on DVD of "An Inconvenient Truth" by Paramount. The group
decided to decline the offer due to the fact that it might offend
ExxonMobil and the American Petroleum Insitute, who had given
it $6 million since 1996.1997
BP Amoco purchases a 10 percent
stake in the Russian oil conglomerate Sidanko.
1998 Halliburton Energy Services contracts with
Moscow-based Tyumen Oil to deveolp four western Siberia fields, the first one
being the Samotlorskoye field. Tyumen had proven oil reserves of 4.3 billion
barrels, possibly as many as 6.1 billion barrels, with crude oil production and
refining capabilities of 420,000 barrels/day and 230,000 barrels/day,
Bruce Cheney puts together a Energy Task Force that develops a map
of Iraq's oil fields, with the southwest divided into nine "Exploration
2002 "The US State Department's Oil
and Energy Working Group, meeting between December 2002 and April 2003,
said that Iraq "should be opened to international oil corporations as quickly
as possible after the war."
method of privatization
was a form of oil contract called a production-sharing agreement. Page 1,
Chapter 1 of the Iraq Study Group report lays out Iraq's importance to
its region, America and the world with this reminder: "Iraq has the world's
second-largest known oil
The group then proceeds to give very specific and
radical recommendations as to what the US should do to secure those reserves.
If the proposals are followed, Iraq's national oil industry will be
commercialized and opened to foreign firms." - Antonia Juhasz,
Halliburton and Sibneft, Russia's fifth largest crude oil
producer, sign an agreement. Sibneft will use Halliburton's new technologies to
improve well construction and processing while Halliburton directs all project
2003 Invasion of Iraq begins on
March 20, 2003.
"Leaks from the state department's "future of Iraq"
office show Washington plans to
privatize the Iraqi
economy and particularly the
state-owned national oil incorporation." - Jonathan Steele
Between 2003 and 2004, American oil imports from Iraq increased
by more than 86%.
2004 American appointed interim
Prime Minister Iyad Allawi submitted guidelines to Iraq's Supreme Council
for Oil Policy suggesting that the "Iraqi government disengage from running
the oil sector" and that it be opened to international foreign investment,
according to International Oil Daily.
Iraq's new oil law allows provinces freedom from the central government control
in executing exploration and production contracts called "production share
Americans burn 20.7 million barrels of oil per day, the
equivalent of the oil consumption of China, Japan, Germany, Russia, and India
Ray Lee Hunt, CEO
of Hunt Oil, signs an oil deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq
with the approval of the State Department according to documents obtained by
Congressional Commitee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Ray Lee Hunt spent most of the
Bush administration serving on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory
Board (renamed the President's Intelligence Advisory Board in early 2008).
2008 A meeting shrouded in secrecy between 34
international oil companies and Iraqi oil ministry representatives occurred at
the Park Lane Sheraton in London to divvy up the following oil fields:
Kirkuk and Bai Hassan in the north, and Rumaila North and South,
Zubair, West Qurna Stage 1 and the three Missan oil fields in the south.
Also on the table are the Akkas gas field in western Iraq and the
Mansouria gas field to the country's east where. With a combined total of 40
billion barrels, at no point in history has so great a quantity of known oil
been offered in a single bid round to international oil companies, in any
refinery on fire
!The accuracy of government safety
statistics is undermined by the fact that many workers are now hired by or
through independent contractors.
Long considered one of the nation's
most dangerous industries, oil refining suddenly seemed one of the safest when
the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported no refinery deaths in 2002 or 2003.
At least nine people were asphyxiated, burned or fell to their deaths at our
nation's refineries during those years, according to media accounts, industry
statistics and fatal accident reports to the Occupational Safety and Health
"They'll show up in the statistics but not as refinery
workers. The more dangerous an occupation, the less likely a incorporation
would want to hire those people directly - they want to boost their own safety
rates and decrease their liability." - retired Bureau of Labor
Statistics economist Guy Toscano
The way the US safety statistics
are now kept, a work site will not generally get a black mark if contractors
from other companies are killed or injured there - only if a permanent employee
dies or gets hurt.
"If the site gets picked up, it's going to be almost
a fluke." - former OSHA Administrator Patrick Tyson Hazardous industries such
as steel, are increasingly contracting out their more dangerous jobs to make
the primary corporation look safer.
Terry Brimer fell when a corroded
railing gave way at the Indiana refinery in 2004. OSHA fined the incorporation
"I have a
British Petroleum paper
that says we will provide our employees with a safe work environment, but there
wasn't one for my husband. I don't feel like a $1,625 fine is enough of a
motivator for them." - Naomi Brimer
British Petroleum West Coast
Products agreed to fines, health programs and improvements totaling a
record $81 million for thousands of pollution violations over the past
decade at its Carson, California oil refinery.
British Petroleum failed to
identify and inspect as many as half the components in its facility during the
last decade, emissions might be as much as double previous totals." - AQMD
chief counsel Peter Mieras
The 15 worker deaths at the
British Petroleum refinery
in Texas City, Texas on March 23, 2005 could have been prevented according to a
report by the United Steelworkers.
"If the incorporation had taken the
union's advice to pipe the atmospheric vent where the hydrocarbons were
released to the flare system there would have been no fire and if the
incorporation had not violated its own policy and issued themselves a variance
in order to place the trailer in a dangerous unit there would have been no
deaths." - United Steel Workers Region 6 Director Gary Beevers
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, one of several agencies looking
into the blast, has said internal
documents show that budget cuts of 25 percent from 1998 through 2000 caused a
progressive deterioration of safety at the refinery.
"British Petroleum has
admitted they were responsible. The issue is what level of knowledge did they
have in advance. Those issues are still out there." - Brent Coon, Eva Rowe's
attorney - Eva Rowe's parents, 48-year-old James Rowe and his wife, Linda Rowe,
47, of Hornbeck, La., were two of the 15 killed.
agreed to pay $50 million in fines and plead guilty to a felony for it's role
in the refinery fire.
In October 2009 OSHA fined
$87 million for failing to correct deficiencies that lead to the 2005 explosion
and fire that killed 15 workers. OSHA issued 271 notifications to BP for
failing to correct hazards at the Texas City refinery over the four-year period
since the explosion and fire. OSHA is issuing fines of $56.7 million for
"failure to correct." In addition, OSHA also identified 439 "willful and
egregious" violations of industry-accepted safety controls at the refinery.
Those violations will lead to $30.7 million in additional fines.
WhistleblowersGregory Stone: February 17, 2011 -
LSU scientist unknown illness
Anthony Nicholas Tremonte: January
26, 2011 - Mississippi Department of Marine Resources officer, from Ocean
Springs arrested on child porn charge
Dr. Thomas B. Manton: January 19,
2011 - former President and CEO of the International Oil Spill Control
Corporation - imprisonment and subsequent murder while jailed
Wheeler II: December 31, 2010 - a former Pentagon official and presidential
aide and a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons -
was beaten to death in an assault, body was discovered in a Wilmington landfill
James Patrick Black: November 23, 2010 - an incident commander for BP's
Gulf of Mexico oil spill
response team, died near Destin, Florida in a small plane crash'
Chaunhan: November 15, 2010 - worked in the USF Center for Biological Defense
and Global Health Infectious Disease Research. Found dead in an apparent
suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel. She leaves behind a husband and a
Dr. Jeffrey Gardner: November, 2010 - MIA Status, of
Lakeland, FL - investigating unexplained bird deaths near Sarasota abruptly and
immediately closed his practice, and apparently his investigation into the
deaths of swans in Sarasota, suspected to have been impacted by the BP Oil
Disaster. No one has heard or spoken with him since.
October 6, 2010 - hit by a truck as he passed through Panama City, Florida. Mr.
Grooters had been knocked down and killed close to the end of a 3,200-mile
trans-America charity ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil
disaster. He began his cross-country bike ride in Oceanside, California, on
Senator Ted Stevens: August 9, 2010 - longest-serving
Republican senator in history was among nine people on board when the 1957
DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter, crashed into a brush- and rock-covered mountainside
about 17 miles north of the southwest Alaska fishing
village of Dillingham. Stevens was
the recipient of a whistleblower's communication relative to the BP Oil
Disaster blow-out preventer, and a
secrecy to hide the facts from the public.
Matthew Simmons: August 13,
2010 - Simmons' body was found in his hot tub, investigators said. An autopsy
by the state medical examiner's office concluded Monday that he died from
accidental drowning with heart disease as a contributing factor. Simmons was
the only industry insider willing to speak out against the "officials" during
the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
Joseph Morrissey: April 6,
2010 - cell biologist and college professor, a near-native Floridian who chose
to return to South Florida after studying at elite universities - was fatally
shot during what police say was a home invasion robbery.
"We are dependent on oil for our
food, transportation, commerce,
medicine, communication, sanitation and the
job specialization that provides the
vast majority of our livelihoods.
Breaking our dependency
will involve wholesale change in the way we live and who we are as a people." -
Sara Anne Edwards
"One of the realities global inhabitants face but
don't seem to realize is oil depletion. The world is currently using about 3%
of the remaining oil supplies annually. If global oil usage remains constant
over the next 10 years, the annual worldwide depletion rate will rise to 4.5%
just because of the diminishing oil reserves. Some say the usage rate would
rise because of the increased demand in China and India. Others say it would
fall because of the increasing difficulty and expense of extracting the
remaining oil. In either case, pressure for reduced US oil usage will be
great." - Dwayne Deets
"I'll never forget the day about four years ago
when I suddenly understood the implications of Peak Oil. I felt like I'd taken
the red pill and abruptly awoke in a completely new and unsuspected reality.
From that point on almost all the information I uncovered about the state of
the natural world, the way we humans live in it and the reasons we behave as we
do painted the outlines of a system that was very near the breaking point. As
time went on, I came to understand that we were not just near the breaking
point, we were already at it. The truth of
my new perception proved impossible
to communicate to those who had not undergone
a similar epiphany -
while for those who had, no explanation was necessary. Those who get it
understand that to respond to a great crisis you need to understand it fully in
order not to waste time pursuing avenues that are unworkable or
counterproductive. Those who get it tend to think in terms of adaptations or
mitigations, rather than solutions. People who make this jump move their
worldview into a frame of reference
that is largely incomprehensible to those still working from the old story. As
a result their new perceptions tend to be
derided as 'faith-based' because the inner logic of the new frame is not
derivable from the old." - Paul ChefurkaMatthew R.
Simmons, chairman and CEO of the leading oil industry investment bank Simmons
& Co. International, has been financing the exploration and development of
new oil reserves. In a newly released book, Twilight in the Desert,
Matthew R. Simmons states;
(1) Most of Saudi Arabia's oil output is
generated by a few giant fields, of which Ghawar - the Earth's largest - is the
(2) These giant oil fields were first developed 40 to 50
years ago, and have since given up much of their easily extracted oil.
(3) To maintain high levels of production in these major oil fields,
the Saudis have come to rely increasingly on the use of water injection and
other secondary recovery methods to compensate for the drop in natural field
(4) As time passes, the ratio of water to oil in these
underground fields rises to the point where further oil extraction becomes
difficult, if not impossible and there is very little reason to assume that
future Saudi exploration will result in the discovery of new oil fields to
replace those now in decline.
The IEA's World Energy Outlook 2008
included a study of the depletion rates of the world's top 800 oil fields. It
found rates of 6.7% for past-peak fields, increasing to 8.6% by 2030. Averaged
across all fields, the rate was 5.1%. Against such high decline rates - up from
a generally accepted 4.5% estimate only a few years ago - the agency calculated
that the world would need to add 64 million barrels per day (mbpd) of new
capacity between 2007 and 2030 in order to meet an anticipated demand growing
at 1.6% per year.
Depletion rates after the peak can vary widely, from
about 2% per year for a well-managed onshore field, to 20% or more per year for
deepwater fields like Mexico's Cantarell field, and other deepwater fields in
the Gulf of Mexico. Of the 42 largest oil producing countries in the world,
representing roughly 98% of all oil production, 30 have either plateaued or
passed their peaks. The IEA concluded that the world will have a hard time
reaching 100 mbpd within the next two decades. Their projected supply curves
are now sharply reduced, while their global demand projections continue to show
about a 1.5% annual rate of growth.
The report concluded with this
For all the uncertainties highlighted in this report, we
can be certain that the energy world will look a lot different in 2030 than it
does today. The world energy system will be transformed, but not necessarily in
the way we would like to see
[W]hile market imbalances could temporarily
cause prices to fall back, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the era of
cheap oil is over
It is within the power of all governments, of producing
and consuming countries alike, acting alone or together, to steer the world
towards a cleaner, cleverer and more competitive energy system. Time is running
out and the time to act is now. An average 5.1% per year depletion rate removes
3.7 mbpd from world supply every year. By 2015, we expect relentless depletion
to overcome new supply.
In this new world order of
high energy prices basic food
commodities such as
soybeans and sugarcane will also become
major energy sources. The International Monetary Fund
recorded a world wide 23% rise in
food prices between January
2006 and June 2007.
Grain can be converted
into bread for food or ethanol for gas stations. Vegetable oil can be used
for cooking or it can go to gas stations to be used as diesel fuel. The 1.2
billion vehicles on the world's roads in 2016 (2 billion by 2035) competing for
food resources with the 2.7 billion people struggling to survive on less than
two dollars per day. Faced with an insatiable demand for automotive fuel,
farmers will want to clear more and more of the remaining tropical forests to
produce sugarcane, oil palms, and other high yielding fuel crops generating a
massive new threat to the Earth's genetic diversity through conversion to
As humanity turns to wind, solar cells, and
geothermal energy in this century, we will witness the localization of the
energy. The globalization of the Earth's food economy will also be reversed, as
the higher price of oil raises the cost of transporting food internationally.
Both will reduce centralization.
The resource exploitive fossil fuel
based, automobile centered, shopping center oriented, throwaway global consumer
cultural model will be replaced with a 'new' symbiotic biomimicking cultural
model. In the small isolated communities that survive the throwaway global
consumer culture a comprehensive symbiotic biomimicking cultural model based on
reuse/recycle "cradle-to-cradle" economy powered by
renewable energy sources: wind,
solar, tide, geothermal, hydropower, and hemp biofuels.
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