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300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

"The Iraq war is largely about oil."
Alan Greenspan*


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"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*


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"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 Bhujwala

Every severe global recession of after World War II has been preceded by a jump in the price of oil.

Transnational 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.



NATO NOT SO GOOD


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 people.

"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 Klare

"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


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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, respectively.

2001 Richard Bruce Cheney puts together a Energy Task Force that develops a map of Iraq's oil fields, with the southwest divided into nine "Exploration Blocks".

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."

Its preferred 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 reserves."

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, 12/08/06

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 management.

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 company." - Jonathan Steele 03/31/03

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.

2007 Iraq's new oil law allows provinces freedom from the central government control in executing exploration and production contracts called "production share agreements".

Americans burn 20.7 million barrels of oil per day, the equivalent of the oil consumption of China, Japan, Germany, Russia, and India combined.

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 country.



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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 Administration.

"They'll show up in the statistics but not as refinery workers. The more dangerous an occupation, the less likely a company 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 company $1,625.

"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.

"Since 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 company 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 company 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

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, one of several agencies looking into the blast, has said internal British Petroleum 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.

British Petroleum 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 British Petroleum $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.

Often it is much cheaper for corporations to pay fines than to comply with regulations.

Workers deaths are just another cost in the drive to increase shareholder wealth.

The only purpose of a corporation is to increase shareholder wealth.

Dead-Missing-Jailed BP Whistleblowers

Gregory 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

John P. 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'

Chitra 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 young child.

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.

Roger Grooters: 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 September 10th.

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 conspiracy of 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.



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"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 Chefurka

Matthew 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 most prolific.

(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 pressure.

(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 stark warning:

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 wheat, corn, 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 industrial monoculture.

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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