If you cannot find Osama, bomb Tehran......

Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2003 09:15 pm
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John Webb
Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2003 02:06 am
Rumsfeld Threatens The World!
In a speech shown on television last night, Herr Fuhrer Von Rumsfeld effectively announced the President's and Government's intention to use preemptive force against ANY nation who might be considered BY THEM to pose a terrorist threat to the security of the United States AT SOME FUTURE TIME - as the official alternative to allowing the threat to develop.

Translated, this means anywhere on the face of the globe - and to Hell with the U.N. and all past treaties and agreements. Be prepared for more invasions, a bigger budget deficit, increased taxes and thousands more body bags.

Naturally, Bush and his friends have appointed themselves judges, juries and executioners as to which nations might become these future dangers. Judging by their lack of actions in Korea, Zimbabwe and Liberia, it will only be the mineral-rich ones.

Wherever he be, Hitler must be ROFLHAO!
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2003 08:15 pm
Yes Virginia, it's about the oil. The following excerpt is from a little discussion I started about causes and sources of Middle East terrorism at:


Please forgive the re-posting but it seems relevant here. Let me know what you all think.

"[...That which is good in preserving the ME as an enclave of medieval societies is unacceptable for the rest of the world. The blessing bestowed upon many of these nations of oil reserves, also is the Middle East's curse. The U.S role in the region as the stabilizer of oil availability and price is unilateral, America alone posses the resources for this task. This responsibility has nothing to do with whether the price of gas is 1 or 2 Dollars lower or higher at the pump or what Petroleum Company gets which contract from whom. Simply put, the economy of the world is based on free flowing oil with a stable price--remove this and the world economy would at least be severely damaged, if not collapse altogether.

Today about 25% of world production comes from Saudi Arabia and two factors make this area unique in its importance:

1). This region's oil is extremely inexpensive to pull out of the ground (Russia's production cost 5-10 times as much for the same amount of oil).

2). Saudi Arabia has the world's largest reserves of oil and with this reserve they are able to stabilize prices by varying their production.

Loss of Saudi oil by conflict in the region could very well create a global depression even worse than that seen in the 1930's. The U.S. presence prevents any one particular ME state seizing control of the world's oil and holding the entire world's economy hostage. In addition military access in the region is strategically important to the U.S. to maintain its influence with not only the ME but also Central Asia, Eastern Africa, and South Asia. This gives greater flexibility in America's new policies regarding the physical deterrence of terrorism and police action if necessitated.

I believe that we must resolve ourselves to the fact of a permanent U.S. "Influence" in the region. Perhaps the U.S. might use a two pronged approach in decreasing the base for terrorism by first employing diplomatic efforts with the region's governments and then sponsoring humanitarian efforts aimed at the area's populations thereby fostering better understanding between the people of America and their counterparts in the ME. ...]"

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