Monday, April 23, 2007

Saving the World for Big Oil

NOW I get it. This explains everything.


robin andrea said...

I remember when the US invaded Iraq and the students on the campus where I worked protested. They said that we were going to war for oil. Their protest signs said No Blood for Oil. I didn't think it could really be that simple, but boy were they ever right. It's a nightmare and a shame.

Peacechick Mary said...

Yep that about sums it up. It's missing the mainstream media support. Perhaps that could be glopped onto The New American Century and Military Industrial - sort of like rancid peanut butter.

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I remember, like Robin Andrea, people saying No Blood for Oil. Dave Chapelle did his Black Bush skit pre-invasion and joked about the oil. Now the government is blatant about it, "You don't want the terrorist to get a hold of that oil, do ya?" They say this now quite frequently. We have to take this country back, out of the hands of the major corporations and the profiteers of war.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, that was uh...colorful...circular...involved! Not sure I'm anymore aware than I was before. "No blood for oil!" seems much easier. ;-)

sumo said...


Frederick said...

Never forget:

Bush Says U.S. Pullout Would Let Iraq Radicals Use Oil as a Weapon

"You can imagine a world in which these extremists and radicals got control of energy resources," he said at a rally here Saturday for Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.). "And then you can imagine them saying, 'We're going to pull a bunch of oil off the market to run your price of oil up unless you do the following. And the following would be along the lines of, well, 'Retreat and let us continue to expand our dark vision.' "

Bush said extremists controlling Iraq "would use energy as economic blackmail" and try to pressure the United States to abandon its alliance with Israel.

It's always been, in part, about the oil.

DivaJood said...

Robin Andrea, it has always been about the oil.

PC Mary, doesn't rancid peanut butter have oil?

Pursey, to paraphrase Pogo, "I have seen the Terrorist, and he is Bush."

Kvatch, I know that's a little bit busy for a frog's eyes, but it's really all about the oil. And rancid peanut butter. :)

Sumo, word!

Frederick, isn't that sort of like the wildly fluctuating prices we see at the pump today? Low before an election, then really high? In LA, we're around $3.30 per gallon of the low octane.

Coffee Messiah said...

It all makes sense if you own stock in the oil industry.

Logically, the more (from the beginning they denied it was about oil) we all knew, didn't we? ; (

hope you're feeling better! ; )

Traveling Man said...

Either all about the oil or an Oedipal Complex....