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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 03:46 PM

 

You should know by now that the Iran situation is all about OIL.

With this deal the Trump administration is barring ALL businesses from buying Iranian oil. And guess what, your oil prices are rising. Stock are going thru the roof.

It's not really about any kind of moral or anti-terrorism or protection of Israel. It's all about being able to be the only game in town for selling our cache of oil. We have more than we need. We are and have been an exporter of oil sine the late 2011. We pretend it's all about fighting terrorism but it isn't. Otherwise we would be in all those countries where real terrorism exists. We would be trying to harness the terrorism in south and central America. But we only cared about Venezuela because of its oil...that should be clear by now.

45 administration tore up the Iranian agreement, which was being adhered to and which actually was better for Israel and the rest of the ME than the situation now. We use the guise of protecting Israel so as to legitimize our actions to the Evangelical community in the US but it is really all about the oil and LG markets.

Our brand of capitalism cannot really compete in an honest competitive environment. We are against China because we can't or choose not to compete with consumer goods industries. We are against Iran and Venezuela because they won't succumb to our oil market demands.

We now are a nation run by people who only recognize their own privilege, disrespect law and order, disavow human and civil rights, and favor misogyny and homophobia over equal rights decency.

Only the children of the poor and middle class will be going off to fight these corporate battles. Glad my children are too old.

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Reply You should know by now that the Iran situation is all about OIL. (Original post)
sarabelle Jun 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy Jun 2019 #1
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #2
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #3
malaise Jun 2019 #4

Response to sarabelle (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 04:06 PM

1. Trump thinks he's JR Ewing.

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Response to sarabelle (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 05:22 PM

2. Just so you know, we're still NOT a net exporter of crude oil as of 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2018/12/09/no-the-u-s-is-not-a-net-exporter-of-crude-oil/#746b063d4ac1

2011 is when the US became a net exporter of REFINED petroleum products, not crude.

Not saying I disagree w/your thesis, just posting this for everyone's edification

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Response to sarabelle (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:18 PM

3. Glad I have a hybrid

When I bought the thing at the tail end of 2012, I figured gasoline prices would be in the $5-6 range. Guess I was wrong. This time, I'm prepared.

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Response to sarabelle (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:18 PM

4. Duh!

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