Friday, December 6, 2013

Game-changer: Saudis seek to re-balance Mideast against U.S.

Game-changer: Saudis seek to re-balance Mideast against U.S.

Key words 'Persian Gulf'.  So soon after we drove Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and blocked him from invading Saudi Arabia, that they would turn on us; the US.  No, they turned against Obama rather than hold out for just 2 more years.  I told you in PLATFORM what I want to do in Iran (Persia).  Perhaps we can still do it with Russia as an Allie or agreeing to remain non-combatant.  I don't care what kind of treaty Obama makes with Iran.  Iran is going to be OUR oil can.  Just a working figure of $40 per barrel, enough to support the citizens of Iran, but no extra for nukes, a standing army or supporting terrorists.
Years ago someone said to me that yes, the Arabs have the oil, but that is the only thing God gave them.  But look what they do with the oil money besides funneling some to terrorist groups.  They build marvelous cities using our expertise.  Yes they have the oil, but it was US who invented all the uses for that oil from gasoline to petro-chemicals.  It was US and the UK that discovered the oil.  The Arabs charge many times more than American landowners used to lease land to oil companies and if oil was discovered I think they got about $3.00 per barrel.  Why do the Arabs get so much per barrel?  Because they are there, that's it.  They did nothing to earn the hard earned money we spend at the pump.  Just guessing based on the inflated price of cars and considering the higher quality of today's cars, $2.00 per gallon is reasonable.  The price of a barrel of oil should be such that regular 87 grade would cost $1.50 plus $0.50 Federal tax = $2.00.  The tax is to rebuild bridges and the interstates and pay off not just interest but principal on the National Debt.  Once Iran is conquered and we are getting say 75% of our oil for $40 per barrel that's 45% of petroleum usage at a lower price.  This will in-turn drive down the price in all OPEC countries by perhaps 25%.  It will buy US time to become energy independent only buying from OPEC if our own domestic oil production is outstripped by petro-chemical and the tire industry needs.  Here is a problem.  I want good relations with Russia, but Russia produces oil and may not like US doing anything to lower the price.  I must ask a friend who was Deputy Director for new purchases meaning he bought Russian oil for Amoco (now BP).  I would ask President Putin which he would rather have on his border, an Iranian Army or an American Army that is busy with peace keeping duties...and a badly needed Allie in view of Russian-Chinese relations and the border land claimed by both nations.
My apology for the poor grammar and rhetoric above.  Things have just become much more complicated due to Obama's meddling.