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  •  skillet, the war is not with Syria. imho (0+ / 0-)

    I've grown weary of the death and destruction caused by a world obsession with oil to fuel economies.  It seems to me that the US, Russia, and China are all complicit.

    It's a complicated subject, with no simple solutions.  The more I learn, the more I despair.  

    http://www.aljazeera.com/...

    Fuelling geopolitics: The oil saga
    As the global competition for energy heats up, we examine how new players are rewriting the rules of the great oil game.
    This month, Al Jazeera aired a special four-part series on the hidden history of the western oil giants known as the Seven Sisters, and their role in defining the politics and economics of the world energy supply and demand. In co-ordination with this special event, Empire explores the shifting geopolitics of oil.

    Exxon, Shell, BP, Mobil, Texaco, Gulf and Chevron dominated the petroleum industry for most of the 20th century. But unlike diamonds, the old oil order is not forever. Sources, suppliers and consumers are changing, and the global balance of power is changing along with them.
     

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