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  •  Would removing a substantial part of Global Oil (0+ / 0-)

    production, say 2%, serve as a hedge against inflation?

    I see several political benefits.

    The West gets to shore up Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and point popular ire towards Gadaffi.

    It's also a power sink in the Middle East. It really steals the thunder from the movement. Now all of a sudden it's the same old same ol'. It's a revolution supported by the architects of the previous regime.

    I think the whole Egypt movement might be in danger of being co-opted. I'd expect the leaders of the co-opting to come from Facebook and Twitter, most likely, the easiest to package and sell.

    This is what Psyops is about. Rest assured that the United States is trying to assert Full Spectrum Dominance over the Middle East via the internet as we speak. It's really rather freaky when you think about it.

    I don't like the idea of a no fly zone, myself. I think the people of the Middle East were doing quite well themselves with this revolution. Sendai and Fukushima scared the shit out of everybody. It would have been a great time for Détente and focusing on our own Green Revolution at home.

    But we are so short on Vision these days.

    Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

    by k9disc on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 07:24:32 PM PDT

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