Yeah, yeah, right --- we all know about the energy crisis.
We're being told by the oil companies that the problem is that Americans are "addicted" to oil. It's the "Law of Supply and Demand", they tell us.
That's like drug pushers telling their user clients that they are addicted to drugs and should stop.
So, why aren't we demanding that Congress do something about it?
We hear ongoing presidential and legislative "talk" about considering long-term alternatives, about researching and developing wind, solar and even water energy.
We in the U.S. have had this "energy crisis" for years now, so you would think that if it's such a crisis issue our greatest American "minds" would have resolved it by now, wouldn't you?
The real reason why we haven't resolved the great American oil crisis is because our leaders do NOT want to.
Let's face some facts. Most of our leaders in the Bush administration and in Congress are hooked up in some way to the oil business.
Bush and family have been in oil for generations. Dick Cheney was the CEO for Halliburton with oil ties. Even Secretary of State "Condi" Rice was on the Board of Directors of Chevron when George Bush first took notice of her. There's an old Bush gas & oil buddy, Don Evans, who became commerce secretary at the start of the 1st term. And remember James Baker, whose law firm represents oil companies and defense contractors?
Does anyone know that Samuel Bodman is our secretary of energy? In the private sector he was a chemical engineer and an investment banker --- George Bush's kind of "friends".
So, why do we still have an "oil crisis"?
Mostly because after almost 40 years the OPEC nations are dictating how they supply oil and at what cost to the rest of the world.
At the head of that organization sits Saudi Arabia, who has been a friend of the Bush family and of the U.S. for generations. Does the Saudi government work with us in the best interests of our mutual friendship?
No! It does NOT.
In fact the 15 terrorists responsible for the 9/11 plane hijackings and murders of Americans were affiliated with Saudi Arabia.
Instead of holding Saudi Arabia responsible for 9/11, the Bush administration blamed it on Iraq and the Saddam Hussein family.
Please note that Saudi Arabia is an Absolute Monarchy, which means whatever the King wants or says is the absolute law! There is no constitution or due process and the people are prohibited from any demonstrations or voicing complaints against the King or rules.
The Bush administration started the war and invasion of Iraq because it blamed the Hussein family for 9/11 and for plotting terrorist activities with Osama bin Laden. Who? Does anyone still remember bin Laden?
We invaded Iraq, a nation and corrupt government that the U.S. supported for generations because Bush told us that Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD's) and that he planned on using them against the U.S. and the rest of the free world.
Now, I'm not saying that Hussein wasn't an oppressive and dangerous dictator, but Saddam Hussein and his family were the fall guys for the Bush administration and its objectives.
The objectives, of course, was oil.
In Saudi Arabia the gas prices at the pumps are 45 CENTS per gallon!
Yet, Saudi Arabia is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East with its vast oil wealth being squandered and also invested by the wealthy few.
Outside on the streets there is vast unemployment and the decay of infrastructures. The average Saudi's future is very dim.
I've got a question for you:
If we are so busy trying to bring democracy to our sworn Mid-East "enemy" Iraq, why haven't we tried to bring it to our friend Saudi Arabia?
Why does the U.S. permit such squalor and oppressiveness for the Saudi people? Women there can't do anything without written permission from men and they don't have a vote in anything.
Why do we permit the government to teach every Saudi school child that their sole focus in life is to destroy everything American?
The simple answer is OIL! Americans have sold their souls for oil.
POINT OF FACT:
We need to push for a regime change in Saudi Arabia and we need to break-down the OPEC oil cartel that is destroying our American oil-run economy.
The "energy crisis" continues only for as long as we permit it!