Monday, January 15, 2007

Venezuela/Haiti; China/Money-Laundering; Rumsfeld/CIA; Iraq Study Group; Jon Stewart/Iraq

US Accusing Venezuela of Drug Running to Haiti Money-Laundering in Chinese Banks Rumsfeld Program Clashed with CIA Oil in Iraq Study Group Report Jon Stewart on "Winning" in Iraq

11 comments:

Jacob said...

Found this article on The Oil Drum

"Washington's successive divide-and-rule tactics - facilitating a possible genocide of Sunnis, contemplating a mass slaughter of Shi'ites, betting on a regional Sunni/Shi'ite war - never for a second lose sight of the riches of Iraqi. For Big Business, an Iraq eaten alive by Balkanization is the ideal environment for the triumph of Anglo-American petrocracy."

Balkanization. Now where might I have read that before...

http://www.atimes.com/
atimes/Middle_East/IA12Ak05.html

Col. Jenny Sparks said...

Cheers for the Stewart link! Bloody brilliant!

How's Mike?

Rice Farmer said...

Ethanol blues in Japan: The Environment Ministry has backed the construction of a plant to make ethanol using wood scrap recovered from demolition sites, and has planned a mixing facility to make E3 that would be sold at gas stations starting this summer, but the oil companies have thrown a spanner in the works by refusing to supply gasoline to the planned mixing facility. The ethanol plant is finished and hailed as the world's first commercial-scale plant making ethanol from wood scrap. The minister of the environment is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony today (January 16). Due to oil company refusal to supply gasoline, however, plans for the mixing facility have been put on hold.

Rice Farmer said...

The latest issue of the monthly magazine published by the Japan Automobile Federation (Japanese equivalent of the AAA) has an article on the price of gasoline. It also features two sidebars by experts who ought to know better, but not a word about peak oil. The reasons that oil no longer sells for $20 or $30/bbl are factors like "market forces" and "seasonal fluctuations." Needless to say, it's JAF's job to keep consumers buying and using cars, especially considering its ties with the auto industry, and with the hotels, resorts, and other places to which people go in their cars (membership discounts offered!).

Rice Farmer said...

"Cambodia Says Asian, European Companies Are Flocking to the Country in Search of Oil"

http://www.enn.com/today.html?id=12036

Oil-thirsty countries are falling all over each other to get at Cambodia's oil. Yet, sudden oil wealth in a poor country will probably just create a great divide between the elites who pocket the money and the hoi polloi, who get what Patty shot at.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/16008643.htm

Rice Farmer said...

"Oil Rises Before Report Expected to Show U.S. Stockpiles Fell"

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aPlh22Frm3Dw&refer=news

So, what's all the talk about an oil glut? Further, recent reports reveal that despite OPEC talk of cutting production, key producers have maintained or even raised production levels.

Green2Go said...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/16/e-warfare/

US Navy seeks help in developing e-warfare systems

"Instead of just blocking military frequencies, the Navy wants to add the ability to locate, track, and counter broadcast transmissions associated with civilian broadcast and communications networks."


Control the information = control the people.

gaelicgirl said...

More from the always interesting Tom Whipple....ways of beginning to approach Peak Oil at the local level:

http://www.fcnp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=731&Itemid=33

peakoiltruth said...

Does anyone know- has the FTW site and it's contents officially been shut down? I cannot access it at all-?

Rice Farmer said...

Business Week's cover story is on oil volatility.
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_05/b4019046.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_top+story

FTW admin said...

peak oil truth, thanks for the heads up on that. the ftw site is back up