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Jon Christian Ryter
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seizing the financial records of several oil-money financed Muslim charities,
educational and benevolent organizations in the United States, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation found strong evidence suggesting that many of
these organizationssome of which are headquartered in the United
Statesare actually conduits whose primary function is to covertly
funnel money to Islamic terrorist groups around the world. Among those
wealthy contributors are the Saudi royal family. Spokesmen for the Saudi
royal family admit that the al Sauds contribute vast amounts to several
Muslim charitieslike the Red Crescent and othersbut, as far
as the Sauds knew (the spin goes), their money was used exclusively for
the benevolent purposes promoted by the charities.
However, al Qaeda financial records found
in deserted Afghan hideouts and seized from Muslim charities in the United
States suggest otherwise. These records reveal that the Saudi royal family
was the source of millions of dollars which made its way not only into
the hands of Osama bin Laden as he prepared to wage his extremist Islamic
Jihad against America, but was used to finance the activities of Yassar
Arafats personal Palestinian terrorist group from which the homicide
bombers arose, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Hamas and the Hezbollah.
The Saudi royal family even provides pensions for the families
of homicide bombers who are viewed as martyrs.
The financial databases found and examined
by the FBI clearly show that all the time the Saudi government was paying
lip service to the United States (while denying them the right to fly
missions against the al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan from Saudi soil),
the Sauds were playing both ends against the middle. The reason is obvious.
Being Muslims, they are obligated to stand with their Islamic brothersor
face a possible fatwah from an Islamic cleric. (Extremist muslim clerics
have issued death warrants on the al Sauds at least three times since
1991once because the Saudi royal family allowed the United States
to bring female soldiers on Saudi soil.) At the same time, the Sauds need
both the economic and military strength of America to protect them from
their land and oil hungry Muslim brothers in Baghdad, Tehran and Damascus
who want to use oil as a weapon in their economicJihad
against the industrialized nations of the world which control the worlds
most lethal war machines and equipment.
and foremost the royal family, like all Saudi citizens, are Muslims. Some
might be Sunni and others Shiites, but they are all Islamic. In
the Arab world, the religious freedom rhetoric being spouted
from the desert sands notwithstanding, in the Muslim mind, there is only
one God, Allah, and one religionIslam. The extremist Islamic view
(which, granted, is not shared by all Muslims) is that those who practice
religions other than Islam (or are atheists
or agnostics) are heathens and must be converted or killed. Muslims who
assist either the Jews or any heathen who opts to help the Jews must also
be condemned to deathusually through the issuance of a fatwa by
a Muslim cleric who, under Islamic law, issues the death warrants which
are to be acted upon by all loyal Islamics.
As more evidence of Saudi duplicity surfaces,
pressure mounted from liberal quarters in the United States for the Bush
Administration to distance itself from Crown Prince Abdullah and King
Fahdeven as Bush entertained the Crown Prince at his ranch in Crawford,
May 6, 2002 Saudi Arabia joined its Arab neighbors on the peninsula in
a boycott designed to shun all American products ranging from cigarettes
to Big Macs and that taste-tempting chicken cooked with 23 secret herbs
and spices. The call to boycott American products extends beyond the Arab
States and Muslim nations. Islamic civic organizations, student groups
and professional organizations are calling for Muslims in every nation
in the worldincluding the United Statesto shun American products
in favor of imports from nations which are not tied to the hip
or that do not export goods to the Jewish State. Organizers of the boycott
are targeting American corporations that are perceived as supporters or
supporters of the Bush Administration, or companies that have channeled
aid, in one form or another, to the Israeli State.
Hardest hit thus far are restaurant franchises
in the Mideast and other nations with large Islamic populations. In addition
to Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonalds are such food brands as Pizza
Hut, Taco Bell and Baskin Robbins. KFC in Oman reported sales have already
fallen by 45%. McDonalds, in the Omani capital of Muscat have noted their
sales are off 65%.
Mideastern smokers, who would have traded
a camel for a Camel a year ago, or who believed the oasis
in the desert was Marlboro Country, have turned off American cigarettes
as Turkish cigarette sales rise in the Land of Islam. According to a Washington
Times report published on May 8, a senior executive at Kuwaiti-based Americana
(a corporation which owns licenses for several American franchises, pizza
sales at the Kuwaiti-owned Pizza Hut franchises fell 40% in Egypt and
45% in Jordan. Overall, Americanas sales are off
20% throughout the world. Mohmoud el-Kaissouri, an executive dealing with
the service sector dealing with 22 American restaurant franchises in the
Muslim world admitted to wire service reporters that its getting very
serious. The number of [Muslim patrons] going into these restaurants
is less and less every day despite all that we are doing. el-Kaissouris
group represents McDonalds, Kenny Rogers Roasters and Little
In Saudi Arabia, Coca Cola was the worst
hit of American branded products, with sales off some 60%. Pepsi Cola
sales were off 45%.
According to Ibrahim Mahrous, the sales manager for Ben Dawood Supermarkets,
Muslim customers are leaving Proctor & Gamble products on the shelves
and are increasingly buying inferior brands made in Europe and China.
The sale of Pampers dropped 35%. In Morocco, a campaign has been launched
by two newspapers to boycott the American dollar as well, asking Moroccan
businesses to refuse to accept dollars. Boycott the dollar in your
operations for the sake of the Palestinians, the headlines challenge.
Whenever possible, opt for the Euro.
In addition to the move to boycott the use
of dollars (that will impact no one except the Muslims who will lose on
the exchange rates), the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate, headed by Dr.
Hamdy el-Sayed, sent a list to every physician in the Syndicate that contains
the product names of every American pharmaceutical product which has an
alternate generic made either in the Arab world or in Europe or Asia.
We understand this is not economically effective, el-Sayed
admitted, because people are going to continue to buy American goods.
This action is more of a symbolic [gesture] than a real effect.
Whether it is symbolic or not, hospitals in Lebanon, Syria and JordanAmericas
Arab friend in the Mideasthave stopped buying drugs from American
drug makers completely, including vaccines that are needed to prevent
With the advent of the Arab consumer boycott
of American products, righteously indignant American anger began to fester
in the United States until finally the question was raised: What
if Americans decided to boycott Arab oil? Conservative radio and
TV talk show
hosts raised the question, and scrambled to put together lists of gasoline
producers or distributors who did not buy their oil from the Arab world
in order to provide their listeners with a list of gas stations they should
Their approach to list-compilation was as
simplistic as it was inaccurate. International American brand
names like Standard Oil, Mobil-Exxon, BP-Amoco, and Chevron-Texaco (the
most high profile, best advertised Seven Sisters brands) were listed among
those to be boycotted since their partnership arrangements with the Arabs
are well known. Standard Oil and its wholly-owned subsidiary spin-offs
from the 1911 anti-trust suit that made the Rockefellers break the
company apart (Exxon, Mobil, Amoco, Chevron, Atlantic Richfield, Sunoco,
Sohio, British Petroleum, and Continental Oil [Conoco]), Royal Dutch Shell
and the Rothschild/Nobel oil companies that dominated the Russian oil
industry since the first oil strike around Baku on the Caspian Sea, developed
the oil fields on the Arabian peninsula and shared ownership with the
oil shieks who ran those feudal nations. Armand Hammer, who was the visible
owner of Soviet-backed Occidential Petroleum
funneled money to the Gore family for over 50 years), laid down heavy
bribes to gain oil leases in Iraq, Kuwait and Iran.
It would seem, on the surface, that by ruling
out a handful of major transnational oil companies it could be assumed
that by bypassing them and patronizing the smaller independent
gas stations we would achieve the objective of boycotting Arab oil.
When John D. Rockefeller formed Standard
Oil he understood the basic law of economics that says to control demand
it is necessary to control supply. Once a corporation gains
control the supply of a commodity, it can, and will, manipulate demand.
And, that is precisely what Rockefeller did.
From the early days along Oil Creek, Pennsylvania Rockefeller experienced
hefty financial losses caused by too many drillers producing too much
oil and driving down the price of crude. The same was true of the refiners
who processed the crude oil into kerosene. With a glut of crude oil, and
an over-abundance of refiners processing crude into kerosene, it cost
more to refine the crude oil into kerosene than kerosene wholesalers like
Rockefeller could get for the product on the street.
To control the flow of crude to the refineries,
and the processing of crude into kerosene, Standard Oil first attacked
the methods of distribution of crude from the wellhead to the refinery,
bankrupting one driller after another, and then buying out the bankrupted
drillers. The same was true of the refiners. One-by-one Standard Oil went
after them, driving the price of kerosene down in those markets until
the refinery went bankrupt. Then Standard Oil would buy up the defunct
refineryand hire the refinery owner. By 1875 Standard Oil controlled
85% of the worlds production of kerosene because it controlled 85%
of the worlds production of crude oil.
When the first oil strike occurred at the
Caspian Sea port city of Baku in Russia in 1873, Robert Nobel of the Swiss
munitions family was in the area buying walnut for rifle stocks to fill
a contract his brother Alfred had with the Russian government to supply
rifles to the Russian army. Sensing the opportunity, Nobel forgot about
the walnut grove he had been sent to purchase and opened an oil refinery
in Baku instead.
By 1879 the Nobels had more of their resources
tied up in oil than in munitions, forming the Nobel Brothers Petroleum
Producing Company. They built an 8-mile long pipeline from the Baku oil
field to the Caspian Sea where they loaded oil onto the worlds first
oil tanker, the Zoroaster. Within the next five years, they would own
a rail system complete with tank cars and storage depotsall financed
by Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, the Tsars banker.
The Nobel-Rothschild alliance drove Standard
Oil out of Russia.
It was Rockefellers only commercial defeat, and Standard Oil was
not prepared to roll over and play dead. Rockefeller and Rothschild would
continue to fight until the Boleshevik Revolution (which was financed
by Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew Mellon and other
capitalist entrepreneurs in order to gain control of the emerging economy
of the natural resources rich nation) ended the competition when Lenin
nationalized the entire economy and closed the door to any capitalist
entrepreneurs from profiting in the new Soviet Union.
As oil was discovered to be a universal
commodity found almost everywhere under the crust of the earth, the Nobel-Rothschild
and Rockefeller forces scrambled to claimstake every
wellhead in the world in order to exercise sufficient control over the
output of oil at the wellhead and to the refineries to protect their profits.
As supply increases, demandand profitsdecrease.
As oil strikes became as frequent as mosquito
bites at a Sunday afternoon picnic, the internal combustion engine was
invented, and the automobile became a fact of life in America, adding
new demands for fossil fuelsand a new monetary incentive for wildcat
As major oil strikes occurred in Oklahoma
and Texas in the United States and in the South Pacific, Standard Oil
began losing control. An anti-trust suit was filed against Standard Oil
by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. After languishing in the courts for five
years, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the breakup of Standard Oil 1911.
However, unlike any modern day breakup, it was allowed to keep all of
its spin-off companies. While Standard Oil had the appearance of being
a much smaller company with whom independent oil companies like Sinclair,
Phillips 66, Pennzoil, Ashland Oil, Getty, and other national and regional
brands could compete, the reality is, Standard Oil still owned the oil
business in the United States. And with the Rothschild-Nobel cartel and
the Marcus Samuel family (which owned Shell), Rockefeller and the Rothschilds
controlled the global oil industry. The initial oil exploration in the
Mideast was done by the British at the close of World War I when Great
Britain won the Arabian peninsula after defeating the Turkish
Ottoman Empire in Palestine.
Standard Oils Seven Sisters joined
the British in the Mideast, buying oil leases in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq,
Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Yemen. By doing business with the most powerful
Muslim shieks, and sharing the oil revenues equally with those Islamic
chieftains, the political leaders of the Mideast nations were born through
alliances with Rockefeller and Rothschildand not through diplomatic
relations with the governments of England and the United States.
would appear, on the surface, that if a consumer wanted to boycott Arab
oil he or she could simply drive past every Mobil, Exxon, Chevron, BP,
Amoco, Texaco, Sunoco, ARCO, Conoco, CalTex or Standard Oil station and
be reasonably certain that they had boycotted 85% of the Arab oil coming
into the United States. But, appearances can be deceiving in this age
of mergers and private branding.
If you ever bought your gasoline from Reelo
and Sello convenience stores, you bought Arab oil because you were doing
business with the Seven Sisters. Most independent convenience store chains,
in fact, buy their gasoline from the largest refinerswhich likely
are owned by the Seven Sisters. So even though the gasoline has a local
label, the reality is that crude from the Mideast probably made the gasoline
in the tank of your car.
Sohio (Standard Oil of Ohio) and British
Petroleum (which was Standard Oil of England) began buying up existing
truck stop/restaurants and gas station/convenience stores during the OPEC
oil crisis of the 1970s to gain the retail profits and the Seven Sisters
continued the practice after the oil crisis passed. Convenience stores
and highway truck stops/gas station/restaurants were good business. Sohio
bought the McLean, Virginia-based Scot branded stations. The best performing
stores were branded as BP, the marginal stores were
branded as Boron. In the 1980s, British Petroleum bought Truckstops of
America, then adding Gulfs southeastern units as Gulf oil regrouped.
Then they added Gas&Go, a Michigan chain, and Gibbs truckstops
in the northeast.
In the meantime, Chevron-Texaco formed retail
partnerships with Shell Oil called Equilon/Motiva (which are joint Texaco-Shell/SaudiAramco
ventures). SaudiAramco is the original Saudi-Rockefeller partnership venture.
As British Petroleum began buying up Gulf,
Gulf sold many of its units to independent Cumberland Farms. Today, Chevron-Texaco
is a shareholder in Cumberland, and Gulf lubricants are now sold by Chevron.
Texacos retail marketing (at least until 2004) in the United States
is being done by Equilon/Motiva. Independent refiner Ashland Oil (located
in Ashland, Kentucky) decided to focus on its petrochemical products and
merged its Ashland gas stations with Marathon
in 1998. Marathon assumed Ashlands SuperAmerica convenience store
chain. Mobil Oil attempted to take over Marathon in 1981. Cash-starved
Marathon found the money they needed from U.S. Steel to keep Mobil from
absorbing them. Flush with U.S. Steel money, Marathon
bought Ecol in 1984, then Webster-Value, then adding Speedway convenience
stores. In 1984 USX-Marathon-Ashland formed Emro Marketing to manage their
growing convenience store dynasty. Their marketing philosophy was to keep
the regional brands they were buying whenever it was practical to do so.
USX-Marathon-Ashland bought Globe Oil in 1985, and with it, Starvin
Marvin. They added Port Oil, Golden Imperial, United, Colonial-Progressive,
Tulsa, and WakeUp. It would seem that here was an independent gas station
America could patronize without fear of buying Arab oil. U.S. Steel, a
Carnegie corporation that fell under the management umbrella of J.P. Morgan,
(has now merged with Rockefellers Citibank), and is a Standard Oil
partner in many financial deals all over the world. J.P. Morgan now has
its own oil holdings in the Mideast and elsewhere around the globeincluding
in England and China. Independent Phillips 66 brand was purchased by Conoco
in a merger in which the new company was called Conoco-Phillips. Conoco
operates both Kayo and Jet independent gas stations. Pressed
by Seven Sisters competition in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Pennzoil
agreed to merge with Getty Oil. Before the deal could be consummated,
Texaco purchased Getty Oil before the merger was fully completed. Pennzoil
sued and won, using its settlement money to purchase Jiffy Lube in 1989.
From 1990 on, gasoline sales became less important to Pennzoil who devoted
its corporate sales effort to lubricants. In 1998
Pennzoil merged with Quaker State. Earlier this year an agreement was
struck in which Royal Dutch Shell assumed Pennzoil-Quaker Stateand
with it, Jiffy Lube.
Phillips 66, an old respected American independent,
purchased 76 and Circle K convenience stores in September, 2001. The Circle
K deal joined Phillips 66 in a partnership with Exxon in the New England
States and in Arizona, and with Mobil in the mid-Atlantic States.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to
know which independent in the United States is really an independent
or whether its simply an acquired regional brand of one of the Seven
Sisters, or is an American subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell or the Rothschild
or Nobel European oil interests. Just as the Baby Bells are attempting
to regroup into a single major transnational telecommunications entity,
so are the Seven Sisters. And because it is, it is impossible to tell
where the gasoline you are pumping into your gas tank came fromeven
if the gas station you frequent is called SuperAmerica, Marathon (whose
slogan is An American Company Serving America) or Moms
Apple Pie Gas & American Flag Companyunless that gasoline retailer
drills and refines its own oil. Thus, while it is possible to single out
oil companies with major oil lease holdings in the Mideast, it is impossible
to boycott gasoline refined from Arab oil since most of the gasoline sold
in the United States is refined from Mideast oiland that which is
not is refined from crude stored in tanks that have no country of origin.
It is unlikely that those in the processing plants responsible for refining
the crude into gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, fuel oil or jet aircraft
fuel have any idea of the country of origin of the crude oil they are
converting into fuel or heating oilor that they even care. For that
reason, it is virtually impossible to boycott Arab oil. You can, however,
make a political statement and punish the transnational oil
barons by boycotting the Seven Sister brands, Gulf, and Shell and allowing
their lesser known subsidiaries to reap the profits and denying them to
shareholders of the the major brands. While you cant keep the proceeds
from the sale of petroleum products from ending up in the pockets of the
Standard Oil, you can impact the stock price of Mobil-Exxon, BP-Amoco,
Chevron-Texaco, ARCO, Sunoco, and Standard Oil since shareholders have
a tendency to sell stock off when their dividends fall. (Most blue chip
stock investors have these holdings in their portfolios strictly for income
purposes. If the stocks stop delivering the needed quarterly income checks,
the holders of the portfolios exchange them for other income producing
By purchasing its independent gas and oil
competitors the Seven Sisters, Royal Dutch Shell and the Rothschild/Nobel
oil interests have been able to better control independent oil exploration
in North America by limiting the number of players who are
opting to drillor reducing the number of those with the financial
ability to lobby Congress against the restrictive environmental laws being
pushed by the ecoalarmist groups funded by Standard Oil and the Seven
Sisters who actually want to curtail new development to prevent gluts
of oil from shifting the tenuous balance between supply and demand and
thus, reducing the global price of oil by the barrel.
Using environmentalists and ecoalarmists
like former Vice President Al Gore to impose costly environmental regulations
on the refinery business, the global oil giants have been able to slow
down the refining of crude into gasolineand at the same time, by
adding cumbersome, costly and usually unnecessary regulations, they have
further burdened those who can least afford itthe independent American
drillers and gasoline refiners.
Since 1997, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore
began to implement the pollution standards imposed by the Kyoto Protocol
(the UNs unratified Global Warming Treaty) most of Americas
independent oil refineries across the nation were forced to close down
because they were unable to meet the emissions standards mandated not
by Congress but by the Clinton-Gore Administration. Once the small oil
refineries were forced to close, small independent drillers and well-owners
no longer had the means to get their oil to market since the large transnational
oil conglomerates had no need for the cheap American oil.
Unrefined oil backed up at the nations
largest refineries and the cost of gasoline and fuel oil began to creep
up until, in the summer of 2000, gasoline approached $2.00 a gallon in
most markets. In markets where anti-pollutants or ethanol had to be added
to the retail product, the cost of gasoline skyrocketed even higher. Afraid
to take the heat for their own regulations, Clinton and Gore blamed the
high prices on a shortage of oil from our friends in the Mideast
and on the greed of the transnationalist refineries which were trying
to keep supply on the short side of demand in
order to keep the price of gasoline from dropping as it does when supply
exceeds demand. Gore, campaigning for the presidency at the time, demanded
that Clinton release 500 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum
Reserve to provide economical heating oil for seniors on fixed incomes
as winter approached. (Actually, since Gores ecological agenda created
the problem, his statement was made not because winter was approaching,
but because the elections were approaching and Gore wanted to make sure
he had the elderly vote.)
Clinton and Gore made a very public show
of taking 500 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Navys strategic
oil reserve in order to provide low-priced heating oil for the elderlyand
then sold all 500 million barrels of crude to the former Soviet Union
because the American refineries were so backlogged with raw crude that
their storage tanks could not hold any more oil.
At the same time, with the media still crying
about horrific oil shortages that would drive up the prices of gasoline,
kerosene and fuel oil during the peak winter months, Bill Clintowas
under extreme pressure from several environmentalist groups (who are funded
by The Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Trust, the Pew Foundation,
the Ford Foundation) to restrict new oil exploration near Prudhoe Bay
in the Beaufort Sea. Geologists discovered the most massive oil reserve
discovered in American territory to date. The oil strike was
found on the North Slope just below the Arctic Circle. Geologists estimate
that there is enough oil under that northeast corner of Alaska to serve
100% of the fuel needs for the United States for 20 years, or replace
all of our Mideast oil imports for 30 years. (Today, America imports 60%
of its oil from other nations, with most of it coming from the Mideast.)
While environmentalists (including Mobil-Exxon and BP-Amoco) have suggested
that drillers would destroy some 20 million acres of the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge and with that destruction, displace the Porcupine Caribou
which mate along the coastline every spring (when drillers are attempting
to drill in 2,000 acresabout the size of a regional airport). The
Gwichin Eskimos who depend on the Porcupine Caribou for their food
supply and winter shelter are rather two-faced about the potential environmental
impact of drilling in the Prudhoe Bay tundrasomething that has been
going on for a decade since they expected BP-Amoco and Mobil-Exxon to
drill for oil on their land...with the Gwichins leasing the
oil rights to the transnational oil companies. (BP-Amoco and Mobil-Exxon
decided there were cheaper places to drill and let their oil leases expire.)
If oil wells are drilled in the Refuge, it will be on land
owned by the Inupiat tribe. The Gwichins will not gain a penny of
oil revenue. Because they are not happy campers, the Gwichins have
protested to Washington, arguing that the drilling will be disastrous
to the caribou. In reality, that is not true since drilling has been going
on there for the past decade. Instead of seeing the herds depleted due
to the intrusion of man, the Porcupine Caribou herds have increased 34%
since drilling began on the North Slope.
When drilling began on the North Slope,
geologists estimated that the oil field contained approximately 9 billion
barrels. To date, 13 billion barrels have been sucked from under the tundraand
the wells are still producing at full capacity. Geologists have estimated
that there are at least 16 billion barrels under the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge which Bill Clinton illegally declared to be a national monument
to prevent drillingat the insistence of environmentalists funded
by Seven Sisters.
Tapping into the oil reserves beneath the
illegally designated national reserve would completely eliminate Americas
dependency on Saudi oil. The Seven Sisters and the other large transnational
oil conglomerates with American sounding names (but without any patriotic
loyalty to the United States since they consider themselves to be multi-national
rather than national corporations) have declared they are opposed to drilling
in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge only because there are more oil
fields where oil can be purchased more cheaply.
That is known as a tongue-in-cheek-truth.
Since the wells in the Mideast are already pumping oil, it goes without
saying that Saudi oil is cheaper than drilling wells in the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge; then running a pipeline from the oil field to the pipeline
running from the North Slope into the Standard Oil-owned Alaskan Pipeline
where the independent drillers in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
would be forced to pay a stiff surcharge to transport non-Seven Sisters
oil through the pipeline.
the price of gasoline at the pump is steadily rising and will continue
to rise through the summer when the demand for gasoline becomes the greatest,
our Arab trading partners: Saudi Arabia has oil reserves of approximately
300 billion barrels. Kuwait, which we liberated during the Gulf War, has
reserves totalling about 125 billion barrels. The United Arab Emirates
has approximately 100 billion barrels, and Venezuela (which is an OPEC
member) has reserves of about 50 billion barrels. Iran and Iraq are sitting
on 125 billion barrels of oil between them. (See The End of Cheap
Oil, by Colin J. Campbell and Jean H. Laherrere; Scientific American
© March, 1998.) (http://dieoff.org/page140.htm)
While there is enough retrievable oil under
the crust of the Earth and under the oceansincluding the South China
Sea and the Arctic Ocean which conceals oil reserves that surpass that
which has been found under the desert sands of the Mideastto provide
mankind with all of its fossil fuel and natural gas needs
for the next five hundred years, everyone knows that carbon fuels (oil
and coal) and natural gas cannot replenish themselves. Every million barrels
expended is a million barrels that cannot be replacedever.
And, nobody understands that better than the Rockefeller Foundation.
For the past one hundred years Standard Oil has been carefully gauging
the depletion of this critical resource. In 1900 Standard Oil was convinced
that without careful conservation, the worlds supply of oil would
be depleted in 50 to 100 years. Linked to the consumption of carbon fuels
was people. By 1960 Standard Oil became convinced that the world was producing
too many people and that those people were consuming the worlds
resources too fast. The Rockefeller Foundation financed several population
control studies and decided that by the year 2000, if left unchecked,
the world would no longer be able to feed itself...and, nonreplenishable
fossil fuels would be dangerously depleted. In 1998 the Scientific Journal
roughly estimated that there are about 1,000 billion barrels of oil left
to be extracted from the Earth by traditional means. The estimate
was extrapolated from production figures from older declining wells, added
to cumulative projections of exploratory wells being drilled in other
areas. Finally, the scientists checked the projections made in exploratory
fields drilled a decade ago and compare the actual flow with the projections.
the estimates of the worlds reserves are somewhat crimped,
since environmentalists have stymied oil exploration in the United States,
Alaska and the Arctic region controlled by the United States and Canada.
Further, there has been little new exploration in the former Soviet Union
(whose oil reserves will likely rival the Mideast when fully exploited).
Very likely, the estimates of the scientific community
that there is only around 1,000 billion barrels of retrievable oil left
is an understatement of as much as 50%. The problem with these projections
is that new well exploration has fallen dramatically not only in the United
States but in the northern hemisphere.
The Scientific Journal estimated, in 1998,
that within the next decade (the one we are living in) the supply of oil
(due to deliberately curbed production worldwide) will be unable to keep
up with demand, and the next oil crunch will not be temporary.
It will mark the beginning of a steady and very likely sharp escalation
in the price of carbon fuels that will see temporary reprieves caused
by temporary gluts. With diminishing supplies of a commodity controlled
by the worlds largest, most powerful corporations, there is no doubt
that [a] they need to conserve supply since it is their primary source
of revenue, and [b] they need to increase the level of revenue they are
receiving from their oil leases even as they reduce the supply of oil
available for sale throughout the world.
Anyway you look at it, the cheap ride is
Standard Oil and the Seven Sisters have
an established track record of controlling supply in order to increase
demand since the higher the demand, the higher the profits. Americas
carbon fuel dependency on the Arabs or the former Soviet Unionboth
of whom have the ability to economically blackmail the United Statescan
be eliminated for the next 30 years by tapping into the oil reserves under
the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Americas largest oil companies
(which originally owned most of the oil leases in the Prudhoe Bay area)
have been strangely silent on the debate other than to claim that there
are many potential oil fields around the world that can be more developed
much more cost effectively than those in ANWR.
None of those oil fields, however, are in the United States.
That is by choice.
As Americas oil giants spent billions
of dollars in oil exploration elsewhere, they have also contributed billions
of dollars to environmental groups at home to protest new oil exploration
in America. In addition, the environmentalists were funded by the global
oil giants to lobby the United States government during the eight Clinton-Gore
years to shut down existing producing wells because, they claimed, those
wells threatened the ecosystem in the United States. Further, the environmentalists
lobbied the Clinton-Gore Administration to enact the oppressively strict
greenhouse gas emissions standards that had been written into the Kyoto
Protocol by Vice President Al Gore and Assistant Secretary of State for
Global Affairs, Timothy Wirth. The Gore-Wirth regulations, implemented
by the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], made it a financial hardship
for small, independent oil refineries in the country to comply, effectively
shutting most of them down, and creating a domino affect that forced almost
every small oil producer in the country to shut down their pumps as well.
It isnt that the global oil giants
missed the point of the argumentdependency on Arab oilit is
that those transnational corporations that were born and bred in the United
States have renounced their American citizenship. These multi-national
conglomerates (whether oil companies, industrial manufacturers, or the
makers of blue jeans or sneakers) claim to be citizens of the world.
They now argue that while they pay taxes to the United States and several
other governments around the world, they owe no allegiance to any nation.
Interdependence with all other nations of the world is needed to build
the infrastructure of the global community.
The transnational industrialists and bankers who are constructing the
financial infrastructure of the global economy are convinced [a] that
the world has too many peopleand that the overabundance of humanity
is destroying the the delicate balance of the global ecosystem and, as
a result, people are inadvertently causing global warming; and [b] that
the use of carbon fuels [the primary source of income of the oil giants
who finance the advocacy of the environmentalists] is building up greenhouse
gases which, in turn, is causing global warming.
that carbon fuels are primarily responsible for global warming (which
is, itself, a myth fostered by the oil companies who need to force consumers
to use less oiland pay more for it)and conscious of the fact
that carbon fuels (not fossil fuels since oil is not dinosaur residue)
are not replenishable, the oil companies with an eye on the futurenot
the next decade or two or three, but the next two, three or four centuries
or moreneed to condition the consumers to conserve this irreplaceable
Conservation means using lessa lot less.
The trick for the oil giants is to force
the world to use about half the oil they currently consume. Since the
demand for gasoline and other petroleum products will not fall in direct
relation to the declining supply over the next decade, prices for gasoline,
motor oil, industrial lubricants, and other petrochemical products will
By the end of this decade, the cheap ride
will be gone forever.
And the American consumer will be woefully reminiscing about the good
old days when gasoline cost less than $3.00 a gallon.