Take aim at those who oppose shifting America off of oil:
No, but I am Irish. Not to be menacing, but the iconic Khe Sanh photograph is simply a favorite from the era, and I did post in in Off Topic.into the green beer a little early are we
SAFE and Roubini Global Economics Release ‘Decision Point’
This afternoon at an event hosted by the Manhattan Institute at the Harvard Club in New York, Securing America’s Future Energy released its latest research, Decision Point: A Well-Supplied Global Oil Market Will Make 2013 the Year to Deal with Iran, written in conjunction with Roubini Global Economics. The paper outlines why the coming months present a narrow and critical window in which a loose global oil market is well positioned to absorb the loss of Iran’s remaining 1-1.5mbd of oil exports.
Until 2012, the U.S. and Western nations avoiding imposing strong economic sanctions targeting Iran’s oil exports – allowing Iran’s nuclear pursuits to march forward – largely because they feared the economic impact of taking Iran’s oil off the market. Now, relatively low global demand and rising non-OPEC oil production has created a real opportunity to implement more aggressive measures without causing an oil price spike.
Today’s event at the Harvard Club focused on how, over the past decade, the combination of Western oil dependence combined with the importance of Iran’s role within the global oil market have prevented the United States and its allies from successfully implementing the best possible foreign policies in response to Iran’s nuclear program. Noted economist Nouriel Roubini remarked that 2013 could be the year to “make it or break it” on Iran policy—and that a nuclear Iran could lead to permanent increases in global oil prices. John Hannah, former National Security Advisor to Dick Cheney, commented, “For years, America’s dependence on oil has dangerously constrained our ability to use economic pressure to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Decision Point suggests that a final window of opportunity may now exist to see whether Western sanctions can beat Iranian nuclear physics.”
In Decision Point, SAFE and Roubini present the case for why now is the time for action. Additionally, the two groups urge policymakers to maximize this opportunity, and outline a number of guidelines for implementation. Recommendations emphasize the importance of international transparency, clear political communication, consistency, and utilization of existing policy mechanisms such as strategic stockpiles.
I understand that as service people, you have to be cautious on how you "protest" and certainly attacking Foreign Oil Dependancy is a good channel to follow.Both me and my wife managed to fulfill a career in the Armed forces serving our interests at home and abroad. When I saw the Pentagon on fire while in DC for that fateful week, knowing I had friends in there, game over. Learning 19 of 20 of the nutjobs who attacked us were Saudi and tied to oil money in Saudi I had enough. I fired the only shot the government would allow us to fire back at the real enemy - FOREIGN OIL DEPENDENCY. Now I powere my car nearly entirely on American energy, creating jobs here at home, with a product that puts our national secutiry firs.