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HonestChieffan
03-21-2011, 12:47 PM
On the Natural resources committee and no idea where our oil comes from....sad



(The Hill)- The United States military action against Libya is motivated by a desire for affordable and accessible oil, a top Democrat on environmental issues said Monday.

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said that he agreed with President Obama’s decision to launch, along with allies, attacks against Libya and its leader, Moammar Gadhafi. But Markey said the attacks were primarily motivated by oil.

“We are in Libya because of oil,” Markey said on MSNBC. “It all goes back to the 5 million barrels of oil we import from OPEC on a daily basis.”

“I think all Americans know why the president made this strike,” he said. “As long as no American soldiers are on the ground … then I think it’s a good decision for the president.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/151041-key-dem-attacks-on-libya-are-because-of-oil



Meanwhile Charlie (Crook) Rangle proposes the draft again...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-charles-rangel/why-we-need-universal-ser_b_837827.html


And Obama plays soccer in Brazil....while Brit SAS is doing badass work in Libya..
http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/article-1368247-0B42769600000578-106_638x521-550x449.jpg

Amnorix
03-21-2011, 02:50 PM
errr...if there was no oil there, do you honestly think the "West" would be there?

Let me help with this -- the answer is no.

And I don't really see anything wrong with that. Obviously, oil is an important resource and factors into our geopolitical thinking.

But for you to deny that oil is a motivating factor...?!? :spock:

HonestChieffan
03-21-2011, 05:52 PM
errr...if there was no oil there, do you honestly think the "West" would be there?

Let me help with this -- the answer is no.

And I don't really see anything wrong with that. Obviously, oil is an important resource and factors into our geopolitical thinking.

But for you to deny that oil is a motivating factor...?!? :spock:

So you think Obama is after libya's oil?

CoMoChief
03-21-2011, 06:36 PM
So you think Obama is after libya's oil?

yes...in the larger scheme of things..we are.

HonestChieffan
03-21-2011, 06:38 PM
yes...in the larger scheme of things..we are.

What then is Obama's objective? Not humanitarian?

banyon
03-21-2011, 07:26 PM
The irony in the thread title is strong.