“A Washington Post-ABC News poll this week showed that Americans overwhelmingly view the Islamic State as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests and, in a significant shift, widely support airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. Seventy-one percent of all Americans say they support airstrikes in Iraq, and 65 percent support strikes in Syria. That is more than double the level of support a year ago for launching airstrikes to punish the Syrian regime.”
“Will Congress challenge this? No. What of the 12 U.S. military bases in Iraq? Remember them? (1) Why are they there? (2) Why haven’t they been attacked by ISIS? No one ever mentions this. Here is a shattered former nation — shattered by U.S. troops — in which the U.S. government has permanent — read “forever” — commitments. If there is a threat to the homeland United States from ISIS, why has ISIS avoided attacking these bases?” ~ Gary North, Tea Party Economist http://teapartyeconomist.com/2014/09/10/americans-want-war-isis-long-inconvenienced/#fQKLWDef5PA0Y46K.99
Have you heard about the huge growth in oil production in Texas’ Permian Basin? Probably not. Shale oil wells there are yielding 65% more oil than they were 3 years ago – thanks to a new technology called horizontal drilling. The increased production shows no signs of stopping. Did you know that gasoline, jet fuel and heating oil made from shale oil burns cleaner that the very cleanest petroleum? Probably not.
Did you know that shale oil can be refined to gasoline and other fuels at the well, inside the oil well itself? No refinery needed. Fill the tanker truck at the well and drive it to the station. Even the fuel needed to drive the drilling rigs and electric generators could come directly from the microwave processor at the well after the well begins producing. It’s economical and energy prices could fall significantly. Did you know this? Probably not.
Did you know that the amount of shale oil in the U.S. exceeds the total oil reserves of all other countries? Probably not.
Why is the U.S. preparing to publically wage yet another war? Are you really going to allow your President and Congress to send the finest, best trained, most highly educated, best equipped military men and women- our children and grandchildren – and squander your wealth again to fight in yet another oil war among the tribes of Muhammad in order to protect access to oil for other nations and to protect the trading of oil in U.S. dollars? Don’t you think we will need these fine young people and arms to defend our homeland when the tribes of Muhammad attack again? Probably not.
Does the U.S. really need to save the world from ISIS after Obama trained and armed ISIS and released ISIS’s leaders from Gitmo and Iraq? Don’t you realize that you are being brainwashed by your government and the press? Probably not.
Don’t blame “them,” the “system,” or the bankers or the government. It’s your government and you are paying for it. Will you do anything to stop it? Probably not.