July 12, 2005

The paranoid in me

...keeps watching the 'Peak oil' report snippets come in, and wonders if the Bush/Saud crew weren't looking at a report which knew all of this in 2000-2002, and decided better to have American troops already sitting on Iraqi oilfields. If that was the case, then the whole 'it's in the last throes' idiocy can be explained as wishful stalling tactics - not stalling until the insurgency is defeated or goes away, but stalling until the oil crunch gets bad enough that the constituency doesn't care. I keep hearing this line of Cliff Robertson's from the end of Three Days of the Condor:
Higgins: Ask 'em when they're running out. Ask 'em when there's no heat in their homes and
they're cold. Ask 'em when their engines stop. Ask 'em when people who have never known hunger
start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won't want us to ask 'em. They'll just want us
to get it for 'em! 

...and hence are self-important, messianic delusional 'saviors' born.

Like I said, having a paranoid moment.

Posted by jbz at July 12, 2005 1:40 AM | TrackBack

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