I must admit, I’m not feeling 100% today. Yesterday was a long day at work, and I’ve been reading reports on the escalating sanctions on Iran.
What I see is either the start of WWIII, the greatest depression, or a chance for liberty to regain its strength.
Let me start by saying that Iran is not a threat to the United States. They do not have the capacity to fly anywhere close to us, and certainly not to bomb us. Even if they developed missiles, they would be knocked out of the sky far before they would be able to strike a US city, and only if Iran was crazy enough to actually attempt it.
We have spent over a trillion dollars on multiple wars in the last decade, and have lost over 5000 men. That does not include the other countries losses, nor all the injured men who have returned home, and are unable to rejoin the work force or lead a normal life.
I see that if we start a war with Iran, it will be far more bloody than Iraq and Afghanistan, and it could draw in China and Russia to the conflict, therefore starting world war III. And for what reason? Oil? I mean think about it, of all the real reasons, why not oil? North Korea is developing Nuclear capabilities and we’re not threatening them. Why is it every country we invade is always oil rich, while there are plenty more dictatorships in the world with far more tyrannical laws?
The sad thing is, that even though we may be at peak oil right now, and I think that is the real reason for the forthcoming conflict. Oil is actually in abundance in this country. If it wasn’t for over-regulation, we could be fracking oil in Colorado, which has the largest oil reserves in the world.
America’s oil shale reserves are enormous, totaling at least 1.5 trillion barrels of oil. That’s five times the reserves of Saudi Arabia! And yet, no one is producing commercial quantities of oil from these vast deposits.
Now think about this. If we start war with Iran, and Russia and China don’t get involved. It might not become World War III, but how are we going to pay for the conflict? At 15 trillion dollars, how can we borrow more, without devaluing the dollar further? China may well dump our currency which will crash the dollar, pummel the economy and send us into the greatest depression ever.
The third option is peace. A huge cut in spending, cuts in government departments and de-regulation.
There is only one candidate for the office of president who will lead this country back on that path. No other candidate is talking about these things.
President Obama did not sign the keystone pipeline. This shows that he is not interested in helping this country with its energy crises. And at $3.50 a gallon last time I filled up my car, we are in an energy crises. When gas costs more, everything costs more. And when everything costs more, you are unable to buy as much. When you are unable to buy as much, you don’t go out as much, and the domino effect is that more and more jobs are lost as companies slowly go out of business because people simply cannot afford to go anywhere and do very much.
In order for gas to go down, we need to regain our energy independence and drill/frack more oil here in our country.
I will be writing an article about oil and renewable resources in the coming weeks. But for now, we do need to drill more oil.
This country is at a crossroads. It is said that politics is the art of delaying a decision until it is no longer relevant.
Right now there are a lot of major issues that are very relevant and need to be addressed and acted upon promptly.
See my blog this coming Saturday as to why I think Ron Paul has the best foreign policy, and why I think it would be a very bad decision to attack Iran.
We cannot afford another war, and we cannot keep spending trillions of dollars. The world needs to accept other countries decisions to do what they want to do. Engaging in trade and commerce is a great thing, but sanctions, embargos and the rattling of sabers is not a good idea.
I do not want my generation to become the next ‘lost generation’, I do not want my generation to be thrown into the jaws of war, and I do not want to have to survive my way through a depression when there is an option to revive prosperity.
We are at a crossroads, and it will take many individual voices to help speak the truth and get the message out there. We must preserve liberty and freedom in the world.