No oil no war


A fact in itself is only a fact. Itís difficult to understand the reason for it. However a collection of facts can be interpreted. And a mass of facts lasting decades is still more understandable. The wars in the Middle East continue without a break. Their fuel is called petrol. Itís a fuel that is not renewable. 50% of it has already gone. A part of the remaining 50% has very high extraction costs. When the demand increases, India and China, and the offer decreases, the price increases.

And when thereís not oil for everyone, the strongest, those who are more armed, want to have it for themselves. Oil is called Persian Gulf. The world war for oil is going on and it will finish when the oil supply has run out. How long will it take? Twenty, thirty years?

In the meantime, there will always be less available and the international tension will increase. The economies of industrialised nations are based on oil. Who controls the exporting countries guarantees the growth of their economy. Who doesnít control them will implode. Who will this be? China, India, Europe?

Of those countries in the Persian Gulf who are not under the dominion of the United States, thereís Syria and Iran who has decided to sell its oil in Euro and petrol-euros frighten the Americans more then Bin Laden. Iraq is at war. The Lebanon is at war. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are under the protection of the Americans.
To get an end to the war, itís necessary to fight the oil. The oil companies. Their interests that are fused with those of the arms manufacturers.

Alternative energies are now obligatory. This is the true emergency.
No oil, no war.

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Posted by: battery | March 20, 2008 03:31 AM

A good read!

Posted by: toolbattery | February 22, 2008 02:36 AM

Itís a very useful application!

Posted by: Battery | February 18, 2008 03:00 AM

a good read

Posted by: tom | January 15, 2008 02:11 AM

Thank you for this outstanding article.

Posted by: jacky | January 10, 2008 04:08 AM

Take the Pledge

All Presidential Candidates should make pledges like those below. If they
refuse, then you should refuse to vote for them.

1. No More Oil Wars.

2. Work for independence from foreign oil on day one.

3. No more wars for corporate profit.

4. No more secret deals for $4 per gallon gas.

5. No more Chicken Hawks promoting wars of choice when they themselves avoided combat.

6. Make government green--if you can't make what you have the most control over
green, I don't care about your plans to make the country green.

7. No more torture.

8. No more lying about torture.

9. No more re-defining torture.

10. No more drunken hunting.

11. No more secret deals with big corporations to divide up the spoils before the war even starts.

Posted by: Poetry | May 27, 2007 08:30 PM

Caro Nessuno Dimentichi

bel nome certamente!

Ti consiglio di leggere meglio. Non chiedevo informazioni di poco conto. Infatti il blog in se per se non ha statistiche rilevanti. Certamente non rilevanti per una tesi di dottorato che si rispetti. Le statistiche di tehnorati non dicono nulla sugli utenti che utilizzano il blog. La genesi del blog e' certamente piu' vicina ad una storiella che ad altro. Ho cercato di mettermi in contatto con chi gestisce il blog, ma nulla da fare.
Gli indirizzi email indicati non prevedono richieste come le mie. Probabilmente una mancanza in un blog altrimenti non malaccio.
Se internet significa apertura e mancanza di filtri (cosi' come dichiarato da grillo) credo che in questo pecchi abbastanza di mancanza di informazione.

Un consiglio a chi gestisce il blog: rendetelo piu' open, solo cosi' potra' essere giudicato in modo completo.



Posted by: Giovanni Navarria | August 23, 2006 04:09 PM

Eva, your husband is cool!

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 11, 2006 10:44 PM

Eva, your husband is very sympathetic. Me too, I pass to the red lights but I stop to the green lights to compensate :-)

Posted by: Blisco jaio | August 11, 2006 02:36 PM


The reason I had 2 SUV is because I lived outside the city, where in winter time you could get stuck in no time and wait for hours.
The second SUV was used as a mean of transportation of toolboxes, heavy spare parts for tool machines, baggage and personnel (all at the same time).
When I changed my job I got rid of it asap and now that I live in a more urban area, I will also get rid of the other, whenever my finances will allow it.
In USA, a 2,4 liter engine is fuel efficient because of its compression ratio which is lower than the european ones because it causes less pollution, more gas mileage and more durability.
Unfortunately, the best fuel efficient cars are Japanese and european because the americans never felt the need for it until now.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 11, 2006 01:56 PM

There are two schools of thought with regard to peak oil. One is that we are about to reach.. or have already reached... the apex of production. The other is that there is no shortage, except the shortage artificially manufactured by the oil companies. It really does not matter which is true, we still need cleaner fuels and preferably fuels whose supply is not dominated by a few mega-companies, most of which are headquartered in one of a few war-mongering nations.

Giovanni... I can't believe you would openly admit to having more than one SUV! Not once did I see you attempt to justify your reasons for owning an SUV... particularly when you seem to be doing a lot of city driving. We need to get away from the idea that the SUV is an acceptable vehicle for city use!

If you step down to a car with 2.5 litres, it may make you feel better, but it is still NOT a small engine when most of the driving will be done in the city.

By the way, the batteries in hybrid cars do not contain acid, but there are unanswered questions about the increased carbon footprint of the production and disposal processes for these batteries and the electric motors they drive.

Posted by: Noel Cosgrave | August 11, 2006 12:59 AM

heheheeheheh! Eva: you are right! Boys and their toys!
But, joking apart, everybody has the own contradictions, in fact I' m always been a little skeptical about those people who are always standing by their principles, without any exception!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 10, 2006 10:53 AM

I am litle bit ashame,my husband had a middle life crisis ans end up bying a ford 71,changed the engine to V8,and now he race,yes he is a petrol head,with is muscle car he race four time a year,the rest of the time,the car get use very little,when I complain that is not good for the enviroment,( he been greener then me),he replay that to compensate he plant trees,how can I argue with that?boys and their toys!ciao

Posted by: evakulnurae | August 10, 2006 02:36 AM

In America, my brother gave me his car, a Pontiac. A giant, compared with my Reanault Twingo!
I was driving all the time, in the city and along the interstates and I found it very relaxing: people are driving very slowly and nobody try to exceed the speed-limit or to surpass you without forewarning like in Italy!
However, Prince, I must say there are also a lot of people who are falling asleep at the wheel! ;-)))))

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 10, 2006 12:39 AM

I had to sell my older SUV, a Ford Explorer(that I didn't need anymore) which had a V6 3600cc gasoline.
I bought a more fuel efficient Volvo 2400cc gasoline that drinks way less than the Explorer.
I keep the other SUV (a Jeep 4700cc V8 gasoline) in the garage and I use it only around the city only when the Volvo is not here.
I will eventually sell also the Jeep to switch it with a regular car.
I don't want to buy hybrid cars because the manufacturer's did not inform the consumers regarding various issues: battery duration, battery recycling and what to do in case of accident, like having to cut the car's body and if the car flippes over where the acid from the battery will go.
I'm quietly buying a smaller engine car (here is a 2.5 liters) and wait for the Hydrogen cars (see BMW 750hl which will pave the way for the next generation's cleaner vehicle).

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 9, 2006 10:56 PM

While you were in China, I was in the U.S.A.(!) Everybody was complaining about gas prices, which compaired with european prices seems to be very low...
All is relative....

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 9, 2006 08:30 PM

Last monday BP announced that the oil supply from Alaska is now interrupted due to corrosion on the pipeline.
BP could not say how big the damage is and when the pipeline will be restored.
That pipeline supplies 8% of the american oil and now the price can increase up to 10 cents a gallon.
Thank you BP.

That's why now I will not buy gas from those clowns.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 9, 2006 08:08 PM

What's happened to BP pipelines?

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 9, 2006 07:27 PM

In 2007 or 2008 BMW will sell its hidrogen cars to the public.
These cars will be a bit expensive but will be the first step in the direction of clean energy.
I already crossed off BP since yesterday because of their alleged problem with the corroded pipeline (by the way, how can a pipeline get corroded on the inside from oil?).
More on this, the superpaid BP CEO said he doesn't know when it will be repaired and back in action: if this guy gets lots of money for his job he should give us an answer about this problem within at least 3 hours, instead he keeps everybody out by playing dumb (or being dumb).
I think he's playing the game for that Alaskan oil drilling plan that is ousted by the environmentalists.....

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 9, 2006 04:58 PM

@ Giovanni Navarria

It seems that you don't know much about internet: better if you choose other tesis,
how can you ask such a question; it looks like you didn't search on the net or maybe you a lazy to do it yourself.
what a people?!?

Posted by: Nessuno Dimentichi | August 9, 2006 11:12 AM

What amaze me,are all the money spent to go into space,and in weapons,sooner or later we had to do something constructive about alternative energies,why wait?,U.S.been a superpower, could be at forefront,and lead every other country to make this world a better place for all is innabitants,ciao

Posted by: evakulnuraee | August 9, 2006 08:09 AM

Giovanni,before you start this tesis,read the instruction,english please on this side of the blog,but good luck with your studies,you got plenty of materials here,ciao

Posted by: evakulnurae | August 8, 2006 11:34 PM

I think that Grillo is very optimistic with his 20 or 30 years..
The oil companies are keeping secret their reserves for speculation but expert says that the apex will be in 2010. But Saudi Arabia, is already refusing to increase his production. The biggest reserves of oil are in Russia but Europe has been in south America this winter (Rember The problems with Ucraina?)to negotiate with a secondary supplier. Itís really a non sens. All the american producers are under Usa control there. In case of problem they will cut us the pipe.
But why this? Because americans are isolating Russia. If Russia will fall down in bankrupcy they will have all the oil for them.
Now they have bases all around of Russia or they control the governments in order to impeach Russia to sell his oil. (Remember Afganistan? ) We really lost our chance to stay with Russia. It was a good occasion to show to the americans that we can exist without them. Puttin did offers several time to us but finally, he went to see China and Japan and they already are building a pipe line in Siberia. You know why Germans attacked russians 60 years ago? For their oil!
I hope that Prodi, did something for Italy when he went to see Putin cause I wonder what we will be able to do between the americans on one side and and the russians with China in the other side.
As Iran decided to sell his oil in Euros, Bush is furious and his looking a pretext to attack Iran.

Posted by: blisco jaio | August 8, 2006 08:49 PM

Fab tom: Imperialism is not an abstract concept, but it bases itself on concrete facts. One of them is oil, another is globalization of markets.
Alternative energies can help us to part from the oil- dictatorship.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 8, 2006 05:52 PM

i think there is more to say, that the americans started a war for the world dominion and it is not jus the common assumption that US have an imperialist porpouse, it is actually the truth stated by official documents like the one about the Pax Americana and the New American Century

Posted by: fab tom | August 8, 2006 05:22 PM

Oggetto: Richiesta informazioni su, scopo: tesi di dottorato

A chi di dovere presso il blog

Sono un ricercatore del Centro per lo Studio della Democrazia dell'Universita' di Westmisnter a Londra.

Sto lavorando ad una tesi di dottorato in Scienze Politiche e Relazioni Internazionali. La tesi e' incentrata sulla relazione tra le nuove tecnologie (internet) e l'attivismo politico.

Da tempo osservo e usufruisco di questo blog e lo considero una delle mie fonti di informazione principali sulla situazione italiana. Essendo nel panorama italiano un esempio pressochť unico ho deciso di utilizzare l'esempio di come case study della mia tesi.
Sapebbe qualcuno indicarmi a chi rivolgermi per avere maggiori informazioni sul blog (storia, stats, etc)?

Cordiali saluti,
Giovanni Navarria
Ricercatore Associato e PhD Candidate
Centre for the Study of Democracy
University of Westminster

Posted by: Giovanni Navarria | August 8, 2006 03:37 PM

I was already looking on the Google for this issue. Very interesting! Thank you Eva for the tip!
About alternative energy: I believe in it, but, as I wrote on the italian blog, I think we must also promote an alternative way of thinking and a corrisponding alternative consumer's behavior.
Our world is running non-stop. We are also running in our everyday life , mostly without to know why and it makes us sick, unhappy, stressed, apart from needing more and more energy for our crazy run.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 8, 2006 12:32 PM

Suugest reading by Tim Flannery "The Weather makers",and "WE are the Weather makers",ciao

Posted by: evakulnurae | August 8, 2006 12:01 PM

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