If the US does invade there will likely be a repeat of Vietnam with many years

If the us does invade there will likely be a repeat

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price is likely to soar as shortage looms, which itself may delay peak. If the U.S. does invade there will likely be a repeat of Vietnam with many years of fruitless struggle in which the U.S. will be seen as a tyrant and an oppressor, killing all those Arabs. It can't hope to subjugate the place in perpetuity as the people don't surrender easily -- as the Palestinians have shown. So when the U.S. has finally gone, Russia and China will likely be welcomed there to produce whatever is left in the ruins. 41
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Zarefsky Juniors: AMP PEAK OIL Anna /Andrew/Paul Page 42 of 131 Impacts-Terrorism Oil Peak causes massive terrorism and escalatory wars Maavak 06 (Mathew, a Malaysian journalist and a recent visiting fellow at Jakarta's Centre for Strategic and International Studies, he was trained in psychological warfare, propaganda, crisis management, media crisis and security-related issues at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, “Peak Oil And The Political Economy Of Terrorism,” <- maavak210406.htm>, accessed 7/16/08, [AZ]) Crude oil has breached the $70 psychological barrier again. This time, however, it will not be a one-day seduction by the stormy Katrina. The causative culprits are aplenty. Terrorist have taken out 25 per cent of Nigeria's sweet crude since late February and the daily joust between Washington and Tehran is providing splendid returns to those who had invested in oil stocks. For these savvy investors, there will be enough gas in the tank during the peak summer driving season. Than there is that 10.2 per cent growth registered by China, announced very conveniently before President Hu Jintao's scheduled meeting with his US counterpart George W. Bush. China's booming growth can only be greased by a harder-to-pump oil. The alternatives are stark. If the Chinese bubble gets pricked, the global economy suffers, US corporations may need higher tax cuts - or even subsidies - and Americans will finally need to trim their bellies. That would be Hu's sales pitch but Bush may opt for a more risky oil prospecting venture. This time, the failed former Texan oilman may succeed, and ignite enough fires in an energy-strained world. It is high noon for those prospecting for maximum oil returns. Even the types not usually associated with Wall Street, rocket science and deficit spending are glued to Bloomberg's running crude oil tickers by the minute. The objective is the lucky strike. Peak Oil is forming a strategic fit with Peak Terrorism . For a synoptic glimpse into the future, read this excerpt from New York Times' April 16 article headlined "Blood and Oil": Just as things seemed to be calming down in the delta region of Nigeria after a spate of kidnappings and insurgent attacks, the militant group calling itself the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta — MEND announced last week to all who would listen that it was planning new violence against oil facilities in the region . Apparently unconcerned about tipping its hand to the authorities, MEND even gave a date for the start of its new campaign: April 25. That date is perfect! These guys are more financially savvy than stuffed suits who have hedged their future in a world where oil never existed. D-Day in the Niger Delta is just
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