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Varför varesig USA, Saudi Arabien eller Iran vill ha ett stopp på kriget i Libanon.
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Kriget mellan Israel, Palestina/hamas/hezbollah sponsras på olika sätt av tyrranniska stater med samma intressen, OLJA.

Så länge kriget/krisen pågår höjs priset med upp till 10 dollar per fat. Iran, Saudi Arabien och USA tjänar milliarders dollar per vecka som kriget pågår.

Här är en artikel från min favvo Journalist Greg Palast:

BLOOD IN BEIRUT: $75.05 A BARREL


The failure to stop the bloodletting in the Middle East, Exxon's record second-quarter profits and Iran's nuclear cat-and-mouse game have something in common -- it's the oil.

By Greg Palast
July 26, 2006


I can't tell you how it started -- this is a war that's been fought since the Levites clashed with the Philistines -- but I can tell you why the current mayhem has not been stopped. It's the oil.

I'm not an expert on Palestine nor Lebanon and I'd rather not pretend to be one. If you want to know what's going on, read Robert Fisk. He lives there. He speaks Arabic. Stay away from pundits whose only connection to the Middle East is the local falafel stand.

So why am I writing now? The answer is that, while I don't speak Arabic or Hebrew, I am completely fluent in the language of petroleum.

What? You don't need a degree in geology to know there's no oil in Israel, Palestine or Lebanon. (A few weeks ago, I was joking around with Afif Safieh, the Palestinian Authority's Ambassador to the US, asking him why he was fighting to have a piece of the only place in the Middle East without oil. Well, there's no joking now.)

Let's begin with the facts we can agree on: the berserkers are winning. Crazies discredited only a month ago are now in charge, guys with guns bigger than brains and souls smaller still. Here's a list:

-- Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's approval rating in June was down to a Bush-level of 35%. But today, Olmert's poll numbers among Israeli voters have more than doubled to 78% as he does his bloody John Wayne "cleanin' out the varmints" routine. But let's not forget: Olmert can't pee-pee without George Bush's approval. Bush can stop Olmert tomorrow. He hasn't.

-- Hezbollah, a political party rejected overwhelmingly by Lebanese voters sickened by their support of Syrian occupation, holds a mere 14 seats out of 128 in the nation's parliament. Hezbollah was facing demands by both Lebanon's non-Shia majority and the United Nations to lay down arms. Now, few Lebanese would suggest taking away their rockets. But let's not forget: Without Iran, Hezbollah is just a fundamentalist street gang. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can stop Hezbollah's rockets tomorrow. He hasn't.

-- Hamas, just days before it kidnapped and killed Israeli soldiers, was facing certain political defeat at the hands of the Palestinian majority ready to accept the existence of Israel as proposed in a manifesto for peace talks penned by influential Palestinian prisoners. Now the Hamas rocket brigade is back in charge. But let's not forget: Hamas is broke and a joke without the loot and authority of Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah can stop these guys tomorrow. He hasn't.

Why not? Why haven't what we laughably call "leaders" of the USA, Iran and Saudi Arabia called back their delinquent spawn, cut off their allowances and grounded them for six months?

Maybe because mayhem and murder in the Middle East are very, very profitable to the sponsors of these characters with bombs and rockets. America, Iran and Saudi Arabia share one thing in common: they are run by oil regimes. The higher the price of crude, the higher the profits and the happier the presidents and princelings of these petroleum republics.

This Thursday, Exxon is expected to report the highest second-quarter earnings of any corporation since the days of the Pharaoh, $9.9 billion in pure profit collected in just three months -- courtesy of an oil shortage caused by pipelines on fire in Iraq, warlord attacks in Nigeria, the lingering effects of the sabotage of Venezuela's oil system by a 2002 strike... the list could go on.

Exxon's brobdingnagian profits simply reflect the cold axiom that oil companies and oil states don't make their loot by finding oil but by finding trouble. Finding oil increases supply. Increased supply means decreased price. Whereas finding trouble -- wars, coup d'etats, hurricanes, whatever can disrupt supply -- raises the price of oil.

A couple of examples from today's Bloomberg newswire are:

"Crude oil traded above $75 a barrel in New York as fighting between Israeli and Iranian-backed Hezbollah forces in Lebanon entered its 14th day... Oil prices rose last month on concern for supplies from Iran, the world's fourth largest producer, may be disrupted in its dispute with the United Nations over its uranium enrichment ... [And, said a trader,] 'I still think $85 is likely this summer. I'm really surprised we haven't seen any hurricanes.'''

In Tehran, President Ahmadinejad may or may not have a plan to make a nuclear bomb, but he sure as heck knows that hinting at it raises the price of the one thing he certainly does have -- oil. Every time he barks, 'Mad Mahmoud' knows that he's pumping up the price of crude. Just a $10 a barrel "blow-up-in-the-Mideast" premium brings his regime nearly a quarter of a billion dollars each week (including the little kick to the value of Iran's natural gas). Not a bad pay-off for making a bit of trouble.

Saudi Arabia's rake-in from The Troubles? Assuming just a $10 a barrel boost for Middle Eastern mayhem and you can calculate that the blood in the sand puts an extra $658 million a week in Abdullah's hand.

And in Houston, you can hear the cash registers jing-a-ling as explosions in Kirkuk, Beirut and the Niger River Delta sound like the sleigh-bells on Santa's sled. At $75.05 a barrel, they don't call it "sweet" crude for nothing. That's up 27% from a year ago. The big difference between then and now: the rockets' red glare.

Exxon's second-quarter profits may bust records, but next quarter's should put it to shame, as the "Lebanon premium" and Iraq's insurgency have puffed up prices, up by an average of 11% in the last three months.

So there's not much incentive for the guys who supply the weaponry to tell their wards to put away their murderous toys. This war's just too darn profitable.

We are trained to think of Middle Eastern conflicts as just modern flare-ups of ancient tribal animosities. But to uncover why the flames won't die, the usual rule applies: follow the money.

Am I saying that Tehran, Riyadh and Houston oil chieftains conspired to ignite a war to boost their petroleum profits? I can't imagine it. But I do wonder if Bush would let Olmert have an extra week of bombings, or if the potentates of the Persian Gulf would allow Hamas and Hezbollah to continue their deadly fireworks if it caused the price of crude to crash. You know and I know that if this war took a bite out of Exxon or the House of Saud, a ceasefire would be imposed quicker than you can say, "Let's drill in the Arctic."

Eventually, there will be another ceasefire. But Exxon shareholders need not worry. Global warming has heated the seas sufficiently to make certain that they can look forward to a hellacious -- and profitable -- season of hurricanes.

*****


Posted on: 2006/7/30 11:28
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Re: Varför varesig USA, Saudi Arabien eller Iran vill ha ett stopp på kriget i Libanon.
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cicero skrev:
Kriget mellan Israel, Palestina/hamas/hezbollah sponsras på olika sätt av tyrranniska stater med samma intressen, OLJA.

Så länge kriget/krisen pågår höjs priset med upp till 10 dollar per fat. Iran, Saudi Arabien och USA tjänar milliarders dollar per vecka som kriget pågår.

Njaaa... USA är ett oljeberoende land, och vill ha billig olja för sin konsumtion. Det kostar den amerikanska ekonomin och de amerikanska konsumenterna enorma belopp när oljepriset går upp.

USA vill ha ett lågt oljepris, Saudiarabien vill ha ett högt.

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Re: Varför varesig USA, Saudi Arabien eller Iran vill ha ett stopp på kriget i Libanon.
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Njaa zpz du säger att USA vill ha ett lågt oljepris (vem vill inte det?) så menar du väl det amerikanska folket. Men dom som tjänar pengar på oljan vill väl ha ett så högt pris som möjligt eller..

Sedan får vi inte glömma VAPENINDUSTRIN hur skall dom kunna tjäna pengar om det inte finns några krig? Och vilka är det som har sina inkomster därifrån??

Ha en chemfri dag

Posted on: 2006/7/30 12:53
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Re: Varför varesig USA, Saudi Arabien eller Iran vill ha ett stopp på kriget i Libanon.
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zpz skrev:
Njaaa... USA är ett oljeberoende land, och vill ha billig olja för sin konsumtion. Det kostar den amerikanska ekonomin och de amerikanska konsumenterna enorma belopp när oljepriset går upp. USA vill ha ett lågt oljepris, Saudiarabien vill ha ett högt.


USA är oljeberoende på många olika sätt. Visst är samhället som alla andra länder beroende av rimliga oljepriser. Men USA är än mer beroende av oljan som garant för Dollarn som världsreserv valuta.

Du kan idag bara köpa och sälja olja i Dollar. Det gör att alla länder som är beroende av olja måste ha en viss dollarreserv tillhands för att kunna garantera att dom kan köpa olja. Det kallas därför ibland för Petrodollar.

Petrodollar beroendet har också gjort att USA vid svåra perioder kunnat trycka fler dollar än marknaden klarar av. Eftersom efterfrågan på olja hela tiden höjs och priset likaså.

Så ju högre olje pris ju högre dollarberoende.
Om man vill vara elak kan man se det som ett sätt för USA som imperium att beskatta sina undersåtar.

Så om konsumenterna får betala ett par kronor mer för att dollarvärdet skall stabiliseras anser man nog att det är värt det.

USA är trots allt på gränsen till fullkommligt bankrupt.
Om olja skulle börja säljas i ex.vis Euros skulle flera marknader dumpa sin dollarreserv och dollarn skulle sjunka genom golvet.

Posted on: 2006/7/30 16:12
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Sun, 23 Jul 2006
Saudi Arabia seeks Lebanon ceasefire in meeting with Bush, Rice:

"We are requesting a ceasefire to allow for a cessation of hostilities," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said after meeting U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Washington, D.C.

källa:http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/nationa ... rice-lebanon.html?ref=rss


Saudi Arabia Asks U.S. to Intervene in Lebanon

"The Saudi foreign minister personally urged President Bush yesterday to intervene to stop the violence in Lebanon, the most direct sign of mounting frustration among key Arab states..."

källa:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ ... 7/23/AR2006072300168.html


Saudi Arabien har ju försökt få stopp på kriget, är det något jag missar eller?

Posted on: 2006/7/30 23:44
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Saudierna som styr är ju bästa polare med Bush och co och mycket viktiga affärspartners så utrikesministerns uttalande är nog mest ett spel för galleriet precis som Condolezza Rices flängande hit och dit och uttalanden bara är ett spel för galleriet. Hon vet mycket väl att USA inte har något intresse av att stoppa den här slakten.

Posted on: 2006/7/30 23:48
Religion separerar - Andlighet förenar
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