The Energy Crunch to Come  

Posted by Big Gav

Having linked to Michael Klare's previous article for TomDispatch yesterday, its quite timely that they have published a new piece, again focusing on peak oil.

Mike Klare, author of an indispensable book on the role of oil (and arms) in our world, Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency, recently revisited the question of oil, the invasion of Iraq, and the Bush administration's desire to put in place a post-Saddam-Hussein regime "disposed to satisfy U.S. energy objectives," at the ZNET website. Below he explains the potential crisis that lies behind the American urge to put, as they say at the Pentagon, our "footprint" (and all those little prints from our military bases) down on the "arc of instability," which is basically a term for the major oil lands of our planet. When you read Klare on the potential oil crunch to come, you can understand all too well why the rush to secure oil supplies by hook or crook (or cruise missile) is only accelerating.


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