Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Drill Here–And Fight Terrorism, Too?

From Environmental Capital:
The debate over drilling in the U.S. keeps getting shriller. The latest? One key to defeating Osama bin Laden and Islamic terrorists could be to open up the Outer Continental Shelf for more domestic oil exploration.

That’s the rallying cry from Americans for American Energy, a grass-roots organization based in Colorado that promotes across-the-board energy independence, with a strong emphasis on oil, gas, and nuclear power. The latest campaign:

Terrorists like Osama bin Laden don’t want us to drill for our own energy.He wants us to stay dependent on Middle East oil. That way he gets his hands on our petro dollars and can plan attacks against America.

Sure, the link between oil dependency, the Middle East, and terrorism has worried Beltway types for years. Just protecting oil trade routes costs the U.S. Navy a lot of money each year. Saudi Arabia actively finances the construction of Wahabbi mosques and Islamic schools around the world, in part using oil proceeds. Other oil-rich states, from Iran to Venezuela, have channeled oil money into terrorist operations like Hezbollah and Colombian narco-terror group FARC....MORE

With tomorrow's anniversary of the mass murders of September 11, I should point out that the writer of the above, Keith Johnson, works for Dow Jones, headquartered in the World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, NYC, NY.

(on the right, cut pyramid roof)

A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000.

A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000. From Wikipedia.

If you do a Google search for Osama bin Laden global warming (no need for quotation marks) this is the ninth hit:

Friday, September 7, 2007

Osama Bin Laden on Global Warming

From the AFP transcript of the Sept. 7 al-Queda video.

"...In fact, the life of all of mankind is in danger because of the global warming resulting to a large degree from the emissions of the factories of the major corporations, yet despite that, the representative of these corporations in the White House insists on not observing the Kyoto accord, with the knowledge that the statistic speaks of the death and displacement of the millions of human beings because of that, especially in Africa.

This greatest of plagues and most dangerous of threats to the lives of humans is taking place in an accelerating fashion as the world is being dominated by the democratic system, which confirms its massive failure to protect humans and their interests from the greed and avarice of the major corporations and their representatives...."
Via the Ottawa Citizen
We have more on Bin Laden above.

Mr. bin Laden expands on the thoughts he expressed in his 2002
"Letter to the American People":

"You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries" al Queda leader Osama bin Laden wrote in a 2002 "letter to the American people".

Osama bin laden is no greenie come lately.

Kill the piece of pig-shit.

I get like this in the fall.

It was the highest
Blue sky