Alaska to the rescue!
By Bob Harmon
February 13, 2006
The Middle East is where we get most of our oil now. The U.S.
must have oil for energy and the mostly Muslim populations of
the Middle East has gone crazy! Some of the items I read about
and saw on TV news today included a story about the huge riots
in Pakistan and Turkey who are supposed to be our allies. Turkey
is a NATO member and is usually called a "close military
ally" yet because of those several months old Danish political/religious
cartoons, the Turks, Pakistanis and others are marching and chanting
"Death to America". Denmark is closer to them geographically
than it is to us but we have blondes and so do they so is that
their logic? Is it that Denmark is a Christian nation and we
are mostly Christian? I think so. Talk about discrimination
and religious bias!
Iran, a prime oil supplier
of the world too, has also come unhinged and today it was reported
that they have started enriching uranium for nuclear weapons.
That is surely going to end unhappily for all involved and their
oil production will probably get caught in the crossfire. Venezuela,
another big oil supplier has gone Fidel Castro style Communist
and is threatening to cut our oil off. Saudi Arabia has a tiny
population and is threatened by the fundamentalist Muslim in
the other countries in the region. Seems to me we either
must move to nuclear power for all electricity generation, saving
our own meager oil for gasoline or we must open the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Probably we have to do both
The Liberals in Congress, the
Greens and Tree Huggers have held up production and even exploration
way too long. It is time for Alaska to take the place of as
much of the Middle East as possible and save the bacon of the
lower U.S. Any politician who holds this up
now should be voted out of office as soon as possible by American
voters wherever they live in this country.
Forget the bridges, national
parks and the lumber roads and all the other political disputes.
Let's find and produce more oil!
Juneau, AK - USA
About: Bob Harmon is a retired
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