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Evil needs a hand

By Alfred Brock


April 30, 2018
Monday PM

Dear Editor,

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain famously once said, ‘Peace for our time’ on September 30, 1938 concerning the Munich Agreement and the Anglo-German Declaration.

On September 1, 1939, less than one year later, Germany invaded Poland and the world plunged into World War 2.

British Petroleum’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley recently admitted that BP has a ‘very strong’ relationship with Rosneft, the Russian company which is facing international sanctions because of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine – that happened in 2014 and Russian forces are still there.

BP owns 19.75 percent of Rosneft and has a board seat in Russian Government owned company.

BP extracts American oil from Alaska.  They run Prudhoe Bay which is the most productive oilfield in US history (that’s right – a foreign company owns and runs it).  BP also owns interests in seven other North Slope oil fields, including Alaska’s newest oil and gas field, Point Thomson.

Recently concerns were raised that Rosneft may purchase 49.9 percent of Citgo, which is the US branch of Venezuela’s state owned oil company if Venezuela defaults on the loans they can’t possibly pay back.

Over the course of the past twenty years (about the same amount of time BP has been squeezing Alaska dry) BP has become one of Russia’s largest foreign investors.  They assist with exploration, refining, trading, retail and the marketing of lubricants and marine products.

If BP did not control and export so much American oil our economy would be booming now.      


Alfred Brock
Wayne, MI



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Received April 24, 2018 - Published April 30, 2018

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