Australian Geopolitical mindset
This video might help make Australia’s involvement is wars make more sense. It shows we need to be allied with a powerful navy to be able to trade internationally. If one looks a bit deeper,into the fact all of Australia’s petroleum fuel products are refined in Singapore it explains why the Australian government is is so reluctant to say anything to upset Indonesia, our northern neighbor who has the worlds fifth largest navy and 100 Million Muslims. It’s terror attack by a Muslim demanding an ISIS flag claiming to be part of ISIS but the Australian government says its nothing to do with Islam, because we can’t upset the people between us and our oil.
Saw the video here:
but didn’t want reblog fail.
Them days are gone
Bureau of what? Anyway a very compelling video of what the media has censored out of the immigration debate for years if not decades.
So why do you think Muslims are moving to the west? Their societies are about to crumble under the weight of massive over breeding and dwindling natural resource to exploit. After decades of living from oil these Muslim nations have in most cases not developed any other exports and will simply collapse without oil. We are seeing just the first waves of economic migrants from Muslim dominated failing oil states. Muslims nations currently only produce 5.8% export goods as much as typical non-muslim nations. Woefully in-competitive. So now they will demand welfare from the western world with threats of violence, there are other words for that, mugging, theft, extortion.
In just 4 day we have had major terror attacks in France and Germany, just a few months after the Syrian refugee/invader crisis began.
The attacks will only get worse if people don’t awaken to the true agenda of Islam; to conquer, by any means necessary, all lands it finds its followers on.
The backlash will begin soon.
Australia to send free guns to Kurdistan
The headline really does not say much in itself, but there is much meaning that one can infer from it.
Firstly if you hear the term ‘Peshmerga’ this is the Kurdish word for ‘soldier’ effectively meaning Kurdish army.
This is the Kurdistan flag:
For the hard line cynic there is the fact that western nations will struggle to accommodate the number of refugees that might flood out of Kurdistan and other areas fighting ISIS (aka IS, ISIL).
So it would make more sense economically for that fledgling oil state to not be conquered, especially my the murderous fanatics of ISIS.
The knowledgeable cynic might also note the USA stayed out of WW2 (for years) by sending military and other supplies to Brittan and its empire to fight Nazi Germany.
A nationalist cynic would likely prefer to lose gun in the middle east than our own troops.
A humanitarian cynic might note that the Geneva convention is being ignored by ISIS and civilians right to live without persecution in Kurdistan (and neighboring areas) is under serious threat.
An cynic aware of current ISIS tactic might note that ISIS are a highly mobile ground force using flat deck utes ( trucks) and SUV’s to transport troops and light artillery and AA, so as such they can strike with remarkable speed, and a civilian’s only real defense is to start shooting to slow the advance.
Geo-politically aware cynics might note that the region of Kurdistan (on the borders of Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran) controls significant proportions of Iraqi oil, and what we are seeing is a balkanization of Iraq and to some extent the wider middle east with blurry allegiances (and borders) based on religion, ethnicity and tribal affiliations.
Historically aware cynics would note that Iraq was a state manufactured by Brittan to join together the Kurds ( of mixed faiths) in the north (who had the oil) the Shia ( minority sect of Islam popular in Iran) in the center and the Sunni’s (majority sect of Isalm) in the south where the British could control the flow of oil through the port of Basra.
Cynics who are knowledgeable in the oil trade will know the entire region is full of oil, and the different fresh water sources, oil wells, pipelines, ports and shipping lanes are extremely contentious in term of who controls them.
The energy security of many nations depends on the flow of oil both where its flowing to and where its flowing from. There is reason they call it ‘black gold’.
*this map is from 2013 as Kurdistan began as a state and prior to the formation of ISIS. Borders may have changed and are indicative only as a rough guide to the region. Kurdistan’s first major victory over ISIS just days ago left Kurdistan in control of Mosul an important dam and fresh water source.
It is ironic that the Australian government not only manufactures assault rifles and is willing to give them to foreigners, but not to their own people, who are largely unarmed in their own country.
As a final note the guns are not really a gift, there will be demands for oil from Kurdistan in the future.
Perhaps the fluidity of power struggles is the nature of the desert, the sand itself shifting endlessly in dunes and ergs.
Syria,Kurdistan, ISIS, Oil, Pipelines, BRICS and geopolititcs
Kurdistan begins independent oil sales
The firs steps towards a new middle eastern nation are being taken today, with Kurdistan beginning sales of oil to Turkey. The Turks have been paying quite high prices for oil lately, so there is at least one satisfied customer but the economic price is just one part of the cost to consider. Iraq is clearly not happy as they feel it is their oil. Kurds might argue Iraq only ever existed (and was created) so that the British could get control of oil and have it delivered to the port of Basra.
The geopolitics of oil now have new factor in the complex equations of diplomacy. If Turkey Joins the EU there will be an oil state on the doorstep of the EU. Could a pipeline from Iran to Europe now be more feasible. Will Kurdish people flood to the newly cemented state?
Just like a new service station opening up in your town or city there are always flow on effect. Everything in the Middle east just got a little more interesting.
Good Luck to the Kurdish people.
Where is Kurdistan?
Kurds already control a region in Northern Iraq, but may want significant parts of Turkey, part of the border region of Iran and even some of Syria and Armenia.
With access to the oil trade some of these wishes may be fulfilled, but like any transaction is there a willing seller, and what will be the price?
It’s not an economic crisis it’s an energy crisis
Actually its this:
Did you notice the glaring outlier? Iceland.
You thought Iceland was doing OK now, well you are right, firstly they jailed the bankers and told the fraudsters they were not going to underwrite the gambling losses of the finance class.
Secondly and most importantly Iceland is the 13th largest Aluminum exporter in the world. Aluminum is a strange material in the fact that the only way to refine it from ore is the addition of vast amounts of electrical energy. Aluminum is very common in the earths crust, almost any random rock you pick up will contain aluminum in some form. Almost any country could become a serious aluminum producer if they had enough cheap energy available. Each kilogram of Aluminum produced contains the energy equivalent of 6.22 barrels of oil or an average lightning strike. So a country that exports aluminum is really exporting electricity or more broadly speaking energy. I’m quite sure that this image dose not take into account the amount of energy in the form of aluminum being exported. Iceland is blessed with a small population and significant geothermal energy resources an the capacity to build hydro dams because of its short steep rivers.
Aluminum prices did in fact double following the financial crisis, showing that it was in actual fact and energy crisis.
So long term Iceland’s economy has good fundamentals, good energy sources in a world of uncertain energy security.
The most recent and controversial aluminum smelter in Iceland actually built its own 600MW hydro dam which had a larger capacity that the entire national grid, just to make its own electricity for refining.
Worldwide peak oil was in 2008 this of course coincided with the global financial crisis this is no surprise, these events are very much interconnected, consider how much your current industrial revolution based lifestyle is dependent on oil.
Oil transports the fertilizer, plows the field, plants the seeds, harvests the grain, powers the truck that drives it to your town or city and then it powers your car when you drive to go and buy it. So obviously shortages of oil in the future will drive up costs and drive down profits, chaos is guaranteed when the speculators find out about this. And that’s what happened.
Q: Why is no one talking about an energy crisis?
A: The same reason they don’t scream fire in a crowded theater when the doors are locked.
Peak oil: It’s when a civilization ‘jumps the shark’, close to the end of ‘happy days’
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