What have all these places in common?, apart from being in the middle east and north Africa.
As we move into yet another Obama Presidency in the USA and the UK PM Cameron again spouts the war on terror could take decades we need to focus on what these places have and that is connection directly to energy. It is worth noting that the Oil industry is booming at present.
There is a reason for this there have been some significant oil finds off Brazil, in the USA the Bakken basin, and there are more west of Shetland in recent years. However, in Iraq more and more Chinese companies and Russian companies are getting in on the exploration and if Peak oil is not going to hit us then there is still a big gap opening up if China continues to need more and more energy. Remember as there were a handful of cars in China a couple of decades ago there may be 6million more each year on year that is a lot of petrol required in the future not to mention all the platics etc etc etc.
The food issue will also grow as we see more and more farmers going out of business due to the greed of corporations not paying fair prices for their produce. There are fewer and fewer dairy farmers now in the UK than two decades ago. So what is all this arab spring which has turned to a winter for so many. There is a saying better the devil you know than the devil you dont. In Libya there are sworn enemies of Gadaffi who wish he was back in power,, they had cheap homes, cheap gas, cheap cars and water, thanks to one of the largest civil engineering projects ever completed, It was destroyed totally bombed to pieces by NATO.
nato bombed convoy with Gadaffi
There is no peace in Libya there is much tribal fighting and revenge taking and killing going on. There are many more casualties of the spring. Syrias Bashir Assad is possibly next on the list, but this may change as Turkey may be pressured next and the USA has backed the Kurds in Iraq so there are problems there.
The attack on the IN AMENAS gas plant in Algeria near the Libyan border a BP facility, came out of the blue, however when you know it is near the border it is less of a surprise. Perhaps it is spill over from the chaos in Libya and an attack on NATO indirectly. The Mali situation is related to energy for france Is there not Uranium there maybe powers there were demanding higher prices who knows. But NATO going into Mali is not usual and the same goes for Somalia too. Will it be Syria next? We live in dangerous times, that is for sure.
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