Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oil Doesn't Come From Squashed Dinos

It was in all the science books in school, wasn't it? Petroleum came from organic matter that over eons of time in a compressed state formed deep underground pools that are slowly running out as more republicans buy Hummers. Over the past few years, Peak Oil scammers aside, more people are wising up to the fact that the above fantasy is flat wrong and oil ain't what it was purported to be.

I first came across the alternate understanding of oil origin from the late, great Joe Vialls. (if zionists sink an american aircraft carrier to jumpstart a region-wide middle east war he was the first to say they'd do it) His essay "Russia Proves 'Peak Oil' is a Misleading Zionist Scam" is a fascinating read and convincingly exposes the lies we're being told about worldwide oil reserves. Two things about that. It really shouldn't surprise anyone that TPTB lie to our faces about oil since the pathological liars mislead us about everything else, and it would make sense since oil is the lifeblood of their endeavors. Also - Russia has proved beyond any shadow of a doubt over the last several years that this alternative understanding is a fact, not theory. It's enabled a re-emerging Russia to establish itself as the world's leading supplier of natural gas and oil.

Asia Times has a series examining the immense impact of this as the lies we're being told morph into conflict on the world stage.

"That Russian geophysics experience in finding oil and gas was tightly wrapped in the usual Soviet veil of state security during the Cold War era, and was largely unknown to Western geophysicists, who continued to teach fossil origins and, hence, the severe physical limits of petroleum. But slowly it begin to dawn on some strategists in and around the Pentagon well after the 2003 Iraq war that the Russian geophysicists might be on to something of profound strategic importance.

If Russia had the scientific know-how and Western geology did not, Russia possessed a strategic trump card of staggering geopolitical import. It was not surprising that Washington would go about erecting a "wall of steel" - a network of military bases and anti-missile shields around Russia to cut its pipeline and port links to western Europe, China and the rest of Eurasia. English geographer and geopolitician Halford Mackinder's worst nightmare - a cooperative convergence of mutual interests of the major states of Eurasia, born of necessity and need for oil to fuel economic growth - was emerging.
Ironically, it was the blatant US grab for the vast oil riches of Iraq and, potentially, of Iran that catalyzed closer cooperation between traditional Eurasian foes, China and Russia, and a growing realization in western Europe that their options too were narrowing."

Vialls wrote this several years ago:
"So these shills [peak oil alarmists] were carefully positioned to deflect your attention away from the obvious greed and incompetence of the United States Government and its Wall Street masters, and focus it elsewhere instead. Then, hopefully, a few years later down the track when prices start to bounce through the roof, and America has no Euros to buy crude oil, you will blame gasoline prices of $5.00+ per gallon at the pumps on an 'inevitable decline' in world oil production, rather than march furiously on Washington DC with locked and loaded firearms."

Oil is selling at record levels every day, currently trading for $82.88.


Anonymous Nick Z. said...

Sorry, but i don't buy this alternative theory. Oil wells dry up all the time, and when they do, the oil barons always go somewhere else and continue sucking it out of the Earth from another spot.

This kind of exploitation of resources cannot go on forever. While there may not be any way to know exactly how much oil is left down there, the idea that the supply is bottomless is sheer fantasy.

This theory may simply be another attempt to steer people away from alternative resources and to further dependence on oil, just from different suppliers (Russia?).

Btw, scientists have made a coincidental connection between the higher rate of earthquakes and the depletion of oil in those regions affected. The theory is that oil acts as a lubricant for the land-plates, and once depleted, the friction between the plates increases, thus causing earthquakes.

28/9/07 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Nick Z. said...

Besides, people really don't have to pay more for oil if they just tell the oil companies to go to hell and stage a boycott.

Of course, our dependency on oil is the real problem. if we can't fix that, we're all screwed anyhow, one way or another.

28/9/07 6:18 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

You're absolutely correct in that an unlimited supply could become a reason for the oil barons to encourage consumption but there are 2 reasons why I don't think that will be the case here. One is faking shortage (if there is an unlimited supply) guarantees massively more profits (which is happening) down the line and the other is that quite frankly I can't see (if there is an unlimited supply) how we as a species can get any more hooked on oil than we already are.
I always thought that the petroleum myth we've been handed was seriously flawed. It remains to be seen if Russia's success in disproving it will ever crack the deceptive MSM here in the west.
With gas prices, I think most consumers just suck it up. People grumble but we're so dependent we're at the oil barons' mercy whatever they decide to do.
Time will tell.

28/9/07 7:02 AM  
Anonymous nick z. said...

On the other hand, it is absoluetly correct to point out that the barons are exploiting the idea of peak oil so that they can continue to exploit the dwindling resources.

Exploitation for profit is one of the main Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, after all.

29/9/07 8:29 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Not one to watch TV I had never heard of them. But valid as the criticisms of Wikipedia may be, the basic facts of stuff are readily available and those Ferengi Rules are spot on the money!
Expand or Die! Keep Yor Lies Consistent!
Damn, looks like Cheney's playbook.

29/9/07 6:18 PM  

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