Friday, August 22, 2008

I keep saying we are living a lie! It is all about the oil! Bingo! It is fact! Russian oilmen Putin and Medvedev vs. US oilmen Bush Cheney!

I am a bit slow to catch on sometimes but I eventually get it! First a brush up if needed: We are once again being lied to and controlled by Bush and MSM this time in regard to Georgia! It is all about oil. Everything! Let us review some distasteful facts: Remember pre 9/11 on April 4, 2001, representatives of 13 environmental groups were brought into the Old Executive Office Building for a long-anticipated meeting. Since late January, a task force headed by Vice President Cheney had been busy drawing up a new national energy policy, and the groups were getting their one chance to be heard.

A confidential list prepared by the Bush administration shows that Cheney and his aides had already held at least 40 meetings with interest groups, most of them from energy-producing industries.By the time of the meeting with environmental groups, according to a former White House official who provided the list to The Washington Post, the initial draft of the task force was substantially complete and President Bush had been briefed on its progress. One of the first visitors, on Feb. 14, was James J. Rouse, then vice president of Exxon Mobil and a major donor to the Bush inauguration; a week later, longtime Bush supporter Kenneth L. Lay, then head of Enron Corp., came by for the first of two meetings.

The list of participants' names and when they met with administration officials provides a clearer picture of the task force's priorities and bolsters previous reports that the review leaned heavily on oil and gas companies and on trade groups -- many of them big contributors to the Bush campaign and the Republican Party.But while it clears up much of the lingering uncertainty about who was granted access to present energy policy views to Cheney's staff, it does not entirely explain why the Bush administration fought so hard to keep it and other as-yet-unreleased internal memos secret. Contacted over the past week, several people who met with the task force's staff described their meetings as part of a normal "interagency" review of major domestic policy and expressed bewilderment that the White House and Cheney labored to keep the deliberations out of the public eye."I never knew why they fought so hard to keep it secret," said Charles A. Samuels, outside counsel to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Remember the secret oil meetings in 2001?

You are learning the hard way why! This is stunning and too true! This is Part Two of a two-part series: During the final months of the Clinton administration, the Taliban was officially a rogue regime. After nearly a decade of fierce competition between the US-supported Unocal-CentGas consortium and Bridas of Argentina, neither company had secured a deal for a trans-Afghanistan pipeline. Immediately upon seizing the White House, George W. Bush resumed relations with the Taliban. Bush stocked his cabinet with figures from the energy industry with long-time ties to Central Asia (including Dick Cheney of Halliburton, Richard Armitage of Unocal, Condoleeza Rice of Chevron), and rode into office on the largesse of corporations with vested interests in the region (Enron). Suddenly, the prospects for a trans-Afghanistan oil and gas pipeline that would help ensure American dominance of Eurasia, described by Zbigniew Brezezinski as "The Grand Chessboard," began to improve.

The Bush family's involvement in the Middle East and Central Asian oil politics, and its deep ties to the Saudi royal and bin Laden families, span generations. Throughout his oil-soaked tenure as governor of Texas, George W. Bush colluded on a daily basis with oil and power companies, including Enron. In light of his close personal relationship with Enron CEO Ken Lay, it is reasonable to assume that Bush was aware of the company's Central Asian aspirations. Among Enron's many projects in the region was the Unocal pipeline, for which Enron did feasibility studies. (One recently unearthed letter between Lay and Bush on Central Asian projects can be found at: In their book "Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth," intelligence authorities Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie believe that Bush's primary goal was to consolidate the position of the Taliban in order to secure US access to the oil and gas reserves in Central Asia. According to Brisard and Dasquie, Bush viewed the Taliban as " a source of stability in Central Asia that would enable the construction of an oil pipeline across Central Asia," from the rich oil fields in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the Indian Ocean.

"According to Brisard and Dasquie, and an investigation by journalist Greg Palast, Bush also blocked secret service and FBI investigations on terrorism, while bargaining with the Taliban for the delivery of Osama bin Laden in exchange for political recognition and economic aid. Bush administration and Taliban officials met several times in Washington, Berlin and Islamabad. Each time, the Taliban refused Bush's conditions. The last meeting took place in August 2001. Central Asian affairs representative Christina Rocca and a coterie of State Department officials voiced disgust and issued a threat to the Taliban ambassador: "Accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs." Bush promptly informed Pakistan and India that the US would launch a military mission against Afghanistan before the end of October. Weeks later, under questionable circumstances, jetliners would crash into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, killing some 2,000 Americans. The ensuing war on Afghanistan, and the "war on terrorism," would claim the lives of more than 5,000 Afghans, scatter (but not destroy) the Taliban and send Osama bin Laden and his Al-Queda network into hiding. Please read and also learn why JFK was assassinated
US oil Companies wooed the Taliban

* This will tell you the nightmare we have before us! I keep saying it is all about the oil and energy as the world jockey's for position as we "hopefully" moved into the future but it just dawned on me last night that oil does run the country but oil runs Russia too! US, Russia and Georgia: All About Oil! In commenting on the war in the Caucasus, most American analysts have tended to see it as a throwback to the past: as a continuation of a centuries-old blood feud between Russians and Georgians, or, at best, as part of the unfinished business of the Cold War. Many have spoken of Russia's desire to erase the national "humiliation" it experienced with the collapse of the Soviet Union 16 years ago, or to restore its historic "sphere of influence" over the lands to its South. But the conflict is more about the future than the past. It stems from an intense geopolitical contest over the flow of Caspian Sea energy to markets in the West. President Clinton sponsored the construction of an alternative pipeline from Baku in Azerbaijan to Tbilisi in Georgia and then onward to Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean coast -- the BTC pipeline, as it is known today. The BTC pipeline, which began operation in 2006, passes some of the most unsettled areas of the world, including Chechnya and Georgia's two breakaway provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

With this in mind, the Clinton and Bush administrations provided Georgia with hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid, making it the leading recipient of U.S. arms and equipment in the former Soviet space. Ever since Vladimir Putin assumed the presidency in 2000, Moscow has sought to use its pivotal role in the supply of oil and natural gas to Western Europe and the former Soviet republics as a source both of financial wealth and political advantage. It mainly relies on Russia's own energy resources for this purpose, but also seeks to dominate the delivery of oil and gas from the Caspian states to the West. To further its goals in the Caspian, Putin and his protégé Dmitry Medvedev -- until recently the chairman of Gazprom, the Russian state gas monopoly -- have enticed (or browbeaten) the leaders of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan into building new gas pipelines through Russia to Europe.

It is against this backdrop that the fighting in Georgia and South Ossetia has been taking place. The Georgians may only be interested in regaining control over an area they consider part of their national territory. But the Russians are sending a message to the rest of the world that they intend to keep their hands on the Caspian Sea energy spigot, come what may. This doesn't necessarily mean occupying Georgia outright, but they will certainly retain their strategic positions in Abkhazia and South Ossetia -- for all practical purposes, daggers aimed at the BTC jugular. So even if a cease-fire is put into effect, the struggle over energy resources -- sometimes hidden and stealthy, sometimes open and violent -- will continue long into the future. please read between the lines

James Joiner
Gardner Ma


Weaseldog said...

It's too bad Jim, that most Americans don't have your sense of curiosity.

They understand all of this to the point of repeating, "We need to drill our way to energy independence!"

Dave Dubya said...

What bugs me is the so-called "ally" we call Georgia. Bull! They are nothing more than a neocon client state. We don't give a damn about the separatist regions or how Georgia oppresses them.

We know the damn pipeline is our real "ally".

There is no NATO type alliance treaty with Georgia. No mutual defense agreement. They are called an ally simply because the neocons say they are, and they are partners in Operation Iraqi War Crimes.

an average patriot said...

Thanks! I just do not not wanting to know or trusting without verifying especially today! As for drilling more I think it is worthless except for oil interests. They would already have an alternative if they wanted it. With oil running the country forget it. With oil running Russia that equals oil wars and soon!

an average patriot said...

you got it Dave! The pipe line was made to circumvent Russia and their is no way in hell! Oil running the White House and the Kremlin spells oil and energy war and soon!

Robert Rouse said...

Jim, as bad as things seem, I do see hope. If just three things happen, we can turn this around.

#1 - Let's get Barack elected
#2 - Let's turn our economy around
#3 - Hope the Chinese recognize that their economic picture looks rosier with us in the picture.

Of course, #3 is reliant on #2 happening - SOON!

an average patriot said...

I agree but it is all commensurate on A. Keeping the election from being stolen again and B. Keeping hope (Obama) alive. I am banking on #3

Mariamariacuchita said...

Ken Lay's family lived around the corner from me as a kid..before he was mega-rich. Did he really die? Some think not.

And how did Alberto Gonzales, Rove and and the still unconvicted Tom Delay, all Texans, fit in?

What about the failed Bush S&Ls that were so conveniently brushed under the rug?

What were the family ties to Houston contractors Brown and Root, later awarded millions in Iraqi contracts?

Was Laura Bush really drinking when she killed her high school sweetheart in a car accident?

Who was the woman the Bush Senior reportedly had an affair with for many years?

The Bushes bring with them a bagfuls and bouquets of questions.

Minnesotablue said...

The way I see it, the only way we can straighten out this whole mess is to elect Obama. McCain would have us bomb Russia next. I am sitting here awaiting a email to tell me who Obamas running mate will be. Tell me as you are much more in the know about political issues, will Biden be a good running mate? I always liked him because he always tells it like it is and doesn't pull any punches. I JUST WANT OBAMA TO WIN!!

Minnesotablue said...

P.S.: I just commented on the web site you told me about. Thanks

an average patriot said...

Damn Maria!
Think about it? There are so many lies and denied truths it is mind boggling. They will always be denied and the truth wil be remembered as lies. The victor writes history! I have always believed Laura got away with that big time! Bush is a friggen living abortion!
I still do not understand why grampy prescott was not imprisoned for his Nazi activities during WW. The two Bush's never should have happened. How do they get awqay with this crap? We are all paying for it and it will get worse. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

an average patriot said...

We have to have Obama if we are to have a chance. I just see no way in hell that the right is going to give up their power and agenda now. I know they are going to pull something. I am shaking my heasd right now!

an average patriot said...

Oh great minnesota!
She is a beautiful person and so wonderful and interesting. She was a librarian at UC Berkeley during the 60a and raised hippies. She is pretty cool. We talk on the phone and she sent me pictures. Sha is my sweetheart!