Middle Eastern Terrorist Organizations Awash in American Petroleum Money
By Jim Beers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (retired)
National environmental organizations, pandering politicians, and benefiting bureaucrats bear a large share of the responsibility for this situation.
Osama's home movie says it all. There they are, the Saudi "construction expert" and the Saudi "sheik," chuckling and smooching. Their "joy" over the death of thousands of free and innocent humans is mind-numbing and chilling. They are nothing other than two rich Saudi Muslim murderers who operate on a grand scale.
How can they do what they did? Why are so many "volunteers" doing what these thugs direct? The answer is, in large part, MONEY.
Osama and the "sheik" are awash in money that has been flowing to Middle Eastern Muslim countries for many years now. It is OIL MONEY that permits the Qadaffis and the Husseins and the Muslim terrorist organizations to carry out their heinous acts and to oppress and exploit those Egyptians, Palestinians, Iranians and other Middle Eastern Muslims who hate the West and who particularly hate the United States. These Middle Eastern dictatorships stand for everything the US opposes and they control the price and supply of energy worldwide. Yet, we continue to adjust this flow of money as they dictate, fully recognizing that much of it not only oppresses Muslim individuals but that much of it flows to Osama and his cronies for their nefarious purposes. You do not have to have a degree in political science or petroleum engineering or wildlife management to understand that national environmental organizations, pandering politicians, and benefiting bureaucrats bear a large share of the responsibility for this situation.
When major supplies of energy under our very feet are sealed up so that we must continue to pander to Middle Eastern governments and fund bigoted organizations, those responsible should be shoved aside and be prevented from implementing their agendas. Supporting these deadly foreign murderers while we sit on the incredible abundance of energy available to us at home is a crime that those who have died and those yet to be caught in the maw of these thugs call on us to correct. We should be beholden to Middle Eastern dictatorships for energy only insofar as our own energy supplies dictate. Placing artificial barriers on our domestic energy development and exploration is akin to disarming people who are about to be invaded and giving some of the arms to the invaders.
Executive Orders were created to give the President instant authority to save national landmarks in danger of imminent destruction. Who spoke out against their use to prevent the development of vast clean coal deposits in southern Utah, next door to energy-starved California and Arizona? Who spoke out against Federal actions to prevent development of vast natural gas deposits under Federal and other lands in Colorado? Who spoke out against all of the Wilderness designations and Roadless Areas that have effectively prevented the development and exploration regarding energy over vast areas of the US? Who questioned Federal agency regulations and policies that steadily reduced the amounts of land where energy exploration or development could take place?
When politicians, bureaucrats, and their national environmental cronies call northern Alaskan lands "sacred" and "mystical," who questions their nature worship agenda being forced on the rest of us? Separation of church and state was conceived with this sort of thing in mind. My interest in Nativity scenes or Christmas plays in public schools is not permitted with public funds, but public funds are used to tie up energy because of such
quasi-religious claptrap from some opposed to energy use and development.
Which scientists speak out about the truth behind the hyperbole of those keeping our energy from becoming available? Caribou will do just fine if lots of energy development is done with all we know about how to develop energy resources today. Nearly every endangered species designation and practically every recent "environmental requirement" was made and is being utilized to frustrate and prevent a wide range of just and legitimate human activities. A fine example of this is logging. The spotted owl, Roadless Areas, Wilderness designations, and governmental regulations have crippled our wood industry, woodland management, future wood supplies, rural American families, and the use of wood for heat and other energy purposes. This reduced wood supply and elimination of management for a future wood supply pleases the nature worshippers, the busy bureaucrats and the politicians who are supported in many ways by the national environmental organizations who generate millions for these purposes. This reduced energy supply also allows private wood suppliers to charge more for the reduced supply of wood that is left available; it allows our Canadian neighbors to charge a justifiable fortune for scarce wood supplies; it forces each of us to pay more for home construction, furniture, and an incredible range of wood items; it makes the cost of wood prohibitive for most energy uses; and this in turn keeps all energy costs high.
Many State governments forbid oil exploration or development off their shores. These same states lobby for Federal legislation to share billions of dollars in Federal royalties from states that do allow oil development offshore such as Louisiana and Texas. Politics AND energy truly make strange bedfellows.
Beyond all of these bad effects, there is the one big and unarguable reason why this energy madness must be reversed. The HOME MOVIE says it all. Our dependence on and our money flow to the Middle East must be minimized. We have many avenues to pursue to reduce our dependence on the soul mates of these thugs and thereby the flow of our money into their campaigns of death.
Don't listen to the silliness of those who would keep up this flow of money to our enemies. Windmills produce minuscule amounts of energy when you need it and they have many other problems like killing birds. Increasing the Federal vehicle mileage standards denies Americans legitimate and hard won freedoms. Americans should continue to be free to buy safe vehicles for wives and children, to buy pickups for carrying duck decoys and boats to hunting sites or to save on delivery prices of purchases, or to own SUVs or vans to visit far away relatives with a carload of kids and luggage. Regardless, the savings such proposals contain pale when compared to the energy beneath our nation and the renewable energy that grows all around us. Undocumented reserves are just that, undocumented. Does anyone truly support not knowing what we have under our own control when the alternative is the deadly poison documented in THAT HOME MOVIE?
We have the knowledge and experience to document and develop all of these energy resources in environmentally friendly ways not imaginable thirty years ago. We can and should be exploring alternative sources and improved technologies simultaneously. To forego doing all of these things is both an abdication of national interest and, I would suggest, an unjust and illegal policy for a government charged by the Constitution, in it's first sentence, to "insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."
The time to stop and reverse this self-defeating restriction of energy development is now. In spite of what businessmen, bureaucrats, politicians, environmentalists, and academicians say, every unit of energy we make available at home is one less unit of MONEY going into the pockets of killers sitting on the floor and gloating about the violent deaths of thousands of innocent human beings; humans of every nationality and age whose only common trait was pursuing their dreams in freedom on American soil. Each of us should remember this when we vote, when we are asked for money by environmentalists, and when we speak and write to neighbors, friends and relatives. It will take all of us to make things right.
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