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The Great Oil War (1973-Present) and how it can be won

Reader comment on item: My Peace Plan: An Israeli Victory

Submitted by G Marcus (United States), May 1, 2010 at 06:25

We are currently in midst of the Great Oil War instigated by the Yom Kippur attacks and subsequent Oil Embargo of 1973.

It is impossible to win a war without identifying the core adversary, a fundamental affliction that has plagued the Western Alliance since the start of the Great Oil War some 37 years ago.

The core adversary the US and Western Alliance are facing is not Arab Imperialism; not Iranian-Shiite expansionism; nor their ideological tool Islamic Jihadism; neither their predominant technique, Terrorism; and in Israel's case, certainly not so-called Palestinian-Arab nationalism.

The core adversary is "Oil Tyranny", a global regime that perpetuates our bondage to oil as monopoly transportation fuel, despite the availability of clear potential non-oil alternatives such as electric cars.

Israel may win many battles and skirmishes in the Great Oil War, but cannot win the overall war on its own, which will only be won or lost by the US as leader of the Western Alliance.

Fortunately, a remarkable technological breakthough, available immediately in the form of the economically-priced Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), has just emerged that can terminate the supremacy of gasoline as transportation fuel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_hybrid

The PHEV clearly offers the potential of ending oil's role as a determining factor for world domination, thus fundamentally transforming the global balance of power that charts the course of the Great Oil War.

What we urgently need in the US is a new "Manhattan Project" that will mobilize our resources toward a crash national automotive electrification effort, thus generating the victory that will put an end to the Great Oil War.


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