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Submitted by Yehuda Ben-Asher, MD Efrat, Gush Etzion (Israel), May 10, 2006 at 08:05

If I were the President of the United States, I would try to envision a type of solution that would take care of both short term interests and long term goals. The short term interests are dissolving the tension within the western world and gaining control of the need for oil. The Europeans are 80% dependent on Arab and Persian oil, so will never come over to our side.

The only way to garner their support is to declare war on the cause of their dependence, which is petroleum as the only source of energy. With all the money spent on military systems, it would be much cheaper in the long run, both for America and Europe to develop, within a year, a substitute for oil. While recently in the States, engineering experts told me that a viable substitute is at least 10 years away. This will not do any good for either party. Our chance is now. The coming war with Islam, spearheaded by Persia, will be ferocious. They can destroy the installations in the Straits of `Hormus easily, as seen in their recent war games display. They showed us their strategum. Their main goal is control of all Persian Gulf and Caucasus origins of petroleum. That's why the Russians play their game.

I'm sure that they have agreed on the spoils of the takeover of these petroleum sources. The Russians will not help us, for that reason. We should not rely on their help either. We should declare a war on petroleum, not on the producers. If JFK declared a war on Russia via the Man on the Moon program, President Bush should do likewise now. I'm sure that the Americans who have interests in the petroleum and car industry could find a way how to capitalise this project, and assert an influence in the solution, allowing the special interests in Washington not to fear the ultimate outcome of the war. We will win, either way, the smart way, or the dumb way, with alot of blood, or without blood at all. Is all in our hands.

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