Monday, March 12, 2012

What Price Oil, President Obama?

What Price Oil, President Obama?

The question is whether America will assume her position as the Leader of the Free World and LEAD the attack on Iran, which will protect Israel and the West.
From Stanley Zir, Never Again is Now
The President of the US recently said, “Stop all this loose talk of war, because it’s driving up the price of oil. We would probably oblige if we believed in his good intentions. But the truth is, Obama lingers while Iran continues to increase her nuclear capabilities. That is why we must not remain silent: We must pressure this President to take immediate action to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed, terrorist state. It is not we who are driving up the price of oil; it is the President, because he refuses to confront Iran and end its nuclear and oil stranglehold over us.

 Obama says it is out of his reach to bring the price of oil down, that he cannot do anything.  Contrary to what Obama says, it is in the best interest of the United States to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities now because we are slowly being bled to death by his indecision and uncertainty, and because most of the Arab nations are in disarray.  It is the fear that we will attack Iran that drives the price of oil up, and the fear that they will close the Straits of Hormuz, along with the fear that they will stop shipping oil to Europe.

Added to this, Obama is not willing to drill (if we do drill, it would be a few years before we get the oil); and speculation that we’re drilling might bring down its price but it will be too little too late.  

Yet, speculation does govern the price of goods.  It is not a Wall Street invention, as Obama would have us believe.  It happens every day in every market in the world – even in the bazaars of the Middle East.  In other words, speculation, perception, and availability are what drive the price of goods, whether it be oil or perishables.  But in major conflicts between nations, there is an extra factor: perceived weakness or strength of the warring parties is the major determining factor of fluctuating prices of essential commodities.     

Thus we can surmise that the price of oil will go up initially, perhaps at an alarming rate, but down to acceptable levels in a few weeks once the evil of Ahmadinejad is contained. If our economy is to survive in the short term, we must put an end to the ongoing threat we face from skyrocketing oil prices if we dare hold Ahmadinejad’s feet to the fire. By immediately attacking and destroying Iran’s nuclear war machine, the source of power that Ahmadinejad wields over us and our economy will be neutralized. 

Thus there is only one way to end the Iranian nuclear nightmare. There is a saying, “Cut off the head of the snake and the body will expire.” Only with an emergency procedure that delivers a payload of destruction directly to the heart of Iran's nuclear facilities can we eliminate the hub in the wheel of an emerging nuclear terrorist empire, whose success can embolden the OPEC nations to follow suit.

The attack on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will send the clearest message to those nations in the region that would consider following in Iran's footsteps  -  that deterrence is not an empty threat when it comes to actively plotting the extermination of the Jewish people and the downfall of America.

Ultimately, the psychological fallout that would result from an attack on Iran will undermine the perceived invincibility of the Iranian and OPEC cooperatives. No longer will they be able to manipulate the price of crude with impunity, for we have made it clear that speculating in oil-extortion or nuclear-blackmail is a risky business when dealing with America and the free world.

The truth is that Israel and America will thrive after the attack because the world will regain its confidence in protecting free-market economies from the assault of government-controlled fascist societies once the evil of Iran is contained.

On the other hand, failure to confront Iran and destroy her nuclear infrastructure will destroy what is needed to ensure a strong, stable economy at home. The formula for prosperity for our nation has remained constant through the best and worst of times. The only thing that makes our dollar the universal currency is perception. It is the world’s belief that America’s unyielding stance against fascism at home and abroad that has kept the free markets and the entrepreneurial spirit alive. It is that and that alone which makes our dollar strong under any circumstances.

That is why we must protect America from the assault from those who falsely claim we cannot afford to actively engage fascism when it raises its ugly head; they claim we must be strong at home and get our own financial house in order first in order to be strong abroad. The ramifications of this misstep would be devastating. Are they suggesting that Americans quietly prepare for our own conquest and death? When we compromise our core values, we would be overrun by the demands of tyrannies and fascists – which will then finish us financially no matter what steps we take to address the debt issue. Having the courage to stand against the absolute power of tyranny is the shortest route to free our nation from Iran's oil stranglehold and get America out from under the debt created by Obama’s domestic policies.

Ahmadinejad’s scare tactics have been nothing but a manufactured threat, designed to prevent us from taking action. His warnings of a third world war and skyrocketing prices to bring about a global economic meltdown are absurd scare tactics.

Do you really believe that after an attack on Iran, she would be able to keep the Straits of Hormuz closed for more than four or five days? Russia, China, Europe and America need the oil! They’re not going to risk an economic global meltdown in order to placate Iran. In any case, Iran has only six 1986-vintage destroyers and men on attack vessels – no match for a navy of any major country.

When there is an aggressive plan by those who would end our freedoms, our plan must be that much more aggressive to stop them. If we want to continue having a country worth fighting for, we must demand an end to sanctions and call for the immediate destruction of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

The question is not whether America should HELP Israel attack Iran. It is not Israel’s mission to fight a global threat for the rest of the world. The question is whether America will assume her position as the Leader of the Free World and LEAD the attack on Iran, which will protect Israel and the West.  If not, we will forfeit our mission and our destiny as the nation to unite all nations in the fight to end the scourge of global tyranny.
How could it be otherwise? Being at cross-purposes, neither force can long co-exist with the other. One system sustains freedom, and the other, submission. One achieves peace and unity through a democratic and Constitutional balance of power, while the other accomplishes a mockery of these virtues through the absolute subjugation of the individual human spirit to the will of the most ruthless contender for power.

In our quest to keep the light of freedom from being extinguished, why do we not consider it our badge of honor to be called the “world’s policeman?”  America is not in the business of nation building, but in putting out of business those nations whose constitutions honor the subjugation of humankind.

What is in the best Interest of the US? To immediately attack and destroy Iran's nuclear war machine.