Every time I see the price of oil (and the price of Gas) go up, there is only one thought that comes to mind:
The increase in terrorism.
It wasn’t that long ago when the price of oil hovered at, or below, $17 a barrel. It is now more than a HUNDRED dollars a barrel.
Have you noticed how the threat of war and terrorism has increased as the price of oil increased?
It was oil money that gave bin Laden the ability to murder several thousand people and ruin the lives of millions of others. It was oil money that gave the PLO the ability to make terrorism truly international. It’s oil money that is building nuclear weapons in Iran. It’s oil money that is funding the expansion of the Russian empire.
When oil was below $20/barrel Islamic countries just didn’t have the money to fund terrorism. In fact, economists were saying that Arab countries were economically non-viable when oil was priced below $17/barrel. And, you may not have noticed, but when oil was below $17 a barrel, Arabs were prepared to make peace.
Then came economic prosperity and the SUV. Then came the war in Iraq. Then came the rise of China’s economy, and the legitimate rise ofÂ its very own demand for oil.
Before you start thinking that there’s some grand conspiracy to make the price of oil high… there isn’t. Oh, they’ll fiddle on the margins, but generally speaking it’s all about supply and demand. Too many people want oil, and there’s not enough of it to go around. Really.
And, when Muslims get rich they like to give to religious institutions like the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hizbullah, and yes… Al Qaeda.
And, when people like Al Qaeda get money, you know how they’ll use it.
It’s all about the money.