We are fighting wars in order to secure oil for future wars

The US war machine is said to use an average of 12,600,000 US gallons (48,000,000 L) of fuel per day. We will never see ‘solar-powered’ tanks on distant battlefields.

Members of the US Army 1st Division 9th Regiment 1st Battalion unload heavy combat equipment, including Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles, near the Pabrade military base in Lithuania on Oct. 21, 2019. The future of Baltic defense plans will be on the agenda during a meeting of NATO leaders on Dec. 4, 2019, in London. (Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP via Getty Images)

Take a moment to look at this photo. Can we even begin to imagine the money and work that would have been involved in creating and implementing this massive movement of military hardware? Not only in the US, but shipping this equipment to its destination and then transporting everything to yet another country?

It is all very impressive until you realize that this same government claims they cannot provide even the barest of necessities to most people. No money, no infrastructure, no budget.

And bear in mind, with over 800 military bases around the world, this sort of thing -moving equipment, people, food, water, housing, armaments, and hardware- happens on a regular basis.

21 March 2023 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News

Oil, oil, oil.

Nowadays, when we think about oil, we might conjure up visions of vast wind farms, solar panels, electric vehicles, and the children of tomorrow basking in blissful harmony with Mother Earth.

After all, we are moving away from oil!

However, we are not moving away from oil. We will never be allowed to move away from oil.

The reason is very simple: Imagine you are a Commanding Officer (CO) charged with moving a massive US aircraft carrier from one port to the next.

You can bet your bottom dollar that CO will never fret about whether or not they will be able to generate enough solar power to run that massive carrier.

Nor will he ever send out a scouting party in search of the nearest gas station capable of ‘filling her up’ with ethanol.

My friend ChatGPT tells me that:

..the USS Nimitz, one of the largest carriers in the US fleet, has a total fuel capacity of approximately 3.3 million gallons (12.4 million liters) and can consume around 100,000 gallons (378,541 liters) of fuel per day when traveling at a speed of around 30 knots (35 mph or 56 km/h).

During a typical 6-month deployment, a carrier like the USS Nimitz could use anywhere from 16 to 18 million gallons (60 to 68 million liters) of fuel, depending on its mission and operational requirements.


Obviously, those tanks will never be filled by any of the innovations that might be found in the so-called Green Revolution,

So, in reality, the overriding aim of all wars fought by USG is to secure, with absolute certainty, sources of oil that can be used in order to fight the next war that will be required to secure more oil to fight future wars.

There are good reasons for their concern. They now spend at least $1 trillion a year feeding a war machine that includes over 800 bases around the world, not to mention the daily logistics and troop movements.

All in all, it has been said that the US military may use more oil in a single day than any other country in the world. And we will never see “solar-powered” tanks.

The Department of Defense uses 4,600,000,000 US gallons (1.7×1010 L) of fuel annually, an average of 12,600,000 US gallons (48,000,000 L) of fuel per day.

soldiers in line to get in a plane
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So, no, we will never live to see ‘solar-powered’ tanks on distant battlefields.

So does it stand to reason that, given their inability to alter their war-fuel needs, the ‘Green Energy’ plan might be little more than a rather ingenious plan to prevent other people (like us and the people living in Iran, etc.) from accessing the oil they are holding in reserve for future battles?

Now, at the moment, the US is basking in the glow of fracking, despite the fact that anyone with a lick of sense knows that, given the damage and risks, they are in fact one misstep away from an earthquake-induced calamity.

So be it. They have that covered. A year ago, they successfully removed Russian assets from the market and, by gosh, someone has to fill those oil tanks in Europe.

And besides, over the past few decades, they have been working on Plan B, using war and sanctions to not only control oil reserves but also to take that oil “off the market”, either to pilfer now (Syria?) or hold in reserve for future use – their future use.

Those vast reserves now include, at the very least, oil in Iran, Venezuela, Iraq, Syria, and Russia.

industrial machine during golden hour
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That is a lot of oil. The combined total oil reserves of Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Iraq, and Russia are approximately 546.57 billion barrels (2016).

So, there is no exit plan. How could there be? To admit defeat would be to admit defeat. Walking away from the conflict with Russia without overthrowing ‘Putin’ would be akin to walking away from 80 billion barrels of ‘free’ oil.

And what about China’s 3.5 billion metric tons of oil?

So, no, we might remain on the verge of nuclear Armageddon for some time, but we are not on the cusp of a Green Revolution or anything of the sort.

Think about it: The people they are ‘asking’ to lead this Green Energy movement are the very corporations and Blackrocks who created this mess to begin with, decades ago.

Climate breakdown might kill us, but stopping it now would most certainly kill the bottom line.

Oh, sure, they are likely sequestered in the bowels of the White House right now, fine-tuning new economic sleights of hand meant to convince us that the economic sacrifices we will be required to make in the name of the Green Revolution will save us now and Mother Earth in the future.

No sale, Or as Joe Biden recently said, ‘that’s the way capitalism works.’ Smirk smirk.

James Porteous | Clipper Media News

New Fiction

Rules-based disOrder. Visions of grandeur.

Persecutory Delusions. Bipolar disorder.

Suicidal tendencies.

Power. Greed. Oil.

Now it is us against them. It was always going to end this way.

So do we roll over and die, or stand up and fight?

Got a war? Got a revolution.



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