Pipeline-istan

May 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm (American-Israeli Empire, Oil, War)

I highly recommend this article entitled “Pipeline-Istan: Everything You Need to Know About Oil, Gas, Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan and Obama.”  Nothing in it is particularly shocking or new to anyone who was skeptic of the war on terror and its purposes, but the common threads of several chapters of Eurasia over the last few years have been woven together well.  A nice supplemental editorial is here.

The subject must have been in the collective unconscious recently because another great article was floating around with the funny title of: “Kremlin says battle over energy resources may lead to wars.”  It should have been called “Kremlin says two plus two equals four” or, more accurately, “Kremlin says that two plus two has equaled four several times in the recent past and predicts it will equal four in the future.”

Speaking of wars and oil, isn’t it funny how half of the American population thought that Pepsi Obama would stop the war in Iraq, stop torturing, stop spying on Americans, and stop indefinite detention — in short, start following the Constitution?  That is funny, since if he was interested in following the Constitution, he’d be a Libertarian or a Constitutionalist and not a Pepsi Democrat.  When, oh when, will the voters reject the two-party system, which is really a one-party system?  Old Coke McCain thinks Pepsi Obama is doing a pretty good job.  Is this really Obama doing this and this or is it Bush?  I’m getting deja-vu.

Well, enough of that subject.  Politics is similar to Professional Wrestling in its authenticity.  Too bad its effects aren’t similarly ephemeral.  Instead, we get the terrorist-hunting boy and girl scouts.  Progress!

In other news (and if this is news to you, well… good luck, pal) Medicare is projected by the government’s overly-rosy expectations to run out by 2017.  I don’t particularly feel great about all the Medicare money that’s been taken from my paycheck over the years but I’m certain there is some kind of pill that will numb that gnawing sense of anger (hopefully my insurance will cover it once 2017 rolls around).

Today’s article of doom: The worst is yet to come.

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