Laobaojun: Which is absolute profiteering bull crap, as only 3% of US oil is imported from Iraq.Farking treasonous, self-serving actions by the US oil industry.
CruJones: Baghdad is not going to fall. There's not that many of these guys, and can probably be handled exclusively by air. Also, their troops probably won't all run away this time. Maybe.
destrip: Iraq was under the power of a greedy dictator for years, gas prices were cheap and stable ($1.29-1.39 from the 80s - early 2000s)We took over Iraq, gas prices went up to unprecedented highs (remember, most gas pumps were, by design, incapable of registering more than $1.99 a gallon?)Iraq achieved "independence," gas prices stayed up.Iraq has issues again, gas prices go up.Something doesn't quite add up here.As far as the yahoos taking over cities there, there are relatively few roads between cities. As the "militants" are a bunch of towelheads riding around in Toyota pickups, why can't we, or the Iraqi army for that matter, just bomb or blockade the main highways leading into Baghdad? If the militants can't get there they can't take anything over. Blast 'em into the stone age like we did to Saddam's army when they were fleeing Kuwait during Desert Storm.Better yet, go high tech and use an EMP weapon to disable the pickups!
Shostie: Is it really that much more difficult to type "2008?"
Shostie: phillydrifter: 2k8Is it really that much more difficult to type "2008?"It's one extra keystroke.
zerkalo: Isis already holds Tikrit. Whether or not they can keep it is up in the air. Gas be going up either way
ravenlore: fusillade762: gnosis301: Cyclometh: Japan's kind of a special case because nukes changed the game; look what happened to Japanese culture in the wake of those.Go on.Tentacle porn? Or did they have that before they got nuked?"Dream of the Fisherman's Wife" is OLD.
jaytkay: "I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."-- Dick Cheney, July 20, 2005
rikkards: But yet the majority of oil imported into the US comes from Canada.
zerkalo: And another civil war begins. It's gonna be armagheddon, millions slaughtered
Fark like a Barsoomian: All I'm saying is, next time we go to war for oil. Let's get some oil.
iheartscotch: Most of the current gas price is based on futures and speculation. But, I'd definitely refrain from fueling up within 48 hours of Baghdad's fall; if it happens.
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