[FoRK] geopolitics of low oil prices

Adam L Beberg beberg at mithral.com
Mon Jan 11 12:39:18 PST 2016


Of the US, which is also a puppet state at this point.

Hurt Russia. Hurt Iran. Hurt Saudis. In that timeline. South American collateral damage is just a bonus.

- Adam L. Beberg

> On Jan 11, 2016, at 5:26 AM, Gary Stock <gstock at nexcerpt.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Poe's Law being as it is, we will need you to clarify.
> 
> A puppet state of the US?  Or a puppet state of Islam?
> 
> GS
> 
>> On 1/11/16 12:39 AM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
>> Saudi's are a puppet state of  ....
>> 
>> Makes perfect sense now doesn't it.
>> 
>> - Adam L. Beberg
>> 
>>> On Jan 10, 2016, at 9:24 PM, Lucas Gonze<lucas.gonze at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/01/10/oil-gas-prices-one-dollar-gallon/78080908/
>>> 
>>> First the quote:
>>> 
>>> "Gasoline prices are driven mostly by four factors: oil prices, proximity
>>> to refineries, refinery capacity and state taxes and levies. Oil prices
>>> have dropped below $33 a barrel and continue to collapse. The recent
>>> decision by Saudi Arabia to continue to keep its oil exports high
>>> essentially has dissolved the OPEC cartel. The decision also has forced the
>>> kingdom to chop its 2016 budget."
>>> 
>>> Now the red meat:
>>> 
>>> What are the geopolitics of that choice by the Saudi's? In particular, how
>>> does it benefit them in their conflict with the Iranians?
>>> 
>>> What I don't know is why the Saudis are willingly doing this to themselves,
>>> given their reliance.
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