Hmm. So Tony is to be seen shaking hands with a former enemy of the War on TerrorISM…
A former member, no less, of the second circle of the axis of evil.
Now why, I ask you, why is Tony suddenly so friendly with the man who was President of the Nation that supported, protected and possibly ordered the Lockerbie bombing, which was until the 11m massacre in Madrid, the largest terrorist atrocity on European soil since the 2nd World War? Anyone else curious?
Is it just me?
Well. Let’s consider some simple statistics (courtesy of the Guardian) shall we?
“For both the UK and US, an energy crisis is looming. The latest BP statistical review of world energy predicted that UK proven oil and gas reserves will last, respectively, only 5.4 and 6.8 years at present rates of use. It has been estimated that by 2020 the UK could be dependent on imported energy for 80% of its needs. The US energy department has calculated that net imports of oil, already at 54%, will rise to 70% by 2025 because of growing demand and declining domestic supply.”
Oh dear. It’s curtains for the UK and US Oil industry, eh?. But Hark! It’s ok. Even if we can’t get the oil out of Iraq until we’ve shot every last pesky towel-head with an attitude problem, we can still rely on Uncle Daffy. To quote:
“Libya produces high-quality, low-sulphur crude oil at very low cost (as low as $1 per barrel in some fields), and holds 3% of world oil reserves. It also has vast proven natural gas reserves of 46 trillion cubic feet, but actual gas reserves are largely unexplored and estimated to total up to 70 trillion cubic feet.”
Fuck it. Let’s have an oil bath.