Category Archives: Saudi Oil Imports

The United States and the World in the Freedom in the World 2019 Ratings

We show graphs in the Freedom House report “Freedom in the World 2019” by Freedom House at freedomhouse.org, for both the United States, and for World countries. We show the decline in the US Freedom rating over 10 years from … Continue reading

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Most of Trump’s Speech was Election Year Malarky

Most of What Trump Said Was Election Year Malarky It’s hard to know where to start.  Let’s start with Whew!  Calmer minds have taken over. I think for such an important War or Peace speech, it would have been better … Continue reading

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Why Are We Waiting for Trump Alone to Determine War or Peace?

We’re back to this incomprehension of why, in supposedly the most advanced nation in the world, the question of war or peace is determined by one of the most self-interested billionaires, who is seriously affected by any challenges to his … Continue reading

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Trump’s Scary Soap Opera

Trump’s Scary Soap Opera This is Episode 4 of the Pompeo-Trump Scary Soap Opera of pretending that there is a sane policy behind the actions of a mad man.  They still need a week to come up with it, and … Continue reading

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Economic Reasons to be Cautious With Iran

Economic Reasons to be Cautious with Iran The Saudi government and people, the Persian Gulf nations, and the world economies and nuclear powers definitely don’t want a war with Iran. The Saudi’s and the Gulf states must be shocked that … Continue reading

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My Concerns About a US Counterattack

My Concerns About a US Counterattack There seems to be a rush to judgement on who was responsible for the attacks on Saudi oil facilities.  This, unfortunately, reminds me of when we invaded Iraq, under the misconception that Iranian milk … Continue reading

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Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been?

Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been? Well,Trump has pumped up the military budget for the last two budgets.  And the weapons systems have been progressed.  But the military is only one of many technological, environmental, … Continue reading

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What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting?

What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting? Update:  Wednesday.  The foreign minister of Iran has pointed out that the UN Charter (I looked up Article 2, Item 4) “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat … Continue reading

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Political Thoughts

Political Thoughts:  Saudi Oil, Trump Businesses, Wisconsin and Michigan, and 2020 Electoral Votes Saudi Dunes:  The Oil Will Flow I refer to a motto in the SF book Dune, where the mined spice is used to allow interstellar navigators to … Continue reading

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Penance, and a UN Solution to the Yemen War

Penance, and a UN Solution to the Yemen War All of the parties in the Yemen war are in trouble.  The main humanitarian problem is the impending famine of 13 million people there.  In religious countries, it is well understood … Continue reading

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