Another way to beat Al Qaeda, energy independence

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    Washington (CNN) -- In Osama bin Laden's 1998 fatwa calling for violent jihad against the United States, a key part of the al Qaeda leader's first rationale for holy war is oil.

    "For over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples," bin Laden said.

    In 2004, three years after the September 11 attacks on the United States, bin Laden summoned his followers to attack oil installations in the Middle East as a way to jack up gas prices and destabilize the American economy.

    Former CIA Director James Woolsey has tried to call attention to the link between America's addiction to foreign oil and terrorism. He has repeatedly said U.S. taxpayers were paying for "both sides" in the war on terror, American soldiers on one end and the terrorists who receive support from oil-rich nations on the other.

    On every fuel efficient vehicle he drives, he posts the same bumper sticker: "BIN LADEN HATES THIS CAR."

    Woolsey's latest petro-sipping car bearing that sticker is a 2011 Chevy Volt which runs on both electricity and gas.

    Another way to beat al Qaeda: Energy independence? - CNN.com
     
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    So.. you blame Democrats for screwing up our domestic fuel production and causing these foreign entanglements...that's interesting...
     
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    Another lie.

    Domestic production continues unabated....

    Conservation and alternative energy are the way to go.

    James Woolsey knows it. Why don't you?
     
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    Oh really.. so Anwars in full production, then.

    and we didn't actually blow billions on boneheaded plans for solar energy and wind turbines..
     
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    The world is ahead of the US on alternate energy sources.
     
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    and I imagine were paying for it...
     
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    SO let me get this right? You support the Nuclear power plant Industry? You want us to drill for Oil in Alaska, off the coast of Florida and all across the US? You want us to start using Oil Shale?

    Or as usual are you a lying hypocrite?
     
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    Do the Muslim retards grasp one reality? That we've made their "homelands" filthy fucking rich by buying their "treasures"?

    If they're pissed at anyone, it should be the dictators hogging all the oil money, not the customers buying it. Stupid fucking Muslims haha!
     
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    How is anyone "ahead?" Wasting taxpayer money on vast, money losing, boondoggles only puts you "ahead" on the train to fiscal disaster.
     
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    It is a sad fact that most of our politicians are idiots.

    The energy issue must be separated into it's two distinct parts: Energy and waste.

    Producing the enrgy is what we need to concentrate on first. We need to be energy independant as soon as possible. We have the energy sources domestically to do this. So far, we have no leader or candidate that has the balls to harvest it.

    Be energy indepedent by 2020. If that's your campaign slogan and you have the plan to do it, you win in 2012. This will help the balance of trade, actually WILL create jobs and will solve all of the state government's fiscal problems by expanding the tax base.

    Stay on the path we're on and we're even more screwed.

    Dealing with the waste from energy production, whether it's CO2 or spent nuclear rods, is the challenge after that. Right now, as a country, we're circling the drain and something dramatic needs to occur to stop the madness.

    Unemployment, even as measured by the lying thieves in DC, ticked up again this week.
     

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