Sunday, January 20, 2008

Warning bells

posted by The Vidiot @ 10:55 AM Permalink

I was reading this ominous post about possible war with Iran and one of the statements caused a few bells to go off.
About eight weeks ago, toward the end of November last year, the US Navy put out tenders to charter extra ships to carry over a million barrels of ship and jet fuel for their warships and aircraft in the Straights of Hormuz off the coast of Iran. Before the end of January the carrier USS John C. Stennis will join the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower which is already cruising Persian Gulf waters. This extra fuel order comes on top of last August’s massive order from Israel for millions of litres military JP-8 jet fuel and military diesel fuel. Allowing time for the various House and Senate committees to approve the order, the fuel has either been recently delivered or is also on its way.
I remembered reading something else about oil and the petroleum reserves last week.
How do you not notice when 308,000 barrels of oil go missing?

That's the question government auditors were asking after they looked into the Department of Energy's management of oil received for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a critical program to assure energy stability in the U.S. in case of an oil crisis.

Now, if you were planning a war, but didn't really want to let anyone know just how big or bad it was going to be, wouldn't you sneak some extra oil out on the side? I think you would.



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