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- That's ********, most countries of the EU buy their oil from R…
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i might be mistaken but the usa buy their oill from the saudis so we indirectly buy it from them?
yes i know the usa have their own supply.
And also europe might not buy saudi oil but they still let them do whatever the fuck they want.
while technically true, not buying directly does make some difference
we (the US) buy more from canada and produce more than than we get from either canada or saudi
Oh yeah, independent oil production is literally an issue of national security; No US oil and the prices could skyrocket w/ out us being able to fix it.
why do the saudis have such great influence in your politics then`?
They probably have less than you think
that being said, contributions to non-profits don't hurt, and the occasional tip about terror groups. They don't support ISIS even though they helped Al Qaeda back when.
it's complicated, but 8% of our oil consumption is only so important. people try to say we're their bitch because it's scandalous to think the world superpower has a submissive kink for oil
Oh they absolutely support ISIS.
Their government is disgusting and violates human rights on an hourly basis.
But they have oil.
Fuck the Saudis, I hope the world cuts ties with them and teaches them a lesson.
i stand corrected on the ISIS part
as for them having to go, I agree. but long-term independence from OPEC will require renewable energy. Turning out more of the US's oil, coal, and natural gas isn't a long-term option. we can't maintain our consumption for that long unfortunately
We want to make Islamic extremism a non-threat, you need to go to its source. Barring that, one of its biggest pillars.
That is the Saudis. We invade them, destroy their government, liberate the people; its hard to say what will happen, but on the upside we eliminate a disgustingly inhumane monarchy, stop a major source of terrorist funding and show the world we do not tolerate extremism.
>on the upside
I'd say more of a "best case scenario"
Toppling a government creates a vacuum which terrorist groups like ISIS thrive in. They'll still have oil and theres always someone willing to buy even if they can't pay what we have been. It'd likely mean ISIS would actually have more funding because of direct sales rather than just some side money the Saudi's were willing to toss them.
UNLESS we start just occupying these countries. completely against international law, but if we can fuck over EVERYONE there then we could at least make sure the extremists were hurt in the immediate aftermath. long term will always be an issue. ideas can't be destroyed, sometimes that fucking sucks
well feels like everyone is their bitch considering every other regime that got values like theirs get´s stomped on a regular basis
I see your point, but I'm not sure if letting a sovereign country do what they want is a qualifier for being their bitch. they obviously have more significance than the others that you mention. they are the largest OPEC member,
does us not fucking them mean we're there bitch though? or is it just not worth a moral quarrel? when we can bitch out a smaller opec member that only makes up .5% of our oil imports and feel just as good about our moral superiority.
I can't wait for us to ditch fossil fuels for this exact kind of stuff, but I really don't see them influencing us in any major way other than leaving them alone
ye you got a point there but generally speaking just some financial interest shouldn´t keep us from bashing them. that would us just make a bunch of hypocrites who overlook the discrepancys of our always greatly praised western values over some minor money.
No, there's one where he actually has the rope around his neck
- A thought: >Be American >Step out on the…
Skinheads may be annoying but unless you are white they won't try to stab you when you enter their territory at night. And Salafistic Preachers are as easy avoidable as Nature Organisations looking for new prey they can drain their money from
at least the hospital isn't handing out korans
or are they
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Mexicfag on transgenderism
yeah, problem? Before puberty you have no ideea what you are. Before the hormones hit and you actualy get your sexual instincs and drives awakened, you are in no position to say if you like dick or pussy or if you should have been born with a dick or a pussy. In fact there are plenty of studies who show that boys and girls who claimed they wanted to transition pre-puberty abandoned all notions of the subject once puberty started. By shoving these kids with hormones and puberty blockers before that happens, you are not helping them, you are letting a fucking child that has no ideea who or what he is make a decision that will fuck him up for life.
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