Energy, Politics and Power
A chilling perspective presented by Michael Klare, Professor of Peace and Security Studies at the Hampshire College (US). First Maastricht Debate 2007-8
In his book Blood and Oil, Micheal Klare explains how conservative leaders and think tanks have not only led the United States into a disastrous war in Iraq, but in addition have set the US on a course to acually import more and more oil from unstable and despotic regimes around the world in search of additional supplies of oil, and this includes the House of Saud. As a result of this and with the stationing of US troops on sacred Middle East soil, the US have invited the fury and hate of many Arabs. Klare states that this policy may lead to price shocks, supply interruptions, and in a worst case blackmail. And of course an unending stream of terrorist attacks against US interests all over the world.
Video report of Michael Klare on the relationship between peak oil and national security, September 2006
For more information on Michael Klare, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Klare