Last week the Saudis called a meeting of oil producers and consumers at Jiddah on the Red Sea for June 22. The immediate reason for the call was a one-day jump of $11 in the price of oil to a new high of nearly $140 a barrel. This increase was […]
In the Middle East, homosexuals don’t exist because there is a discernible lack of rainbow flag waving, show tune loving and Mimosa-sipping gays. There is also an absence of out politicians, ala Barney Frank, GLBT political organizations or trendy gay nightclubs. This, of course, is because homosexuality is a Western […]
WASHINGTON — Now comes “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.”
How ironic that what could turn out to be the seminal OPEC meeting of all time should be scheduled for September 11. Depending on the outcome, the oil age might continue merrily along for another few years or might undergo radical change before the year is out. Let’s review the […]
WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney has accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of “bad behavior” for visiting Damascus and talking to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Evidence is mounting that oil prices will soon climb to new, perhaps unaffordable for many, highs. Some think “soon” is three, four, or five years away. Others think “soon” may be as close as three, four, five, or six months. It is this latter scenario in which oil and gasoline […]
Last week I discussed how the great crisis could be thought of as four interrelated sub crises: peak oil production, peak oil exports, climate change, and economic decline. Each of these will have an impact on the others and the order in which they arrive and interact with each other […]
In the months after 9/11 there was much discussion about the American government’s failure to “connect the dots.” Hints and clues that Al Qaida was about to launch airborne suicide attacks inside the US abounded but nobody put the bits and pieces together into a convincing warning.