The Wall Street Journal reports that Abdallah S. Jum'ah, chief executive of Saudi Arabian state-owned Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company by production is arguing that the world has more than a century's worth of crude left at current production rates. Clearly interested in heading off any developments that would hasten alternative energy sources, the Saudi's just wanted us to know that we've got at least 100 more years worth of oil.
What he didn't say was that the continuation of the oil economy is in the sole best interests of the oil barons. They don't seem to get it --- from my perspective, the problem is not concerns with the amount of oil, but a) oil is a dirty, filthy technology that pollutes our environment, and b) we're fighting wars over oil. Oh, and C) how much longer is the cruel, corrupt Saudi Regime going to last, and what happens then?
America needs energy independence. We once declared our freedom from England, it's now time to declare our independence from Saudi Arabia. Why should we continue to funnel TRILLIONS of dollars to the Saudi Royal Family, while they continue to promote Wahabbism, which is bent on America's destruction?
Only the Saudi's, George Bush and his right-wing extremist followers haven't figured out that the Oil Economy is an evil force all around, and we must for the sake of the world, derive our energy from clean, renewable resources that are under our control.
Only then will America be free from the tyrranny and terror, and environmental degradation that the Oil Barons seem to relish inflicting on us.
"Hey Don't worry about Oil, America! There's lots of it!!" The Saudi's are truly out of touch with the American people.
Hopefully the Japanese will help liberate America. They're not an oil producing nation, so what the heck do they care if they sell electric cars or hybrids or fuel cells --- they don't care. The Japanese automakers "get" America in ways that American automakers have never understood. The Japanese just want to give American's what they want.
And right now, more and more Americans want a country that's free from oil.
Screw the Saudi's. They are no friends of America.