Sunday, May 20, 2018

Oil Is The Enabler of Military Power

It is incorrect to say that oil is an unimportant reason to wage war - It may not be the only reason, but, it is an extremely important reason  for understanding why wars are fought.  Controlling access or denying access to oil is something that's been discussed at the blog. There is a vicious circle of needing oil to wage war- waging war to access oil. While all  along the way- profits are made. And most pathetically a free pass is given by the AGW cult to the war machine every single day-

Oil. Why is oil so important? Is it cars? What else? I just don't know....


Originally, it was the writings of Mahan and Mackinder on Naval power and geopolitics, combined with the final conclusion of the USS Maine inquiry that the explosion that destroyed it in Havana Harbor was most likely from a spontaneous fire in the coal bunker that overheated and ignited the ammo in the adjacent ammo bunker. Thus leading all of the major and wanna-be naval powers to race for control of oil to replace the more dangerous and harder to handle coal as fuel for their battle fleets.  

Nothing better than oil to move ships, planes and tanks around. Oil is the enabler of military power. Both World Wars were already decided by oil.


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It's funny aka strange to me that most, but not all people, fail to consider the importance of oil in war making- this is one of many issues that I take exception too regarding the AGW claims- war making is never addressed... by the cult adherents

Total US Military Oil Consumption (2011) is 360,000 barrels of oil per day.

 That is 360,000 barrels of oil a day, every single day of the year. That is minimally more then 131,400,000 barrels of oil a year.  It's likely even more then this chart shows as of 2018- 
  Since the US has been waging an ever growing war- on an ever expanding global battlefield since 2011. At 2018, present day price per barrel of 70.00. That oil consumed by the US Military, in just one year, would cost approximately 9 Billion, 198 Million dollars every year!

It boggles ones mind.
Chart from here



A more recent article has makes it very clear my more then 9 billion dollars a year figure is way to low

Reuters

The military’s average annual oil bill was about $14.28 billion between 2007 and 2015.

 You wanna talk about a waste of resources!!! On a scale that is unimaginable to me!!!
 And I'm somehow a sinner for driving my little 4 cylinder budget car and heating my house in a cold climate? Give me a break!!

 

16 comments:

  1. Thanks Penny and commenters. Believe it or not, as much as I give thought to the world's war machine, its gargantuan use of oil and gas never occurred to me. I guess I couldn't see the forest for the trees or maybe my thinking cap has holes in it. Now I feel like a proper maroon. What an idjit! Seems so obvious now.

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    You wanna talk about a waste of resources!!! On a scale that is unimaginable to me!!!
    And I'm somehow a sinner for driving my little 4 cylinder budget car and heating my house in a cold climate? Give me a break!!


    Amen, sister!

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  2. So, I guess this means that the war machine won't ever be green? Haha, can you see it? Electric-powered tanks. Separating recyclables. Windmills, carbon tax? Hahaha.



    What a huge bunch of assholes.
    I'm suddenly seeing much more clearly now.

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    1. The war machine won't be green using wind or solar because it's unreliable. And inefficient

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    2. Eh, I beg to differ. But either way I was being facetious...whistling past the grave-yard, as it were.

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    3. Plus, the war machine will never be green. A green war machine would be an oxymoron and very, very far from the actual agenda of our overlords.

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  3. Hi Penny, Jean-Pierre Petit just published a new video where he explains the technology (MHD) enabling the hyper-speed missiles and weapon systems Putin disclosed in april. I haven't watched it yet so new it is, but knowing Jean-Pierre Petit for the brillant scientist he is and as this specific video is in english, I had to share it with you immediately.

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    1. Of course, with the link, it's better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn8b3E9oUHY

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    2. going to get my first morning coffee and have a watch of it!
      merci!

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    3. gallier2- I watched the entire video- and the take away from it is.. Mr Petit seems to think that yes Russia has these weapons at their disposal- it's frightening to contemplate- the science was a bit over my head though- would you write a summary in your own words that I could use for a post?

      I want to include the video- and an article I had saved the other day on the Pentagon response to these weapons- only when I saved the article it wasn't clear to me that the response was about these specifically mentioned weapons- the article further states that China is not far off on this type of weaponry either- but the Pentagon is woefully behind..

      If you could help I would appreciate it and if not I'll understand :)

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    4. Hi Penny, I watched the video and I'm a little disappointed by it. He talked too much of geopolitics which he's not the best at and went a little bit too quickly over the technical aspects. As said, he's one of the first scientist to have worked on MHD (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetohydrodynamics) in the 70s and he's probably the only one who has published on the subject. All research on it is generally classified and while there are here and there hints of its use, all progress and solution were done by military research (Area 51, USSR).
      MHD is in principle quite simple but to use it controllably on a big scale requires solving a lot of practical details.
      Here a video from the 80s where JPP presents a bathtub sized model of a McGiverest MHD propulsed submarine.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZnouBEWUYc
      (sound is annoying as there's a talking clock in the left stereo channel, simply cut the sound and watch the demonstration).
      MHD works by creating strong electrical current on the surface of a craft, the current will ionize the contact layer of the fluid the craft is moving in and the induced magnetic field will allow to control the movement of that surrounding fluid. With that technique it is for instance possible to avoid the shockwave that builds up when an aircraft flies through air ever faster. To make an analogy, a plane approaching the speed of sound with a MHD generator can suck the air around its nose before it build the shockwave thus avoiding the supersonic bang.
      The first problem to overcome is to generate the electrical current for the MHD. The amount of it are tremendous (counted in Mega- or Giga-Ampere) which can not be done with classical generators.
      A thing that few people know, it that a rocket engine can if properly constructed generate this amount of electricity (by ionization of the accelerated gas). So a rocket is an obvious choice for the usage of MHD. There are also other applications for MHD like the earthquake machine
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY4X7b8iaL0 (sorry in French but the pics are clear) using a rocket engine to generate high electric current that is injected in the earth to "grease" the tectonic plates so that they make smaller quakes.

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    5. Hey Gallier2!
      I'm going to watch the videos tomorrow and do the extra reading too. no time today to do so- but thanks so much for the extra info :)

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    6. Btw, you can download his comics book explaining the details at http://www.savoir-sans-frontieres.com/JPP/telechargeables/English/the_silence_barrier.htm

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  4. Electric vehicles are eventually going to be mandatory to prevent "climate change", which only suggests to me that continuing wars are anticipated. I thought it might be nice to have less traffic noise but artificial noise may become mandatory as well so that blind people will know a car is coming. Surely, blind people and/or their guide dogs could be fitted with some sort of technology that would detect traffic.
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/28/17059694/hybrid-ev-car-noise-nhtsa-nissan

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    1. "But it’s not certain that all these vehicles will sound the same. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also considering allowing cars to offer different sounds that a driver could select from"

      that's dangerous- delaying the sound aspect of the car- situational awareness demands one is aware of sights as well as sounds
      and the idea that one can choose the sound of one's car- is just absurd- like you said yayac- more noise pollution that won't help anyone to stay safe.

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  5. You wanna talk about a waste of resources!!! On a scale that is unimaginable to me!!!
    And I'm somehow a sinner for driving my little 4 cylinder budget car and heating my house in a cold climate? Give me a break!!


    It was when I realized that that I completely lost my eco-weeny posture I had until the 90s (yeah, I was part of the AGW cult, but I'm cured now). I'm striving to reduce my oil/gas usage, but only because I have to pay for it, so saving fuel is saving some money, but I'm very careful to not do it by expending more than the saving I can reach.

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    1. Sadly, Gallier I was an 'eco weeny' as well- I even recall talking about that with 'nobody' cause he was one too!

      I used to think we were going to 'burn up' and bought into all the hype- what I've found, where we live it has gotten cooler..

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