March 7, 2014

America Should Use Its Energy 'Bomb'

Fraser Nelson, Daily Telegraph

Reuters

For decades it has seemed as if God has played a great joke on mankind, granting the best fuel reserves to the worst places. Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan – all have been able to run fairly repressive regimes, feeling no need to become open, competitive democracies. As Vladimir Putin has found, if you own the gas which the rich world needs, then you can get away with murder.

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