America: The Oil Hostage
Most Americans do not realize that the United States imports two-thirds of its oil from other countries. Hence, when some turmoil brews where the U.S. oil supply must be protected, the result is often a costly and bloody war. The oil is not under U.S. control and many countries that are hostile to the U.S. control both the supply and the price. As long as the U.S. continues to need this oil, it will remain at the mercy of such countries. Thus "The Oil Hostage." The U.S. Government has illusively promised oil independence since the 1973 Arab embargo, but still we are entangled in oil wars to guard the available supply. Without such wars, the prices of gas could skyrocket in a matter of days, sending the U.S. into an economic depression. Thousands of U.S. soldiers are being sacrificed in the name of oil. Numerous solutions are available to the U.S. government to bring us back on a path of freedom from oil-rich countries. With just a few steps we could be self-sufficient in less than a generation, with plentiful and much cheaper sources of energy at our disposal. Just a few simple steps and global warming would be a thing of the past. Just a few simple steps and these bloody oil wars can end, allowing America to move into a bright and energy abundant future.
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