Administration: ‘Brazilian Oil is Greener than American Oil’

Peter Gadiel

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His foreign policy is a mess; his war in Libya is causing many to have second thoughts about his Nobel Peace Prize; his path toward creating a government monopoly in health care is facing increasing resistance.  But Barack Obama has succeeded in setting the world straight on one subject:  using petroleum produced by Brazil produces less carbon and therefore causes less global warming than using petroleum produced in the United States.

Thank goodness for Mr. O. How would we have known if he hadn’t told us?

Here’s how he said it in a speech in Brazil on March 19:

“…we want to partner with Brazil…on the issue of energy…By some estimates, the oil you recently discovered off the shores of Brazil could amount to twice the reserves we have in the United States.  We want to work with you.  We want to help with technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely, and when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.  At a time when we’ve been reminded how easily instability in other parts of the world can affect the price of oil, the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.”

But dear reader, you didn’t see where he said Brazilian oil doesn’t cause global warming while our domestic product does? That’s because he didn’t say straight out. And why should he? After all, his Democrat predecessor is the guy who’s infamous for saying in sworn testimony: “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” So read on, and I’ll explain.

Obama refuses to allow oil drilling in American coastal waters (which hold between 66.6 billion barrels and 115 Billion barrels of oil) [1]. He refuses to allow drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve (between 5.7 and 16 billion barrels) [2]. He won’t allow drilling on most federally owned lands in the Lower 48 States (unknown gazillions). He is quite clear about the reasons he’s blocking domestic production. He says it’s an established “fact” that there is global warming, that global warming is caused by humans releasing carbon into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, and that the United States is the world’s primary culprit. Thus, he won’t allow drilling for oil on U.S. territory because that will force Americans to use alternative fuels and that will save the planet.

But if he says that the way to save the planet is to reduce Americans’ use of petroleum, logically it follows that he must believe that Americans should reduce their use of petroleum. Right?

But wait! He told Brazilians that the U.S. will start a “Strategic Energy Dialogue” to help Brazil develop its oil resources. The reason, he says is because “when you’re ready to start selling, we [Norte Americanos] want to be one of your best customers.”

But if blocking U.S. oil production will save humanity by forcing lower American oil consumption, how is humanity helped by Obama giving two billion of U.S. taxpayer bucks to help the Brazilian oil company Petrobras increase oil production in Brazil so that the U.S. can buy and burn more Brazilian oil?

There can be only possible logical explanation: Obama must believe that it’s okay to burn Brazilian oil instead of our domestic vintage because their stuff doesn’t cause global warming like ours does. And that can only be true if their oil doesn’t emit carbon.

But of course, that’s bunk. Oil is oil.  A barrel of Brazilian oil leaves the same carbon footprint as the American variety.  So there has to be another reason for Obama suppressing U.S. oil production while spending American tax dollars so we can buy more of it from Brazil.   He reveals the answer elsewhere in that speech.

In a region of the world where the legacy of colonialism is still fresh, there was a legitimate concern in the last century that opening your economies to more trade would lead wealthier countries to extract resources without regard to your own nation’s development. I understand that.  At the same time, many Latin American nations, including this one, lived through decades of dictatorships where closed economies failed to produce decent standards of living for the vast majority of people…. But over the last decade, Brazil has.. that the spirit of capitalism can thrive alongside the spirit of social justice…” [emphasis added]

So with his own words, Obama lets slip his true reason for blocking domestic oil drilling while simultaneously providing U.S. funds for drilling elsewhere: he’s more interested in redressing what he believes is American guilt for what he perceives as past wrongs (“the legacy of colonialism is still fresh”) and to implement his concept of “the spirit of social justice.” Global warming and clean oceans are just phony fronts for this guy.

Recall that Obama is a man whose friends use the phrase “social justice” as a euphemism for Marxism. Redistribution of wealth, of healthcare, of the fruits of production and life. [3] This is a man, who like his friends and mentor, believes that “social justice” is achieved by destroying those who succeed in order to level the relationship between everyone, rather than allowing individual initiative to improve the condition of all.

And here we see Obama practicing “social justice” on the international scale. For his policy can only result in redistribution of wealth from the United States to other nations.

Oh yes, and there’s another result. His pal, George Soros, who considers the United States the main obstacle to world peace, has a huge investment in Brazilian oil. Those two billion American dollars will have the twin benefit of giving Soros a profit so he can put more money into groups such as MoveOn.org, People for the American Way and other radical groups that promote Obama and undermine the United States. Obama, for all his charm, expressed for example by his public handicapping of basketball tournaments, is a dangerous man, locked in and bemoaning the past.

One of this man’s very first acts as president was astonishingly petty, yet of stunning symbolic importance. He returned to Britain a bust of the great British Prime Minister (and supporter of colonialism) Winston Churchill.  With this act Obama revealed much about himself. As he succeeded in diminishing the office of President by stooping to send a bit of bronze to England he will do whatever it takes to diminish our Nation as a whole. And transferring from us to others the ability to create wealth through the production of  raw materials is simply a tiny part of his effort to accomplish that end.

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Peter Gadiel is the president of 9/11 Families for a Secure America and co-developer of Illegal Immigration; A Game.

NOTES

[1] U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Assessment of Undiscovered Technically Recoverable Oil and Gas Resources of the Nation’s Outer Continental Shelf, 2006 and also has between 326 to 565 Trillion cu. ft of natural gas.

[2] U.S. Geological Survey Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 1002 Area, Petroleum Assessment, 1998, Including Economic Analysis.

[3] A press release issued on the same day as Obama’s speech says a “U.S. oil and gas trade mission to be conducted in conjunction with the Latin Oil Week conference to be held at the end of May…” Clearly, Obama plans to increase oil production all over Latin America.

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Posted on April 11, 2011, in AMERICAS, Brazil, GEOPOLITICS, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas - inland, Oil & Gas - offshore, Regulation, United States and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Administration: ‘Brazilian Oil is Greener than American Oil’.

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