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France - What's the Real Reason They Strongly Oppose War?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by TheBear, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Blindfaith

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    The US imports 3.1% from Iraq. So, this war is about an additional .2% perhaps?

    What's the percentage for France? Does anyone know?
     
  2. Evangelion

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    blindfaith -

    No, it's about as much as the US can get her hands on. That's precisely why Exxon (and others) have been putting so much pressure on the Bush administration.

    I've no idea. But regardless of how much it is, you can be sure that France wants more.

    Which is one of the reasons why she's so keen to protect her economic interests in Iraq. :cool:
     
  3. TheBear

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  4. Blindfaith

    Blindfaith God's Tornado

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    ah-HA!&nbsp; You said it, I didn't ;).&nbsp; Just funnin' with ya Evangelion ;) :D :wave:
     
  5. Red Panda

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    The percentage of oil that the US would get out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is far, far smaller than that.&nbsp; Yet the oil companies are willing to spend large amounts of money to lobby Congress and run ads on TV and in key newspapers in an effort to obtain it.&nbsp; Never underestimate the desire of business to increase profit.
     
  6. Blindfaith

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    Now, I heard something different Panda (or do you prefer to be called Red Panda?).&nbsp;

    I heard a news report that if we drilled in Anwar (sorry if the spelling is incorrect), it's something akin to 30 yrs of supply that's comparable to Saudi Arabia.

    30 years is a long time to come up with an alternative energy source for automobiles and such :).

    Peace!
     
  7. Red Panda

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    ANWR reserves are estimated to be enough to last the USA for 6 months. No more.

    And if drilling started tomorrow, the first oil wouldn't flow for 12-15 years.

    Panda is fine. :D
     
  8. Blindfaith

    Blindfaith God's Tornado

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    Thanks for the info Panda! :) Of course, you know I'm going to have to check out your sources....LOL
     
  9. Lacmeh

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    I suppose, that there is quite a large amount of oil in the protected areas.
    But, what peopel tend to forget is, that regardless of the amounts of oil we find and explore, someday it will be used up.
    So do we sacrifice nature for finite amount of oil? Or do we seriously start to develop alternatives now?
    What those people, who want to drill in these regions tend to forget is, that it takes a very long time to actually build the pipelines (10plus years). It takes quite an amount of the current oil to do this (No electricity out there, every heater and machine has to be powered by oil or oil products)
    Add to that the low temperatures, which make their own preoblems with pipelines. It costs far more ressources to maintain the lines as in other regions.
    A honest calculation for how much oil is available there would include the anount of oil used in bulding, maintanence and upkeep of said lines and stations.
     
  10. Evangelion

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    blindfaith -

    LOL, that's cool. :wave:

    The important thing to remember, of course, is that I've been saying this all along. :cool:
     
  11. Evangelion

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    It's also worth bearing in mind the fact that 30 years is a very short timeframe for producing viable alternative fuel systems.

    The 20th Century came and went without providing a realistic solution to the oil problem. Even if we say (just for the sake of the argument) that they didn't start looking elsewhere until 1960, that gives us 40 years of alternative fuel resarch with virtually nothing to show for it.

    The next 30 years had better be packed with action, that's all I can say! :cool:
     
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