7 years ago, when the oil prices were about US $ 20 per barrel, the regime was talking about friendship and dialogue with the rest of the world and now that the oil is pushing $72/barrel the very same regime is speaking about wiping off another country and creating tension all over the place.
The First Law of Petropolitics
- " Iran’s president denies the Holocaust, Hugo Chávez tells Western leaders to go to hell, and Vladimir Putin is cracking the whip. Why? They know that the price of oil and the pace of freedom always move in opposite directions. It’s the First Law of Petropolitics, and it may be the axiom to explain our age. "
- By Thomas L. Friedman
That is a fact, don't argue with me ;-)
Shut off their ability to export oil and they are gone in days!
Simple, huh? Not!
First posted @ "The Shotgun" weblog