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Engineering Oil Price Spikes

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Driving you into acceptance of new Iran Deal

I’ve been pondering a number of questions over the last several days, and one that has dominated my mind is the question about Iran’s involvement in our Ukraine policy.  From the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, I could see the American population being herded by all the usual suspects.  Their own government and media have been lying to them consistently and recklessly about the situation in Ukraine.  One of the things that struck me is that they seem to be intentionally pushing oil prices through the roof. With every bit of bellicose rhetoric from the Biden administration and the morons on Capitol Hill, the media blasts it through the world, creating more uncertainty and more panic.  At the same time, refusing to unleash our own oil production, in fact, having spiked it from the inception of Biden’s presidency, it became clear to me that they want oil prices to go higher.  Apart from the usual reasons of profiteering by individual members of Congress and the Administration, there had to be a reason.  My recent contemplation of the Iran Deal they’re trying to make tempted me to ask:  How could they get Americans, but more importantly, members of Congress, to go along with the new JCPoA(Iran Deal)?  What is it going to take in an election year to make that go? I began to wonder: If they could push the price of oil so far that it would put a serious pinch on Americans, would they and their Congressional representatives fold for any deal that brought them a respite from the high oil prices?  If you want Americans to accept the Iran deal, promise it will provide a drastic reduction in prices in the midst of a war-driven price-spike! Problem solved.  They’re driving the oil-price spike in order to gain easier acceptance of the Iran deal.

Yes, they built the carrot and now they’re wielding the stick.  By the time they’re done with you, you’ll be happy to pay for Iranian oil.  As Gateway Pundit reported on Tuesday morning, the Iranians stand to make out like bandits in the deal.  Frankly, I can’t see anything in the deal for America.  It would seem to me the American people would make out better with no deal, but this deal lifts sanctions on Iran, including Iranian oil. According to Gateway Pundit, the Russian leading the negotiating team(on behalf of the United States(!!!)), Mikhail Ulyanov, is quoted as saying:

“Iran got much more than it could expect.”

What’s more remarkable to me is that I am not able to find any reference to what America will get from this deal, other than promises.  It seems as though the United States is giving up all sanctions, just as in the first JCPoA, all we did was pay billions electronically, and also pallets of cash to the mullahs, while getting what amounted to very thin promises about nuclear weapons development.  It’s senseless.  The biggest concession, in terms of the long-run value to the Iranians leadership, is the removal of all sanctions on Iranian oil.  I now believe this is why the oil prices needed to spike from this administration’s perspective.  They’re putting the squeeze on us to accept the deal.  Other than worthless promises, what is the United States getting?  Why is the Biden administration so desperate to have a deal again?  What’s in it for the DC Mafia? What’s in it for us? This is the problem, from my point of view: There’s nothing in it for we, the American people, but if you wanted to make a show of it, you could put in “and oil supplies available to America will increase dramatically.”

Why is getting the Iran deal so important to these people that they’ve essentially provoked Russia into invading Ukraine to set up the conditions under which the American people and Congress might be driven to accept it?

Update: Tom Rogan of the Washington Examiner has a source who tells him that the Biden administration is avoiding pursuing a big public case over the would-be assassins who wanted to take out former National Security Adviser John Bolton because it could hurt new Iran deal negotiations.

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Russia Shockingly Accuses US DoD of Operating BioWeapons Labs on its Doorstep in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Map of alleged Bio-Labs in Ukraine

Rumors have been circulated widely around the Internet since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that one of Vladimir Putin’s purposes wat the destruction and removal of alleged bioweapons laboratories across Ukraine. I had initially dismissed this as part of a Russian disinformation campaign being carried out and employed against those predisposed to distrust Washington DC’s motives.  Kyle Becker of beckernews.com ran a story on Monday highlighting what are now claims made by the Russian government that they are uncovering precisely such facilities.  As Becker’s article points out, the Department of Defense admits being engaged with laboratories in Ukraine that handle some very dangerous infectious diseases, including Anthrax, to name one most people will recognize. Some of these sites are published on a map on the US Embassy’s website in Ukraine, seeming to confirm US knowledge of the existence of BioLabs. The Defense Department says its engagement there is part of their Bioweapons Threat Reduction Program, and under that program, they’ve provided assistance in upgrading the labs, allegedly for safety reasons.  Becker notes that Foreign Minister Lavrov’s accusations may indeed be part of a propaganda campaign, but the question remains as to the degree of US involvement and the nature of the ongoing research in these facilities.  It’s clear that Russia intends to play the “WMD” card, but what remains in question is whether these labs actually serve a demilitarized, peaceful purpose, and if Russia is simply seizing upon these labs as justification for their actions in Ukraine.

As Becker observes somewhat wryly, however, “Bioweapons threat reduction” was the same excuse at the heart of our involvement in the Chinese Wuhan Institute of Virology, and we all have some idea of how that turned out. Whether there is any actual fire in this case remains unclear, but there certainly is at least some smoke.  I understand the concept of threat reduction, but I also know the DoD has been known to employ some smokescreens in such matters.  It would be truly ironic and damaging if it turned out that these labs had handled materials and conducted research that could be fit within the general sphere of bioweapons research.  It’s at this point that I would remind readers about the interactions between Rosemont Seneca and EcoHealth Alliance. Could the US be involved in something unseemly in this field in Ukraine?  At this point, I don’t believe we have enough evidence to say with certainty, but as a friend is often heard to remind me about such things, “if there is any doubt, there is no doubt.” It’s a sentiment born more of a general experience with government and politics that takes a pessimistic view of those endeavors and the people engaged in them, but it’s often not far off the mark. In any event, this is an example of why the American people are right to doubt everything they’re being told, whether parties to the war in Ukraine, or by their own government and media.