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Vladimir Putin: Energy Dictator Supreme

By Liz Colad: 23 January 2011

The United States will soon be under the control of a foreign leader.  His name: Vladimir Putin (Photo Right – Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Sound outrageous?  This is common sense—he will have control of the energy fields and the distribution of gas and oil.  He who controls the energy, controls the world.  I would even dare to say that this situation is already cemented in place.

And only one Congressman is pointing out the facts.

The Trumpet reports that Vladimir Putin has forged an alliance with BP to “explore” the Arctic. “In Washington, the State Department is already facing calls to investigate whether the Russian government’s links with BP pose a national security threat. As Republican Congressman Michael Burgess pointed out, BP is one of the biggest energy suppliers of the U.S. military.”(1)

BP’s website states, “BP is the leading producer of oil and natural gas in the United States and the largest investor in U.S. energy development.”  (Amoco, ARCO, BP, Castrol motor oil) Their refineries are in Texas City, TX; Carson, CA; Cherry Point, WA; Whiting , IN and Toledo, OH.  Employing approximately 23,000—“We’re also the second largest gasoline marketer in the US.”(2)

If you recall, it was their oil rig which blew up in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Regarding the development of a Russian/BP alliance in the Arctic, Rowena Marson of the Telegraph writes, “Only BP has the cutting-edge technical expertise to get the black gold out of the deep, icy wastes.” (3)

Is it surprising that BP is the company of focus in this deal with the Russians?  I think not.  Apparently the Russians believe that if they say that they own the Arctic enough, everyone will believe it.  But they DO NOT.  The U.S. Geological Survey states that there is a vast wealth of ‘untapped oil and natural gas’ beneath the surface of the Arctic.  Approximately three times more gas than oil lies in the Russian Arctic. The wealth of previously inaccessible energy reserves (now beginning to be accessible because of a thinning polar ice cap), is valued at approximately $90 billion dollars.

The Russians wish to not only take the Arctic, but Alaska as well.

(Read a history of Gazprom and the Arctic)

They will do this with the help of the United Nations:

The Arctic Shelf is currently an area of energy resources which is being disputed by major countries: United States (Alaska), Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

“Upon ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a country has a ten year period to make claims to an extended continental shelf which, if approved, gives it exclusive rights to resources on or below the seabed.” (4)

“Party to the Convention on the Law of the Sea (date of ratification in parentheses): Norway (1996), Russia (1997), Canada (2003) and Denmark (2004).” (5)

Canada, the United States, Denmark, and Norway are all NATO members.  Of these NATO members, three have ratified the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (highlighted).  Canada has foolishly already made a separate agreement with Russia about the settling of disputed territory—through the UN, and Norway has agreed to abide by the UN’s Convention on the Law of the Sea.

All of this is leading into World War III—history shows us that energy and war, tied with food, go hand-in-hand-in-hand.   U.S. intelligence records which were declassified have shown that “Royal Dutch Shell was viewed as a ‘Nazi collaborator that used Hitler’s slave laborers.’”  John Donovan of writes that at that time Sir Henri Deterding, an oil baron, considered himself to be “The Most Powerful Man in the World.”  He had a “ruthless thirst for access to new oil fields.”  Sir Henri injected Royal Dutch Shell funds into the Nazi party, indirectly causing the deaths of millions.(6)

It is interesting to note that after the Gulf Oil disaster in 2010, Royal Dutch Shell considered a takeover bid for BP reports Alex Brummer of Daily Mail. (7)

This spill has affected Royal Dutch Shell’s ability to drill in the Arctic, as US drilling policy extends itself from South to North.  Ben Geman of The Hill’s E2 Wire Energy Blog writes, “The Financial Times scored an interview with the head of Royal Dutch Shell’s U.S. branch, who fears further delays in the company’s push to drill off Alaska’s northern coast.
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‘Royal Dutch Shell fears difficulties in gaining an air quality permit from US federal authorities will push back its long-delayed Alaska drilling programme by another year,’ the paper reports.

‘It’s a significant challenge to drilling in 2011,’ Marvin Odum, president of Shell’s US operations, told the Financial Times.” (8)

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