Meme Thread for Memes and other assorted Lulz

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Post by Montegriffo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:25 am

For legal reasons, we are not threatening to destroy U.S. government property with our glorious medieval siege engine. But if we wanted to, we could. But we won’t. But we could.
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Post by TheReal_ND » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:56 am

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I always disagreed with the meme we invade for oil but it's still funny and more or less inline with my personal views.

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Post by Speaker to Animals » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:04 pm

Oil seems to be the common denominator, but okay.

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Post by TheReal_ND » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:06 pm

It is but we aren't taking it. We are destabilizing competition for the Saudis and maintaining control. We don't take it because it would glut the market anyway.

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Post by Speaker to Animals » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:09 pm

TheReal_ND wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:06 pm
It is but we aren't taking it. We are destabilizing competition for the Saudis and maintaining control. We don't take it because it would glut the market anyway.
I think the strategy is really fucked up, honestly. It seems to be to destabilize the world in order to drive up the prices of oil. Then secure the United States as the primary purchaser of the oil in those countries, with American and British oil companies being the primary contractors. All of which keeps the Petrodollar relevant.

Just in a purely evil empire context, it would be more effective to just invade, seize the oil reserves, pump it all out and bring it to the United States for distribution. But neocons are cucks even when it comes to empire. They are truly pathetic specimens.

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Post by TheReal_ND » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:12 pm

Yes but low oil prices are actually bad for those same oil companies and actually quite a lot of domestic manufacturing. It's good for transportation but if there isn't much being manufactured for the production of oil there really isn't all that much else we would be moving around the country. We can't store it for too long either which is the other problem with just taking it. If we could we probably would.

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Post by Speaker to Animals » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:22 pm

Well, you can't invade the major oil producers without causing a run on oil futures on the NYMEX, anyway.

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Post by SuburbanFarmer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:07 pm

People don’t buy ridiculously oversized vehicles when oil is expensive. Car makers do not approve.
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Post by Hastur » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 am

The strategy is to build and protect transport routes from the oil countries to the "right" markets and to put a belt of unstable rubble-ized regions between the oil and the "wrong" customers. Look at a map.
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Post by C-Mag » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:05 pm

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