Obama policies are Desert Storm-like attack on U.S. energy sector

Obama policies are Desert Storm-like attack on U.S. energy sector
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[Ed. – In targeting parlance, Obama would be going for a K-Kill.]

Energy extraction, conversion, and utilization are at the foundation of our civilization.  Today, most of our energy comes from fossil fuels.  Practically the whole transportation sector uses oil. Almost all electricity is generated from coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydro power plants, and transmitted and distributed through the electrical grid.  Wind, solar, and geothermal power cover less than 3% of total energy use, while coal alone provides 40% of our electricity.  Coal power plants are also the least vulnerable to terrorism and acts of war.  Obama has been suppressing all the major components of our energy infrastructure from his first day in the office, but coal power was singled out for total annihilation.  He intensified this campaign in the run-up to the Paris Climate Conference (COP21).  Since attending COP21 and meeting with representatives of hostile foreign governments and the Lebanon-based Climate Action Network, he has been taking drastic actions to destroy the American energy industry.  His just-announced attack on oil production comes immediately after a hit on coal mining.  What industry will be targeted next?

An enemy waging war on the United States would attack exactly the same strategic targets, in almost exactly the same order: first oil, then power plants and the rest of the electrical infrastructure.  This has been the experience in most modern wars from WWII until today.  In the wars against Iraq (1990-1991) and Serbia (1999), for instance, the US used special graphite bombs specifically designed to bring down the enemy’s electrical power infrastructure for a short time. But while those weapons caused only temporary damage, Obama is targeting the American energy industry for permanent ruin.

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