Voice of the White House

October 2, 2015

Washington, D.C.: I am vastly amused by the business in Syria. Putin's military is attacking Syrian rebels and killing them. Unfortunately, these are CIA-trained rebels and Washington is livid with rage. And if the Russians achieve their goal of a regime change in Saudi Arabia, there will be a reduction in American oil and even more futile fury. I suppose we can declare war on South Sudan and feel better for it? And then there is the possible huge oil deposits in the Arctic. Most of these lie under Russian territory and try as the US wants, they cannot get at it. Rather than buy oil and gas from Russia, how much better, and typical, to merely seize it by force. This is a bit like threatening an angry tiger with a marshmellow.