We where shocked to find such a weak mind in the presidential seat of the US, and we worried about who would be abusing Trumps ear, because this man has his finger on the nuclear button and seems to repeat whatever is said loudest around him.
John Bolton on the other hand is an influencer, a expert of history and a hated diplomat, hated for his bluntness and his interest in wars. He wanted war with Iran, to be very short about it, he wants what Isreal wants in the Middle East. This week he shows he doesn’t think he needs Europe for this. Europe is increasingly anti Isreal.
The importance of Istrael is not religious, even though there are many isrealis who are also jews in positions of power (even though being jewish prohibits any involvement in politics). Isreal is also the US military base created to keep an eye on oil production and delivery. How else do you think the Saudis keep pumping and selling the oil to the US for paper it prints when it feels like it.
Recently SA has build up its own military stock and is now warring against Yemen with help of the US no doubt. Weapons or gold are the two things you can really use to pay for oil. All consumer goods you use to ‘pay’ have been created with the same oil you are trying to pay for, and this works for a while, until the sjeiks all have Tesla Roadsters 2.0. Then you have to start to either give universal money (gold) or unattainable technology (weapons). The US was forced to do the latter, which can only result in a war somewhere down the river.
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) 9 juni 2018
The above remark from John Bolton seems to deny the need or existence of US control over oil delivery. But it also at once seems to end the US function of supplying its allies with enough USD to buy a share of the controlled production. This is an enormous step. Why? Because the US used its allies to control oil, for instance in Lybia a few years ago.
The transactlantic economic cooperation is nothing less than a system by which countries prevent fighting over fossil resources by having a democratic and win-win based economic arrangement. The EU itself grew out of a post WOII economic zone for the distribution of coal and steel (made with coal), for the preservation of peace and enabling of cooperation.
Bolton says the US should not be the bank, because he knows Trump doesn’t understand that money itself is not what makes it worth anything, but the ability to buy energy with it, its role as carboncredit. Many people can’t imagine that nothing would work if you suddenly decided that you can buy anything with your USD, except oil, coal or gas. But if you think for a second, that is a deep economic truth.
What Bolton thinks and this is typical for Neocons, is that its better if the US wages a big war it wins, even if it devastates the world for a while, than for its eminence to fade away. Now Bolton is telling Europe : Thanks for your cooperation, the US is going it alone. Don’t expect any help getting your energy supply in order. This is catastrophic for the “relationship” but also means G6 (without the US) have to seriously rebase its strategic position.
Its a good thing for renewables, it seems. The world can’t count on a country warring overseas to keep the oil supply in check, because Trump doesn’t feel the need to do that for others. He forgets that the US does need energy and allies and this breakup means a boost for renewables which are so much more reliable than a US president. The US is not taking the lead in going for renewables (although Tesla is setting a world standard and driving world battery production at record speed), the US pulled out of the Paris agreement, but it will have a strong effect on the use of renewables by its abandonment of the G7 program.
War is expensive, and energy intensive. So years back we already predicted there will come a time when war simply is no longer possible. The only reason for war is the lack of resources, which is now mainly being caused by climate change. If the climate had not been affected this much already there would be hope that renewables would be able to support the lives of anyone who would otherwise have to go to war to get oil. That chance still exist, renewables can carry the burden oil does about 2500 times. We are on a sadistic energy ration compared to the renewable wealth we could be enjoying, while not having to worry about who’s banks fund who, because there barely would be a need for banks.
Let’s hope Trump finds a reason to leave the world stage soon so we can grasp this act of violence towards the world community as an opportunity to cooperate and transpose the world onto its new, ever lasting energy base. If that happens Trump will have been a disruptor, an accelerator and a force for good.