2014 October 11 Saturday
Thousands Of Terrorism Suspects Being Tracked In London
I am opposed to the police state that Open Borders make necessary. Security services monitoring 'thousands' of terrorism suspects in London, says Boris Johnson. Being Mayor of London means being on the front lines of the battle against hostile imported people.
Modest proposal for Boris: Deport every one of them. Stop letting in more. You don't have a big enough security service to track tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands in your scary future.
Another headline from The Daily Telegraph: Cut business ties to Qatar over Islamic State, ministers warned: Ministers come under fire over claims the Government is too close to a Gulf State blamed for funding Islamist terror groups
I am old enough to remember when you could walk into an airport and greet arriving passengers at the departure gate even though you didn't have an airplane ticket. You did not have to take everything out of your pockets or take your shoes off either. Security was not necessary.
By Randall Parker at 2014 October 11 12:13 PM
Did Daily Telegraph say "Cut business ties with Qatar?" Maybe Qatar is small enough to avoid, but what will UK do when Saudi Arabia also gets a pro-Jihadi government in the future? The reason UK gradually reduced its control of the Persian Gulf after WW II, was because new oil was discovered in the North Sea near Scotland, and the euphoria led to the illusion that this new oil would last forever. The North Sea oil is 50 % depleted already, and the future looks bleak for UK unless a new source of energy is developed in the western world. Deporting "all of them" from UK, as suggested by Randall Parker, would be geopolitically (or geoeconomically) difficult because this would cause a massive anti-European sentiment in oil-producing Middle Eastern countries, leading to the overthrow of the Saudi and Kuwaiti regimes by the Jihadis, leading to oil embargoes that would guarantee a depression.
But on the other hand, let's note that already South Africa derives 28 % of its oil from coal-to-liquids factories developed by its pioneer company Sasol, at $45 per barrel. The US has enough coal for more than a century (sufficient enough even to export to Europe in case of emergency). A less than half the $1 trillion lost in fruitless military campaigns since 2001, would be enough to attain energy independence. Certain bamboo trees grow 1 meter per day, reaching 20 meters within 60 days, and bamboo has been used as fuel in many third world countries. And bamboo grows in low quality lands not fit for agriculture. Genetic modifications already produce some plants that yield 40 % oil by weight.
"I am opposed to the police state that Open Borders make necessary. ... Modest proposal for Boris: Deport every one of them. Stop letting in more. You don't have a big enough security service to track tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands in your scary future."
Well put indeed. Nor will you need one if you do.
>>leading to oil embargoes that would guarantee a depression.
Oil is fungible. If the gulf suppliers stop selling to us or the UK then they would have to sell to someone else, say China. This would cause China's suppliers to look for new markets and sell to us. Let's say that oil suppliers withdraw their product from the market altogether, but most of them cannot feed themselves (Venezuela, Saudi Arabia) nor can they maintain a basic civilizational infrastructure without the steady cash that the oil provides. Most oil suppliers manufacture nothing worthwhile, they are truly desperate cases. They import everything worthwhile. Oil suppliers have no leverage. They need us more than we need them. The American people are so gullible. They believe this BS that we need perpetual war for perpetual cheap oil.
Daniel, This is a good point, but it is possible that they can also sell to China and other non-western countries with the strict condition that it won't be re-sold to any other country. And given that the oil supply is tight, the non-Middle Eastern suppliers of oil may not be able to compensate and the resulting high price of oil would lead to an economic collapse, as the world is even more fragile than in 1973. For example, in 1973, the Arab oil embargo was directed against those countries that supported Israel during the war, but despite the fungibility of oil, there was a shortage.
The utter insanity of allowing the emigration of large numbers of Moslems into Western Europe has already created a nightmare which will only get worst in the future.