Thierry Meyssan has penned an interesting opinion that “The Drop in oil prices upsets the geopolitical chessboard“. His interpretation is based on the fallacies of Peak Oil theory initially proposed by M. King Hubbert, but based on the earlier economic fallacies of Malthus. The net result is that the industrialised West is firmly under the yoke of Malthusian economics and the belief of finite resources.
The basic error the West has made is with its belief of fossil fuels. This belief is based on the widely held belief that biological life is a recent addition to the inert physical universe created by God or Allah, or whatever miraculous deity one worships. In this world-view creation of the inert universe occurred some 14 billion years ago, the Earth some 4 billion years ago and life some 600 million years ago; fossil fuels are thus very youthful recycled deposits of biomass and thus intrinsically finite.
Meyssan also notes that global warming theory is also linked to imagined resource depletion.
The fact is that the empire’s armies need petroleum products to work, and if those petroleum reserves are finite and diminishing, according to Hubbert and his successors, then this is seen as a problem and the West’s hydrocarbon resources need to be secured.
Hence the reason the West is involved in the Middle East.
Except Peak Oil hasn’t happened — we have a veritable glut of hydrocarbons.
But the West need not meddle in the Middle East, let alone the Ukraine and the Caspian oil fields. That they do so is because their petroleum scientists remain wedded to the Fossil Fuel Theory, which itself assumes the miracle of biblical creation.
Except that biblical creation is a nonsense.
Emperically anywhere there are substantial coal deposits, there will be deeper petroleum accumulations. Pertroleum is part of the Hydrogen-Carbon system and has nothing to do with the biosphere apart from the fact that it is the primary food/energy source for the biosphere. Petroleum is essentially a mantle product of the H-C system and is continuously being emitted as CH4, methane, towards the surface and well explained by the exponents of the Abiotic Oil theory.
Europe and England have adequate petroleum reserves under their own lands under the coal deposits as does the US and Canada, and Australia. They don’t need to be meddling in the Middle East for oil.
But because Western Science is founded on the apriorism of divine creation, which logically leads to the fabrication of our mainstream scientific beliefs, it cannot see how its world-view of scientific materialism is fundamentally flawed.
It does not help that 2.4 billion Christian and 1.5 billions Muslims together believe in miracles either, but they do, and the belief in fossil fuels will thus not be easily countered by ratiocination.
So the continued Islamic guerilla war being waged on the West in reaction to its meddling in the Middle East will continue for as long as the followers of the Abrahamic religions continue to believe their miracles.