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bin Laden: Mission Accomplished

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    From NYT 2001:

  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe Bin Laden wanted that, but Bin Laden has had nothing to do with the rise in the price of oil. Buyers and sellers and world events unrelated to Osama Bin Laden have impacted the price of oil.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    not exactly.
    The events of 9/11 helped set in motion the world events, such as President Stupid's war. So indirectly, yeah, the terrorists have won.
  4. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    The Iraq invasion/occupation can be blamed for a lot of things, but increased oil demand in China and India, continued American lust for big SUVs and increased investment in oil futures are not among them.
  5. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    I think the point is that Bin Laden wanted the price of oil to go up. That was part of his master plan. Regardless of how we got there, his plan has been realized.

    At least that's how I read it. Like you said, the war is only a small factor in the price of oil, along with speculators, the weak dollar, supply and demand and China and Indiana.

    Either way, the sick bastard is still alive, still hasn't been brough to justice, and is laughing his ass off at the price of oil and the clusterfuck that has become Iraq. He probably couldn't have dreamed of accomplishing so much.
  6. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    He probably couldn't have dreamed of having such willing and brain-dead accomplices as the self-serving dick heads in the Bush Administration.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    9/11, Iraq, Bush have nothing to do with what has been happening to the price of oil over the last year or so. In fact, the price of oil remained steady through those events and really shot up later, based on other factors. World economies boomed in the late 90s, early 2000s and developing nations such as China, India, Brazil grew like crazy. As they have caught up a bit to us in terms of development, they have demanded more and more oil. The last few years have been the pivotal years in this trend.

    9/11 had nothing to do with China having an economic boom and Iraq has had no impact on the places demanding oil. The average price of a barrel of oil in 2001 was $23. The average price in 2002 was $22.81. Clearly 9/11 didn't have even a pronounced short-term impact.

    9/11, the war in Iraq, terrorism--and how to address them--are worthy things to discuss. But they have not been the factors (which are too numerous to list) that has made the price of a barrel of oil shoot through the roof in the last year.

    Bin Laden may have made a statement. And of course he wants a high price of oil to hurt world economies. But he wasn't the cause. He didn't make China and India grow and he is not a part of the Saudi royal family deciding how much they are willing to pump.
  8. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    You're so naive.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That made me laugh (in a good way).
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    His lineage is the primary reason he's still alive.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Oil is $146 today and I'm still driving. So FUCK YOU, Osama!
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Part of the reason oil is so high is the low value of the US dollar. This can be directly linked to Bush.
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