20 May, 2007
Could NATO send rapid-reaction armed forces into developing countries to protect Western oil and gas interests? This has to be some idiot claim made by some radical leftist conspiracy-believers, no? Well, not really. In reality it was NATO’s own Jamie Shea, who made the announcement during a conference in London last week (see Foreign Policy: “Nato floats a losing idea“).
According to the few media who had any news on this, NATO has been talking to oil companies Shell and BP about these plans. Connect this to the rising interest in American military circles for the implications of dwindling oil reserves and it looks like military leaders are years ahead of political leaders in recognising the real challenges of our “energy descent”. Any European politicians awake?
- Coventry Green Voice: Oil, Water, War and Refugees