THE MOTIVE FOR HOLDING UP THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE

There is always more going on behind the scenes that we’re not privileged to know.  But that’s normal.

     What’s not normal, is the no-brainer issue of the Keystone Pipeline from Canada, which is destined to bring 20,000 more jobs to Americans and greater independence from being tethered to foreign oil.  It’s being held up by one man.

     Aye, there’s the rub. Having read often on this topic and even more about the background, history and relationships of our current president, it is not suprising to me that his loyalty may well be stronger toward the Saudi King, than to the American people. And, according to the article (linked below) by libertarian, John Myers, President Obama is mysteriously dragging his feet on the pipeline, despite many people in his party, including his own state department, urging him to sign off and let the oil start flowing before Canada tells us to fly a kite, and switches gears to China instead.

     Is this stupid, or what?

     Then again, while we truly don’t know all of Obama’s associations and motives in his earlier life, we know enough to conclude that he has had a chummy association with a myriad of Islamists and specifically, the Saudis long before he reached public office. It was an icon of the African-American poitco community and president of of the Manhattan Borough, Percy Sutton, who in 2008 acknowldged that he was indeed approached in the late 1980′s to write a letter of support to help smooth Obama’s entry into Harvard.  The person who brokered the deal was Khalid Al- Mansour, a radical Muslim attorney with very close ties to Prince al-Waleed bin Talil of Saudi Arabia.  Matter of fact, al-Mansour and the Saudis formed an international law firm; al-Waleed, al-Talal and al-Mansour. Here’s Mr. Sutton’s comments, and related artlce:

 Click here: Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard

Could this be one of the reasons Mr. Obama is so adament about never releasing his college records? How his education was financed, and by whom? And what passports and birth records did he present then?

Meanwhile, after five years of foot-dragging, the Canadians are becoming very impatient. If we don’t do something soon, they will be redirecting their exports to other countries. Such is what John Baird, Foreign Minister for Canada, basically told the U.S. just one month ago.  Check it out:

 
We are sitting on a virtual gold mine, letting it slip out of our fingers. Not only is this an issue of oil indipendence and jobs, we’re snubbing our nose at our closest neighbor and greatest ally in the world.
 
All, because of one man.

Click here: Obama’s Energy Policies: Devotion To Abdullah And Derision Of Alberta : Personal Liberty™

 

 

 

18 Responses to THE MOTIVE FOR HOLDING UP THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE

  1. Richard Plager February 12, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Marshall:

    Once again you have alerted us to the mistake USA made in the past two Presidential Elections; I have discussed with you my beliefs reference birthing, attitude toward Israel and obvious friendship toward certain Islamic Countries.

    The USA must wake up.

  2. Rico February 12, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Good post Richard, but sadly only part of the country will wake up, the other part is mesmerized by the freebies, greed and graft that prevails in our Country. An excellent piece like this, even though thought provoking, unfortunately will be rejected by the liberals and progressives as right wing spin!!

  3. Roger L. Cox February 12, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Very timely subject Marshall.

    The only problem is that Zero has everything that should be done in a normal America backwards or on hold. Too many to itemize. Too many for the non-informed 47(?)% and most of the remaining 53% of citizens to discern and understand. Let alone care.

    I know I’m not alone in trying to stay informed about many issues and to inform others to get this mess in some order.

    Thank you.

  4. Chris February 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Failing to ok the pipeline keeps the price of oil high, and makes his buddies in the Middle East richer.
    Keeping the price of oil high, allows him to justify his “green” programs, albeit huge failures that they have been. Instead of allowing the marketplace, and our inventors to come up with a solution to the energy problem based on true need, we have been screwed into submission by a dictatorial self proclaimed messiah, who is really screwing the poor in our country with these artificially inflated fuel prices.
    The prices that people must pay to keep warm are insane. There are a few people making ridiculous profits on obummer’s communist agenda, and they are o.b;s pals.

    O.b. most recently poo poo’d anyone who does not believe in global warming. Well, we are about to see all five of the great lakes frozen over, something that has not been seen in recorded history. The pendulum has swung back, and we might ought to look at the distinct possibility that we are approaching another ice age.
    And algore keeps getting richer with his insanity.
    What a country.

  5. Eileen February 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    I’ve been wondering why we haven’t accepted Canada’s offer, and your research, Marshall, has now explained the reasons (as well as providing further insight into Obama’s avoidance to share college records, etc.). This president has disappointed me in more ways than one, and some of the scars he is leaving behind (Benghazi, increased nat’l debt, etc.) will take a long time, if ever, to be healed.

  6. Dan February 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    My insight isn’t new or narrowly held, but it’s seldom exciting enough to be published or comfortable enough to be believed .. The obvious fact is that our current president is doing everything possible to destroy America because of his hatred for our economic freedom, religious toleration, and political democracy., What is more complex is all the natural geophysical and anthropological events pointing to the same conclusion. When I was young, I believed in the reality but doubted the realty of absolute evil. Now in old age, I’ve come to see what has always been pronounced: evil also exists as an influence in people and in the world. Based on that evil reality, it’s no mystery why our leadership is confused by the deception (lies) which is the definition of “evil”. There’s no need to enumerate the details. May the Eternal Power show mercy in judgement. ..

  7. reality February 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Marathon oil is just going to make diesel fuel out of it and sell it to Europe.

    OBAMA IS BEING A STEWARD OF THE EARTH, AS GOD COMMANDED.

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2014/feb/11/letter-tar-sands-development-is-environmental/

    Have you seen the FPL ad? MORE SOLAR, MORE WIND, AND HOW ABOUT THE OCEAN?
    THANK YOU

    • Chris February 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

      Obama is no more a steward of the earth than algore. He is a crooked opportunist who got elected with almost no money to his name, and is now uber rich.

      Grow up, and face REALITY.

    • Just Me February 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

      Obama is a steward only to Obama. He cares nothing for others as evidenced by his wasting of our resources on himself and his family, costing in the billions of dollars.

      Further evidence is his serial lying about everything he promotes, all designed to further his own ambitions.

      He cares nothing for others as evidenced by his refusing to help our fellow Americans in Benghazi when they directly asked the State Department for help. Instead Obama and his gang permitted the four Benghazi victims to be murdered by Muslims.

      He cares nothing for others as evidenced by his permitting Holder to sell and give guns and other weapons to Mexican drug cartels. These weapons have been used to murder hundreds of people, including Americans. Obama lies and says it was a continuation of Pres. Bush’s program. He is a liar. It was Holder’s debacle and Obama supported it.

      Obama cares nothing for others as evidenced by his wasting trillions of American’s hard earned tax dollars on companies such as the failing Solyndra which was owned by some of his buddies. It went under and took our money with it. That was just one Obama’s wasteful projects. Add to that the failed Stimulus Bill, the failed Cash For Clunkers which cost tens of thousands of dollars per car, and on and on the waste goes. Now we have more than $17 trillion in debt, thanks to this failed Pres. Obama.

      Obama cares nothing for others as evidenced by his shoving the failed, euphemistically named “Affordable Health Care Act” down the throats of the American people. He lied and said it wouldn’t cost the taxpayer “one dime.” The CBO claims it will cost trillions and there will still be tens of millions uninsured. Oh, by the way, because of Obama, my spouse was told they couldn’t keep their cancer doctor or their diabetic doctor unless we pay TWICE the deductible. The thank you’s for our pain and that of others go out to Obama, Florida’s Senator Nelson, and the rest of the Democrats who lied to the American people about this bill. That’s why Speaker Pelosi said, “You have to pass the bill to learn what’s in it.” Arrogant words from an arrogant administration.

      Obama was a failure before he became President. He was a failure as a student, doing illegal drugs. That’s why he hides his grades from the public. He was a community organizer for 8 years and the community was no better off when he was done with that from when he started. He was a failed Senator, and now is a failure as a President.

      All the above is the short list of the damage, lying, deceit and corruption of President Obama and his gang.

      One thing Obama is good at, though – He’s good at lying and he’s good at promoting himself. There are people, unbelievably, who still support him through all the damage he has done to the USA, its citizens, and its allies.

  8. Marty February 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    I’m for cooperating and getting this pipeline in — not only for the good of our country, but for the “independence” it represents from our “‘enemies”. We also need to keep
    our relations with Canada on good terms — not only would we both benefit but as a continent we will ALL be stronger!

    Another aspect of all of this is that WE, the U.S., have lots of oil and gas available in our own country that we are no longer developing/using ourselves. The spiel on “fraking”,etc.is nothing but another ploy to keep us from being/remaining independent. PLUS more jobs would result plus major industries and the “spill off” from them. Our country is not using or experimenting with much of anything and
    each day we become more dependent on our competition/enemies.

    My question — why can’t WE THE PEOPLE force the selfish, self-centered, politicos — who have a different agenda — into representing the good of our country. They keep putting themselves first and the people and nation second (or third or so on ad infinitum). Our country and every thing it stands for is at risk. All we do is bellyache about it — and remain softly cushioned in front of our TV, computer, I-pad or cell — AND do nothing! Our nation, unfortunately, is being destroyed from within by selfish, self-centered politicos (as well as by our own in activity, individually)! Who will “pay” for all of this? Visit the schools, college campuses, etc. They are the ones that we are flushing down the drain!

  9. m.wiley February 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    If you are talking about the Republicans who own the “pipeline trail” you should read further.Please click the link.

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/01/27/the-untold-story-of-the-keystone-pipeline-war/

    The Secret Service consisted of 7 men who recently went back to Dallas since the assassination. They described themselves as plain ole 2 bedroom house Americas: this is the team that walks or run beside the car and have pledged to take a bullet. I have not counted but the team, total should extend well into the 100s. They can can back track a letter threat to the writer. Now, I must believe that they would not let an illegal sneak in to the Oval office and than then decide that they will take a bullet for him. If they missed it …CIA? If they missed it…NSA, if they missed it …FBI; if they missed it …Homeland Security…if they missed it

  10. Ray February 13, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    Marshall, I have nothing profound to what has already been said. I’m still in a stupor that this narcissistic, empty suit, with no accomplishments and a questionable, suspicious and hidden past could ever get elected once, much less twice. From the very beginning of his time in office, I felt that his underlying goal was the subversion and destruction of America. I think your next book should be a take off on the one written by J. Edgar Hoover. “Masters of Deceit:Barack Obama and the Mainstream American Media.”

  11. Jan Siren February 13, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    As I understand it, the Keystone oil pipeline isn’t only (or even mainly) to provide the US energy independence. Some or most of the oil is to be refined on the Gulf Coast into gasoline and other fuels and and sent abroad in tankers. So we have to keep our facts straight.

    Global warming is real and is driven significantly by the consumption of fossil fuels; Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged as much in the runup to his campaign. There is a scientific consensus. By reducing consumption of fossil fuels in this country and abroad, we can do our part to slow and even reverse the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and, eventually, slow the rise of sea level, that threatens Florida’s coastline more than that of any other state.

    That said, do I think Obama is doing enough about the problem? The principal reason, the only reason that matters in my opinion, for halting the Keystone oil pipeline is to prevent the oil being burned and contributing to carbon dioxide accumulation, already over 400 parts per million in the atmosphere. Obama’s policy won’t prevent the Canadians from turning around and building the pipeline west to their Pacific ports where the oil will be sold to China. That will only buy a couple of years’ delay, then the relentless attack against the atmosphere and climate will resume.

    Obama mentioned that concern only in passing. He should have proposed something bolder, along these lines: “We will build the Keystone oil pipeline, important as it is to our good neighbor and best international friend Canada; but we will not permit refined products from the pipeline’s oil to leave our shores. We will accept only as much oil through the pipeline as we can consume domestically, preserving our own country’s underground oil and gas reserves for our children’s and grandchildren’s use. And from now on, our energy policy will be to permit no additional consumption of fossil fuel without corresponding reduction of carbon emissions from power plants, whether coal-, oil- or gas-fired, by replacement of those sources with nonpolluting sources, such as hydroelectric, solar, nuclear, and energy efficiencies.”

    I personally am not one of those who reject nuclear power. The US cannot, I believe, reach the point of energy self-sufficiency, let alone zero net carbon emissions, without the use of nuclear power. The next generation of nuclear power plants will be a lot safer than the last, given the lessons learned from Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.

    • Chris February 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

      I was not going to address this, but I hate to see liberal bushwah spewed.

      Untruth: “Global warming is real and is driven significantly by the consumption of fossil fuels; Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged as much in the runup to his campaign. There is a scientific consensus. By reducing consumption of fossil fuels in this country and abroad, we can do our part to slow and even reverse the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and, eventually, slow the rise of sea level, that threatens Florida’s coastline more than that of any other state.”

      No, global warming is not real. There has been global climate change, but not global warming. FACT: The global warming fanatics in attempts to prove their point, MOVED measuring thermometers closer to exhausts which generated heat. That skewed the results and made things seem warmer. McCain is a colossal jerk who has no business in Congress calling himself a Republican. He is a rino, as his pal, Graham. They spew leftist talking points and then make believe the left will be their buddy. HAH. As far as scientific consensus is concerned, it reminds me of what was propagated as the GOSPEL TRUTH in the 40′s and 50′s…by the medical community, while they puffed on cigarettes. They all came out and said that women should not nurse their babies, because a good man made formula was BETTER for them. What a hoot. The formula probably had soy product, too, which is cannot be digested by humans unless it is fermented.

      The facts are that the oil is going to be bought and refined by someone. We need to be the ones refining it, because we are a whole heck of a lot more responsible than the Chinese. And, if you want to address the issue of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere, you need to change the policies of the third world countries, including China, India, and the other countries that are putting crappier pollutants in the air than we are. Ooops, we have no control over that. So, I restate, better that we get the product, because we need a glut of raw product to drive the price down, and get the economy moving again.

      To the idea of greener energy…I point to Ford, which is developing and very close (they have a concept car already) producing an electric car which operates on solar energy. This, gleaning power from the sun, rather than from a power plant which generally uses fossil fuels, is a REAL electric car. Go Ford.
      BTW, back to your global warming crap. Right now, Florida should be all but underwater, according to the freaks who were hollering about all this in the prior century, (right after they said we were entering another ice age.) To my knowledge, Florida still is there. Of course maybe the way they vote in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade county is an indication that air pollution effects mental abilities. Hmmmm. That would go for all the major cities in the US, come to think of it. Maybe there IS something to high carbon dioxide levels and the intelligence level of the voter.

      • Just Me February 14, 2014 at 6:57 am #

        You are so right. “Global Warming” aka “Climate Change” has been outed as a hoax for many years now. It is actually just another way to redistribute the wealth of the taxpayers of our great nation to line the pockets of leaders of countries worldwide, failing green companies and the likes of the hypocrite huckster Al Gore. BTW – Gore has a personal carbon footprint that rivals the city of Philadelphia.

        • Roger L. Cox February 14, 2014 at 9:31 am #

          Ref Chris and Just Me: Hear! Hear! Well put.

  12. Mackie February 13, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Though the environmentalists, or the petulant green people were not addressed here, they have played a role in Obama’s 5 year stalling tactic on the pipeline. One thing is clear, the environmentalists are standing on very weak ground on delaying the pipeline. The media gives them more attention then they deserve and they are really full of more bluffs,bluster and threats as well as pronouncements that wreak with junk science against those who are proponents of the pipeline.

    The pipeline will be completed, that’s a 100 percent guarantee whether Obama likes it or not. Hopefully Obama goes ahead and approves it. But if he doesn’t the next president most assuredly will . The pipeline is under construction as we speak no matter what Obama or John Kerry says. Even this week a southern leg of it was fully completed.

    Today, Canada ships 99 percent of its oil exports to the U.S., and U.S. companies are the largest foreign investors in Canadian oil and gas. American and Canadian companies who produce oil and natural gas are all so powerfully intertwined in this 125 billion dollar industry between them that it is a crucial part of both economies.

    Canada’s Prime Minister Harper recognizes the continuous folly of America’s leftwing president. Even though his own government made the foolish mistake of signing onto the Kyoto Treaty which required a reduction in emissions, Canada spent billions on green energy projects in an effort to comply only to discover that the opposite actually occurred.

    Eventually a certain empty suit that occupies the white house now will become nearly irrelevant in the process. Indeed Obama’s only power rests at the Canadian and US Border at this time.

  13. Snake Hunter February 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    The American Voters Now See The Consequence Of The Obama’s Five Years.

    * 17 Trillion In Debt (and counting)

    * IRAQ – Total Withdrawal Of Troops, With NO STANDING FORCE AGREEMENT Was a Huge Mistake. 15,000 troopers controlling are few square miles of isolated desert, would allow us Quick Access to the Entire Middle East., including PAKISTAN.

    LIBYA – MORE AMATUERISH ACTION BY THE HIGHEST ECHELONS OF OUR ELECTED “PROGRESSIVE” GOVERNMENT.
    Lt, GENERAL McINERNEY WAS THE FIRST TO CRY “COVER-UP!” WHEN FOUR AMERICANS DIED, AND TOP OFFICIALS LIED… (We’ll Not Forget Benghazi.)

    ONCE MORE ( IN FEBRUARY, 2014 ) GENERAL McINERNEY WARNS US ABOUT
    THE HUGE MISTAKES WE ARE MAKING IN AFGANISTAN…

    PRES. Hamid Karzi orders the release of 65 imprisoned terrorists; 23 of them had contaminated explosive powder on hands and clothing from making I.E.D. bombs.

    IT’S ALL ABOUT OUR LACK OF CIVILIAN LEADERSHIP! Wake Up America. – reb

    http://www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com
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