Saturday, 13 September 2008

"Stir-Fry":Could the US Target South America for Oil?

The Brazilian army started Operation Atlantic, a military exercise off the coasts of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo. The exercise, which will last a couple of weeks, is a way to arouse people's awareness on necessary means to protect the so-called "Blue Amazon," a 4.5-million-square-kilometer coast oil rich area. According to Admiral Santos, the maneuver will boost response of the Brazilian armed forces in case of major conflicts over the oil fields. Is Brazil taking precautionary steps to protect its recently discovered oil fields? I think the answer to that question is obvious. The real question is whether this military simulation could become a real-life situation (involving the Bush administration, as the perpetrator, of course). Hopefully not. If Obama wins, American foreign policy could dramatically be - for lack of a better word- improved; and, well, less oily and more "stir-fry."

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