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[-] zzzz@lemmy.world 34 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

The true casus belli is revealed at last.

[-] givesomefucks@lemmy.world 7 points 5 months ago

Can't read the article because it's pay walled...

But I can see Israel taking a cut for "security" or some bullshit. Maybe even outright taking it and using a tiny slice of proceeds for "the betterment of Gaza" that doesn't do anything but enrich Israeli companies.

I don't know how the US could profit off this tho.

[-] steven@infosec.pub 2 points 5 months ago

Just having allies sell oil for dollars instead of some other currency already helps the US a lot. It's called seigniorage, the more people use the US dollar, the more they can print without feeling much inflation. The whole gulf war was fought to ensure those countries traded oil in US dollar.

In the last year or two, several countries have traded oil for another currency for the first time in ages. Which is big. With Iran sponsoring Palestine a lot, they might have similar ideas. The Arabs of all people understand the oppressive tactics of the US and their currency.

[-] Akasazh@feddit.nl 5 points 5 months ago
[-] zzzz@lemmy.world 4 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Thank you. I fixed it.

Apparently, it's been too long since I played Crusader Kings!

[-] Akasazh@feddit.nl 1 points 5 months ago
[-] xmunk@sh.itjust.works 23 points 5 months ago

Ha. Ha...

Fuck it, we had a good run. Let's call it on this whole "humanity" experiment.

[-] naturalgasbad@lemmy.ca 16 points 5 months ago

O&G once again is the key driver behind foreign policy around the world: the US in the Middle East, China in the South China Sea, Israel in Gaza...

The renewables transition cannot happen quickly enough.

[-] interceder270@lemmy.world 3 points 5 months ago

Yes, the only thing that will stop nations from using oil are cheaper alternatives.

[-] eestileib@sh.itjust.works 13 points 5 months ago
[-] BaronDoggystyleVonWoof@lemmy.world 10 points 5 months ago

Shock therapy at it again

this post was submitted on 21 Nov 2023
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