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PoisonDartFrog wrote (edited )

Shaming isn't enough when the US holds all the cards (e.g. the petrodollar). I fear war is the only answer.

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Defasher wrote (edited )

Agreed. America is responsible for so much suffering. A billion people are hungry because of the US-led imperalist neoliberal 'free market' policies that keep food out of the mouths of the poor. America is a threat to all life on the planet and it needs to be stripped of its power to decimate the planet permanently.

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PoisonDartFrog wrote

But how does any other country declare war on the US without being nuked into oblivion?

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Defasher wrote

Realistically, the only country that could stand a chance at winning a war against America is China. But China is just as guilty (they're neck and neck as the 2 biggest polluters). And China's profits depend on American consumers continuing to buy buy buy their plastic junk. So a conventional war isn't going to happen.

But the only way to win a war against a nuclear superpower would be to use its own weapons against it without giving it any clear target they could retaliate against.

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lustysociety wrote (edited )

IMO the problems in the Middle East and with Russia are not about oil.
It is about power, land, water, competition in all markets and old fashioned friend-or-foe worldview.
With solar technology (panels or microbes producing fuel) and fusion reactors (in some decades) and probably other technologies, the oil selling states better hurry to sell what they have before fossil fuel becomes worthless. The Paris Agreement makes this even more difficult now.
The Stone Age came to an end, not because we had a lack of stones, and the oil age will come to an end not because we have a lack of oil.