The Best Defense Against the Energy Weapon: Big Oil

Ever since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, Europe has feared that the Russian leader could use the global energy supply to further his war goals. The sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea last week only exacerbated those concerns. Although Putin did not claim responsibility for the attack, the bombing represented a dangerous escalation aimed at the foundations of Western economies.

But the West is not powerless to defend itself against the weaponized energy industry. Its greatest assets will be found in its corporations, not in conventional militaries. There is no better example than the Yom Kippur War, the last time energy weapons were deployed in earnest.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-defense-against-the-energy-weapon-big-oil-yom-kippur-war-exxon-corporations-nord-stream-putin-11664900745 The Best Defense Against the Energy Weapon: Big Oil

Edmund DeMarche

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