The Butterball Solution
Vol: 34 Issue: 27 Tuesday, July 27, 2004
When it comes to the war on terror, all roads lead to Riyadh. Information gained from captured terrorists from Afghanistan and Iraq link back to the Saudis. Investigators have found links that run directly from members of the Saudi royal family to al-Qaeda.
According to several Western intelligence agencies, two Saudi princes, Prince Nayef Prince Salman and King Fahd s youngest son Abdulaziz are still maintaining ‘back-channel’ contacts with al-Qaeda.
Yet the administration not only continues to do business with the House of Saud, Prince Bandar is a regular guest at the Crawford Ranch. When a Congressional report was released post-9/11, the White House ordered 28 pages of it redacted (blacked out) because they showed Saudi ties to 9/11.
Senators who read the redacted material said there was no need for it to be classified, at least from a national security standpoint.
But the White House refused to release it, leading to speculation that something else was at play–perhaps a courtesy had been extended between two families said to be very close–the Saudis and the Bushes.
In his book, ‘Sleeping with the Devil,’ ex-CIA agent Robert Baer says a lot of past and present administration officials have benefited from financial gifts and sweetheart business deals with the Saudis, and may in fact be beholden to them.
Stephen Schwartz is the author of ‘The Two Faces of Islam’. Schwartz says Saudi Arabia’s friends in Washington make sure this special and lucrative relationship continues.
When 911 happened, they sprang up and said oh, Saudi is just as much of a target as we are trying to tell us Wahhabism as a form of Islam was somehow comparable to the Methodist church or Unitarians, which is ridiculous and the kingdom, they’re our best friends 15 out of the 19 terrorists on September 11th were Saudis. If 15 out of 19 of them had been Bosnians, or to say a non-Muslim country, Colombia, or Irish, or some other group in the world, everything would have been completely different but because they were Saudis, our government has taken this position of spinelessness.”
Is there a special relationship between the Bushes and the Saudi royal family? Prince Bandar, as I noted, is a frequent guest at the President’s Crawford ranch. During the first Gulf War, that friendship served American interests well. Saudi Arabia opened its borders to American troops staging Operation Desert Shield and as a forward operating base during Operation Desert Storm.
But it was the American presence in Saudi Arabia that gave Osama bin-Laden his cause. And it was Saudi-sponsored Wahabbi Islam that provided him with an army of jihadists to carry it forward.
Most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi, and there is considerable evidence to suggest members of the Saudi royal family were directly involved with some of them. And it is pretty obvious that the administration is not eager for anyone to pursue ties that might lead back to the Saudis.
Is it the Bush family ties that are protecting the Saudis from being implicated in the 9/11 attacks? Lots of people believe it is.
It seems to make sense. The Bush family and the Saudi royals have a long-standing friendship. If it were proved that the Saudi government had direct ties to September 11, the Bush Doctrine puts them in America’s crosshairs. So, because of his family ties, the thinking goes, Bush is whitewashing any Saudi involvement.
As I said, it SEEMS to make sense. But it really doesn’t. As obvious as it is that the Saudi royals are getting the royal treatment, personal friendship isn’t the reason.
It’s the oil. Even the Democrats tread lightly when it comes to the Saudi-Bush connection, because they are afraid to push the Saudis any harder than the Republicans would. Every president since Nixon has bent the knee before the Saudi king, and America is willing to expend plenty of blood for oil, chanting idiots notwithstanding.
In 1973, the Saudis, co-ordinating with OPEC, sparked the longest and most severe economic recession America had seen since the 1930’s. All they had to do was embargo oil, and we were driven to our knees. By the mid 1970’s, friends would greet each other, not by saying, “How’re ya doin’?” but rather, “Are ya workin’?”
Oil is America’s lifeblood, and the Saudis control the tourniquet that can shut off its flow whenever necessary. Or, as in recent years, increase production when OPEC cuts back, preventing a rerun of 1973.
The useful idiots chanting, ‘No blood for Oil’ arrive at their demonstration sites in vehicles powered by oil. They complain as loudly as anyone at paying $2.09 a gallon for gas.
Most places in Europe pay five dollars or more per gallon. If US gas prices went to that level, those same useful idiots would be demanding the president’s head, no matter what party he belonged to.
There are alternatives. One of them is what I’ll call the “Butterball Solution.” We’ve discussed it before, so I’ll just give a quick recap. There is a working process called Thermal Depolymerization that will convert almost anything into sweet, pure crude oil.
The “Butterball Solution” comes from the fact the first plant was built outside a Butterball turkey rendering plant. Instead of throwing out the unusable parts of a turkey, guts, bones, feathers, etc., this process turns them into petroleum, carbon suitable for printer toner and other products, fertilizer and potable water. In goes garbage, out come useful products.
Thermo-depolymerization mimics the Earth’s own recipe for fossil fuels, but shaves millions of years off the production time. Waste turkey guts, for instance is mixed with water and ground into a thick slurry, which is then heated to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, pressurized at roughly 600 pounds per square inch, and cooked for about 15 to 60 minutes until the organic material’s molecular structure its polymers begin to break apart.
Pressure on the mixture is then dropped, releasing steam that is recaptured to power the remaining process. More heat, then distillation, creates the byproducts natural gas, which is diverted back to fuel the bio-reformer; crude oil, which can be sold to refineries; minerals, to be used in materials like fertilizers; and water.
Barring nuclear waste, anything can yield these goods, according to proponents of the process: 100 pounds of tires, for instance, yields 44 pounds of oil (along with the other byproducts); a similar quantity of medical waste would result in 65 pounds of oil.
So, why aren’t we building TDP plants all over America? Is it because of the Bush-Saudi friendship? If true, George Bush should not only be impeached, he should be tried for treason. Or so it seems, on the surface.
The “Butterball Solution” would instantly impoverish the Arab Middle East. The resulting backlash from a couple of billion starving Muslims is almost unthinkable. The relative handful of Islamic terrorists with whom we are now at war have claimed almost five thousand American lives so far — and unlike all previous American wars, most of the American war dead are civilians.
There are almost 2 billion Muslims in the world, and about five hundred million of them would have nothing to do but plot ways to get revenge on America for impoverishing them. The risks are enormous — whether we do something, or whether we do nothing — the risks are the same.
Former CIA Director James Woolsey said on July 1 that Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz could be the next leader of the kingdom. Woolsey described Nayef as a Saudi minister “whose views have closer similarity” to bin Laden than the United States.
The US has already begun reexamining its relationship with the House of Saud. No matter who wins in November, the old relationship is already on its way out the window.
Last week, the U.S. House voted to cut security aid to Saudi Arabia. Although the amount of aid was minuscule $25,000 the House measure would also end discounts in the sale of U.S. weapons to Riyadh.
Kerry proposes a plan for the United States to end its dependence on Middle East oil over the next decade. He said this would allow the United States to confront Saudi support for al Qaeda-inspired violence.
That also SEEMS reasonable, except for the ‘five hundred million hungry Arabs backlash’ thing. In any case, the end result will be the same, according to the prophets.
“And he [Ishmael] will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. (Genesis 16:12)
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he [Ishmael] of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?” (Ezekiel 38:17)
Could be. “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Romans 13:11)