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The Chikyu or the Attempted Prolongation of the Fossil Fuel Era

Chikyu
Pictured is the Japanese ship Chikyu, originally an earthquake research vessel, now in service for discovering methane hydrates reserves beneath the ocean floor. Methane hydrates are estimated to be twice as abundant as the rest of fossil fuel reserves combined, we have reported about methane hydrates before here. It is no surprise that it is Japan that has the greatest interest in exploring this potential carbon fuel resource, as nothing has changed for Japan since the days of Pearl Harbor, when Roosevelt successfully provoked Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor (see “read more” section), which for Japan had everything to do with oil and for Roosevelt to get his desired war with Germany finally kicked off, via the Japanese backdoor. But we digress. Japan started to investigate the methane-hydrates option since 1995. Earlier this year the laboratory-test-sample-phase was concluded and the production test phase began. But it is not just Japan that is interested; China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Norway, Canada and the United States have plans as well. The author signalizes that if the methane-hydrates revolution would succeed, it could prolongue the fossil fuel era with potentially catastrophic consequences for climate change.

[theatlantic.com]

Rebuttal of article in the Atlantic:
[theatlantic.com] – Are Methane Hydrates Really Going to Change Geopolitics?

Sceptical comments:
[resourceinsights.blogspot.com]
[kunstler.com]

Although off-topic, we can’t resist pausing for a moment after reading this statement:

Unlike Britain and the United States, the Japanese failed to become “the owners, or at any rate, the controllers” of any significant amount of oil. (Not that Tokyo didn’t try: it bombed Pearl Harbor mainly to prevent the U.S. from blocking its attempted conquest of the oil-rich Dutch East Indies.)

Well, well, revisionism hitting an Anglo MSM outlet. Where in the present day US nobody ever bothers to ask why it was exactly that Japan in December 1941, attacked a power with an economy ten times its own size? Well here is the truth, it was a preemptive attack and an act of desperation. What the Atlantic does not say is why Japan was interested in the oil of the Dutch East Indies? Answer: before Roosevelt imposed an oil boycott against Japan, the country was almost entirely dependent on the United states for all its oil deliveries. Japan sealed its own fate after it had joined the Axis powers. This circumstance was exploited by the Roosevelt government, that had been preparing for starting a war in Europe ever since the inauguration in 1933. Roosevelt cared about war against Germany, much more than against Japan. But the American public was not interested in war and was in majority pro-German and Congress in those days was not yet ‘Israeli occupied territory‘ as Pat Buchanan once famously put it. Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence was very well aware of the criminal intentions of Roosevelt and proposed a strategy to achieve war with Germany… via the Japanese backdoor. The idea was to bring Japan, a country that had never hurt American interests, on its knees via an oil boycott, combined with impossible demands: “give up your entire empire in Asia if you want oil deliveries to be resumed”. Roosevelt knew all too well that Japan could never accept that and anticipated shrewdly the next move Japan would make to avoid imperial suicide: get the oil from the Dutch East Indies. Calculating that the Japanese would conclude that America would never tolerate that Japan would circumvent its own oil boycott, Roosevelt manouvered a part of its naval fleet to Pearl Harbor, ignoring warnings from his own naval staff against exposing the fleet in such a vulnerable position. Roosevelt was waiting for the Japanese to attack, because he knew they had no choice but to attack. And so they did and Roosevelt had his war that would bring him the American Century, the end of which we are experiencing today. Read Henry Luce’s land mark article ‘The American Century‘ in Life Magazine, almost a year before the provoked attack against Pearl Harbor. The entire American elite was preparing itself for the destruction of its own mother civilization Europe and had no problem in implementing that objective through an alliance with the largest human slaughter house history had ever seen, the USSR. And the destruction of continental Europe had already been decided upon, long before the German-Polish escalation concerning the situation around Danzig. The contours of the Stalin-Roosevelt-Churchill alliance did not originate from the moment German troops crossed the Soviet borders, June 22, 1941, preempting the Soviet scheduled attack of July 10, 1941, against Europe.

[McCollum Memorandum]
[antiwar.com] – The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor by John T. Flynn, October 1945

In 2009 the Russian writer and former Soviet spy Viktor Suvorov was invited to give a presentation in front of the US Naval Academy about his revolutionary thesis that the German assault of June 1941 against the USSR was a preemptive attack to forestall a Soviet invasion of Europe.

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