For a very long time I have seen the potential of solar energy. There are very few places on earth that do not have enough sunshine. I believe they could get power from areas that do have enough sunshine to share.
For this to happen we would have to gradually depart from oil. The expense would probably get more political hoo ha than wars having far greater cost in life, resource, cash and sanity.
The political situations, economic extortion, the wars, broken promises negative roads, each one could have been avoided in coöperation and developement of solar power and clean nuke reactors.
The subject of this pasted article is one of the latest things which oil companies excuse inflated petrol costs.
Considering the fact our grade school children have knowledge available that was cutting edge discovery just a decade or so ago, I believe solar energy is practical and possible worldwide. It would take a lot less expense in every way imaginable than any war or ‘conflict’.
I believe a committed expense could clean up and modernize nukes. Despite politics, weapons and greed, which will not disappear in some folks with solar..I prefer solar for all the ecological as well as day to day bickering over money debts created. demanded and paid by you know who.
The developing or developed reactor in Iran is beginning to cut its political teeth. Those sitting on oil corp. board of directors will not fight and die over this last creation. Our best young again may be sent to ‘straighten things out’.
My belief is take any warbound resource. feed, heal and make water available to refugees. Stop all destructive acts. Develop solar energy post-haste.
I believe a departure from war will make the resources used in war, or a fraction thereof, available to make the living world healthy, fed and our species one that may grow in heart and mind.
I offer this article from the wire services..Peace T@cftd
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Israeli pre-emptive attack on Iran’s nuclear sites could draw the U.S. into a new Mideast conflict, a prospect dreaded by a war-weary Pentagon wary of new entanglements.
That could mean pressing into service the top tier of American firepower — warplanes, warships, special operations forces and possibly airborne infantry — with unpredictable outcomes in one of the world’s most volatile regions.
“Israel can commence a war with Iran, but it may well take U.S. involvement to conclude it,” says Karim Sadjadpour, a Middle East specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
An armed clash with Iran is far from certain. Diplomacy backed by increasingly tough economic penalties is still seen by the United States and much of the rest of the world as worth pursuing for now, not least because the other options — going to war or simply doing nothing — are considered more risky.
Israel, however, worries that Iran soon could enter a “zone of immunity” in which enough of its nuclear materials are beyond the reach of Israeli air power so that Iran could not be stopped, or perhaps could be stopped only by superior American firepower.
If Israel’s American-made strike planes managed to penetrate Iranian air space and bomb Iran’s main nuclear facilities, some of which are underground, then Iran would be expected to retaliate in any number of ways. That possibly could include the firing of Shahab-3 ballistic missiles at Tel Aviv or other Israeli targets.
Iran might take a less direct approach, relying on its Hezbollah allies in Lebanon or Hamas militants in Gaza to hit Israel with missiles from closer range.
Iran also might block the Strait of Hormuz, a key transit route for the world’s oil tankers. It could attack nearby Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. In either of these scenarios, the U.S. military almost certainly would hit back, possibly with strikes against the Iranian navy or land targets.
Michael O’Hanlon, a defense analyst at the Brookings Institution, sees a chance that the U.S. could largely stay out of the fight if Israel struck first. If Iran’s air defenses managed to knock down an Israeli fighter pilot, however, U.S. special operations forces might be sent to rescue him, he said.