The world changed last week – with no headlines in the news

At least, in the American media.  Mostly small stories in the back of our newpapers about this significant event, a milestone on the road to Peak Oil. “King Abdullah stresses the need to keep oil for future generations“, Saudi Press Agency, 13 April 2008 — Excerpt: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday …

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The three forms of Peak Oil (let’s hope for the benign form)

This post is a follow-up to The most dangerous form of Peak Oil (8 April 2008), which I strongly recommend reading. Peak oil is a theory in that, like evolution, it is difficult to prove — at least, until after peaking occurs.  We can describe three forms of the Peak Oil theory.  I.  The “weak” form —  This the current consensus …

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Two views of Fallujah – which tells us more about the future?

One consistent oddity of the Iraq War is that we read two streams of reports about it, so different that they might be of different wars.  Here are two such.  One from a mainstream media source.  One from Michael Totten, one of the best-known war-bloggers.  Both are balanced, Totten’s especially so, but they give us alternative …

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The media discover info ops, with outrage!

The media have discovered that our military has mastered the key 4GW skill of running information operations.  Thoroughly researched and well-written, the following is probably one of the most important news stories of the year.   I strongly recommend reading it. “Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand“, New York Times, 20 April 2008 — “A Pentagon …

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