And you know damn well that those Russian drilling ships and oil platforms will be bristling with electronic listening antennas -- for spying on the U.S.
We have oil up to our eyeballs that we won't drill -- instead, we fund jihad and the barbaric ideology of madmen.
Obama surrenders gulf oil to Moscow
The Russians are coming - to drill in our own backyard
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES (hat tip Van)
The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.
The Obama administration, however, views energy policy through green eyeshades. Every aspect of its approach to energy is subordinated to radical environmental concerns. This unprecedented lack of balance is placing offshore oil resources off-limits. The O Force would prefer the country shift its energy production to alternative sources, such as nuclear, solar and wind power. In theory, there's nothing wrong with that, in the long run, assuming technology can catch up to demand. But we have not yet reached the green utopia, we won't get there anytime soon, and America needs more oil now.
Russia more sensibly views energy primarily as a strategic resource.