If you haven’t already heard, terrorists have attacked a remote Sahara desert natural gas facility in Algeria. And 81 people have been including in the death toll. Saturday ended the 4-day terrorist attack and victims are yet to be found.
Now that all the information has been given, I can give you my two cents on the whole thing.
What really alarms me is where the terrorists struck, at a natural gas plant. Terrorists now know what the world really likes and what will hit us hard. I guarantee that if it had been windmills or a solar panel field, no terrorist would have tried to blow it up. This just adds to the disasters that take place due to oil consumption(BP oil spill, Kuwaiti oil fires, Ixtoc I).
This whole thing to me seems to scream two things, terrorism is not a good way to solve things and oil is causing humanity a lot of problems.
I can see this happening many times in the future and not just to oil but water as well. If Algeria cannot defeat their own terrorists that’s fine, but the attack took an American life and that is something we should not be victims to.
I know for a fact we would have never been so involved in the Middle East in the first place if not for oil, a finite resource which will soon be harder and harder to find. Already, we have been forced to drill in the arctic to find more of our black gold.
I’m glad to hear that Obama has been re-elected because he has already started the transition to cleaner renewable sources of energy. I can only hope that future leaders heed the call and find a way to decrease dependency on oil.
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.