Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Apologies if this has been linked already but nothing seems to highlight the total detacthment from reality of the US government than this!

"The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.
The bill would subject OPEC oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela, to the same antitrust laws that U.S. companies must follow."
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSWAT00953020080520?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&r pc=22&sp=true

From an international relations perspective, this beggers belief!
Firstly, you cant force someone to sell you something!
Secondly, US law is NOT global law!
Thirdly, these oil rich nations have been investing in the US....that investment would vanish overnight...sending the already weak US economy over the edge (its not as if there are other places to invest money!)

There is no chance that this law would pass, but nothing seems to serve as a better example of the arrogance and complete detachment reality that the US elite seems to have. Someone should remind them that oil is a limited reseource and that planet Earth is not run for the sole benefit of the USA!

by EvilEuropean (evileuropean@googlemail.com) on Thu May 22nd, 2008 at 07:41:49 AM EST

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