by Jack Watts
COMMON SENSE: The world’s oil passes through the Persian Gulf and the Straits of Hormuz. All of Europe, Japan, India, and China are dependent on this oil. So was the United States until President Trump deregulated the energy sector. Now, we are completely self-sufficient and actually have become exporters of oil, natural gas, and coal.
This is important because a rogue nation like Iran can no longer threaten us like they have been able to do for the past seven decades. Those days are over.
The USA’s Commander-in-Chief now has options that he didn’t have in previous administrations. We can no longer be forced to respond to unstable situations in the Middle East simply because we need their oil to survive. Whether you like Trump or not, he did this for us, and it’s as important as having the world’s most powerful military force.
In geo-political terms, we can no longer be pushed or pulled into Middle Eastern wars just because we have no other choice. We now have many more options. Our power position has changed. It is now much, much better.