It appears that things are heating up in the area of the world where most of the oil that lubricates our society starts its journey to our individual gas tanks. Iran would not be able to fight us militarily and hope to win…but they could disrupt our petroleum supply and cause many workers to lose their jobs and that would be just the beginning. Those of us who remember the long gas lines of the seventies and short tempers for the driving public in general. This time the population has increased and our roads and highways are in need of upgrades that are slow in coming due to budget concerns among our elected leaders.
The two oil tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman should be a wake-up call for the west that we cannot afford to repeat the oil embargo’s of the seventies with the current level of drivers we have on our highways today. There is one thing we all need to consider moving forward. The 2020 election cycle for president is already in the public’s mind. If we get involved in a military conflict the president will remain in office because as American’s we stand behind the man in the Oval Office in a time of war.
Donald Trump may be just what we need on the world stage because no one can figure out what his end game really is. Maybe that is a good thing on the world stage. The media is constantly reporting on the number of false statements made by the president. We should worry when the president starts telling the truth to the American people about his vision for America moving forward. Is Iran the starting point.? That is the unanswered question in this unstable world looking for leadership that will at least try to calm our collective fears.