Do America’s enemies wish us well? It’s an important question because they’ve made a big push to halt U.S. energy production. So why does the Obama administration’s policies support their aims?
Energy is the lifeblood of the mighty U.S. economy, and it ought to surprise no one that America’s enemies know this. One way to neutralize the U.S. is to hurt its ability to produce its own energy.
Don’t think it’s not happening — it is, in a shockingly large variety of ways, by a number of enemies, ranging from China to self-described “stateless statesman” George Soros, whose loyalty is to global socialism, not the U.S.
This week, the Department of Homeland Security warned that cybercriminals were mounting new attacks on U.S. gas line infrastructure. Based on past such attacks, it’s likely the work of the Chinese military.
Their latest “spear-phishing” attacks to steal passwords sought to gather information about planned new gas production facilities and contract bids, useful strategic information for a bad actor.
About the same time, Canadian political leaders accused Soros of secretly funding Tides Canada, a Vancouver-based far-left foundation that bankrolls radicals working to halt oil sands development in Canada. Tides Canada is now under investigation by Canadian tax authorities for clandestinely taking funds from “foreign funded radical groups,” a violation of Canadian law.
Soros is known to fund Tides in the U.S., so there is at least an indirect link. What’s a sure thing is that someone didn’t want the U.S.’ top energy supplier to produce more oil and gas.
This happens too as Canada’s TransCanada is proposing to end 40% of U.S. overseas oil dependency with its Keystone XL pipeline. Both Tides Canada and the Obama administration have lined up against it.