Oil Producing Nations Going Bankrupt? Elite Conspiracy? (1 Viewer)

Bjerknes

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Mar 16, 2004
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With petroleum prices sliding down $100 per barrel within only six months, there is talk that OPEC nations are finding themselves in quite a lot of trouble.

A few individuals are claiming this has all been planned for the purpose of bankrupting Arab nations. This guy, someone who worked for various oil and gas producers, states that this is all according to plan. The story of this person checks out because so far his predictions have come true.

 
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Bjerknes

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Mar 16, 2004
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Got any readable sources andy?
About the debt Arab nations have gotten into, yes.

But about how some entities are trying to bankrupt those nations, no.

What is strange though is that this person claimed the oil price movement back during the summer, and he was spot on with it, saying that the price would hover around 40 per barrel during these times. He's been persistent for a while about this stuff so it has to make you wonder..
 

CheSchifo!

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Jan 11, 2009
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With petroleum prices sliding down $100 per barrel within only six months, there is talk that OPEC nations are finding themselves in quite a lot of trouble.

A few individuals are claiming this has all been planned for the purpose of bankrupting Arab nations. This guy, someone who worked for various oil and gas producers, states that this is all according to plan. The story of this person checks out because so far his predictions have come true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTtH0EH8RW8
How's that exactly? It might indicate that his story could be true, but it isn't proof of it being so, now is it?
 
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Bjerknes

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How's that exactly? It might indicate that his story could be true, but it isn't proof of it being so, now is it?
Well, his story is true as his story is documented. He did spend time with higher ups of the petroleum industry. Also, the predictions have held true so far, with oil leveling out at $40/barrel.

If OPEC nations go bankrupt, that might trigger the revolution the Palestinians need.
 
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Bjerknes

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This "prophecy" is turning out to be true.



Laid-Off Foreigners Flee as Dubai Spirals Down

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Sofia, a 34-year-old Frenchwoman, moved here a year ago to take a job in advertising, so confident about Dubai’s fast-growing economy that she bought an apartment for almost $300,000 with a 15-year mortgage.

Bryan Denton for The New York Times

An abandoned car in a parking garage in Dubai. One report said 3,000 cars were sitting abandoned at the Dubai Airport.
Now, like many of the foreign workers who make up 90 percent of the population here, she has been laid off and faces the prospect of being forced to leave this Persian Gulf city — or worse.

“I’m really scared of what could happen, because I bought property here,” said Sofia, who asked that her last name be withheld because she is still hunting for a new job. “If I can’t pay it off, I was told I could end up in debtors’ prison.”

With Dubai’s economy in free fall, newspapers have reported that more than 3,000 cars sit abandoned in the parking lot at the Dubai Airport, left by fleeing, debt-ridden foreigners (who could in fact be imprisoned if they failed to pay their bills). Some are said to have maxed-out credit cards inside and notes of apology taped to the windshield.

The government says the real number is much lower. But the stories contain at least a grain of truth: jobless people here lose their work visas and then must leave the country within a month. That in turn reduces spending, creates housing vacancies and lowers real estate prices, in a downward spiral that has left parts of Dubai — once hailed as the economic superpower of the Middle East — looking like a ghost town.

No one knows how bad things have become, though it is clear that tens of thousands have left, real estate prices have crashed and scores of Dubai’s major construction projects have been suspended or canceled. But with the government unwilling to provide data, rumors are bound to flourish, damaging confidence and further undermining the economy.

Rest of the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/world/middleeast/12dubai.html?ref=world

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So, the futuristic city, faux economy of Dubai is starting to crumble because of lower oil prices and bankers in the West not able to repay debts. This is what happens when an entire country leverages itself expecting oil prices to be over $75 throughout the rest of time.

Until inflation sets in, which won't be for months, OPEC nations will be struggling to control their economy as it spirals out of control. Crude will be in a trading range between $30 and $50 per barrel for who knows how long. Good riddance, I say.
 

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