Oil ShockWave is SAFE’s groundbreaking energy crisis simulation. This fast-paced exercise features a cutting-edge graphics package and sophisticated modeling delivered in a life-like environment. As former government officials and Cabinet members grapple with spiraling oil prices and geopolitical turmoil, they confront crucial lessons about the fragile nature of the global energy economy.Comments in one of their web pages sidebar:
Since 2005, Oil ShockWave has been updated and introduced to audiences around the world. Former simulation participants have included: Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer, Michael McCurry and Joseph Lockhart, and former CIA Director James Woolsey.
“…you’d expect Jack Bauer to emerge from the shadows…”
POLITICO November 7, 2007
“The cable news headlines were fictional, the cabinet members were played by ex-officials, but the message was real: Don't wait until crisis hits a major oil exporter to hammer out U.S. energy policy.”
REUTERS July 13, 2011
"Hammer Out?" With Nukes?
What is "SAFE?"
It stands for "Securing America's Future Energy" and it brought together military leaders, CEO's, and policymakers to address the intensifying threats posed by our dependence on petroleum."Address the unique and immediate threats?" By invading more oil-rich nations and bombing Iran and Venezuela?
The threat to American national security is equally as urgent. Oil dependence constrains U.S. foreign policy. Terrorists and rogue producing nations like Iran and Venezuela continue to threaten U.S. safety and prosperity with their "oil weapon." Too often, our dependence requires us to accommodate hostile governments that share neither our values nor our goals.
A national energy policy must pursue the long-term vision of a post-oil transportation sector. Support for so vast a reform effort will be forthcoming only if national political leaders embrace it as a dominant policy theme to address the unique and immediate threats posed by the nation’s dependence on oil.
What would happen in the U.S. if a large share of the world's oil supply was suddenly cut off? Former U.S. officials tried to answer that question in the "Oil Shockwave" simulation. The scenario: an attack on an oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia sends crude oil prices skyrocketing, and further political unrest leads to military action. Former National Security Advisor John Negroponte, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister are among the players, filling the roles of cabinet officials who must deal with the unfolding crisis.
An attack on an oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia wouldn't send oil prices "skyrocketing," but the bombing of Iran sure as hell would.
SAFE has a roster of war mongers, like General John M. Keane, U.S. Army (Ret.), who's a regular on FOX extolling the benefits of our 'special relationship' with Israel.
Maurice R. Greenberg, good friend of another Wanted War Criminal, Henry Kissinger. You might remember Greenberg's name because he was CEO of AIG when it was helping those 'Too Big to Fail' Wall Street banks steal trillions.
Mr. Greenberg is Honorary Vice Chairman and Director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission.
General Charles F. Wald, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), who argues for a military strike against Iran.
John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy and a member of the '9/11 Omission Commission,' and also a good friend to Henry Kissinger.
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Former Director of National Intelligence and Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, who "...from February 1999 to May 2000, ran interference for the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) as they and their militia proxies committed crimes against humanity on an awesome scale."
The full story is titled, "The Bloody Career of Admiral Dennis C. Blair | War On You:Breaking Alternative News," but I'm not going to link to it, since my AV software sent me a warning about that page, so be careful if you go there.
The Iraq invasion and the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB of 9/11 couldn't have been possible W/O the 'Vulcans,' Some Who Helped "SAFE" Game Plan More Invasions, Thefts and Murder
[The Vulcan's] most ambitious — and outrageous — proposal was to compel the United States to force a confrontation with Iraq that would end with an invasion and the removal of Saddam Hussein. This would be followed by the “rolling back” of Syria through military strikes and the pacification of Lebanon. The idea behind this plan was that brute force was the only way Israel could insure its security. And it called for this force to be directed ultimately at any Middle Eastern state that didn’t fall into line, including Egypt.
Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin & Lawrence Summers and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling would be the economic terrorists. When Rubin was former President Clinton's Treasury Secretary, he helped push thru the Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA), which gutted the protections put in place by the Glass-Steagall Act, written into law in the 1930's to prevent banks, but especially Wall Street, from going on a gambling spree that could bring down the house.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called Senator Phil Gramm "the father of the financial crisis" due to his sponsorship of the Act. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has also argued that the Act helped to create the crisis. An article in the The Nation elaborated on how GLB was responsible for the creation of entities that could make the “too big to fail” rationalization.Source: Wikipedia
April 25th, 2010 Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, in an interview on "This Week." "Fifteen years ago, the assets of the six largest banks in this country totaled 17 percent of GDP ... The assets of the six largest banks in the United States today total 63 percent of GDP."" ... "in a world regulated by a gold standard, 100% reserve banking, and no FDIC deposit insurance" the Financial Services Modernization Act would have made "perfect sense" as a legitimate act of deregulation, but under the present fiat monetary system it "amounts to corporate welfare for financial institutions and a moral hazard that will make taxpayers pay dearly."
Shortly after helping pass that bill, Rubin quit the Treasury Department, joined Citigroup and made a cool 150 million using the mechanisms in the FSMA he helped create.
"The Long Demise Of Glass-Steagall" is an excellent read about how banks and politicians worked together to gut the GS Act, which they did with over 25 years, using 300 MILLION in lobbying money.
Treasury Secretary Summers helped pass the "Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000" (CFMA), that officially ensured the deregulation of financial products known as over-the-counter derivatives.
The CFMA gutted another Depression era law, the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 (CEA), a law which had the government's Commodity Futures Trading Commission watching Wall Street Casinos to help ensure no laws were being broken.
Instead, the CFMA let banks and other financial institutions regulate themselves, especially when dealing with OTC derivatives and credit default swaps, which US billionaire Warren Buffett called the real 'weapons of mass destruction.'
National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling currently serves as a Counselor to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and was a principal negotiator back in 1999 with then-Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and helped pass the Financial Modernization Act.
The next time you fill up your gas tank or buy some groceries and gasp at the latest price increases, you can thank Larry Summers, Robert Rubin and Gene Sperling.
National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, first served under one of the 9/11 'insiders,' Condi Rice when she was GW's national security advisor, then moved on to become THE national security advisor when Rice became Bush's Secretary of State.
Part of the blood soaked group known as the ''Vulcans," that included the world's BIGGEST DICK, Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and Donald Rumsfeld.
Hadley helped push the lies about the Niger 'yellowcake' that had Saddam Hussein trying to buy uranium from Niger.
Seymour M. Hersh wrote in the March 24, 2003, The New Yorker Magazine:
"Then the story fell apart. On March 7th, Mohamed ElBaradei, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in Vienna, told the U.N. Security Council that the documents involving the Niger-Iraq uranium sale were fakes. 'The I.A.E.A. has concluded, with the concurrence of outside experts, that these documents . . . are in fact not authentic,' ElBaradei said.""If ... you want one piece to bring you fully up to date on the Niger forgery flap, check out Neil Mackay's "Niger and Iraq: the war's biggest lie?" in the Glasgow Sunday Herald ("One senior western diplomat told the Sunday Herald: 'There were more than 20 anomalies in the Niger documents -- it is staggering any intelligence service could have believed they were genuine for a moment.'"). --TomDispatch.com, July 2003.
"One senior I.A.E.A. official went further. He told [Hersh], 'These documents are so bad that I cannot imagine that they came from a serious intelligence agency. It depresses me, given the low quality of the documents, that it was not stopped. At the level it reached, I would have expected more checking.'"
Hadley also helped push the lie that Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker/patsy in the 9/11 FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB attacks, was meeting with Iraqi intelligence agents. And kept pushing this BIG LIE despite the FACT that U.S. intelligence agencies' couldn't prove Atta was abroad at the time of the alleged meeting.
CIA Director James Woolsey, "Project for the New American Century" member, the group that came up with this infamous line to push forward their plans to help secure Israel and gain control of the world's richest oil fileds: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor."
Which PNAC helped bring about with the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB of 9/11.
Woolsey, is an another professional liar who helped push many of the lies that the Bush-Cheney Junta used to scare Americans into thinking Saddam was getting ready to attack the USA.
Two days after September 11, 2001, James Woolsey, a C.I.A. director under President Clinton, and Laurie Mylroie, coauthor of Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf (1990), separately suggested that the attacks were, in Woolsey’s words, “sponsored, supported, and perhaps even ordered by Saddam Hussein.”Since the 'Coalition of the Killing' invaded Iraq in 2003, we've managed to kill close to 1.4 million Iraqi's, wound many more, mostly civilians and destroy a once fairly prosperous ME nation that Israel didn't like.
In his column in the Chicago Sun-Times on October 15, Republican confidant Robert Novak wrote that his intelligence sources agreed with what Lord Robertson, NATO’s Secretary General, had told U.S. senators the previous week: there was “not a scintilla” of evidence implicating Baghdad in 9/11.
And entombed Iraq in a dusty cloud of radioactivity, thanks to using all that depleted uranium (DU) we used in our ammo.
The toll to our economy and the number of dead or seriously wounded US troops is staggering and still rising.
And now these same NeoCONs, Zionists and psychotic Israeli Jews that pulled off the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB of 9/11 want to scare us into another 'Shock and Awe' campaign against Iran?
"US Military Suicides at Record High"
"Peeling the 9/11 Onion: Layers of Plots within Plots"