Gail (17 Oct 2011)
"An Energy War for the Mideast Resources.  Does the Mark of the Beast in the book of  Revelation, mean an Energy Based Currency?"


From my post Oct.12-
Tiny Qatar’s Big Plans May Change Mideast: Oct.4/2011
Qatar has several assets that turn out to be in short supply elsewhere in the Middle East and to be of strategic value, given the tumult in the region.

First, it is home to al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language news network that has transformed how Arabs get their news.

International Monetary Fund released data demonstrating that Qatar is the richest country in the world.

Qatar’s natural-gas reserves of more than 900 trillion cubic feet are the third-largest in the world, and the country is reaping the benefits of an ambitious program to monetize those resources. Estimates suggest earnings from its liquefied natural-gas in 2011 will increase by more than 50 percent from last year.

Qatar is now turning to strategic investments in companies and countries with which it intends to build cooperative ventures and wield influence.

A Qatari-Libyan gas partnership would help Qatar address one of its primary strategic worries: the loss of markets for its gas in Europe.

The U.S. needs to build and strengthen new strategic partnerships with regional actors, especially those that have the resources and imagination to shape events beyond their borders. Qatar should be on or near the top of the list.

 

The AntiMessiah is in regular contact with Qatar.

 

Daniel 8:9,10, “And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.”

 

Charles to tour Gulf, then joined by Camilla for South Africa trip
13 Oct 2011

Prince Charles is to embark on a tour of the Gulf to recognize the changes brought about by the Arab Spring uprising.

The 10-day trip starts with the Gulf visit at the end of the month and has been organized by the Government and UKTI.

Camilla will join Charles when he arrives in South Africa at the start of November.

Charles, who will be accompanied by 14 aides excluding security, will hire a plane to take him on the entire trip, which concludes in Tanzania.

The purpose of the Gulf visit is to mark the 20th anniversary of Kuwait's liberation from Saddam Hussein and its 50th year of independence from Britain.

The Prince will then visit the Emir of Qatar in Doha, maintaining links between the two royal families that saw him intervene in the Chelsea Barracks development. 

 

Here's the Platform that the AntiMessiah confirms with the many- Daniel 9:27, And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. -

'the EU gets it's 'chance to shine'

08/22/11

This is a chance for Europe to shine," said one EU diplomat. "We have a really good story to tell in terms of… contingency planning." the EU has significant funds at its disposal.

In May, the EU bolstered a pot of funds available for its neighbors who are moving toward democracy. That facility currently totals around seven billion euros, all of which could be spent between now and 2013.
Tunisia and Egypt are already receiving funds from the European Neighborhood Policy.
 
And the Trade War between the United States of America and China is well underway.  Time for a New World Currency to stabilize not only the Eurozone Nations, but also the World's biggest GDP Nations.
 
Business News
The demise of the dollar
 
In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

By Robert Fisk

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Iran announced late last month that its
                      foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held
                      in euros rather than dollars.

Rex

Iran announced late last month that its foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held in euros rather than dollars.

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years. 

The Americans, who are aware the meetings have taken place – although they have not discovered the details – are sure to fight this international cabal which will include hitherto loyal allies Japan and the Gulf Arabs. Against the background to these currency meetings, Sun Bigan, China's former special envoy to the Middle East, has warned there is a risk of deepening divisions between China and the US over influence and oil in the Middle East. "Bilateral quarrels and clashes are unavoidable," he told the Asia and Africa Review. "We cannot lower vigilance against hostility in the Middle East over energy interests and security."

This sounds like a dangerous prediction of a future economic war between the US and China over Middle East oil – yet again turning the region's conflicts into a battle for great power supremacy. China uses more oil incrementally than the US because its growth is less energy efficient. The transitional currency in the move away from dollars, according to Chinese banking sources, may well be gold. An indication of the huge amounts involved can be gained from the wealth of Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar who together hold an estimated $2.1 trillion in dollar reserves.

The decline of American economic power linked to the current global recession was implicitly acknowledged by the World Bank president Robert Zoellick. "One of the legacies of this crisis may be a recognition of changed economic power relations," he said in Istanbul ahead of meetings this week of the IMF and World Bank. But it is China's extraordinary new financial power – along with past anger among oil-producing and oil-consuming nations at America's power to interfere in the international financial system – which has prompted the latest discussions involving the Gulf states.

Brazil has shown interest in collaborating in non-dollar oil payments, along with India. Indeed, China appears to be the most enthusiastic of all the financial powers involved, not least because of its enormous trade with the Middle East.

China imports 60 per cent of its oil, much of it from the Middle East and Russia. The Chinese have oil production concessions in Iraq – blocked by the US until this year – and since 2008 have held an $8bn agreement with Iran to develop refining capacity and gas resources. China has oil deals in Sudan (where it has substituted for US interests) and has been negotiating for oil concessions with Libya, where all such contracts are joint ventures. 

Chinese financial sources believe President Barack Obama is too busy fixing the US economy to concentrate on the extraordinary implications of the transition from the dollar in nine years' time. The current deadline for the currency transition is 2018.

The US discussed the trend briefly at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh; the Chinese Central Bank governor and other officials have been worrying aloud about the dollar for years. Their problem is that much of their national wealth is tied up in dollar assets.

"These plans will change the face of international financial transactions," one Chinese banker said. "America and Britain must be very worried. You will know how worried by the thunder of denials this news will generate."

Iran announced late last month that its foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held in euros rather than dollars. Bankers remember, of course, what happened to the last Middle East oil producer to sell its oil in euros rather than dollars. A few months after Saddam Hussein trumpeted his decision, the Americans and British invaded Iraq.

 

The Profound Effects of an Energy War- 'Crafty Cousel' Psalm 83, timed with 'Burden of Damascus' Isaiah 17, that heralds the AntiMessiah and Mark of the Beast.

 

An Energy Standard for a World Currency

Apparently Buckminster Fuller was first in 1969 to recommend, in his book Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, that a global currency be based on energy; he called it the "Kilowatt Dollar".

 

Petro-Dollar

More recently in 2005 a similar proposal was made in which a "Petro-dollar" was based on a set amount of energy, presumably energy gotten from burning petroleum. In 2009 a similar proposal was made to base a global currency on "exergy", energy delivered to consumers.

A currency based on energy obtained from petroleum has a similar problem as the one that occurs with a gold standard. A representative currency based on current energy use would fluctuate if non-renewable energy sources are not developed fast enough. Energy use, being mostly from fossil fuels, would peak at about 2025 and then fall off to some level of only energy use from renewable sources. (Nuclear energy will provide only a small fraction of the energy use.)

The number of dollars in circulation would peak at about year 2025 and then fall to zero at about year 2300. Obviously, this is not a good property for a representative currency to have.

 

Eco-Dollar

Perhaps a better proposal for an energy currency is the "Eco-Dollar" proposed in 2008, defined as 1-eco-dollar representing 1-kilowatt-hour of renewable energy (with a alteration by me since the proposal included non-renewable nuclear energy, which will be negligible). The problem with this is that only a small fraction of energy use now comes from renewable sources, so it currently is not a good basis for a representative currency.

 

Enter the Green Prince-

London, September 1, 2010 - Britain's Prince Charles has received City council permission to install 32 solar panels on the roof of his London home, Clarence House.

The other clean energy efforts of the Prince include converting of his Jaguar and Land Rover cars to run on bio-diesel gained from used cooking oil of the palace and run his Aston Martin by utilizing bio-ethanol fuel prepared from excess British wine.

He has said historic buildings should be leading the way in the fight against climate change by insulating roofs, harvesting rainwater and even generating their own energy.

The guide, drawn up by the Prince's Regeneration Trust, also recommends wind turbines where appropriate – despite the Prince's well known hatred of modern attachments on older buildings.

The Prince said the Green Guide to Historic Buildings brings together his two passions: architecture and the environment.

"It draws together two areas that are particularly close to my heart," he writes in a foreword. "Firstly, the careful stewardship of the UK's rich heritage and secondly the need to protect the environment, including taking urgent action to avert the climate crisis."

 

It's all timed to happen after the MiddleEast War. The World's Energy Needs cannot be based on the U.S. dollar any longer, something China will amply demonstrate.

 

God Bless,

gail