not surprising information, and as far as the leaked-document,
i assumed this was common but maybe unwritten knowledge,
dating to pre-WWII era war targets for logistics and planning.
if interested in this subject in its larger context of the electrical
infrastructure, and reasoning of why oil is necessary to its very
security (of, say, heat-light-power) please consider browsing:
Seeing Cyberspace, the Electrical Infrastructure is Architecture
and, if you want to see 2 maps about this same idea, comparing
the industiral model of energy with a democratic model (power
serving people, instead of people serving the power system),
please visit the Public Energy Network website for graphics:
On Friday, March 14, 2003, at 05:10 PM, Phil Gasper wrote:
> by RITT GOLDSTEIN
> While most speculation regarding the Cheney task force has centered
> around its relationship to the energy industry, the military
> implications of task force deliberations--military action to secure
> oil and gas supplies--has yet to be addressed. And notably, according
> to a February headline in The Hill--the largest of Capitol Hill's
> political newsletters and among the most respected--"GOP threats
> halted Cheney suit", with The Hill reporting that Republicans had
> threatened to cut the GAO's budget should an appeal of Judge Bates'
> ruling be pursued.
> Ritt Goldstein can be reached at: [log in to unmask]