This is actually a cogent and accurate analysis. I'm a senior attorney at a large international law firm (the largest actually) and represent energy companies. The majors dedicate tremendous resources to lobbying for the exports of gas, which in a vacuum, would be a good free market thing to do.
But of course the Koch-circle wants to additionally cripple the competition with sanctions, much like Rockefeller. These anti-Russian measures have been openly discussed by former senators, CEOs and trade groups even before the Crimea crisis at industry events and speeches in the energy industry that are focused on the majors and large independents (not the type of independents I represent who do not play this game). I was at one in DC just this past year.
In the usual pattern, the elites tend to telegraph and prepare the intellectual business class before they pounce in response to the next opportunity.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Elites Tend to Telegraph and Prepare the Intellectual Business Class Before They Pounce
Pulled from the comments to this post: Understanding the Koch-Funded Organizations that are Pushing for Action Against Russia: