Europe buys 80% of Libya’s oil. Other than terrorism, that’s pretty much the only thing Libya exports. (…)
What’s new is last week, the very week when Gadhafi and his son told the world they’d fight democracy protesters to the last bullet, was the week the European Union chose to criticize Canada’s oilsands because — get this — they say we have 20 more grams of carbon dioxide per megajoule of oil than Libya does.
It’s true, it takes more energy to produce oil from Canada’s oilsands than from Libya’s desert because we have to steam it out of the sand. (…)
If they don’t like Canadian oil because of 20 grams of CO2, let’s insist they swear off oil with blood in it.
Reports put Gadhafi’s spree at 1,000 people dead. The human body has about 185 ounces of blood. So that’s 185,000 ounces of blood, not counting the blood of Libyans who were only injured. Divide that into Libya’s 1.3 million barrels per day, and you’ve got 4 ml of blood per barrel of crude.
So about as much blood as would fit in a tube of lipstick.