Here we go…
Famed 9/11 truther and Donald Trump hater, Rosie O’Donnell, was recently put back on the daytime talkshow, The View.
It didn’t take long for her to start making some ridiculous comments, this time on ISIS:
Rosie claims that we are bombing ISIS not for our own security, but because President Obama wants that oil money from Syria! One problem Rosie, Syria doesn’t have much oil relative to other nations. In fact, it is ranked below the United Kingdom in proven oil reserves, and 35th overall in the world. If the goal was getting more oil, there would certainly be quite a few better targets out there.
According to the State Department, there was an estimated 2.5 billion barrels of oil in Syria in 2009. If you multiply that by the current price of a barrel of oil (which as of today is about $92.80) you get $232 billion. That may sound like a lot, but keep in mind that is about 1.4% of US GDP (about $16.8 TRILLION). In other words, a small bit of the value our economy produces in a given year. Would that be worth the risk associated with a war? No, and again, if the goal was oil, clearly the first target on the list would not be Syria.
One last thing Rosie. You say, “not a lot of oil in Rwanda or the Congo.” The Congo is ranked 38th on the list. Right near Syria.
I guess this is the standard over on ABC though.