If you’re a longtime reader of Spellchek, you’re likely tired of the repetitive bombardment of posts concerning the wars of the world fought over natural resources, both their supply and distribution. Such as this one. Ukraine is no different. However, it is very refreshing to see the media the world over identifying this as a key driver of the conflict. As this video illustrates.

Clearly, there are many side stories involved here as well, but our contention here at Spellchek is that natural resources form a central plank in the policies of the world’s most powerful countries. When opportunity presents itself through some of these side issues, it is seized upon to advance the energy agenda of said powers. This is the nature of foreign policy around the world today. Blood and treasure will be spilled over energy, especially from the good ole USA.