English Translation Of German Military Analysis Of Peak Oil

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Complete English Translation Of German Military
Analysis Of Peak Oil Now Available

By Rick Munroe


31 August, 2011

Energy Bulletin

Last week the Bundeswehr posted an
English version (112 pgs) of their extraordinary analysis of peak oil. The original German document (125 pgs) was
approved for public release last November, yet neither the complete German
version nor the partial English translation has attracted interest
from mainstream media.

Now that a complete translation is
available, it is hoped that media throughout the English-speaking world will
see the Bundeswehr study for what it is: a comprehensive, realistic analysis of
one of the most formidable challenges of this century, the (potentially
imminent) peaking of global oil production.

The tone of the Bundeswehr document
is consistent with written warnings issued by other military analysts and stands in
stark contrast to the disinterest of elected officials, bureaucrats and
industry officials. The latter sectors have routinely dismissed the concerns of
peak oil analysts, but this thoroughly sourced examination (which was conducted
by a team of highly credible military analysts from a leading Western nation
and approved by their top brass) gives credence to the view that the peaking of
global oil production constitutes a threat which appears to be as serious as it
is inevitable.

It is hoped that mainstream media,
government officials and civic leaders will now examine this unique study,
noting especially the credibility of its authors and the gravity of their
warnings. The fact that the Bundeswehr has made the effort to provide an
English translation is the latest indication that rather than concealing this
worrisome information, the German military continues to make every effort to
provide it to a world which urgently needs to consider it.

As the Bundeswehr analysts politely
point out, there seems to be an instinctive refusal to acknowledge our
unprecedented dilemma (which perhaps explains why their study remains so

an illustrative picture of a subject is very much a matter of habit. When
considering the consequences of peak oil, no everyday experiences and only few
historical parallels are at hand. It is therefore difficult to imagine how
significant the effects of being gradually deprived of one of our
civilisation’s most important energy sources will be. Psychological barriers
cause indisputable facts to be blanked out and lead to almost instinctively
refusing to look into this difficult subject in detail.

Peak oil, however, is unavoidable
(p. 91).

Thanks to the Bundeswehr Future
Analysis team for their thorough & insightful study. Credit also to their
superior officers for releasing such a potentially controversial document and
for now providing a complete translation.

Finally, thanks to researcher Johan
Landgren in Sweden for alerting us to the new translation of this unprecedented

Download the English version of the
report here.



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