THE ABSOLUTE MONARCH
Once upon a time, in the Middle-East End of the world, lays a land of a whimsical absolute monarch.
Feared by his subjects, revered by his courtesans, his supremacy extended far beyond the limits of his kingdom.
Courted by the world, his whims were orders, since in his sleeves was hidden, the most treasure of all.
Black and viscous, his chicken of the golden eggs, contributed to his fortune and hegemony in the seventies crash.
90% of its exportation, 75% of its governmental revenues, the commodity aroused passions at the dinner table.
As a result, not a long ago, on the silver tray, not De Baptiste's head but Hussein's.
Subjected to the lust, greed from the West End since the crusades, the absolute monarch at once reunited in conclave, the brethren.
As a protective measure, he erected an impregnable krak to dissuade any abuse of any sort, the OPEC.
Or so its members thought.
But behind closed doors, the absolute monarch solidified directives given from higher spheres, unvealing his ties, his tenets : ARMCO.
Once the pact of the brotherhood ratified, it sealed officiously the fate of the world, the alliance of interest, the collusion against the OPEC.
In common (officially only), they produced, exported, fixed and influenced prices, thrived to the prorata of the "proven reserves" rule.
With a membership fee of $ 2 million, the knights of petroleum accessed the market azimuthally to the detriment of others.
However, in this ideal fraternal circle dissensions within the order were palpable in the corridors, discordant hands were rising in the conciliabules.
With a majority aiming at an increase of price by reducing the production quotas, the delegates witnessed their hopes to erase their debts drift away.
2007 was a memorable date since rumors advocated their preference of the euro over the dollar for their cash reserves.
Only one land would be negatively affected by this decision, the leeway to privileges would shrink as the magic skin parable.
No more money for the honey was the sad projection in the future of the Eagle's land without the striking gavel of the absolute monarch!
From rumors to concretization, three brothers dreamt of emancipation and, consequently set their face against a yoke becoming too oppressive.
Their rebellion reached such extent, that their disloyalty rewarded them ostracization from the Western international stage. Their eradications.
The very original corner stones of the OPEC foundation were/are now chastised by the absolute monarch, high on his pedestal.
His dissonant voice brought cacophony in the once harmonious melody, for personal reasons (ARMCO) he left the vocal ensemble. Sensitive cord.
The absolute monarch with the support of the Eagle in his prosecutor robe, had another objective: their immoral allegiance.
As depletion showed its face contradicting the Cornupean theory, the absolute monarch until yesterday suffered from the ostrich syndrome.
April 2011 was the turning point, the expected revelation of the oil peak for the monarchy went unnoticed on the international platform.
The absolute monarch, against all odds, intends with an iron fist, to preserve the national wealth in fear of the uncertain or already predicted future.
Since he announced his withdrawal from the international market, he, as the example of the other belligerents, will be a target to warfare.
Welcome to their club. No more prerogative.