While those in charge of America are fighting their global war for oil by military means, their detractors are beginning to fight back with an economic war. The Axis of Oil (including Russia, Iran and China) has moved away from trading for oil and gas with the US Dollar, which is beginning to damage the American economy. The Euro is the main beneficiary from this shift in economic power. For background information see;link to finance page Unfortunately, it would appear that another front in this economic war could open-up in Americas back yard, with the strong possibility that Cuba could have substantial oil reserves (A British company has recently been awarded the initial exploration rights). With Russia complaining about America placing some of their Star Wars Lite technology close to Russian borders, I wonder how long it will until the Russians offer technical assistance to Cuba to help them exploit their natural resources. now where have we heard that before?