By Eric SharpeOil has dominated geo-political conflicts for nearly over a century. In part, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was over an oil embargo and their efforts to control the oil of Asia. The Nazi’s failed siege of Stalingrad was intended to give them access to the vast oilfields of the Caucuses. Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, in large part, for sole control of an oilfield. Perhaps the world’s governments have learned such wars rarely end well for the aggressor.