As I previously explained, if oil production facilities are not maintained, oil production falls. If Mother Russia fails to look for and drill new wells and build more infrastructure, Mother Russia's oil production falls. If Mother Russia wants to just maintain current oil production it needs to invest in oil production. It's not doing that. It doesn't have the money or ability to do so. You want to believe the cheap oil is temporary, and because of that you refuse to acknowledge fundamental changes in the oil industry. As has been repeatedly explained to you, new oil production technologies have ruined the old paradigm. Arab oil producers can no longer control the oil markets by restricting supply. The US has tremendous oil reserves which will kick in whenever the price of oil sells between 40 and 50 dollars a barrel. Also as has been previously and repeatedly explained to you, that isn't true either. I and I think everyone else in the Western world wants a responsible, successful, democratic, and free Russian state. That's not what we have now. Mother Russia has gone rogue by repeatedly invading and annexing neighboring states and is hell bent on repeating all the mistakes which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. I don't want to see Mother Russia menace is neighbors and take their lands as Mother Putina has done. That wasn't an analogy. That was a straw man. Government isn't a "guy". And per my previous references, I have cited the Libertarian position on government using Libertarian sources and it differs from your assertion.