October 1, 2015: I was wrong. The reason oil was up was because of predictions that Hurricane Joaquin might hit the Gulf. Those early predictions were wrong, and oil has come back down a bit.
Or maybe they are just reading Drudge headlines:
- Russia airstrikes in Syria continue
- Putin drafts 150,000
- USA disarray
- Iran troops ready
- President's weekend golf schedule released
If one looks at the timeline, it seems the transition from "no US strategy for fighting ISIS" and the "invasion by Putin" occurred at a time when SecState took his eyes off the ball, as they say here in the Midwest, and started talking about climate change. Again. I guess we need a Syrian Czar.