Re: Brown haze: Kashmir part of US?
I don't know about that, but I do know that a cornerstone of U.S. (British?) Imperial policy for the past 100 years has been to force pricing of all global oil assets in U.S. dollars.
Since any asset that is priced in U.S. dollars is -- by extension -- an asset of the United States, you could conceivably say that all the oil in the world (whether its in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela or Alaska) all belongs to the U.S. (so long as pricing on dollars is maintained).