I'm no expert, but that seems like a vast oversimplification.
Rising industrialism (requiring oil) in China, India, etc. are probably as important a factor.
If OPEC wasn't in operation (and protected by US military), the alternative, an islamofascist Caliphate, would be probably trying to destroy the global economic system as we know it.
A better idea would be to use alternative sources of energy. Then the market would (presumably) force oil prices down (due to supply/demand). It would also have benefits to the environment and possibly public health (with the exception of nuclear power).
discussion of Integral World Federation:
"Progressivism" (green meme) as a world ethic will kill 1/2 of the people on the planet due to economic chaos?
http://www.formlessmountain.com/audio1/ ... /KW_11.mp3
the above linked from:
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