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posted 27 September 2005 03:37 PM      Profile for Transplant     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Saudi Storms

MSNBC/Newsweek - As hurricanes batter the American coast and send oil prices up, Al Qaeda is watching, and drawing lessons.

It was the documents that really set off alarms. According to a Saudi Interior Ministry statement, they included forged passes to enter "important locations." The Saudi daily Okaz quoted the minister, Prince Nayef, saying the cell—which was linked directly to Al Qaeda—had planned major attacks on some of Saudi Arabia's key oil and gas facilities. "There isn't a place that they could reach that they didn't think about," said Nayef. And their ultimate target was the global economy. Saudi Arabia is the greatest source of oil on earth, with a quarter of known reserves and a proven policy of trying to stabilize prices even in today's volatile markets.

If the incident made few headlines at the time, it's because it ended on Sept. 6, when the United States—and oil traders—were focused on the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Yet precisely because of the shortages brought on by that storm and the damage still being counted from Hurricane Rita, Saudi Arabia is more important than ever to world oil supplies.

From: Free North America | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Babbler # 10546

posted 04 October 2005 09:50 PM      Profile for blooryonge1        Edit/Delete Post
Exactly, IMHO, the reason the US should take over the oil fields. If the sheiks had the bulk of hte territory and the people, they'd have lots of opinions, but little muscle to force their way on the world

As it is we have to listen to their hateful drivel and pretend it's somehow profound. This is intolerable.

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posted 04 October 2005 09:56 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Goodbye. (For the other threads you've posted in, if not this one.)
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged

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