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Reducing Saudi Influence via Iraq & Afghanistan

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Submitted by RPaine (Australia), Aug 21, 2007 at 13:42

Dear All,

What if Iraq and Afghanistan were actually the solution, not the problem? After all, it does make sense that if Iraq and Afghanistan oil production is secured, then Saudi influence dramatically falls.

As many of us know, the Saudi Royal Family have had an 'unholy' partnership with the supremely radical Wahhabi Islam for 250 year; and the trajectory that they are in has only been fuelled by the fact that they are the major oil producers in the world. And the insane profits they gain from the sale of oil have enabled,

  1. the extravagant lifestyles of the Royal Family - the 8000 + Princes
  2. the global promotion of the extremist Wahhabi Islam (Media access, CAIR and Al Qaida support, etc.), and
  3. the emphatic political influence that Saudi Arabia has around the world base on the fear of upsetting them.

This is a major problem since they are able to plot and conspire with impunity and expand their franchise network of Mosques and Madrassas from Afghanistan to New York. Of course, the veiled threat that is ever present to every country/government is that they will freeze the supplies of oil, which in turn would exponentially raise the price of oil, gas/petrol to untenable levels. WAIT A MINUTE, the King of Saudi Arabia already did this back in 1973 - anyone remember the huge lines to buy even limited amounts of gas/petrol!?

The logical conclusion, OBJECTIVE should be the following,

  1. secure the oil in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and thus insure that the whole world has the oil it needs to function
  2. seize all Saudi Royal Family assets around the globe, since they have mismanaged the 'world's oil' and directly promoted intimidation/terrorism against all nations, and
  3. blockade all oil exports from Saudi Arabia until the oil wells and production that they "Nationalized" is turned over to American Management; we can still pay Saudi Arabia for the oil (provide they never confiscate a Bible, a Crucifix or a pet pig from anyone!). But the Saudis must never have any power or control over the oil - OR OVER US!

This solution would benefit the whole world because it would ensure stability for all industries and nations by securing the continue supply and management of the most crucial resource (other than water) that the world is at present so dependent upon. And it would stunt the continued ruthless intimidation that the Saudis are waging on the entire world population with complete impunity.

As to the profits, they should be used to build/rebuild infrastructure in the USA, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Coalition countries...pay for the education of young Americans, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Coalition countries...and pay a fair but reasonable fee to American and Coalition companies to manage the resource in accordance to very specific guidelines.

I am most interested to hear any comments and/or suggestions.

RPaine
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