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Petroleum uber alles

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Submitted by Jack Lass (United States), Jun 22, 2005 at 19:47

As long as Americans remain addicted to cheap (yes, cheap in comparison to everywhere else in the world) oil, so long will our government turn a blind eye toward any kind of malfeasance by Saudis. It should certainly come as no surprise that slavery --including chattel slavery-- is a practice condoned by Islam, as witness the well documented instances in Sudan. Unless the major media outlets bring this crime to the attention of the American public and thus create a demand for action on the part of our government these abuses will continue with little or no chance of punishment of the culprits.
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