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What will it take

Reader comment on item: [Freedom House report on] Saudi Venom in U.S. Mosques

Submitted by Sida (United States), Feb 2, 2005 at 13:43

Everytime I read yet another article about the hateful ideology spread by the Saudis, I wonder what will it take before the powers that be in the U.S. realize the importance of freeing ourselves from dependence on Middle Eastern oil. For sure, the Saudis would still have their hateful, bigoted Wahhabism, but their ability to fund these madrasas and mosques all over the world would be substantially limited. Without the revenues from the sale of their oil, they would probably go back to being a bunch of warring tribes mostly a danger to themselves and their immediate neighbors.

The whole world needs to get serious about developing efficient and affordable alternative energy. Both Republican and Democratic administrations through the years have turned a blind eye to the evil which can be traced back to Saudi Arabia in the name of oil profits. After 9/11, this can no longer be tolerated. What can we as regular citizens do to force our government to get serious about alternative energy sources? And at the risk of sounding like a flaming leftist (which I am not), are our oil companies putting their profits ahead of our national security?
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