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If they did do it, they must have thought about it hard

Reader comment on item: Might the Saudis Blow Up Their Oil Infrastructure?

Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), May 13, 2005 at 00:53

What does the House of Saud own, in the world, apart from their oil fields? Or: Do they actually still need the oil to preserve their way of life?

If they had built such a deterrence system, they'd had to announce it indeed. What would have been the smartest way?

How strong do they actually cling to their power *in Saudi Arabia*? How patriotic are they? Or: to what might they be devoted?
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