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Oil is not a Human Endeavour

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Submitted by yuval brandstetter MD (Israel), Feb 19, 2006 at 16:13

The difference is Oil has nothing to do with arab know-how, Arab achievement, Arab excellence, Arab science, Arab Prescience. Oil is simply there and it is Western science, know how, shipping, refining, that makes it a useful commodity. The only Arab excellence is in firing oil wells, and polluting the Gulf.

Israel has very few natural resources so ninety percent of its produce is Human Ingenuity. The USA support ofr Israel is less than two percent of GDP, and it is mostly a self-subsidy to American manufacturing.

Therefore, when Oil becomes valueless, which it will, the arab-Muslim world will be left with nothing, and the West will safely turn it's collective back on it.
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