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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: The Scenario Beyond Oil

Submitted by Amir (United States), Feb 21, 2006 at 16:45

"The scenario of the world beyond oil will not only help solving environmental problems but it will free us from Muslim (Arab) oil and make clean energy available at a cheaper price."

It's not going to happen in the next 20 years or so. I hope it does. Sooner, the better.

"The oil producing .. will witness Middle Ages again, camels and not cars because they haven't developed alternative resources so far since they have been busy spending their money wantonly on trivial things."

Again, you are spouting ignorance. UAE would not need oil to keep their economy going in 20 years. The Dubai has already done this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai

"Dubai is distinct from other members of the UAE in that revenues from oil account for only 6% of its gross domestic product"

Even that 6% is rapidly decreasing. They won't be going back to 'camels' from 'cars' anytime soon, regardless of what happens to oil.

"Just look at the balance sheet of an OPEC country. Their standard of living will fall to near zero."

Only in your wishful dreams. Also, they will have other customers by then to sell oil to: China and India (growing economies that will need more energy) Keep dreaming, man.

"When asked a question start answering and don't waste time saying things like "in the name of Allah the merciful the benevolent" umpteen times. Stop saying "the prophet peace and prayers be on him" again and again. You will waste a lot of time and energy."

Yeah, right. It's their cultural tradition. It's like telling American don't say "hello" or don't "shake hands." They can say whatever they want a million times after the name of Muhammad. It's not your business.
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