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Energy self sufficiency for the United States

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Submitted by Francis W. Thornton (Canada), May 16, 2002 at 11:14

In the many billions budgeted for defence, there is one component that has been missing for thirty years; a few billion to achieve energy self sufficiency.

In the thirty years since the Arabs first held the West to ransom, nothing has been done by the U.S. to achieve energy self sufficieny.

Further, a large proportion of Arab oil money which originally came from the U.S. has been redirected out through Islam and across the Western world where mosques have multiplied like never before and it most certainly financed the attack on 9/11.

Perhaps Mr. Pipes could raise the profile of energy in the war on terrorism and bring it back on to the public radar screen. For thirty years Americans have continued to give the Arabs a stick with which to beat them with.


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