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How does One Go About Doing This -- Practically?

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Submitted by Jack Berger (United States), Dec 5, 2006 at 21:32

Dr. Pipes,

This is a little bit like Bernard Baruch's advice on how to become rich: Buy cheap and sell dear.

I doubt that anyone would disagree with you, in principle, unless they reject the reality of the conflict between the cultures that is involved (there are plenty of this type of folk running around).

But you beg the question of HOW.

It appears to me that, a sticking point is, the Bush administration's unwillingness to pillory the Saudis for their role. Bush & Co. have their hands black with petroleum, and their economic self-interest is getting in the way.

The Saudi hydra needs to be slain and brought to heel, but I doubt this will happen any time soon.

Regards

JSB

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Right, I don't get into the details of how, and for three reasons.

First, one has to convince people of the correctness of the strategy before getting into tactics. The latter is a waste of time without the former.

Second, figuring out tactics is an immense job that one person cannot begin to tackle.

Three, by the time that governments adopt this tactic, circumstances will have changed, so whatever I figure out now will be outdated by then.

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