Don’t people know that Saudi Arabia only supplies the US with about 15% of its overall consumption?  Maybe, instead of “jawboning” them, we should give up this stupid notion that cheap gas is our national birthright, and start living some economic reality.


The kernel of evil

10 August 2007

As soon as I heard about the new arms deals announced for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel, I knew it was a disaster waiting to happen. How many times in our history have we armed a “friend” only to have them become our enemy a few decades later? This will not keep Iran in check, it will inaugurate a new arms race in the Middle East…

“Pouring weapons on this scale into a kingdom with an aging leadership, and which is still the fountainhead of Sunni extremism, does not seem prudent,” argues Dore Gold, author of “Hatred’s Kingdom.”