Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Comment on LGF "Our Friends the Saudis Send Jihadis to Lebanon"

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#517 lifeofthemind 7/04/2007 7:45:13 am PDT
Their native region also has no oil. The main oil regions are in the Eastern Province near the Gulf. Most of the population there are oppressed Shia.

The "No War for Oil" argument never made much sense to me. It is like if someone in the Civil War had started crying "No War for Cotton" and then denied the Union's right to blockade the South and seize contraband cotton stocks. We should seize the oil fields which we have as much right to as the thugs in charge of them now. We could then offer the native inhabitants of the region a more progressive future and give the world cheap energy. The time and prosperity we gain should be used while we work on technologies to keep the world free from dependence on diminishing fossil fuel stocks.

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