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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:01 AM
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14. I'm sure they wouldn't.
It's not as though there would be no one to purchase their oil at all, were the US to somehow drastically reduce our Saudi oil imports, (which is itself a total fantasy for the forseeable future.) The problem is that the price of it would plummet. Iran, Iraq, Russia, Nigeria, Canada, etc., are all still going to want to sell their oil too.

And Saudi Arabia's stability hinges entirely upon oil wealth. They have a very young population with high unemployment and almost no national industries whatsoever aside from selling oil. The Saud's are going to do everything possible to retain the US as a client. Their rule depends on it.
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  -Arabs Patience Running Out DogPoundPup  Jan-26-09 05:57 PM   #0 
  - Might this be a test for Obama?  Deja Q   Jan-26-09 06:04 PM   #1 
  - If the Saudi prince wants to help solve the problem, he should send some of those oil profits to the  Jim Sagle   Jan-26-09 06:04 PM   #2 
  - Guess what, they can't, because Israel controls all flow of money into Gaza,  crikkett   Jan-26-09 06:05 PM   #4 
  - Baloney. Gaza shares a border with Egypt.  Jim Sagle   Jan-26-09 06:10 PM   #7 
     - A closed border, that Israel monitors.  crikkett   Jan-26-09 06:14 PM   #8 
        - Monitors, but does not control outright.  Jim Sagle   Jan-26-09 08:31 PM   #10 
  - So, true  Sultana   Jan-26-09 06:06 PM   #5 
  - very true.  Shaktimaan   Jan-27-09 03:10 PM   #19 
  - Prince Turki is now  icnorth   Jan-26-09 06:04 PM   #3 
  - let me suggest that  cali   Jan-26-09 06:10 PM   #6 
  - Former Saudi Intelligence Chief, Suspicions of involvement in 9/11 and possible CIA ties  terisan   Jan-26-09 06:20 PM   #9 
  - IMO this is nothing more than political posturing,  Shaktimaan   Jan-26-09 10:57 PM   #11 
     - More a reflection of the splintered House  Alamuti Lotus   Jan-26-09 11:10 PM   #12 
     - Just speculating but I am sure China wouldn't  azurnoir   Jan-26-09 11:34 PM   #13 
     - I'm sure they wouldn't.  Shaktimaan   Jan-27-09 12:01 AM   #14 
        - Eisenhower thought that about Cuba's sugar cane too  azurnoir   Jan-27-09 12:35 AM   #15 
           - LOL. OK buddy...  Shaktimaan   Jan-27-09 01:58 AM   #16 
              - well ma'm country has product in demand  azurnoir   Jan-27-09 02:21 AM   #17 
     - Most of our oil (80%) is from non ME countries n/t  Dick Dastardly   Jan-27-09 03:00 AM   #18 

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