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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:11 AM
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'Credible threat' against Saudi oil sites-official

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N30178280.htm

'Credible threat' against Saudi oil sites-official

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The United States is working with Saudi Arabia to ensure the kingdom's oil facilities are protected from "a credible threat" of an attack by al Qaeda, a Saudi government official said on Monday.

Al Qaeda recently said it planned to attack Saudi oil facilities and last week the United States pledged to help the kingdom after Britain's Royal Navy said that coalition forces in the Gulf had been deployed to protect the Saudi Ras Tanura Terminal, the world's biggest offshore oil facility.

"As you know, in the last few days there's been a credible threat and the United States is standing with Saudi Arabia shoulder-to-shoulder to ensure that the (oil) installations, the vital installations, are not going to be taken out," said Saudi Minister of State Abdullah Alireza.

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Alireza later told Reuters that Saudi officials have stepped up security at the kingdom's oil facilities in the last few days. "They have informed people to be on the lookout. They are already securing some of these important facilities," he said.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:14 AM
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1. Yawn - I'm waiting for the Osama bin Laden tape
Will it be the "Fat Osama" or the "Regular Osama" this time?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:31 AM
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11. I'm waiting for them to pull Osama out of the hat tomorrow.
1 week pre-election, credible threat, hey, they are keeping us safe!
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:15 AM
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2. Weren't most of the 9/11 al Qaeda terrorists Saudi Arabian citizens?
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:18 AM
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7. Um, no "moran" they were EyeRaquis
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:23 PM
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16. Yes, 15 of the 19 attackers carried Saudi passports...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 01:24 PM by KansDem
Yet, we bomb the hell out of Iraq-- :crazy:

The United States is working with Saudi Arabia...--and it appears we were working with them before 9/11...


edited for spelling
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:16 AM
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3. I am happy that we can protect the Saudi ports
when we don't give a d*** about our own!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:16 AM
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4. Forgive me for being tin-foily but
How would posturing forces to prevent retaliation following an attack on Iran look different than this?

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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:16 AM
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5. Will the pukes blow a few oil wells
to frighten everyone.... ????????????
oooooooo... scary
lotsa smoke... boooooooooooooooo
be frightened and vote puke.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:16 AM
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6. Where does all this "threat" information come from? I
don't believe a word that comes from our government, why should we believe anything Saudi Arabia says? Is this Rove-playing? It has become a yawning experience when I hear a "terror threat" these days.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:23 AM
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8. Attack Attack Attack
Is this the what bush will use to trigger an Iran attack.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:24 AM
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10. That's what I suspect
a pretext to attack Iran
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:24 AM
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9. Let's defend a country with a slightly worse human rights record than
our own...
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:38 PM
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12. Justification for jacking up gas prices on November 8th
Right on schedule.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:41 PM
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13. Exactly
My exact thoughts. November 8, gas back to $3.xx gallon.

Wait and see.
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:48 PM
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14. Appears That US (G)lobal (O)il (P)rotection Has Some Of Its
subsidiaries on the job also.


Reports like this really put into perspective what the Western involvement in the Middle East is all about.

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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:12 PM
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15. I hear the U.S. Navy has a presence in the region...
</sarcasm>
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM
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17. and the UK as well. this is the November surprise... a coordinated
effort with the Saudis to manipulate the elections. some sort of faked attack, something big that will dominate the news.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:09 PM
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18. If they blew them up
I could seriously give a rats ass.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:37 PM
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19. Here they go, starting to explain why gas prices are going to
soar again after the election.
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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:45 PM
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20. That doesn't make a lick of sense.
Here's a quote from Bin Laden himself:

"I would like here to alert my brothers, to protect this oil wealth and not to include it in the battle."


(from his 1996 Declaration of War)
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