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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-21-06 11:04 PM
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1. I could have given them that warning
If you are bin Laden and you want to weaken the US military where do you strike? At its weakest point. Where is that weakness? The US military dependence on oil to run its ships, planes, tanks and Trucks. Where does 10% of the world oil comes from? The Saudi Arabia port. You no longer have a strong central Government in Iraq to prevent some terrorists from using Iraq as a base. It is now a quick jump across the border. The only thing preventing bin Laden from Attacking are the Shiites in the area (The oil Fields of Saudi Arabia, like the oil fields of Southern Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and even the United Arab Emirates) are in area where the majority of people are SHIITE not Sunni Moslems. Bin Laden is a Sunni (Actually a radical form of Sunni, but that is a minor factor here).

Once you realized that Iran is fearing a Military Attack and its need to defend itself and the best way is to reduce US Strength by destroying US Access to Oil, you see at least two groups who want that oil export terminal destroyed. Both have assets in the Area that can do the job, the only issue is how well is the terminal defended (and if the defenders have been infiltrated by Iran or Al Queda).
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