Friday, June 18, 2004


Will the House of Saud Fall?

A rather gloomy look at the impact of a collapse of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their long, cozy friendship with the United States....

Addicted To Oil

A dependence that's so strong it's almost like a narcotic. You don't question the pusher." It may sound like the language of drug addiction, but in fact Robert Baer, a former CIA agent in the Middle East, is describing American dependence on Saudi Arabia and its oil. In "The Fall of the House of Saud" (May Atlantic), Baer details the United States's absolute reliance on oil from a country that is deeply, dangerously unstable.

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