Friday, August 05, 2005
"With Fahd's death, people are just now beginning to consider: What happens after King Abdullah?
The real irony is this – democratic reforms are probably America's worst-case scenario. Recent limited elections permitted by Abdullah demonstrated this danger. It revealed that if truly free elections were held in Saudi Arabia, America's most important source of imported oil would be handed over to a democratically elected core of devout Wahabbi-following Islamic fundamentalists. And they are the principle source of al-Qaida's manpower and funding. It would, in effect, hand over the strategic control of the global economy to Osama bin-Laden and his cohorts."
Really interesting article full of opinion and bias, but some interesting history as well. We need to get serious about energy policies.