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    • Ronnie Wolman
    • 31.07.06 | 21:59 (IDT)

    Mark Lincoln: 'Saudi may well play the oil card against the US and Israel' I dont believe that,Mark.I think that the Saudis are playing the balancing act card: and that is to support the US against Hizbullah and Iran in whispers but keep the muslims transfixed on Israel as the source of all thats bad in the ME. It is a game that suits America and Israel in some ways but Israel has to pay the added price too.The Saudis are not suffering from a problem with world opinion or getting any of their own sunni people killed while they have the shiite fundamentalist softened. Can you imagine if Israel didnt exist what a bloodbath the area would be? and dont blame the west for this.It is about oil and more oil and about the idealistic shiite fundamentalist view and the realistic Saudi view of keeping the oil money while paying both the sunni factions and the Americans for protection so they can enjoy their times in London.

    from the article: Between Shaba and Taba
    First published 00:00 31.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 31.07.06
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