Strange Arab, this Sheik Wachad - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark B.
    • 13.03.07 | 23:15 (IST)

    Sir, swallow your nonsense and read one day the fascinating story of the coming in existance of Saudi Arabia by two extroadinary men, the American adventurer Henry Detering and the formidable clanleader Ibn Abdl Al-Aziz Al Saud. The latter saw the importance of oil, sold it (propably the first Arab that sold oil) to Henry, bought weapons and men from it. Henry started a company called Shell, together they created Saudi Arabia by conquering all other clans and (oil)land, thus the House of Saud was created. Great stuff, like from a Spielberg movie. Too bad good old Ibn was a religious puritein regarding the Islamic scriptures. History took a bad turn.

    from the article: Arab leaders rule out amending Saudi proposal
    First published 00:00 13.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 13.03.07
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