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Friday, April 27, 2007

Terrorists Try, Try Again in Saudi Arabia

Oil is getting little support from the story breaking today that Saudi Arabian authorities have busted a terror ring. One of the ring's goals was to carry out suicide attacks on oil facilities.
Saudi Arrests Suspects Planning Oil Attacks

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has arrested more than 170 suspected al Qaeda-linked militants, some of whom were training as pilots to carry out suicide attacks on oil facilities in the kingdom, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry, in a statement read on state television, also said police seized weapons and more than 20 million riyals ($5.33 million) in cash, from what Al Arabiya television said were seven armed militant cells.

You'll remember that al Qaeda-linked terrorists launched a suicide attack on Saudi Arabia's al Abqiq oil installation on February 24, 2006. I guess they're going to keep trying. Good luck to the Saudis trying to stop them -- this is basically a fifth column of fanatics from within their own population.

Of course, it doesn't help that Saudi Arabia has been breeding bushels of terrorists by pushing its state-sanctioned extremist brand of Islam, wahhabism. You can read about that by CLICKING HERE or HERE. The Saudis used to call it wahhabism and now call it Salafism. Whatever. I don't want to push my religion on anybody, but I hope the Saudi government rethinks its support of extremists.

Anyway, I've liked every Saudi I've ever met personally, and they're excellent businessmen. We don't discuss religion, LOL. I hope their government continues to thwart the terrorists. I don't want to pay $10 per gallon of gas!


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