Monday, June 21, 2004

Take Away the Saudi Oil

Writing in this week's Spectator, Mark Steyn analyzes the import of recent events in Saudi Arabia:

"Say what you like about these wacky Islamofascists but they've got it pretty well thought out: desecrate and flaunt the corpses of the big-time infidels; murder the Asian janitors and maids to collapse the support structure of the expat communities; kill the Saudis as a warning to the locals not to collaborate with the foreign devils; and put a big announcement on the Internet declaring that 'our heroic fighters were able, by the grace of God, to raid the locations of the occupying American oil companies ...which are plundering the Muslims' resources'. "

His solution? Take away the Saudi's oil weapon:

"...At the very minimum, Washington needs to have solid, detailed contingency plans for securing the oil fields, and making sure the Hashemites are on stand-by to return to Mecca and Medina. Saudi Arabia can't be saved, and the more we postpone reaching that conclusion and acting on it, the messier it's going to be..."

Something to think about.