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Top Saudi lets the cat out of the bag
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:Drive, 1/8/2014 11:18:23 AM

It is worthy paying close attention when a certain Saudi prince speaks his mind. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is sometimes described as the most powerful Arab in the world, thanks to his enormous wealth, business acumen, and influence in the Saudi royal family, which runs the Kingdom as a family fiefdom. Western-educated, he has shown himself to be an effective power broker, owning a 7% stake in News Corporation and donating $20 million each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities, arousing suspicions of undue influence. The good prince let the world know what the real stakes are in the battle over fracking.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/8/2014 11:44:03 AM     (No. 9684277)

Saudis have been funding jihadists around the world.
They get 92 percent of their money from oil.
Fracking will enable America and West to be energy independent and lower cost of energy for improved productivity, middle class savings( no more high heating and gas bills) and comfort.
Phelan Mccaleer´s movie Fracknation exposes the anti-fracking frauds and intimidations.
Saw Fracknation in LA - see it for the truth about Fracking- and it shall set you free!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/8/2014 11:48:25 AM     (No. 9684288)

Well, that explains why Obama doesn´t like it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 1/8/2014 11:48:36 AM     (No. 9684290)

Just a matter of time before the rest of the world no longer needs their oil and they are back to wandering the desert with their camels.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/8/2014 12:02:43 PM     (No. 9684312)

Translation: We don´t like competition, YOU OWE US!

Stop with da Fracking Fracking or we´ll get angry.

As far as I´m concerned the Saudi´s are our enemy but they buy their friends including our leaders...nuff said.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/8/2014 12:05:21 PM     (No. 9684317)

How much of his cash is being spread around to the anti-fracking people. That could possibly include many congressmen on the anti side.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/8/2014 12:37:15 PM     (No. 9684368)

Look, all OPEC has to do to put fracking in its place is lower their prices and pump more oil. Simple economics states if you charge too much for a cheap product, higher cost sources will come on line and compeat. This is 100% their own doing and would have happened a long time ago if the Democrats weren´t opposed to lower prices.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 1/8/2014 12:57:45 PM     (No. 9684404)

Obama does not have a spine. Wonder what they have promised him to keep us from getting the oil? He can be bought.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/8/2014 1:39:41 PM     (No. 9684461)

Just as the U.S. should have eliminated (decades ago) threats from
the USSR, Red China, Cuba, Korea, etc... but was too spineless to do so...

So also the spineless, including Richard Nixon (the Mao suck-up), rolled over
and played dead to the Arab oil embargo that started in 1973-74.

In fact, that little weasel commie Scoop Jackson, D-Senator from WA State,
while running for prez in the 1976 cycle, held a Senate hearing featuring
the executives of U.S. oil companies, whom he attacked and ridiculed
as enemies of the American people, all for cheap political gain.

Americans loved oil and Big Oil (striking it rich with oil was the "Lottery"
of the 1950´s and early´60´s... see "Giant" movie and "Beverly Hillbillies"
TV show, and the comic spoof with James Garner called "The Wheeler Dealers").

In fact, gas stations had "price wars" driving down the price of a
gallon to as little as ten cents or so on some occasions...
No one hated American oil companies.

Then came the Arab oil embargo and DimWit commies like Scoop Jackson.
Americans were taught...
not to fight the evil Arabs and Saudis...
but to hate evil American oil companies.
Go figger.
Completely a nutty DimWit commie idea.

We should have held the nuclear weapon gun to the heads of all Arabs
and other oil price gougers, and settled the matter head-on, very early.

Instead, spineless commie lover and Mao suck-up Nixon bent over
and took it from the Saudis and other OPEC nations, just as he let
everyone else run over America.
JFK stood up to a price increase by Big Steel in April 1962.
He got a price roll-back.

We should have stopped the OPEC heist in its tracks from Day One.
They owed the U.S. and all Western powers and companies for their wealth.
They had no clue until we got it done for them... What evil ingrates...
Who now seek to destroy us and our way of life.... It´s a WAR!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/8/2014 1:50:49 PM     (No. 9684485)

Btw... if I may add...

I know radical leftist peace protestors who oppose all things American...

They demonstrate against nuclear power and weapons factories...

They also hate fracking and are trying to stop it...
And they lie endlessly about fracking´s risks, along with
lying about almost everything else.

Amazing that they are tools of the Saudis...
de facto if not de jure.

Yet they also pride themselves on "social justice" and support
movements like Occupy Wall Street and "fairness" and
sport "99%" bumper stickers and "U.S. Out of the Middle East" slogans
while buying OPEC oil for their cars.

They love to snuggle up to Muslims to promote "social justice"
and "tolerance."
Like algwhore-zero, they´d love to pocket OPEC money themselves.
Ya hafta appreciate irony.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/8/2014 2:05:23 PM     (No. 9684508)

FTA: Any group that opposes fracking should be asked to prove they have received no oil money.

You might also remember that shortly after the 9/11/01 attack, Alwaleed presented Mayor Giuliani with a check for $10,000,000, asking as a quid pro quo that the United States abandon longtime ally, Israel, whom Alwaleed blames for all Middle East trouble. Rudy--bless him!--told Alwaleed, in essence, to shove that check into some posterior orifice.

Lifson´s challenge to anti-frackers, quoted above, should become the default question asked of Greens whenever one comes out against fracking (which has, after all, been around since 1947). And if the Green activists have received anything from the likes of Saudi royals whose future obscene wealth depends on eliminating competition, the discussion should end forthwith.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 1/8/2014 7:25:39 PM     (No. 9685046)

6, I think you mean to type, "...LOWER cost sources..."

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