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A Saudi Riddle


A Saudi Riddle
Billmon – Whiskey Bar
May 30, 2004

Which is this:

In yesterday’s attacks in Al Khobar, as in the attack earlier this month in Yanbu, the terrorists went after people, not infrastructure. And yet, if ex-CIA agent Robert Baer is right, they could have done far more damage and sown far more chaos if they had gone after the delicate web of pipelines, pumping stations and terminals that is currently squirting 8.35 million barrels of crude a day into the global oil market.

Here’s Baer’s take, from his book Sleeping With the Devil:

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