Saturday, November 24, 2007

Private Parts

"More than 40% of the foreign fighters who entered Iraq to join the insurgency in the past year were citizens of Saudi Arabia, America's key partner in the Middle East, according to detailed information seized from a camp used by them." - Saudis make up 41% of foreign fighters in Iraq Iraq Guardian ...

"The final statement of the oil cartel's summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, did not include any reference to the dollar's predicament, in an apparent victory for US-allied moderates led by Saudi Arabia."But anti-US firebrands Iran and Venezuela made it clear that they would press for action, which could include pricing oil in a basket of currencies.

"Such a move would be a political blow to the US, whose currency Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said had become a 'worthless piece of paper'." -

Burton was among the first white men to enter the more private parts of Arabia, including Mecca. - Sir Richard Burton



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