Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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True, but those Countries were not sitting on a sea of oil and willing to export their anti West perversion of Islam by any means. In an doomsday scenario, If Iraq should be lost, Saudi Arabia could be next. Their Country is not as stable as our politicians try to tell themselves. It would not take much of a push to topple that Goverment. Picture Iran and client State Iraq to one side of Saudi Arabia, Yemen in the South and Oman the East. The Saudi's Wahabi cousins in Kuwait and the rest of the smaller Countries on the Saudi peninsula and along the Gulf would not have much of a chance. Across the red sea Somalia and Sudan could provide another buffer. Imagine anti Western Islamic Goverments controlling that much of the Worlds oil reserves. It could have the potential to send the economies of the industrialized World into a tailspin a la the great depression of 1929, and end our way of life as we know it. As far fetched as some of this may sound, such a scenario is not impossible. I can remember the 1973 oil embargo the Arabs imposed on the West for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War. Iran under the Shah was the only Middle Eastern Country not to join and increased production. Odd and even numbered cars were allowed to drive on three alternate days a week, and on car free Sundays the only movement on the German autobahn was by pedestrians. Lets all hope it doen't nhappen again.