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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Attack on Saudi Oil Facility

This attack on the Abqaiq oil facility is a serious ratcheting up of Al-Qaeda's plan to topple the Royal Saud family and further unstableness the Middle East. How fortunate it was that the Islamofacists failed and did not penetrate the inner security perimeter.

Oil prices jumped more than $2 a barrel on the news of the blast and would have gone up a heck of a lot more if they had succeeded. That particular facility handles two-thirds of the Kingdom's oil output.

Notice how Al-Qaeda quickly took credit for the attack. Bin Laden has it out for the royal family because they have supported United States strategic activities in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia is the west’s largest oil supplier. Al-Qaeda is determined to damage western economic interests and topple that government. We are in this fight for the long haul.

This war is destined to boil over into the moderate countries afore long. It was destined to happen regardless of us invading Iraq or not. Bin Laden and the rest of his maniacs are bound and determined to establish their Caliphate Kingdom from sea to shining sea around the world. Let’s get with the program and win this war on terrorism.

There is so much at stake. One does not have to be a military strategist to study the complexity of the Islamofacist problem. Through the centuries this has come up before and is a repeat of ancient history.

Islamization appears to be locked in a medieval empire time period. One would suppose that is why they (Islamofacists) can cut off infidels heads with dull knives, and blow the dickens out of innocent women and children or anyone else who does not go along with their firebrand islamization.

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2 comments:

Tom said...

On the one hand it's disturbing that al Qaeda could carry out this attack in the first place. From what I read they used cars with official logos on them (oil co or something) so there was some inside help. Also that they could even obtain the explosives is not good.

On the other, they didn't even penetrate the first of three security barriers. Sad that two guards died, but the attack must be judged a complete failure.

About a year or so ago it was an open question as to whether the KSA could overcome the al Qaeda infiltration within their country. I'd say they're winning, but have a ways to go.

Along with traditional security measures, it is key that they pursue internal reforms.

The_Bos'un said...

Tom,

You are correct that KSA is winning the war, but, have a long way to go. I hope that our most liberal left will be able to handle the successes and unfortunately failures in the future. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when and how serious.

The Saudis, moderate Middle East nieghbors, and western trading partners will have to devote much time and resources to protect global interests. Al-Qaeda will be picking up their tempo in attacks and will get more desparate for success.

We cannot afford to have dhimmitude creep into the equation. Al-Qaeda will continue to offer truce offerings and we, the free world will have to guard against future attacks.