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megimoo
02-01-2011, 12:10 AM
Risk analysts and intelligence agencies fear that Egypt's uprising may set off escalating protests in the tense Shia region of Saudi Arabia, home to the world's richest oilfields.

"Yemen, Sudan, Jordan and Syria all look vulnerable. However, the greatest risk in terms of both probability and severity is in Saudi Arabia," said a report by risk consultants Exclusive Analysis.While markets have focused on possible disruption to the Suez Canal, conduit for 8pc of global shipping, it is unlikely that Egyptian leaders of any stripe would cut off an income stream worth $5bn (3.1bn) a year to the Egyptian state.

"I don't think the Egyptians will ever dare to touch it," said Opec chief Abdalla El-Badri, adding that the separate Suez oil pipeline is "very well protected". The canal was blockaded after the Six Days War in 1967.

There has been less focus on the risk of instability spreading to Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, headquarters of the Saudi oil giant Aramco. The region boasts the vast Safaniya, Shaybah and Ghawar oilfields. "This is potentially far more dangerous," said Faysal Itani, Mid-East strategist at Exclusive.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/8294187/Mid-East-contagion-fears-for-Saudi-oil-fields.html

fettpett
02-01-2011, 12:15 AM
um....was I right? I bet Saudi is the ultimate goal

PoliCon
02-01-2011, 01:03 AM
um....was I right? I bet Saudi is the ultimate goal

a new caliphate is the goal with the whole world subject to sharia law as the ultimate goal.

lacarnut
02-01-2011, 01:23 AM
Don't fret...We will be on the road to energy independence in 2035. The Magic Negro says so. No more black gold imports.

fettpett
02-01-2011, 12:27 PM
a new caliphate is the goal with the whole world subject to sharia law as the ultimate goal.

yeah, not quite what i meant...I was referring to just overthrowing regimes...

megimoo
02-01-2011, 12:35 PM
um....was I right? I bet Saudi is the ultimate goalAnd it always has been Islams goal from the days of the false prophet .