The article in the TOI was not paragraphed. The paragraphs are mine; any awkwardness that results from the paragraph breaks are my fault.
posted on 01/20/2002 4:43:59 PM PST
so what does he plan to depend on.....Saudi camel or saudi women?
posted on 01/20/2002 4:46:37 PM PST
Seems to me that the main things the Saudis need to do is secularize their country, and for the Saudi family to stop running the country as if it were their private preserve (which it actually is).
Of course, I'm pretty narrow-minded about such things.
Does the idea of the U.S. coming up with an alternative to oil have them pondering the loss of revenue?
posted on 01/20/2002 5:00:21 PM PST
Do y'think the princeling is getting a little nervous the U.S. may start getting oil from Russia and start drilling in ANWAR?
posted on 01/20/2002 5:00:49 PM PST
Important post. We don't often see how intelligent, non-fanatical, Saudis view the world and their own situation. I wonder how well his remarks were disseminated and how they were received.
Most of their kids come over here to be educated, what courses are they taking? What is the average, educated Saudi interested in doing for a living? I don't even know how you'd start finding something to diversify into.
Shoot! They could export golf course sand traps for a more stable economy!
posted on 01/20/2002 6:13:28 PM PST
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