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Chinese gain in US-Saudi slump

Posted by seumasach on October 28, 2013

“The House of Saud also knows very well it is the solid anchor that keeps OPEC tied to the petrodollar system. Without Saudi Arabia the petrodollar is history.”


23rd October, 2013

Upset at president Barack Obama’s policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family are threatening a rift with the US that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years.

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Saudi money wins Obama’s mind

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2011


Asia Times

19th April, 2011

Twice during the past week senior United States officials have let it be known that the Barack Obama administration has chosen to adopt a highly selective approach to the ferment in the Middle East.

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