Saturday, May 29, 2004

Saudi Shooting Rampage Leaves 1 American Dead

Saudi security forces (is that an oxymoron yet?) are battling insurgents (should we call them the resistance?) after a shooting spree in an expatriate residential area leaves at least 6 dead - 1 American, 2 other Westerners and an unidentified 10-year-old boy. This is the second attack on Western workers in May.

These attacks are one under-reported reason for rising oil prices. The Saudis can't pump and transport their own oil with Western technical expertise (this is after 50 years as the world's number one oil producer. of course they don't clean their own houses or pick up their own trash either. they have Filipinos and Thais for that.)

DEBKAfile says that this is the first in a series of attacks against Saudi government and US targets.

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