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By Oystein Noreng

Within the present political weather of the center East and critical Asia, with anti-Americanism and the specter of terrorism in such nations as Saudi Arabia working excessive, oil will effect the area economic system in addition to hundreds of thousands of lives sooner or later. this can be an necessary booklet for somebody all in favour of the destiny of the area this day, particularly the interaction of strength and funds within the center East and past.

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7'he Sunni resistance is largely - . motivated by the desire to exhaust and drive out the US occupier, a purpose for which an alliance with Shia factions might be acceptable. By contrast, any US victory in Iraq, through a federal democracy or an authoritarian leader, would secure a US stronghold in the Middle East, possibly stabilizing Iraq as a client state. l17 A US success in Iraq would mean US control of the Middle East; Syria and Iran would be the next targets for regime change, then probably Saudi Arabia.

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