posted on May, 14 2015 @ 11:52 AM
With Saudi Arabia back in the headlines and after coming across a post on Reddit where a test question asked whom the Saudis wanted to target with
their embargo (America being the "correct" answer to the test) I felt I had to put this thread out there, to show the close relations and cooperation
between the Saudis and America.
As we all know in 1973 the oil Embargo hit America and the rest of the western world. This was good for the Saudis because it meant higher oil prices
but it was even better for America.
How could an Embargo against you be good for you, to the point that you would ask a country to levy an embargo against you? In 1973 America was
reeling from its East Asia adventures. America seeked to establish french style colonies. Not sure if they would have taxed them into oblivion the way
the french did and do with Africa, but I am sure they would have seeked out beneficial deals in the countries they would have put under their control.
America was in Vietnam to show its resolve but not its resolve to deal with communism, its resolve to deal with any country that would reject being a
Now back to 1973 several things happened up to 1973. 2 years ago America pulled out of the bretton woods agreement, the dollar was no longer covered
by gold and was reeling. In 1973 America pulled out of the Vietnam war almost entirely. And most importantly 1973 saw the birth of the petrodollar. To
buy Oil the world had to buy Dollars first.
Now back to the embargo. Why would the Saudis attempt to target America with an oil embargo over the Palestinians and Israel? Soaring oil prices were
certainly good for the Saudis but they were also very great for the American Dollar Seen as the world had to buy more Dollar to buy the same oil. Oil
went from 1 Dollar and change to an never before seen 5 Dollar per barrel.
Had the Saudis wanted to really target the US they would have pulled out of the petrodollar and accepted whatever currency they deemed stable enough,
maybe even exclusively their own forcing the world to buy Ryad first so they can pay the oil. Out of this story the Sauadis got the price hike per
barrel and looked good to the riffraff of the Arab world as very staunch anti Israel muslims and the Petrodollar was secured through oil and out of
the embargo got an instant boost.
And thats why America in the end pulled out of Vietnam it did not need an extensive network of Victorian age colonies anymore. If you wanted Dollars
to buy oil you had to send your national currency or resources which America would use to buy whatever in your country.
As we can see the collusion and cooperation between America and Saudi Arabia is not only close now but was very close in the past as well. You can be
sure the all the alphabet agencies are VERY active in the middle east and SA in particular. So any time in the press they say the Saudis did it you
have to ask yourself how much did America know and to what degree did it happen on the behest of America?
edit on 14-5-2015 by Merinda
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