Originally posted by postings
Guess this proves we have had our eyes on them for quite some time now. No wonder everyone hates the US.
The United States considered using force to seize oilfields in the Middle East during an oil embargo by Arab states in 1973, according to British government documents just made public.
The papers, released under the 30-year-rule, show that the British government took the threat so seriously that it drew up a detailed assessment of what the Americans might do.