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What will the Mid East do when oil runs out?

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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 12:42 AM
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Seriously,

Without oil, how will they survive? What can they export, or what can they do that the world needs?

They must be thinking of some type of plan for this guaranteed scenario.

Also, wouldn't you think they would try to get on the West's good side, hoping for financial aid when their Oil runs dry?




posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 12:53 AM
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Run begging to the russians for a piece of their north-artic pie..

they didnt go there for the snow you know!



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 12:56 AM
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well I don't see why they (middle easterners) couldn't do what we do or did in manufacturing and so on and so forth...

However they probably won't have to look to long or hard to find a way to make a deal the ends of which will outsource thousands if not ten of thousands more American jobs due to some agreement similar to NAFTA.

Just think India or Pakistan they are successful countries yes they have large numbers of poor people but back in the the 20's and 30's so did we it is all about evolution and everything either evolves or dies off


Just my two cents
GEO



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 12:59 AM
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A better question would be - What will the rest of the world do when the Middle East runs out of oil?



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 01:10 AM
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They (at least the United Arab Emirates, and several Oil Company Owners) have been planning for this for years (and continue to do so). A big part of their planning is to focus on tourism. They are building huge tourism industry to provide an income from the richest of the rich. The Burj Al Arab, Al Faisaliah, Palm Tree Islands and World Islands are excellent examples of this.

But I suppose you're not so much worried about Dubai's economy... Your question is actually - like Skibum said - What will The World do when the Middle East runs out of oil?



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 03:26 AM
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The U.A.E. is now blossoming into a regional hub for the Middle East,
a role once played by Switzerland in Europe and by Hong Kong and Singapore in Asia...

source; www.ameinfo.com...



see also www.dubaiwaterfronts.com...
see more luxury towers & projects like Gemwolf listed,
& there's lots of links on the same page of other middle-eastern venues.

www.ameinfo.com also reports;

Dubai, in particular, has led the way in developing a vibrant trading hub, now combined with a large tourism sector and dynamic real estate sector...


other stuff includes Dubai Financial Centre,
Dubai Metals and Commodities Centre,
Dubai Healthcare City,
The Mall of the Emirates,
Dubai Festival Centre.
an underground terminal at Dubai airport

& hasn't Haliburton moved their HQ to the middle east with others to follow?



PS
[i seem to been wrong about Kuala Lumpur becoming a Muslim centerpiece]

[edit on 27-8-2007 by St Udio]



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 06:26 AM
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A middle east without oil is total heaven for Canada and Russia...

both countries are Energy superpowers that are getting more and more money out off the increasing demand for the black gold...

Russia will get soo #ing rich...



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 04:46 AM
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middle east should get free oil from america from the wars america has started to steal oil america steals oils and middle east keeps up with the terroism simple i am against it but thatsh ow it is



posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 11:52 AM
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They are diversifying as stated above into tourism and finacial stuff. But do the math and you'll realize their oil wont be running out any time soon.



posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 07:04 PM
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sell Sand?
Saudi has loads of it

and of course millions of tourists each year who make pilgramidge to mecca
which costs 2-6k per person so they must be making a mint from that.



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 07:28 AM
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Reply to SenHeathen

But do the math and you'll realize their oil wont be running out any time soon.

Agreed!
And if they know that they will run out of oil soon,wont they have an alternative to make cash?

I am sure they will matey!

[edit on 9-12-2007 by kangjia57]



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