posted on Feb, 15 2010 @ 08:15 PM
Saudi Arabia and Iran both want control of the region.
War against Iran would be win-win for Saudi Arabia...
- Higher oil prices (150$/barrel, possibly more than that)
- Elimination of regional adversary
- Elimination of religious adversary
The only possible downside :
- Missiles coming from Iran
But even then, it would be win...
- Even higher oil prices
- Minimal damage to infrastructure
- Iran would be even more destroyed
- Patriot anti-missile batteries are protecting the important stuff
And that is if Iran even consider launching missiles at Saudi Arabia...they need enough to strike US and Israeli targets.
The thing is that the Wahabists, the craziest branch of islam, was created in Saudi Arabia and the stronghold is there. Al-CIAda is wahabist...
Iran, on the other hand, helped NATO in 2001-2003 fight the Talibans and handed over more Talibans to NATO than any other country.
Iran were basically our ally and relations were warming up...until 2003 when Bush did his BS speech ``countries supporting terrorism`` and named
Iran... that destroyed relations.
And now because of this, a retarded president like Ahmadinejad was elected and we're on the brink of war with Iran....
When, according to the official 911 story, most hijackers were from Saudi Arabia and the whole terroristic ideology came from there. But eh, like the
elite would go against their friends in Saudi Arabia... better to take out the bad former CIA puppet Saddam... helping on the way Saudi Arabia...
In the US middle-east policy, only two things matter : Saudi Arabia and Israel. Everything else count for squat.
Why Saudi Arabia is so important? Oil is sold in US dollars and Saudi Arabia have a big say in OPEC. They need them to keep the US dollar as the mean
of exchange. Saudi investments in the US. Arms contracts with Saudi Arabia. And of course the important relationship with one of the biggest oil
supplier in the world. If any big conflict happens, the US would have priority over the Saudi oil...
[edit on 15-2-2010 by Vitchilo]