Originally created 01/10/01

Buy Russian oil; let Arabs blow up



The Jan. 7 Augusta Chronicle reported that the Arabs were going to slow down oil production to increase oil prices.

When Russia became more or less democratized, it was reported that the Russian oil reserves were the largest in the world. It seems that the thing for America to do is tell the Arabs to take a hike and buy the Russian oil.

This would solve two problems. America would get an inexhaustible supply of oil at a reasonable price and we wouldn't have to expend American lives every time we have to defend one or more of the Arabs who are trying to gouge us. We could then let the Arabs blow themselves up and still have a reliable supply of oil.

Clint Smith, Augusta