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ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia is concerned over the prospect of massive Islamic unrest in the kingdom connected to the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.

Arab diplomatic sources said Saudi officials and diplomats have sent messages to allies that the unrest could erupt when the Islamic fast month of Ramadan begins later this month. Ramadan, which is set by the lunar calendar, is expected around Nov. 15.

The message has been relayed to the United States through Pakistan, the sources said. Pakistan is regarded as one of Riyad's closest allies and both supported the Afghan ruling Taliban movement, now under U.S. attack.

The sources said Saudi Arabia envisions huge Islamic protests of the war throughout the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. The rallies would then sweep the Saudi kingdom, several of whose leading clerics have condemned the war.

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-- Robert Riggs (, November 07, 2001


Well, all I can say to the Saudis is: Let them eat cake. They created their own problem with their oppressive Islamic government. If the oil situation erupts there this would probably be good for us in the long term, because it would FORCE us to fully develop our own energy sources, and it would bring out all the technilogical ingenuity we have to invent and innovate--create more and better energy-efficient products, services, and resources.

-- JackW (, November 07, 2001.

Yeah, well, why should America care about what these yahoos think, do, or say? And these clerics need to get a new life also.

-- jimmie-the-weed (thinkasuR@AOL.COM), November 07, 2001.

Let the chickens come home to roost! The House of Saud has financed there own demise.

-- Steve McClendon (, November 08, 2001.

When revolution sweeps over the middle east and Saudi Arabia, then ww4 begins. Will the loss of oil force us to develope "OUR" alt. energy plans? HA! Like blowing up the grocery store forces the neiborhood to develope its "alternative gardening plans?"

Jimmy-the-weed smokes too much!

-- hamlet jones (, November 08, 2001.

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