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April 23, 2020
How the Bottom Fell Out of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance
Source: Foreign Policy
Journalists Keith Johnson, Robbie Gramer
In late November 1973, just six weeks after Saudi Arabia and OPEC launched a devastating oil embargo on Europe and the United States, U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger railed against the Saudis at a secret meeting in the White House Map Room. He’d already toyed with the “not … so insane” idea of landing U.S. troops that “would have divided up” oil fields in the region, and he decried what he repeatedly called Saudi “blackmail.”
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