"Saudi Arabia holds a quarter of the world's oil reserves (compared to 11 percent in Iraq) and, according to the U.S. Depertment of Energy, the demand for oil will only increase. By 2025, the Gulf states, particularly Saudi Arabia, will have to increase their output by 125 percent over the current figure. And there still are two tiny questions the Rand experts did not answer: if the United States does take over the Saudi oil fields, will the remaining Gulf states continue supplying oil, or will the world be plunged into an energy crisis? And how many bin Ladens will be created from that crisis?"
Zvi Barel - Ha'aretz - 7 Aug 2002