Another thing we wouldn’t have to worry about if we gained independence from foreign oil. “Al Qaeda group calls for attacks on U.S. oil,” from Reuters:
DUBAI (Reuters) — A Saudi wing of al Qaeda called for attacks on U.S. oil sources across the world, saying targets should not be limited to the Middle East and listing Canada, Venezuela and Mexico as U.S. oil suppliers.
The threat appeared in the al Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula’s e-magazine, Sawt al-Jihad (Voice of Holy War), which was posted on a Web site used by Islamist militants.
As opposed to Voice of Inner Spiritual Struggle.
“It is necessary to hit oil interests in all regions which serve the United States not just in the Middle East. The goal is to cut its supplies or reduce them through any means,” it said.
The group was behind the February 2006 failed suicide attack on the world’s largest oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia.