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“Over the decades, the Saudis’ pursuit of American money and military protection melded perfectly with America’s ever-growing oil appetite to turn the two nations into reflexive allies. Saudi Arabia and the United States worked together for years to shape the balance of power in the Middle East and Central Asia.”

 – Neela Banerjee, “The High, Hidden Cost of Saudi Arabian Oil,” The New York Times, Oct. 21, 2001

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