02 May '11, 4pm

Now that we’ve killed Osama bin Laden, let’s kill oil via @grist

Now that we’ve killed Osama bin Laden, let’s kill oil via @grist

The U.S. military's killing of Osama bin Laden is a huge victory in the war against terror and on behalf of a safer, freer world. But if this is to be the beginning of the end for al Qaeda and repressive governments everywhere, we have to make it our national mission not just to hunt down terrorist leaders, but also to wipe out the single greatest source of their money and power: oil. From the beginning, Osama bin Laden's rise was made possible by oil money. He acquired the millions of dollars that allowed him to start and finance al Qaeda from his huge family construction business, which literally paved the way for Saudi Arabia's massive oil boom. Al Qaeda continues to receive tens of millions of dollars from oil-rich sympathizers in the Gulf. But they're hardly alone in feeding their brutality with oil. Libya's Muammar Gadaffi is able to hang on against an intense NATO c...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/oil/2011-05-02-now-that-weve-killed-...

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