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Stone Logan HY 104 Dr. Ratliff November 19, 2019 Module 12 Assignment The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabians has never been classified with a positive adjective such as great or stellar. Prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, the relationship was categorized as “going well”. However, after the investigation of the September 11 attacks, the confirmed involvement of Saudi Arabian terrorists being responsible for the tragic events caused the relationship to take a negative turn. Other countries along with the United States relied on the Saudi’s for oil as they own over 25% of the world’s oil production; but after the September 11 attacks, the United States has made a concerted effort to not rely on the use of the Saudi oil. Baer stated that “even if the Saudis turn Anti-American they would still sell oil to the United States, because if they stopped oil production to the US they would end up cutting their own throats, meaning that they would end up losing possibly billions of dollars”. However, the production of oil in the United States, is not sufficient to sustain the needs of the American people. The cost would be too high as well, because we cannot mass produce the oil. Since Saudi Arabia has 25% of the world’s oil production, they also have a large role in the world economy. Each day in Saudi Arabia, over 6.5 million barrels of oil are produced. An attack on Saudi Arabia would cut this production to 1 million barrels daily. If this were to be the

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