WATCHING WASHINGTON MIDDLE EAST UPHEAVAL

with Patrick Crow What energy analysts long have predicted as inevitable-an upheaval in the Middle East-finally has occurred. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait last week brought quick condemnation from the United Nations security council and the U.S. government. Iraq had complained Kuwait was overproducing oil in order to undermine the Iraqi economy and that Kuwait stole 2.4 billion bbl of oil from South Rumailah field on the border. Iraq said it will withdraw its army as soon as order is restored.

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