'It's all about oil. If there was no oil then the only expatriates in The Gulf would be a few archaeologists being driven mad by the heat, dust, thieving Bedouins who can steal the wheels off a truck while it is in motion - and crafty bureaucrats who will delay official documents for months, until they see some baksheesh. Since the 1960's oil gas been the new Great Game. A game made serious by the endless flow of petro-dollars-and blood.'
Published: 1 November 2011