Wednesday, January 02, 2013

House of Saud: they want oil and water

"As one senior Saudi official told me: "We cannot eat oil." So they are determined to buy foreign land that has access to plentiful water.  Asked about the Saudi Star water grab in Gambela earlier this year, the Saudi minister for agriculture, Fahd bin Abdulrahman Balghunaim, said: "I honestly never heard any complaint coming out of Africa. What I read were some articles written by foreign correspondents about things happening in Africa, which we did not see happening."  Saudi Star declined to comment for this article." (thanks Laleh)