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Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:47 pm

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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:25 pm

Would'nt it be something if Yemen struck Oil in the new region and became a new producer.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:42 pm

Airmale,

That would be something. I'd also be quite happy for them. They need it...

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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:34 pm

They must really feel bad to be the only poor country on the peninsula, I bet theres Oil somewhere there, unless God chose to teach them a lesson for some past mis deeds, I mean the whole place is filthy rich and then theres Yemen, strange twist of fate.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:14 am

It´s twice the size of Israel! I´m sure there´s other natural resources in the desert than oil and natural gaz.....
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:45 am

Is there a map available that reflects the new boarders?
 
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:49 pm

They must really feel bad to be the only poor country on the peninsula, I bet theres Oil somewhere there, unless God chose to teach them a lesson for some past mis deeds, I mean the whole place is filthy rich and then theres Yemen, strange twist of fate.

Isn't Oman relatively poor?
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 4:24 pm

No that I know of, its not as rich as the others but definitely not poor like Yemen. In that case you could also include all the smaller UAE Emirates as well, they're not that rich but they're definitely not like Yemen, which is poor.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Ye

Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:28 pm

Though I'd like to see Yemen discover oil in this new land, I highly doubt that any exists there. If indeed there was, Saudi Arabia would most likely have known about it and found some way to avoid transferring it over to Yemen.
 
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:46 pm

Makes you wonder when the United States will give the 586,412 square miles of Alaska back to the Alaskans, so we can chart our own destiny.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:51 pm

L-188, I think Alaska should be returned to either

the Inuit
the Russians
or the polar bears

and not to Exxon, Chevron, Halliburton etc. which you seem to want so bad each time someone mentions the letters ANWR
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:32 pm

Actually the Inuit are Canadians, The Inupiat are Alaskan.

But the Aleut, Aleutiq, Tlingit, Haiti, atavism, yuppies, Kentucky people and a couple others would also have claims to the land.

The Russian claim, well that is about as valid as the US claim.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:57 pm

They must really feel bad to be the only poor country on the peninsula, I bet theres Oil somewhere there, unless God chose to teach them a lesson for some past mis deeds, I mean the whole place is filthy rich and then theres Yemen, strange twist of fate.

Why does Yemen need oil to become wealthy? Why can't it become wealthy internally or organically on its own by allowing free enterprise, rule of law, democracy and promoting education and free speech?

There is no reason Yemen cannot be weathy without oil.

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Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:27 pm

Alaska was bought off from Russia for a few million dollars if I'm not mistaken.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:48 pm

Yemen IS an oil producer.
As of 1997, almost all Yemeni land and sea territories were divided into the usual oil exploration blocks, which were allocated to various companies, including Exxon, BP, Shell, Total.
Oil was quickly found and is exploited since 1998.
 
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:09 pm

One must also remember that Yemen used to be 2 countries not too long ago,
which become one country after the collapse of the Soviet-union and socialist block.
So is the border between Oman and Saudi defined or can one expect a different stretch in the future?
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:38 pm

Isn't Oman relatively poor?

No, it's not poor. But it is not up to the same level as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, etc. if that is what you mean.

Yyz717,

Why does Yemen need oil to become wealthy? Why can't it become wealthy internally or organically on its own by allowing free enterprise, rule of law, democracy and promoting education and free speech?

There is no reason Yemen cannot be weathy without oil.


They are a developping country. At least they are better off than they were 30 years ago.

Yemen is actually a republic, which is a step closer to democracy. They do hold some elections.

They are trying to increase tourism.

Jutes85,

That just shows you what the Arab world would have been like without oil.

Hateful as usual. Not all the Arab world is in a terrible and desperate state. The countries that are not well off are so because of poor leadership, corruption, etc.

This can all change overtime if the governments improve.

It's nice to see that you believe it is a race issue.  Insane

Iakobos,

Yemen IS an oil producer.

Yes, but they don't produce much. The little oil they have is insufficient to make them a wealthy country.

Alessandro,

So is the border between Oman and Saudi defined or can one expect a different stretch in the future?

Good question. I know with the UAE, they finally defined a specific border in 2003.

I am not sure about the Omani/Saudi border. I think it still might be just an undefined border.

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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:49 pm

Alaska was bought off from Russia for a few million dollars if I'm not mistaken.

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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:33 am

Salam BA,

Sure Yemen is not a main producer yet, but have a look on the list of companies who have signed for land and sea blocks and you will see the complete catalog starting with Exxon, Shell, Total, BP.
Also, this procedure was completed in '97, and that is rather recent in terms of oil exploration.
So, there is a potential there.

Alessandro,

The border dispute dates back from 1934. If I am correct the ultimate borders were determined back in '95. A German company was hired (956m$) to make the survey and place the markers. The 2004 handover seals the case.
 
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:53 am

Land? Don't you mean SAND!
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:24 am

BA, when Yemen get off that drug (forgot its name)

Isn't the drug called Caq?
 
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:40 am

I think its call Qat - pronounced 'gatt'.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:16 am

Makes you wonder when the United States will give the 586,412 square miles of Alaska back to the Alaskans, so we can chart our own destiny.

Agreed; hopefully the AIP will get things together and moving again sometime in the near future.

But I believe, really, that Hawaii has more of a claim to sovereignty than Alaska does. Alaska was bought; Hawaii was forcibly annexed after a coup.

But maybe that's a case of "six of one, half-a-dozen of another..."
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:58 am

Just 7 million dollars for all of Alaska, teh Russians must have ben desperate or teh Americans really conned them into believeing its a useless expanse iof wilderness.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:27 am

Iakobos, thanks for the info, I wasn´t aware of the Oman and Saudi had a deal.


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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:33 pm

Alaska was bought off from Russia for a few million dollars if I'm not mistaken

2 cents an acre Airmale.
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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:46 pm

The Russians sold Alaska before the gold fields were found and before oil became important. At this time the main product of Alaska were furs and I think the American president, who bought it, got bashed for wasting money.

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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:40 pm

Correct Jan. I wasn't expecting you to be up on your Alaskan history quite to this level. Apparently it is a required class in Germany?  Laugh out loud

Although it wasn't Lincoln who was getting bashed over it, it was William H. Seward, the Secretary of State at the time that got all the flack over "Seward's Folly"

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RE: Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:46 pm

I think its call Qat - pronounced 'gatt'.

Yep, that's the one. I see my post was deleted - it was not meant to be racist, but it is a major problem. The government can't make it illegal cause so many people use it, and the population blows its money out on it. Go figure.
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