SAUDI ARABIA: Dry Desert

SAUDI ARABIA Dry Desert

Two of nature's most potent liquids, oil and alcohol, came hand in hand to the desert kingdom of Abdul Aziz ibn Saud. In the early days of his long reign, Ibn Saud's Moslem subjects were as dry as the sands they lived on, for such is the law of the Koran. Then the infidels came to tap the oil, and brought with them the other liquid. Soon the clink of glass against bottleneck began to be heard in the new man-made oases of the Saudi Arabian desert.

The oil brought Ibn Saud riches, but dearer to a Moslem...

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