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In the next chapter, we discuss how this can be done. FOCUS SECTION: SAUDI INTERVENTIONS INTO US POLICY With so many Saudi allies settled among the American political class, it would not be surprising if instances were to be discovered where our government's decision-making processes were warped to serve Saudi interests. In this section we will discuss a number of important inci dents in recent US history in which improper Saudi intervention may have played an unfortunate role. A. The Case of the Shiite Massacre There is no question the Saudis were forcefully in favor of US inter vention against Saddam Hussein after his invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
By mixing it at various rates with ethanol over time, we can increase supplies, reduce prices, maximize environmental benefits, and vastly increase the flexibility of our alcohol economy. Furthermore, by making methanol from parts of farm products unsuitable for ethanol manufacture (for example, the stalks and leaves of corn plants), the economics of ethanol production can be significantly improved. Insisting that future vehicles have the capability to burn both alcohols is thus critical. HELPING THE WORLD'S FARMERS Even with methanol in the mix, the shifting of the world from a petro leum to an alcohol standard would remain a great boon to farmers.