Thursday, November 5, 2009


*Why are you interested in this country and its relationship to the U.S?*
- I'm interested in this relationship between the U.S. and saudi Arabia becuase for one i've always wanted to visit there. Also becuase i thought it would be interesting in learning more about how the U.S. uses that to their advantage especially since the US and saudi Arabia Have been on good terms except for that womens rights conflict.

*What has struck you about its history and relatuonship to the united stated from our readings, and from other knowledge and experience you may have?*

- I think i was most amazed at the fact that Saudi Arabia is actually one of the richest oil countires in the world and most of us Depend on that oil. They also run that oil company OPEC.

*Based onyour reading and knowledge so far, do you hink the US'S relationship with this county supporys the thesis "The United States is an imperial power?*

- Yes i do believe this country supports this thesis. America can be of imperial power in many ways but hwta makes it more interesting is that in the past America has also taken sides and helped Saudi Arabia. So i want to find out how their relationship is now.

*What don't you know that you want to find out?
- Whats the give and take between the countries?
- How Saudi Arabia reacts to the demands of the US?
- Is there a hate between them?
- How much long can we survive off to their oil?