Monday, March 22, 2010

Oman and Yemen


"The government of Yemen is also facing two other militant groups - al-Qaeda and southern secessionists.

South and North Yemen were united in 1990 and fought a brief civil war in 1994, and grievances with separatists still remain.The truce with the Houthis in northern Yemen has allowed the government in Sanaa to turn its attention to the secessionist movement and to the al-Qaeda cadre said to be hiding out in the same area.

Elsewhere in the country security around oil infrastructures has been tightened following warnings of a possible revenge attack by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The government killed three top al-Qaeda operatives in bombing raids this week."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8571605.stm

Consumption and Exports

During 2008, Oman consumed an estimated 80,000 bbl/d of oil, with net oil exports estimated at 680,000 bbl/d. Though a significant oil exporter, Oman is not a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). China, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand are the largest importers of Omani crude.

Consider these countries issues of terrorist training and oil, and imagine how the local people are affected. Write about it.

21 comments:

  1. In my opinion the people on both sides are screwed. Terrorist bombing may injure or even kill people and by doing so they also destroy their homes and business. If this continues to happen the people in both countries will get hurt. Oil is another big thing. One of the most important things to trade in the Middle East is oil. If the oil goes the whole economy goes. People working at oil plants may lose their jobs and will not be able to feed their families. A way to stop terrorism must be made in order to stop all the damage being done by current terrorists. As for the three killed al-Qaeda operatives killed in my opinion that is a good thing, because they could have cost great damage and now they won't have the chance to cost any.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8571605.stm

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  2. Their are terrorists fighting over oil so if the oil gets taken away then so will everything else in that country. The country can't function well without their oil because most of their economy comes from their oil so they will be poor without it. Oil is a major influence of trade because a lot of money comes from trading oil. The bombing of these countries can also ruin homes and work buildings which makes less money for that country. Many of the local people are affected because of this bombing. They can be killed or very badly hurt just like the three people killed in the top al-Qaeda operatives.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8571605.stm

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  3. Maddie5, Rachel5, Lauren5March 23, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    In the middle east oil is a huge export so it makes sense that people live near oil rigs because jobs are probably available for people. Oil effects people in the middle east because it is a huge part of their economy. Oil probably also affects their health as breathing in oil fumes is not healthy.
    The people that are living where the al-Queda are thought to be located are probably very scared because bombings are regular and they probably do not feel safe.

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  4. Conner5, Kevin5, Sydney5March 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    The large amounts of oil in Oman may be a reason for the terrorists in Yemen to attempt an attack on the region. The terrorists want to control the oil exports because of all the money the countries get from selling the oil. The terrorists would use the money to fund their organization, and purchase more weapons. It would be similar to the weapon and oil trade between Africa and China.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8571605.stm

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  5. After years of internal conflict, north and south Yemen were finally united in 1990. While progress was made in forming a unified government and constitution, relations were still strained between the north and south. Conflicts within the ruling coalition led to the 1993 self-imposed exile of Vice President Ali Salmin Al-Bidh as political rivals settled scores on their own, leading to a deterioration in the security situation.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/yemen1.htm

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  6. The country can't function well without their oil because most of their economy comes from their oil so they will be poor without it. Oil is a major influence of trade because a lot of money comes from trading oil. They can be killed or very badly hurt just like the three people killed in the top al-Qaeda operatives Oil effects people in the middle east because it is a huge part of their economy. It also affects their health because they're breathing in oil fumes.

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  7. There are many oil rigs in this country, and there are also many fights over it. Rebels in northern Yemen are reported to have released 178 civilians and government soldiers. The rebels, known as Houthis, had fought Yemeni forces since 2004, until a major offensive by the government last year led to the peace deal, but this deal is not concrete yet, its still very fragile because of mistrust on both sides.

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  8. The terrorist are endangering themselves by bombing the land, they can injure or even kill people. By doing so, they also destroy their homes and business. We think that it is a very ignorant decision on their part, they are bombing each other for oil and control of the oil exports on the land this is because oil leads to high amounts of money in these countries. these people will do anything for power and money.

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  9. in our opinion these terrorist acts in these countries are very ignorant on there part and end in the deaths of many innocent citizens. we belive these attacks are for the control and exporting power of the oil on these lands because oil leads to money and oil is the main cash supply into these nations.

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  10. These terrorists are involved not only with the places that they are living in but the people that are around them. It is really making a big impact on others around them and making them feel that they may need to move out of the environment or place. The local people around these other people have no say on what they may want for their community which makes it hard for people to do anything about the situation.

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  11. We think that the common people are confused and annoyed with all the terrorist training going on. Most probably dislike America with our freedom laws and democracy etc. But they don't want to be instigating wars with us. Especially because their economy is doing so well, they don't want to waste oil on machinery and weapons.

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  12. The middle east is at the center of the world oil controversy. Oil is a big issue in the middle east. All of these bombings and attacks from al-Qaeda and northern sessionists are not only harming the well-being of their country but it also has a huge effect on the civilians living in the area where the attacks are at. These civilians have no say or vote in the matter and are probably scared.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8571605.stm

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  13. Yemen killed three al-Qaedans in bombing raids. That must hurt locally. There should be no bombs in the real world. If I lived in Yemen, I would probably want to leave. Oman's oil production is not going well. Since 1998, it has decreased as of 2008. Oil is used for fuel. I see myself having to pay a lot for oil of I lived in Oman.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8571605.stm

    http://www.eia.doe.gov/cabs/Oman/Oil.html

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080313112907AARRGZr

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  14. Priscilla5,Casey5,Daniel5March 26, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    We believe that the people in the Countries that are being destroyed are not positive on what they want to do or not. There government is confused, Because they must be doing something wrong for terrorist to come and attack their certain country. In 2008 Oman had 5.5 barrels of oil according to a website. People in these Countries are suffering everyday because there government doesn't know how to control there own country. The attacks from the al-Qaeda are affecting the well being of there countries.

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  15. Matt 5, Garrett 15, Reese 5March 26, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    The people of Oman and Yemen are affected by terrorists who raid and plunder their villages. Also, their children are in danger of being recruited by the terrorist groups and performing suicide bombing and other terrible terrorist troubling tantrums. Another problem is the villages and their people are in great risk of bombing raids by the government and its allies. Disease and birth defects are prevalent throughout Oman and Yemen due to large oil plants and spills. Villages are at risk of being destroyed in order to make room for more oil factories and wells. These are big problems in the Middle East today.

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  16. Matt 5, Garrett 15, Reese 5March 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Here is our source Ms. Cestone because we forgot to put it on the blog.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8571605.stm

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  17. michelle3,Haley3,Dominic3April 7, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Terrorists are a big threat to these countries. They can ruin businesses, houses, industries, and trade. The training of terrorists increases the threat. If a attack was made on oil industries it can seriously damage the countries economy. Oil is very important to the economy.

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  18. terrorists are a threat to this country and if they mess with the oil, it can have a negative affect on the people that live near them because oil is one of the most important resources and it basically is there economy and with terrorists training there it makes it kinda scary for the innocent people and if they do attack, it can destroy homes, businesses, jobs and peoples lives.

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  19. Carlos5, EricM5, Chris5April 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Terrorism is a popular word these days. And with this happening and continuing terrorsism, the world can say it may never end. With government taking out top ''officials'' from terrorist groups, they will get more aggressive and maybe even take it out on other countries. As for the oil, security around should be kept tightened.

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  20. Terrorist serve as a huge threat to all of these countries. Terrorism can mess up a lot of things like the economy and culture. We need to keep the oil industry safe so the economy doesn't get killed. Oil is very important in today's society.

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  21. If there is a new raliway It will create more trade for the two nations of Syria and Turkey. This is a good idea because the trade is growning fast and with this railway It will just make more busniess. Lastly with this raliway It would be better for the middle east and It will also create new and better relations between the two nations

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