Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/08/12/mbs-hit-squads-reflect-his-foreign-policy-and-ours
The U.S. relationship with the Saudis hinges on OPEC members accepting USDollars only for their oil. Hence, the “big dogs” of OPEC, Saudi’s R-Oil family, will have us by the short and curlies until they either run out of it, or nations around the globe finally decide to wean themselves off the stinking stuff.
That is one of the main reasons that OPEC members like the former Iraq under Hussein and then Libya and now Iran are on the US Hit list.
All three of these Countries stopped selling their oil for US dollars or were preparing to do so.