WASHINGTON: Republican presidential candidate John McCain warned on Monday that Al-Qaeda could trigger a major US economic crisis with just one successful attack on a Middle Eastern oil installation. The Arizona senator argued that terror groups understood America’s reliance on foreign oil — and did not believe it had the will to find alternative energy sources.
“Al-Qaeda plans for attacks on oil facilities in the Middle East to destroy the American economy,” McCain said, in prepared remarks released by his campaign ahead of a speech in South Carolina.
“We’re one successful attack away from an economic crisis,” McCain said, adding that US enemies knew the damage a disruption of supplies would wreak on the US economy.
December 11, 2007
McCain Says Al Qaeda Could Trigger Economic CrisisPosted by quayfortuna under Al-Qaeda, Economic Collapse, Election 2008, Oil, Terrorism
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