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> Roosevelt and Abdul Aziz, weird pic
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  Posted: February 22, 2008 10:31 am
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Does anyone have more info about this:

(IMG:http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/5833/roosabdlg9.jpg)

The founder of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz, converses with US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on board a ship returning from the Yalta Conference in 1945

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Saudi_Arabia#History
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Posted: March 06, 2008 07:41 am
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The trip made by Rossvelt was the first US presidential visit in the Middle East. He met also with the kings of Egypt and Etiopia.
Roosvelt and Abdul Aziz discussed about oil extraction, the establishment of a US base in Saudi Arabia, weapons and training for the saudi army and, of course, the problems in Palestine.
It was the first US major involvement in the area and had worried the british.
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Posted: December 13, 2008 08:34 pm
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Well, Abdul Aziz equals oil; oil equals industry! Should I say more?
If so, Abdul Aziz seems to have been aided by the CIA in the 1950's AND to have aided CIA himself in their operations. Perhaps this photo of the meeting was one of the first (and early) steps towards cooperation.
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