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    ...the hunkering down although it also makes them easily identifiable sitting ducks.  Haven't they been having trouble protecting the pipelines with 150,000 troops + private security? Be hard to think that they could do more with even less in a "hunkered down" scenario.

    Clearly, something has go to give.  Whether hunker down will work remains to be seen. Hunkering down also doesnt protect the Saudis very well, and as time goes on they need more, not less protection.

    Hmmm - thanks Mitch for your wonderful, thorough piece...I have learned a great deal and look forward to more.

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