The world is full of many strange materials, from silly putty to artificial blood and buckyballs, but none is stranger than the flammable ice called “methane hydrate” lying on the ocean floor in quantities vast enough to end the energy crisis. Continue reading Trento’s Take: Dumbing Down Fire and Ice to Stop C02 Regulation
Prince Alwaleed meeting with Rupert Murdoch. Photo: www.Kingdom.com.sa press release
Apparently, it is coming as a shock to some of the millions of angry, jingoistic Americans, who thought Fox News was seriously patriotic and not just one of Rupert Murdoch’s money grubbing ventures, that the prince of media darkness is now in business with a real Saudi prince. My earlier column on Rupert’s Saudi business playmate, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king, seemed to upset the Tea Party crowd almost as much as Senator Scott “Benedict Arnold” Brown voting with the Democrats on the jobs bill last month. Continue reading Trento’s Take: Murdoch and Prince Bin Talal Demonstrate Money Is More Important Than Fighting Terrorism
Photo: David Lisbona
Dubai is a very curious place. It is run by a very rich sheik who allows very bad things to happen in his glittering little Sheikdom and always gets away with it. It is the kind of place where they give expensive cars away at airport raffles, AQ Khan buys and sells nuclear weapons plans and components almost openly, and the Dubai authorities make few arrests. Continue reading Trento’s Take: Dubai Cops: “Round Up The Usual Suspect: Israel…”
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
Last month I appeared on Fox News Network’s morning show, Fox and Friends, to talk about airline security. Normally such appearances end up as clips on the Fox News Web site. Granted, the Steve Doocy interview was hardly groundbreaking, but that is seldom a criterion for feeding the beast that is a major cable network news Web site. Curiously, I was quoted in a written piece on the site that got a fair amount of pick-up, but no video.
It was not until a few days later that I learned what may have been behind the absence of a video clip on the Web site. I had said to Doocy that Saudi Arabian money was still financing Al Qaeda. Doocy did not react to my comment. But ten days later I learned that Fox’s parent company, News Corporation, was, at the time of my interview, negotiating with a Saudi prince to vastly increase his stake in the company. Continue reading Trento’s Take: Fox News Can’t Upset Murdoch’s Saudi Prince