A different kind of Financial Aid

<p>Quoting "highly informed" sources, the daily said Washington has asked Saudi Arabia for 120 billion dollars, the United Arab Emirates for 70 billion dollars, Qatar for 60 billion dollars and was seeking 40 billion dollars from Kuwait.</p>

<p>Al-Seyassah said Washington sought the amount as "financial aid" to face the fallout of the financial crisis and help prevent its economy from sliding into a painful recession.</p>

<p>The daily said the United States plans to use the funds to help the ailing automobile industry , banks and other companies suffering from the global financial turmoil.</p>

<p>US</a> seeks 300 billion dlrs from Gulf states: report - Yahoo! News</p>

<p>Reminds me of the blessing and cursings.</p>

<p>Saudi</a> prince to re-up stake in Citigroup - Nov. 20, 2008</p>

<p>Here's some action on your point.</p>

<p>Yes, it SUCKS to know we are OWNED by foreign oil (and China, etc).</p>