Good find Burly! I love the last sentence, "I couldn't imagine G-d giving Israel anything less than the Arabs have."
In fact, I have been working on a post which explores this subject. Tracing the promises, ancestry, and geography of Ishmael, Esau, and Cyrus (Persia) and their known oil reserves. Even if one does not agree with the interpretation of the prophecies concerning oil in Israel, one could logically conclude, that oil is in Israel's future, based on what was given to the children that were "not of the promise". I hope to have it out this week, if Tomatoe's will stop disctracting me.
... A significant oil find would have major implications for Israel and the Middle East as a whole, where surrounding nations that profess little love for Israel boast most of the world's known oil reserves.
And Brown is convinced that the oil will be top grade.
"I couldn't imagine God giving Israel anything less than the Arabs have."
Hey JT, that fits into the post you are working on ... smarty pants. :D