Ignore the oil behind Borat

It is being widely reported that George Bush will host talks at the White House about Borat the Kazakh TV host, a creation of comedian Simon Baron Cohen, aka Ali G..

Kazakh leaders are outraged by Borat's antics in Baron Cohen's new movie. They have threatened to take legal action against the comedian.

However, as Steve Gilliard notes, this really isn't about Ali G.'s and Borat, it's about oil. Kazakhstan has a lot of it, maybe even more than Saudi Arabia.

Oh, the indignities of being dependent on foreign oil!

[Steve Gilliard]

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.