Just returned from an international law conference at Yale. Here's the paper that I presented, which is a much improved and expanded version of a previous post on this site. In general, it was cold, and I managed to walk by the Skull and Bones building several times after dark... creepy, but not as creepy as:
New suggestions that the recent al-Qa'ida attack on the Abqaiq gas oil separation facility wasn't exactly a failure, as has been widely reported. A member at peakoil.com says that, after visiting the facility today, the two explosions definitely happened inside the security perimeter, and in fact right next to critical points in the facility's infrastructure, actually causing some damage to the facility's oil processing capability. Not that a cover-up is surprising.