100 years ago today: first large oil field found in the Middle East

From Wired:

“change the region’s history” indeed. This may have been one of the most significant events ever.

Wow. You’re right. What a significant day.

Where would Those People be today had the British not recognised this incredible resource under their very feet? Where’s the grattitude?

(this is me refusing to insert a smiley for the satirically challenged)