Security forces in Sudan thwarted an attack on attack on a crucial oil export pipeline. Six attackers on camelback set the explosives. They escaped detention. Sudan exports 350,000 barrels a day (with expectations of expansion to 500,000 a day next year). This may be part of an effort to "set the conditions" in the oil market for a larger attack against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia this fall (an enhancement of the global window of vulnerability by a "shadow OPEC" -- at this juncture, the pricing power of supply disruption is more powerful than production enhancement). At a minimum, it is another signal of an expansion of global guerrilla system attack to areas outside of Iraq.