We are told now that the WTC and Pentagon attacks were probably financed by Islamic fundamentalists in several countries in the Middle East. Naturally, that money most likely came from oil and not from the sale of dried dates.
What many people do not realize is that many Middle East countries such as Iran have been skidding on financial calamity for the past twenty years. It is only when oil prices have increased recently that they pull out of it. People in the USA use three times as much petroleum fuel per capita as the average European. Now that is substantial.
Imagine if -on average- we could have every automobile driver in the USA bicycle commute to work one day per week. That could have an enormous impact on the profits of oil producers.
Assuming that private automobiles consume 75% of the gasoline in the USA and assuming that most of that use is during the weekdays, we could reduce consumption in the USA from about 7% to 12% with a "once per week bicycle commute strategy".
As you may know from your own businesses, that would have an influential impact on profitability.
Getting every driver in the USA to bicycle substitute at least once per week might not be possible, but on an average, it might be possible to get close. Just think, if you bicycle commute EVERY day, you do the travelling for four of your colleagues. If a couple of your colleagues contribute to the cause by bicycling, it could add up to a significant peaceful strategy to reduce the money going to Middle East terrorists.
Every world citizen of every age could contribute to the cause. Spread the word. It sounds crazy, but I'm willing to pedal for peace.