In the 1980 film "The Formula," Marlon Brando played an oil tycoon — like John D. Rockefeller, J. Paul Getty, Rex Tillerson, take your pick. Brando listened quietly while a subordinate suggests they blame the Arabs for the oil embargo and the manipulation of the oil market by creating phony oil shortages, driving the cost up, then suddenl, producing a glut and raking in the profits. "Your missing the point," Brando mumbled. "We are the Arabs." Don't kid yourself.