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Can we agree that there is no solution in the middle east? Well, at least not from us.....It must come from them, be agreed upon by them, and enforced by them. In saying that, I believe that conflict will only end with war and an eventual winner,,,,,,,and then the US invading the winner.
OIL is our purpose of our interests in the middle east
. It was announced yesterday that due to the "fracking" by US oil companies, we no longer import more oil than we produce. We're in the middle east because of "Energy" access in the future. China and India are now major players who also have an insatiable hunger for oil. This is about our future. We have SAUDI ARABIA, LIBYA,and IRAQ sewed up. I realize we buy oil from the markets ,as do all other nations, but access and security of its continuous availability(flow) is a national security issue. I believeo any and all other sources of energy should be our goal...if not, we better get used to the middle east because we're going to be there for a long time. I'm not a geologist,,,but oil is basically the byproduct of things that lived before us (plankton, algae, and other life) sinking to the bottom of old oceans,,,,,,undergoing millions of years of heat and pressure,,,,,,,,eventually becoming oil.
If this is the case (in a nut shell) then common sense tells me that eventually there won't be any. The need for any and all types of alternate sources is an eventual necessity for survival,,,,OR...the US needs to dominate that region.
World markets only work when investors purchase corporations (shares), and that growth equals profits.US laws mandate that corporations grow so that investors make money... With growth comes the demand for more and more energy (OIL).
Why don't we just go back to our imperialistic origins and take the oil....I believe that if Congress and the President were honest to its citizens and just asked for our support to invade these countries; to ensure energy access for the US over the next 100 years, I believe our citizens might just say,,,,,,,,LETS GO GET IT.
If our citizens were better informed in understanding that OIL is the cheapest source of energy in the world,,,, and that this resource won't be around forever.....we either stop using it,,,,,find alternative sources,,, OR. TAKE IT BY FORCE......Science has an easy formula when having to consider if over population is occurring....."When countries must go outside its borders for natural resources".... over-population is occurring.
In order for the US and any other rich nation to live at the standards at which we live.....people must suffer in other parts of the world...capitalism exploits any and all in the name of PROFIT. If we all agree that our standards will change without unlimited supplies of energy......people would begin to agree that imperialism is a necessity. Greed is the sole reason for progress in our history