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what would change if there was no Oil in the Middle East !!!

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Submitted by Hassan (United States), Feb 18, 2011 at 19:14

"This nonsense points to a U.S. policy in deep disarray. In June 2009, during a would-be revolution against a hostile regime in Iran, the Obama administration stayed mum, hoping thereby to win Tehran's good will. But with Mr. Mubarak, a friendly dictator under assault, it effectively adopted George W. Bush's impatient "freedom agenda" and supported the opposition. Mr. Obama seemingly encourages street demonstrators only against our side."

From what I remember, Clinton and the human rights were more agressive with the Iranian government than with the Egyptian government. Obama was very careful in his statements on the event. Many said that Obama was afraid of loosing the friendship of other dictators in the region if he were more agressive with Mubarak regime. Unfortunately, the interference of USA in the region is not for the purpose of freedom or for spreading democracy. This interference has made more problems than fixing the situation.

George H. W. Bush's administration wasn't better than Obama's. Bush came to help other dictators to stay in there position by defeating Sadam Husain. This leads to more killing than helping. The Other Bush is worst. He falsely accused Sadam Husain of having WMD just to start another war. John Rees said that: ‎"What if there had been no war in Iraq? What if there had been no million dead, no occupation? What would now, after Tunisia, after Cairo, after Egypt, What would the headline that we would be reading say? I think it would say this: Sadam Husain's regime shaken to its foundations by mass demonstrations in Bagdad"

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