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in response to reader comment: A very fancy thought: What would change if there is no oil in the middle east

Submitted by Hassan (United States), Feb 22, 2011 at 00:37

Wow one question and you came up with all this. Good job.

If you read my comment you would know what I mean by not having oil in the Middle East. The purpose is to show why countries like US want to be present in that region. Ok, they might do your noble goals; however, they need to kill millions first and get the profit after that.

To be clear again, I am not defending the behavior of the Arab world (Unfortunately most of what you said is true). But, I am saying why would America be so interested in saving the monarchy in countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait? And is killing and torturing Iraqis is the solution for going to Mars?

If they want to save the world, they can start with closer countries; such as countries in South America and Africa. So, Why going all the way to fight in the Middle East.

Yes Israel is in the Middle east and its safety is the highest priority for US, but Saddam did not go there, and he wasn't. However, after US arrived, he started to attack Israel just to get the sympathy from the Muslims.

One more time, I am not defending any of the Arab Dictators or regimes. I know my english is bad and this is why I am repeating myself. I am criticizing US for starting wars and saying it is good for the world. But they really have different interests. All their actions proven wrong by time.

For the other comment, Saddam and Qathafi did not kill millions and bring civil wars to their countries, like what US did. Do you like Iraq now? Is it applying democracy the way you like? If Saddam were alive, he wouldn't kill as much as the US. And he might be gone by protesters with a fewer number of death.

The point of all this is mind your own business and don't try to be the world police. Its not your job and you are not good at it. Let the UN do it. At least they are not looking for profit as their motivation for action.

Please read my comment and respond to all of. Don't choose one sentence and chance the context.

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