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America has always had a soft corner for dictators and islamists

Reader comment on item: Obama's Misplaced Mideast Optimism
in response to reader comment: Not quite right: "If Libya goes Islamist, Obama would pine for Qaddafi"

Submitted by car313 (India), Oct 26, 2011 at 11:18

When has american foreign policy not supported dictators and or islamists? The american anti-communist paranoia drives them into the arm of islamists. Look at american policy on south america. The deciding factor for extending american support all over the world is that the regime must antagonize the locals, be extremely oppressive, have absolutely no human right concerns and above all offer blind support for profit at any cost. American foreign policy is only an accessory to maximizing profits.

On that basis everything that american foreign policy does is driven by one and only concern. Profit. Talking of profit, none can deliver it bettr than dictators and islamists. Islamists, because they are sitting on most of the the world oil. Dictators because they can be more easily bribed than anyone else. If an when solar energy takes off the demand for desert regions will again drive american foreign policy to the islamists and dictators. Middle east has a surfeit of all three, oil, dictators ans desert. What more can the americans desire?


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