posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 11:28 PM
The entire Middle East situation can easily be solved because the only resource it has is indeed oil. The US interest in Iraqi oil is that it must be
available to be purchased on the world market so other countries that buy Iraqi oil (the US is not one of them) can buy that oil and not the the oil
that the US buys. So the US interest is that of lower prices on the oil it does buy by making an alternative for the other countries to buy.
But at the same time, the US could just simply stop buying all Middle Eastern oil, produce domestically for its own needs (we have over 500 years
worth) while actively pursuing an alternative such as hemp seed oil (which works perfectly fine in diesel engines other than adding anti-gel chemicals
for the winter months that we add to diesel anyway). Surely we can come up with a better alternative for our transportation needs in 500 years since
we have only had cars for a little over 100 years as it is.
The only problems with such a solution is that wealth (and power) will become redistributed from the small group of oil tycoons and certain Middle
Eastern families to a much larger group of US farmers. And the humanitarian aspects of there being a large region of the world that has no purpose to
the rest of the world. But it is hard to sell idealistic fanaticism to someone who only has sand and oil to eat and all you can offer is that same
sand and oil.
The solution to the Middle East is for the world to make them irrelevant until they are ready to fix their internal problems and join the rest of the
world as a civilized and stable region. The bonus side effect is that as oil isn't needed, it becomes VERY cheap. But basically what I am saying is
that oil is not spice, this isn't Dune and the spice doesn't have to flow in order for us to get by just fine. And by us, I mean the US, EU, Japan,
China, India and Russia.
edit on 20-6-2014 by Ahabstar because: I need a new proofreader