posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:53 PM
Could be oil, could be to neutralize a threat of nuclear arms in the hands of a crazy leader, or it could be the strategic intention of controlling
the area because it is truly and literally at the center of the middle east, with so many points of interest around it's borders including Caspian
Sea, Persian Gulf, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Iran is huge also, so their may be more resources than just oil, ie
minerals and metals.
Stargates? hee hee
I would lean toward a strategic center for the middle east all in all.
[edit on 30-6-2010 by speculativeoptimist]