Originally posted by Soul Reaper
It is all about MONEY......what is now being debated is who
gets how much from Afganistan, Iraq and possibly Iran and
Syria. Don't forget Saudia Arabia.
Here's the thing: when the U.S. invaded Iraq and denied France and Germany new oil contracts, we stole literally tens (if not hundreds) of millions
of Euros from both countries. Then people wonder why Europe is pissed at us.
The more contracts they get (Foriegn Nations), the more support they give politically. Its an age old tactic. The U.S. had to make major
financial concessions on Iraq to get a U.N. resolution for legitimacy. If war breaks out over Irans nuclear policy, you can bet your bottom dollar
Nato will be involved which means sharing the booty of war.
Well, NATO won't share in much booty, more likely the U.N. will take those oil contracts from the U.S. and give them to the Iraqi people completely,
not the way it is currently being done, with certain companies saying they are taking portions of the profits since they will act as
Any large WMD attack in Europe or the U.S. and allies could be a
pretext for an all out Nato assault on Iran. The problems now are
how will the North Koreans, Chinese and Indians react when the U.S.
is overstretched fudementally weakening Nato? China could make a
grab for Taiwan and North Korea could decide the time is right to
take South Korea. What would India do? Any takers?
I don'[t mean any of this as a flame, I hope you don't take it that way. But there are deeper aspects to this entire situation that you most likely
don't know about, and that's fine, we're all here to find things out, right? If I seem a little hardened during this post, it's not because of
anything you wrote, it's just the situation itself that gets under my skin. Bear with me.
Iran is a powderkeg. Accept this fact. They will develop nuclear weapons. Not because of the U.S. directly, but because of Israel. Anytime you want to
find the root of ANYTHING in the Middle East, look to Israel. Realize this: the Hebrew/Jewish/Israeli people have been enslaved, tortured, killed,
thrown out of countries for the last 6,000 or more years. And the people who did it are now Saudi/Iraqi/Jordanian/Libyan/etc. Israel not only has
nuclear capabilities, they have one of the best trained, largest, most sophisticated militaries in the world. And they should. We trained them, we
gave them weapons, and we give them money. We even told the world that the land they are on was theirs, and everyone else would have to deal with it,
or sit and rotate.
Israel is like a giant, rabid dog. But, right now, they are caged up nice and tight, and Uncle Sam is the one with the key. If America ever falls,
Israel jumps out of it's cage, and then the Middle East WILL become a parking lot. Israel will not send in troops, they will absolutely obliterate
anyone in the region who they think might
be a terrorist. There would be no cave searching, and no bunker busters. Only bright flashes, and
deserts of glass, my friends.
Here's the flaw in your theory, and again, I am not trying to flame, only show you the other side of things: North Korea is not a threat. NK will
fall apart when their current leader dies, maybe send a few non-nuclear missiles into South Korea, and then NATO will probably intervene and sit
around till everything calms down.
China won't move on Taiwan. If China moves on Taiwan, they piss off the American people, and they wouldn't cut their own feet off like that. Almost
40% of the good produced in China are sold at our Wal-Marts. If you don't believe me, look around your immediate seating area for anything you bought
in America that was made in America. Then you understand China.
India and Pakistan have been fighting as long as there have been people living there. P.J. O'Rourke once said something to the effect of "Someday, a
million years after the nuclear holocaust, there will be bacteria in India and Pakistan still trying to kill each other." The only people, besides
each other, they are a threat to, is Israel. Israel would turn them both into sparklers without a second thought.
The only people America are truly in danger from right now are Islamic Fundamentalists. And the funny thing is, our closest ally in all this, Israel,
is being held back by America because if they don't, Israel will put a parking lot in on top of all the oil.
I hope this helps you see some stuff a little better.