reply to post by kevinunknown
Considering the long term benefits, there isn't truly any, we have seen extreme resentment against USA and its allies by the population of Saudi
Arabia and other oil rich nations.
Although US has the capability to help those regimes crack down on their protesters, this is not good for US future at all (from my perspective at
least). Currently US is in depth and using borrowed money to fight that resentment in Afghanistan (for example), and trying to control Iraq because of
the resentment of the Shiah Iran allied population.
How much is the cost? Trillions of dollars. Although the US naturally has the world's highest defense budget, it has been increased recently to cope
with the 'resentment' wars it is involved in, while the American population is also showing more and more signs of resentment against the US regime,
and its long term goals.
For example Americans are losing Jobs through cuts on Education and other vital budgets, instead of any defense budget cuts. This resentment has
caused many to join outlawed groups such as Sovereign Citizen, whose members have reached over 300,000. More dangerous than any Islamic group, because
it is internal.
The situation seems to be spiraling out of control, hence the more resentment, the more loss of freedom, the more loss of freedom, the more
For example the patriot act which fornicates on the Fourth Amendment, then you have the self proclaimed right of the president to target any American
Citizen (Assassination), without any 'charges' and forget about 'conviction'. This fornicates on another section of the US constitution which I'm
sure you are aware of, which leads to more resentment.
So the future is very bleak, at least from my perspective.
I see what you're saying though, that the stability of Middle East relies on Saudi Arabia, I would kinda disagree to that, because I believe the
stability of Middle East relies on every individual state in the Middle East. That's a complete different story though, so I won't drag this any
Great to hear your perspective on things, hope you read mine