posted on May, 5 2013 @ 02:51 PM
The Middle East is no longer nearly as important as it once was. The sun is now setting on their oil production, the light sweet crude is running out,
and the heavy sour crude as well. While there are great amounts of shale oil there, no one is willing to develop those assets for the nations of the
Middle East, and they are too busy praying to god and protecting their women from each other to develop the shale oil themselves.
While the media is not putting out what anyone who keeps themselves informed knows, this is the situation.
Iran has no navy to speak of, so they can not do anything but make threats.
China has no Navy to speak of, they can not do anything. China is also trying to claim oil reserves in international waters, and they will not risk
giving the US an excuse to get involved.
China is joined at the hip to the US economy. Not only will they not support Syria or Iran, they will not back N Korea either. Without China, N Korea
doesn't stand a chance. Their million man army would get mowed down like blades of grass.
Russia doesn't have much of a navy left, and what they have will be kept in the Arctic Ocean to protect their interests there.
Egypt is a mess, they do not have the ability to do anything.
The sun is settIng on the Middle East.
edit on 5-5-2013 by poet1b because: Typo