Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Admit it

What would be the value of the Middle East countries in Western eyes if they did not possess the largest share of the world’s petroleum resources? They would be the equivalents of sub-Saharan countries. We know how much the West cares about those countries. Sure, religious extremists and fanatics would still fight over a few feet of so-called Holy Land. Fanatical religious Westerners would take sides, but not many would care if the religious extremists exterminated each other. (Stupid killers deserve to die stupid deaths.) Other than that, the area would not amount to much in Western eyes.

Admit it. You know it is true.


At 9:26 PM, Blogger Edie said...

To whom is this addressed? What does the ubiquitous Maryam and her liberal army against Islam think of this?

At 10:33 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Edie -

Edie –

I was thinking about US policy to introduce liberal democracy into Middle Eastern countries. Would this be an imperative if the Middle Eastern countries did not possess petroleum? I doubt it. In fact, if docile and agreeable dictators were in place to serve US economic interests, the notion of liberal democracy would lose much of its appeal. Monarchies do the trick nicely.

I had not thought about Maryam when writing the post. As I recall from one of Maryam’s articles, she believes those not allied with US policy and interests do a superior job fighting for freedom and democracy in the Middle East. She may have a point as to whose motives are the more reliable.

As for my other comment, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian religious extremists deserve no sympathy. Choosing sides between them only encourages more violence.


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