Map Of Middle East

What good reason does America have to stay in the Middle East? Besides “helping” the people in the small countries who, one by one, decided it was time rise up and overthrow their longtime dictators, the only other stakes we have there are Israel and a source of oil.
It is good that we first got NATO involved. This is how it is supposed to work. When one country or group of countries rises up against its oppressive dictator / government that is starving its people, and they ask for help, the rest of the world should intervene, not just the USA, which always does. Good to see us trying to disengage now, too, and let someone else carry the ball for a change. It doesn’t help that some of the news media (namely CNN) is already sowing doubts like a controlling nanny, as to whether NATO will now be willing and able to carry on if  America is not there to lead them! What chutzpa!
Israel is a successful country. Despite some of the questionable things they have done in Gaza, they are an honorable people and they will defend themselves in any way they have to. They deserve our help and respect.
We only get 10% or less of our oil from Saudi Arabia and the Arab States. Why do we hang on so desperately to our interests there, especially when our government and environmentalist PACs are clamoring for wind and solar power and electric cars? Let the Saudis have their oil, which was just a soil-poisoning nuisance before we developed its use.
Israel succeeded as a state in a tiny [see map] harsh land, but the Muslims want to wipe them off the planet. Let Israel bring all their holy relics and come to America where they will be a productive asset. Let the Muslims have Palestine, get our soldiers and economic interests out of there, drill for our own oil and gas, and see if the Middle East can prosper by itself under Sharia Law.


Author: b4i4get

I am a 68-yo retired Physical Therapist Asst. living in Texas. Currently I have ~5 dozen webpages, including 3 homepages, an e-novel, and 1 blog. I love cats, writing, and thinking about the big questions. I am also a singer-songwriter, though no one has heard of me--yet.

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