Samantha Atkins <email@example.com> wrote:
> I see no really good reason for a continuing large force in
> Saudi Arabia. It doesn't provide significant enough detterrent
> relative to our ability to quickly move in forces when necessary
> for the level of action present imho. And it costs an arm and a
> leg financially as well as in good will of the people in the
The reason is so that the U.S. will control the oil fields. It's not
about terrorism, it's about oil. It's always about oil. Who cares if we
destablize S.A., or cause resentment among the world islamic population
just for being there. Sure, some americans may die in terror attacks but
this is as nothing compared to profits for the oil companies. The U.S.
military will sweep the Saudi military aside quickly enough should it
come to war.
The struggle against terrorism will take years because it will take that
long to establish large secure bases surrounding the oil-rich areas of
the middle east. This is american power projection at it's finest, and
now using the 9/11 events as an excuse, we can pretty much blackmail
many of the countries in the region into accepting an american military
And with the destablizing effects this will have thruout the region,
why, it's a good thing we're there in force, ready to protect legitimate
governments from the anger of their own people, isn't it?
World domination, american style. What do you think?
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