Foreign Ministry director visits United Arab Emirates' capital to finalize opening of mission, officially accredited to renewable energy agency IRENA, after years of discussions.05:57 27.11.15 | 2 comments
"Google it" was my favorite part of your response...as if Google-ing something somehow disqualifies an idea as being a conspiracy theory! The "A-ha!" of Iraq war critics upon uncovering America's "ulterior motive" of securing oil interests through their foreign policy is indicative of the naivete of the general public to not only the importance of a country's crucial economic interests, but also to the general lazy nature of a public that is absolutely not willing to use less of these natural resources in their daily life. Carter weighed this unpopular option in the 70s, and until the American public is willing to make lifestyle changes that will enable it to depend less on foreign oil imports, their foreign policy will continue to reflect their needs. As for WMD, the list of countries that currently develop biological and chemical weapons is indeed a short one, and in Iraq's case they had a clear motive to use them against a US ally. It concerns me when people throw up the fact that the US and other Western nations have biological and chemical weapons to argue why it was no big deal if Iraq had them - as if there was no difference between the US and Iraq and one couldn't make such a judgement call. Countries will fight for their national interests, and I don't think this should be such a surprise. You speak of us 'deluding ourselves', but those who are shocked by the United States' involvement in middle eastern oil politics (after we have been for almost forty years) are the ones deluding themselves!