Middle East oil Chomsky explained that Middle East oil reserves were understood to be ?a stupendous source of strategic power? and ?one of the greatest material prizes in world history,? the most ?strategically important area in the world,? in Eisenhower?s words. Control of Middle East oil would provide the United States with ?substantial control of the world.? This meant that the US ?must support harsh and brutal regimes and block democracy and development? in the Middle East.
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from the article: U.S. State Department: Israel is not a tolerant society