Posted by Lilly from ? (220.127.116.11) on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 8:26PM :
In Reply to: Re: Beyond Containment: posted by panchmaster from pool0469.cvx20-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (18.104.22.168) on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 7:08PM :
: No one is interested in the MidEast...it doesn't require a take-over by us...they can get the oil anytime and anyway they want it...as they can kill Palestinians with impunity and take their land at will...who is going to stop them?
: The prize is here in America...the prize is control of America...not the MidEast...fer chrissakes.
xxx & eventual control of Europe, possibly. I honestly think the US gov't is in it for the resources. To corporations, land is only valuable for what you can strip from it, & people can be moved or exterminated - & sometimes the people are simultaneously a resource & a way to keep control of the resources (e.g. tyrants who suppress those who dislike what is done to them/their land/resources & who also make conditions right for the ones w/ the brains or education to fight back to leave & seek employment elsewhere - usually the US - "brain drain").
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