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The Humpty-Dumpty Middle East

Leland Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:10 PM
Islam is an evil totalitarian ideology. It presents a clear and present danger to the United States and Europe. Practitioners of Islam to be expelled from Europe and United States. Let them eat their oil.
The United States is backing off from the Middle East -- and the Middle East from the United States.

America is in the midst of the greatest domestic gas and oil revolution since the early 20th century. If even guarded predictions about new North American reserves are accurate, over the next decade the entire continent may become energy-independent, without much need of petroleum imports from the Middle East.

America's diminishing reliance on the Persian Gulf coincides with mounting Chinese dependency on Middle Eastern oil and gas. So as the Persian Gulf becomes less important to us, it...