Why in the hell should marines have to put their lives on the line for what a private business does? Caveat emptor, ever heard of it? Today, you will be happy to know that the forces over there are defending "our oil", but in a different way. This time they are guarding the transnationals and China, of all nations.
It's their oil, Bondsman. One of the reasons the oil was nationalized was that these countries were receiving little in royalties. By the way, the shah also took over the oil industry in Iran later on.
What you are defending is theft.