I recently happened upon a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, describing US estimates of oil revenues of OPEC states and illustrating fairly clearly why maintaining Israel as a Jewish state in a region where no non-Jewish state considers it any more legitimate than Africans considered the South African Apartheid state would not be viable without the US/Zionist colonial structure currently ruling Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Kuwait and others.
The colonies of Kuwait ($60 bn), Qatar ($37 bn), Saudi Arabia ($225 bn) and UAE ($67 bn) have combined oil revenues of over $350 billion per year. Israel's defense budget (reported to be the world's largest per capita), is under $20 billion per year. The United States has a commitment that Israel will be militarily dominant over any combination of states in its region, which means that the United States is committed to ensuring that the recipients of over 15 times Israel's defense budget are not accountable to their people.
George Bush has discussed the need to prevent oil revenues from reaching parties that would use it to threaten Israel.
"If Zarqawi and [Osama] bin Laden gain control of Iraq, they would create a new training ground for future terrorist attacks," Bush said. "They'd seize oil fields to fund their ambitions. They could recruit more terrorists by claiming a historic victory over the United States and our coalition."
The most spectacular Uncle Tom in world history, Barack Obama, snidely referenced this factor in his recent major address on the Middle East:
Not every country will follow our particular form of representative democracy, and there will be times when our short-term interests don’t align perfectly with our long-term vision for the region.
But the US/Zionist colonial structure is not a short term interest. Most people of what we call Saudi Arabia consider Zionist Israel an injustice. It may sound good in New York and Fort Lauderdale, but it is not a strong argument in Riyadh or Doha that to compensate Jews for the crimes of Nazi Germany, the Arab Muslims of Palestine should have been dispossessed and permanently exiled from the territory. Most of the populations of the Middle East, including the countries that are in the US/Zionist colonial structure likely will consider Zionist Israel an injustice forever.
If there was a Republic of Arabia that was accountable to the people it rules, given its resources it would relatively easily correct that injustice by making Zionist Israel a non-viable state. Eventually, as with South Africa, it would be forced to allow the refugees to return. Israel's status as a state reserved for a Jewish political majority would end the way South Africa's status as a state reserved for a White political majority ended decades ago.
The United States has an interest in maintaining this colonial structure that, instead of short-term, is just as "unshakeable" as Barack Obama describes the US' commitment to Israel's security itself. Barack Obama, as the United States' chief cheerleader, minimizes the US' interest in Middle East despotism but that doesn't change the fact that it is hundreds of millions of human beings that the United States is working to oppress for the sake of a majority Jewish state for fewer than six million people in Palestine.