Saturday, June 18, 2011

They'd seize oil fields to fund their ambitions

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.


Jsaun77 said...

Why dont all these countries crying over Israel give the people in Palestine some of their land and there you go.   If the us had a country shooting missles almost on a daily basis we would wipe there ass off the whats wrong with Israel doing the same.....clean house Netenyau!!!!!!!!

Arnold Evans said...

I guess I should be flattered that so many of the comments that disagree with my conclusions are this stupid.  That means that smart people who come by, even if they disagree, don't believe they can show that the premises or arguments presented are invalid.

But much better than that, it is important for readers of this blog outside of the United States to understand, in American's own words, What the US view of them is.  Listening to Obama or even George W. Bush would give a disguised view of the pure hatred of everyone in the Middle East except Jewish people that provides some of the fuel for US policy in the region.

So welcome Jsaun, please post to your heart's content.