When I lived in the middle east, I didn't see alot of killing in the name of Islam. I think that's overblown in the US. It's like anytime a Muslim kills anyone it's because Islam is evil all of the sudden.
Originally Posted by Archer0915
The best and worst thing that ever happened to the middle east, IMO, was oil, and the international attention it brought to the region. It brings the worst out in everybody, and the people who were disgrundled traditional backwards fundamentalists, all of the sudden had enough money to get really stupid. The Israeli Palenstinian conflict aside...oil gave a lot of stupid people a lot of money. Kind of like what happened in Texas between 1910-1950.
The second worst thing that happened to the middle east was our invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. That gave evey stupid machismo dumb arse in the region a reason to take up arms. However well intended our actions, and however well behaved and professional our troopers are
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