MIDDLE EAST MESS
A cranky opinion for
CRANLY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge on the subject opined. It is an opinion that I could easily be swayed against, so opposing views are welcome. As always, please, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid head!
I know very little about the Middle East. Does anyone really understand this area? What I do know, or at least think I know is this:
The predominant religion in this area is Islam. There is a very small minority of Christians. The only non-Muslim country is Jewish Israel. Religion is very, very important in this area. The Muslims hate the Christians. The Muslims really hate the Jews. The Muslims hate all the other Muslims who belong to different Muslim sects.
There is a ton of oil in this area. There is a ton of money in this area that comes from the oil. Only a very small minority of the people in the oil rich countries are fabulously wealthy. Everyone else is poor, really poor, they are “I don’t give a crap poor.” People who are "I don't give a crap poor," people with little hope of anything else are very dangerous people.
Israel has no oil. Israel manages to grow stuff in a desert. Israel is productive without oil. Israel seem to be prosperous. Israel only manages to exist in the middle of a bunch of countries that all want to destroy it because they are friggin tough.
A new group of fanatical Muslims is now trying to take over the whole area. They destroy whatever they touch and kill anyone they just feel like killing. They like to kill Christians. They really like to kill Jews. They will kill Muslims that think differently from them. They kill homosexuals, they kill women who don’t cover-up, and in general they kill whomever they feel like killing. They seem to enjoy the killing and the more violent the killing the more they like it.
The current US administration does not want to get their hands dirty and stop this killing. Previous administrations tried to stop this type of activity; they apparently only managed to stop one group but left the door open for this new group to take over.
The situation in the Middle East is a mess. The mentality of the US is see a mess, clean it up. We don’t seem to know how to clean up this mess. It seems like the people in the Middle East want the mess. They don’t know anything else. Maybe we need to just step back and let them figure it out for themselves. Stand by Israel, the only country in the area that seems to have their stuff together, and let the rest of the chips fall where they may.
It won’t be pretty. We will feel guilty for all the bad stuff that goes down. People will hate us for not cleaning up the mess. People in this area hate us anyway. They always have, and probably always will.
But we need the oil?
We can suck it up and do without for a while…that shit just heats up the planet anyway.
I think the only solution in the Middle East is to not interfere. Let the people of the Middle East just keep doing what they do best. Murder, maim and destroy. Maybe after a bunch of years there won’t be anyone left to murder and hate. Maybe those that are left will get tired of murder, maiming and destroying. Like a disease that has no cure, but goes away when the only people left are resistant to the virus, this may be the only way to end the virus of hate in the Middle East.
I don’t like this idea. I’d rather just go in and clean up the mess, but we’ve tried and only made things worse. If we let them alone in the Middle East they may be too busy murdering, maiming and destroying in their own lands to be bothered with the rest of the world.
I don’t like it, but since nothing seems to work, maybe we should just do nothing.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man, and not necessarily that of management...Mrs. Cranky