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Don't forget the oil.
I'm sure that oil was the biggest factor in Bush II's Iraq invasion (which I opposed from before it began).
These days the U.S. doesn't need oil (it's an exporter), although many of its allies and enemies do, which is the rationale for a military presence in the Gulf.
The war on ISIS had nothing to do with any of this. But you know that.
Also, as the world moves more towards sustainable energy sources, oil is having less of an effect on global policies, and tin pot dictators are losing their power.
When we no longer need it at all, many of these Middle Eastern countries will find themselves having to sort out their own problems.
[NFA] Thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, have been arrested in a sweeping takedown of plots to kidnap the Michigan governor, attack the state capitol building and incite violence. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Thirteen people, including seven militia group members, are arrested in a sweeping takedown of plots to kidnap the Michigan governor, attack the state capitol building and incite violence.Read more from www.abc.net.au
When US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was bailing on negotiations and delaying another round of stimulus payments until after the election, he struck fear into the hearts of many Americans whose lives have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Andreyah Garland, a 44-year-old single mother of three daughters, bought a shotgun in May for protection in the quaint middle-class town of Fishkill, New York. She joined a new and fast-growing local gun club to learn how to shoot.Read more from U.S.
Michigan will prohibit the open carrying of firearms at polling stations, clerk's offices and other places where absentee ballots are tabulated to prevent voter intimidation, state officials said on Friday.Read more from U.S.
Shares of gun makers have been gaining ground as Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads polls, and if he wins the presidential election in November there are expectations of a renewed surge in gun sales that could drive shares even higher.Read more from U.S.
I don't think I've ever read about or seen anyone intimidating anyone with firearms at a polling place. Maybe it does happen, I just haven't heard about it. I personally have never seen any intimidation at our polling places. I suppose it must happen somewhere.
BTW, the photo you posted has nothing to do with gun carrying at a polling place.
FILE PHOTO: Protesters with long guns shelter from the heavy rain during a protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer's extended stay-at-home orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Seth Herald/File Photo
I don't think I've ever read about or seen anyone intimidating anyone with firearms at a polling place. Maybe it does happen, I just haven't heard about it.
Until this election. I do NOT want to say "I told you so". Believe me, please. I'd be happy to be wrong. I'd love it of your election ran perfectly smoothly.
I just don't think it will.
And yeah, I figured it was a stock photo.
Anyway... Speaking of Whitmer...
U.S. President Donald Trump, who played down the coronavirus pandemic from its onset, criticized Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Saturday for her policies to curb the outbreak, drawing shouts of "lock her up" from a rally crowd.Read more from U.S.