Q&A Friday #45: What If The Middle-East Had No Oil?

by John Hawkins | July 21, 2006 1:20 pm

Question: “How would the U.S.’s relationship with the Arab world be different if there was no oil in those countries?” — D-Vega

Answer: Aside from Israel, if there were no oil in the Middle-East, it probably wouldn’t be much different than a more Islamic version of Africa. So, we’d treat them about the same way we treat Africa today: we’d throw them a few bucks here and there and ignore them as much as possible.

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