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hilljack

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2005, 08:30:35 PM »
This debate is old, I have a better question:

Many people beleive that the Jews power in Isreal comes from the US.  And many people beleive that the US supports Isreal so that it has at least one ally in the ME.  When the oil supply in the ME runs dry in fifty-one hundred and fifty years, will the US continue to support Isreal?

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« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2005, 08:33:48 PM »
you are forgetting our strongest Ally in the ME.. our friends the Saudis

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« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2005, 08:35:43 PM »
Most important ally I would say is the Saudis, but the most stable is the Isrealis.

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« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2005, 08:42:35 PM »
yes, the US will continue to support the israelis.  i think a more interesting question would be whether the US will continue to support Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc to the same degree once the petroleum supply runs dry.

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2005, 08:47:49 PM »
what do you think?

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« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2005, 08:50:00 PM »
I think our support for Isreal will wane when the ME becomes a non-factor.  Disturbances in the ME will be treated as disturbances in Africa are now.  Only go in to prevent genocide, anything else goes.

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2005, 09:01:07 PM »
about saudi arabia and other gulf allies?  i don't think the US will be as supportive as it is now.

about israel: i don't think our support of israel is really related to petroleum issues as it is related to the establishment of and support for a jewish state.  even when the oil runs out, i'm not convinced the anomisity between israel and its islamic neighbors will wane.  in fact, i'm apt to believe that the animosity might intensify.  once oil-rich islamic countries run out of the very resource that accounts for much of the country's income while israel continues to prosper (in part due to US aid), i think relatively poorer islamic neighbors will resent israel even more.

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2005, 09:06:55 PM »
 ::) so any MUSLIMS around??


good God... y'all are much too much!
Practice LSAT156 (diag), 163, 162, 165, 167, 168, 172, 164 :(

(all within the last week and a half...which is when I decided to take the LSAT)

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2005, 09:09:08 PM »
Funny that a forum for future attorneys would have so much disagreement.

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« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2005, 09:10:43 PM »
what do you guys think about Turkey; it is a 97% Muslim state, a democracy, friendly both to the US and Israel. Or Malaysia and Indonesia, the two other Islamic states that are democracies. Since Malaysia and Indonesia are too different from the Middle East, what about Turkey, do you guys think the arab states can model their democracy like Turkey?