- Jan 2014
We don’t need middle eastern oil at all. We have more than enough right here. American business interests reap the benefits of developing ME oil sources and US oil technology is quite good and exportable. Our oil imports - such as they are - are mostly from Canada and Mexico and some from Venezuela.
The US may have plenty of oil but fracking, needed to recover much of it, wouldn't be economically feasible if the price of oil fell significantly.
American support for Israel stems from the horrors of the Holocaust,
I find myself disagreeing with many of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bombastic pronouncements, but as long as there is an Israel, the US will support it.