Mid-East Oil Reserves and America's War on Terrorism. 01/25/2005
There can be said a number of reasons why we have gone to war in Iraq, but that isn't purpose of this short essay. The approach to problem of Iraq and its effects on American government and its people is much deeper and can be much darker.
Using as an example American wheat reserves and how unused reserves can control world wheat prices, same can be said for oil. With Iraq having second largest oil reserves in world, untapped, economics of animal show that someday, if not already, Iraq will be a major player in pricing and distribution of world wide oil.
As United States developed, over decades, it's economy grew to where it had a dominate effect on other countries of world. This means language people spoke, money they used, and practices they carried were all effected by world dominating economy --- American economy. The value of US backed loans were as solid as any loan could be and many nations wanted to be a part of this U.S. based world economy as it meant wealth and development. Along with this American economy, that spread around world, also spread thoughts that were common with American thinking. Marketing practices, legal world, industry, and religion.
American religion and values, mostly Christianity based, spread around world, replacing native religions with Western World thinking (which had its roots in Europe). This has gone on for over a hundred and fifty years, and now Christianity is found in every country on this earth. But, development and rise of Islam has been occurring in background as Christianity covered globe. The two religions compete against each other for hearts and minds of followers who will continue and increase education of their different beliefs.