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Banging the Drums of War: Iran and the Neo-Cons

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Instead of debating the pros and cons of another war against a country that has done us no harm, nor has said it will, we should focus on why we are so entangled in the Middle East in the first place.

Is it oil? Less than 17% of US oil imports come from the Middle East, and only Saudi Arabia represents an important part of our oil needs.

Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries)

(Thousand Barrels per Day)

Country May-10

CANADA 1,997

MEXICO 1,290

SAUDI ARABIA 1,093

VENEZUELA 1,011

NIGERIA 1,004

ANGOLA 423

IRAQ 394

RUSSIA 358

ALGERIA 352

BRAZIL 312

COLOMBIA 295

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Robert Bonomo is a blogger, novelist and esotericist. He has lived and worked in Madrid, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Kamchatka, Miami, Valencia, Cartagena, New York and a few other not so interesting places. He has toiled as a writer, blogger, car (more...)
 
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