The US also has tons of oil reserves, but they're not using it they're instead buying from the Middle East, same with China that's one of the reasons gas is so high right now because of Chinese demand.
If you make a country dependent on your own oil by making it cheaper to buy it from you instead of digging it from the ground then by the time they decide to switch it will take them some time to do so. Besides China is just an example, there are other countries this could be done to.
Originally Posted by SHERMAN
The reason I take it lightly is because I dont believe there is a Mahdi...I do realize the possible threat of the Muslim world uniting, bt those are proceses that would take years, and can then be reacted to....
Neither do most people, neither do I, at least I don't believe he is divinely guided.
But I already explained this before it does not matter if we believe it or not. It really doesn't. What matters is there are hundreds of millions of Muslims who believe this and they are more than willing to see this happen.
It doesn't matter if you believe this, but your neighbor does. When it does happen he is going to try to force the issue on you, whether you think it matters or not.