"To be far the middle east probably would have been better off without all the colonialism and interference that went with it.
That being said they need to suck it up and move or they will be still in the same position 1000 years from now."-Monty
You are right I agree with you Monty, the Middle East would have been a lot better without all the colonialism and interference and now that it is in the past people of that region need to move on. But I need to point out another thing also which is that its hard for people to move on when the West is still interfering and occupying parts of the Middle East while threatening other parts with invasions and bombings, such things only serve to bring back the memories of the colonialism of the past in which the wounds still simmer under the skin.
"Hey don't you know?
The Middle East was in perfect peace and harmony when only Arabs were around. Then the rest of the world suddenly popped out of nowhere and suddenly they became poor and couldn't stop fighting each other."-Redneck
You continuously amaze me in your line of thinking. The Arabs were living in peace amongst themselves, they were prosperous, Muslims had an empire which stretch continents from Turkey/Balkans to Middle East to North Africa. Colonialism laid the seeds of many of today's hatred in the Middle East whether you deny it or not its a historical fact. The British and the French asked the Arabs for their help in WW1 in defeating the Germans and Turks in return they would be left alone and be able to establish Arab nation. The Europeans turned around as soon as the war was over and stabbed the Arabs in the back, occupied from Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia. They turned around and instead of letting the Arabs build their own Arab nation they cobbled together different ethnicity within the same border thus denying them their aspirations and subjugated them to European colonialism.
What do you think the Europeans did? That they offered the Arabs free reign in their natural resources? That they let them establish their boundaries and nation after WW1? That they did not subjugate the Arab populace to the tactics of divide and conquer? Or do you believe that the Europeans and the Americans today are benevolent? Save me your self righteous beliefs and your lopsided views.