Tell me how US policy would have changed toward the world;Iran,Palastaine,etc if it could make the US more energy self- reliant and less dependent of foreign oil? was there ever any need for "The Dialogue Among Civilizations" to take place?
I think one of the main reason US policy dont let any Middle Eastern countries to become democratized and industrialzed is that if this happens ,maybe we would have done the same crimes against the West as well? sometimes this "Theory of Conspiracy" deludes me as well.Even if everything I have suggested needs to take place -- the infrastructure
development, the technological developments -- does in fact take place, the energy
consuming countries, and the U.S. in particular, will remain highly dependent on
external sources of supply. And although the oil and natural gas markets will
continue to globalize and diversify. And this process could result in new geopolitical
re lationships and alignments. It is clear that the Middle East will remain the
primary source of the world’s energy.
Excerpts from remarks to the
4th Annual Qatar Conference on Democracy and Free Markets
April 5, 2004
Panel Discussion: Politics & Economics of Energy in the Next Generation
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