Yes, stupid Yankees always screwing around everyone
No, the middle east has always been violent
To an extent. We can be blamed for the violence we directly caused, but the Middle East has been fucked up for over a century now. Many of their current problems can be dated back to the fall of the Ottomans and European Imperialism.
Yes the capitalist pigs went to the middle east searching for cheap oil, regardless of the cost that NOT they themselves would pay but the actual people living in the middle east. USSR FOREVER! LONG LIVE STALIN!!
but we are partly to blame
This is too black and white. The middle easy used to be way less violent than Europe in the past.
The US and the USSR are partly responsible.
The bottom line is the Middle East is a hotbed of religious turf war. At least America's Constitution allows peaceful plurality, so its own disparate faiths are existing side-by-side. The Middle East has various strands of Islam killing each other and the conflict between Israel and Jerusalem will never become a two state solution as it is routed in religion going back over 1000 years.
It's Europe's fault for toppling the Ottoman empire.