Not all of the Middle East is unstable. Most of the conflicts there are too different from each other to ber melded into one (For example, the solution for the Israel/Palestine conflict is obviously going to be different then resolving the Syrian Civil war and making the Egyptians stop making annual coups)
Redrawing the Middle East, relocating large groups of people to create many homogeneous regions whose denizens the power to govern their own affairs, removing the Arab population from Israel, a large international alliance in the Islamic world for the purpose of handling terrorism and the likes, a few theocratic regions in the Middle East where the Muslim hardliners can live and be happy (Saudi Arabia for Sunnis, Iran for Shi'ites), etc.
I mean really, the fundies are teed because wherever they are Western influence abounds. If they can have their own places where there is only Islamic influence and no Western stuff (aside from modern technology), and they're able to be relocated to these regions easily, then they should be happy.
Honestly i think education and reform is the way to go there too strict on there people and bad leaders easily brainwash and indoctrinate the population because are too ignorant to see that there being screwed over
I'm sorry, but the leaving the middle east alone and unchecked is the absolute worst thing the United States can do. There is literally no guarantee that leaders in the middle east are trustworthy. One day they will unite and stand against the United States, and that day we will need to go war with them, Obviously winning isn't the problem but we gain absolutely nothing. Unfortunately we are too dependent on their oil, and going to war with them will hurt the global economy. I sound sadistic when I say this, but until the need for oil disappears, the U.S cannot simply afford to leave the middle east alone. Thats why we need to invest in renewable energy and research so we no longer depend on it. The sooner the better. I'm the last guy who wants our troops to stay in the middle east. The natives don't like us, and morally what we are doing is kinda wrong, but we have to do what we must.
If you honestly think that we're in the Middle East just for oil, then you're out of touch with reality. To all the people saying "leave the region"... That is an extremely naive outlook on foreign policy. There are dictators and terrorists will fill our gap if we decide to vacate.
Varrack, the prime focus of us being the middle east is for oil. The U.S government doesn't give a s*it about what dictators do to its people. Its just an excuse for American intervention. We might have made a difference in some cases, but we didn't go there for that reason. There's always another reason for our intervention. Why does the U.S hate Hugo Chavez and his country? Because Hugo's nationalistic attitude caused him to nationalize the oil industry which effected U.S businesses. I'd just like to make it clear though, I like what the intent of America does, going around and helping people from oppressive governments, but the reality is there usually is another reason for us intervening.
I agree that investing in alternative energy sources is a good idea, it would shrink the reliance on the Middle East for oil. And oil is one of the only reasons why the Middle East isn't a corrupted hell on Earth.
@triangle Sending troops is one thing, letting a country become powerful is another thing. We made that mistake with Saddam. Also, if we really were there to help people, why haven't we done a single thing in Saudi Arabia? Arguably Saudi Arabia is worse than Iran when it comes to human rights. Yet, we always back them up. Its the oil. I bet once we no longer need Oil, the CIA will send the house of Saud to hell.
But relax, no country in the middle east will get too powerful. Saudi Arabia and Iran have a smaller economy than Turkey, and Turkey is secular politically. Turkey has the 10th strongest military, so it's not like Saudi or Iran will get too powerful.
@stargate Are you aware that intervention in Iraq has only created ISIS? I don't get what the hell is with you and your nationalist attitude. We can't just go invading countries left and right in the name of "democracy" and "freedom." If you had any basic understanding of foreign policies, you wouldn't be saying half the nonsense you do.
See, this is what I don't get about some Republicans. They hate to help fellow Americans, but they want the government to go help some random people across the globe, even though they are making it worse.
BTW Reforming Islam is probably a huge one on this. If the people in middle east weren't religious fanatics, there wouldn't be a reason for the U.S to destabilize the region. Everybody could be happy. Simply blaming the U.S for all the struggles in the middle east is stupid.
I know, some middle east leaders have to be dumb enough to use the Qu'ran as the Constitution of their country. If it weren't for oil, the theocratic countries would probably be completely corrupt and poor.