What do you think is the root cause of Mid-East strife? Some people say it's the oppression of the Palestinians. Some people say it's the support of Israel by the United States. I'm thinking that if the U.S. weren't so dependant on oil from the Mid-East, we wouldn't need to worry about keeping the Mid-East stable. We wouldn't have to arm Israel, they could arm themselves. We wouldn't be making the hard core Muslims angry at us for walking on their land, because we wouldn't need to be over there in the first place. Oil. . . . oil is the root cause of all this mess.