Originally Posted by Kiopa_Matt
RWell, that's kinda what this is. The US is just jumping the gun a bit, by taking an aggressive stance and starting the wars now, instead of waiting for resources to run out.
Not really. Prices for natural resources are artificially inflated by central bank's money printing. A war between the West and the Middle East would be due to a conflict in the financial industry (ie. no usury under Sharia law). That's basically why the west took over Libya, so western banks would be able to loan money to Libyans. Loans and debt issuance are above all else - for the time being. All those debt-free Iranians must be mouth watering for bankers.