Originally Posted by Rohirrim
It's the blow-back from actions of the oil companies in the region going back to the '30s.
This is a pretty naive reading of history. You do realize at that point it was either us (with the British) or the Germans don't you? Many Arabs might've preferred Germany, for obvious reasons.
Guess we should've just let N Africa and the middle east orbit the Axis instead. That would've fixed everything, in a "final solution" sense.