Remember, for the MIC, the point is not necessarily to fight or win wars — though of course they must dangle an enemy (especially, Russia) in front of American noses to justify the trillions spent. No. the real point is just to continue build new weapons. That’s where the profit lies.
Can you imagine a more destructive industry? Not just the millions of people killed and thousands of places bombed, but the continuous extraction of Earth’s resources to construct all this heavy stuff that turns into junk? Oh yes, and remember that “The American military is the single largest consumer of energy in the world.”
So yeah, of course they have to continue to guard those oil fields in the mideast. Though I’ve heard that the real reason for the mideast as the primary killing ground is because it contains “stargates.” You might want to check out that rabbit hole, one of the amazing points Kerry Cassidy makes as Robert David Steele turns the tables and interviews her. Can you imagine all the info (and disinfo, she would be the first to admit that the two are often confused and confusing) she’s collected through her years listening to whistleblower testimony?