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Saudi Duality, American Acceptance
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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Through supporting the Saudi royal family and occupying ground deemed holy by Muslims worldwide, the United States government indirectly supports the very organizations it attempts to destroy by contributing to recruiting efforts of terrorist and extremist organizations worldwide. The United States government can no longer accept the status quo in its relationship with the Saudi royal family. Additionally, efforts must be undertaken worldwide to counter Wahhabi clerics demonizing of the United States. If allowed to continue, the ranks of those willing to carry out another attack on the scale of September 11, 2001, will swell. If this happens, war will rage indefinitely, resulting in an ever-increasing toll in human lives. The true solution is reform of the majority of governments within the Middle East region, where a very small minority controls all of the national wealth and the rest of the country lives in squalor. People desire a voice in how their country will be governed and a government that cares for all people of the nation. The institution of democracy within Middle Eastern countries will reduce the need for people to find a blame for their troubles, and the governments they elect will no longer require a place to put that blame to maintain power. They will begin to see a purpose to their lives and the tendency for them to become militant will be reduced.
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