Comment: It's all about the petro-dollar

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It's all about the petro-dollar

That is the one and only reason we are in the Middle East. Nixon saved the dollar back in his day by taking the dollar off the gold standard and arranging to provide military support for all the nations (OPEC) in the Middle East in exchange for trading oil in US currency. That became the new gold standard. The only way out of the Middle East is to go back on a precious metal standard again. Follow the money and you will find your answer. It's always about money.

Ron Paul 2012; Rand Paul 2016