If USA lessens dependency on Middle East oil with shale gas are threats against Iran a bluff?
Shale oil from Texas and other places in US will reduce US need for Middle East Oil.
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GCC Focus: The GCC, oil and dollar
Is US disengaging from Middle East oil use due to shale gas developments in Texas and will that lead to disintegration of petrodollar system?
Iran Oil and the Disintegration of the Petrodollar Standard
With the recent saber rattling by Israel and USA directed against Syria and especially Iran is it possible this is not the main action but a rear guard action by USA as it eyes a strategic retreat out of Middle East? Wishful thinking in view of Israeli efforts to push the USA into a confrontation with Israeli arch enemy Iran?
If there is one thing that would bolster the US it would be not engaging Iran and stiffing Israel in its ambitions to rule all the Middle East.