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You will need to read the entire article carefully, it probably wouldn't hurt to have a dry erase board and a handful of different colored markers.

Except for Iran, which is Persian, not Arab, the Arabs which have a common language, and to western eyes, a common religion, are choosing up sides based on religion for a Pan-Arab civil war.

I cannot fathom everything that is going on, but just reading what is thrown at me, it appears that this war will end up being a proxy war between Turkey and Iran. I do not know the religious differences and the historical relations between the two states. I do know that Iran is afraid of losing Syria as an ally and Turkey, while it was a major ally, has turn antagonistic toward Syria.

We have been hearing about the U.S. becoming an oil exporter. We are all cheering, but be aware, it only takes a small, 2 or 3 percent disruption in production, (or consumption) for there to be a large change in the price of oil.

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