Conflict in the Middle East, could it be our fault?
With decades of war and conflict in the middle east, we have to question possible causes. The United States' involvement in middle eastern affairs began as soon as we became the United States. Once we became independent and no longer had the protection of the all-powerful British navy the barbary pirates considered our ships fair game. At a time when the tales of the Arabian Nights were extremely popular in our new republic, the north coast of Africa became a very dangerous