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Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil

This is the alternative to pulling the troops out. If you think troops should stay in because "Orange Man Bad" that means you approve of this.
At this point maybe you're right. The Kingdom of Middle North America should probably make good use of its fleeting military advantage over the rest of the world, to seize all the oil on the planet. That will let (the upper crust of) The Kingdom live in relative comfort while the rest of the world will be forced to do the hard work of developing alternate energy sources and technologies. That sort of endeavor is of course beneath the dignity of the Deserving Few, but once new energy tech has been accomplished, we can step in and seize that too.