For years, the United States' heavy dependence on oil has influenced the crafting of its foreign policy.
Considering the Middle East is home to a number of oil-rich countries - in terms of both production and exports - foreign interest in such resources has given rise to geopolitical tensions since the 1900s.
It's worth noting that Saudi-U.S. relations began once oil exploration in the kingdom took off in 1933.
People have taken note of America's heavy interest in Middle Eastern oil, and have used humor to provide commentary on the situation.
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