Latvia is complaining that Russia is doubling its oil prices to the tiny nation as a political pressure tool. They probably are. It's why anybody cares at all what happens in the Middle East. So they're killing each other? So what?
How many local conflicts has the world ignored because there was no economic relavance to the place?
That's why Econo-Girl thinks our number one national priority should be alternative fuel research and setting up the infrastructure for working at home. So if someone decides to pressure the US by turning off our oil supply, we can weather it.
Then the idiots can kill themselves until none are left. It will no longer be our problem.