Anyone else thinking what Im thinking?.... Its looking like oil is not going to be the future cause for conflict in the middle east but more likeley the lack of drinkable water for many countries... Yemen does not have the same de-salinisation systems in place as Saudi, and is fast running out of drinkable water sources. It also wont be able to afford the cost of putting them in place unless it gets help. Cue US funding in return for increased presence in the Arabian Peninsular and thus dealing with the threat from AQAP with UAV's. Syria and Iraq rely on the Euphrates and Tigris which are both struggling from limited rainfall. Also Turkey's plans for a damn have angered Syria especially. Turkey now sees itself as having the upper hand and being a dominant player in the middle east.It also plans a super pipeline to provide water to neighbouring Arab countries and Israel - a pipeline that will cross potentially warring neighbours. Israel's water problem is severe too - sea of Galilee is below the line where it may not recover for a decade and water is still pumped out. Desalination plants are being rushed through. Water is pumped to Palestine but only in a trickle and if the situation gets worse will the pumps be turned off for longer? Egypt is threatened by whats happening upstream of the Nile and the use of water by others. The now ousted president even hinted at force to protect Egypts quota of water... Jordan, Iran and others are in a similar predicament. Egypt and Jordan have both said previously that they will not go to war with Israel..unless it is to protect their water supplies. And now fundamentalists are adding water into their teachings with regards to the sharing of water with non muslims - an issue that is likely to cause problems in the future. Shari'aa law -itself meaning the sharing of water - is being applied by Sudanese in its view on sharing water. Its increased alignment with Iran and terror groups has had a huge effect on Egypt's tourism and security. Add to this Egypts insecurity over its water quota ..... So, what does this tell us?...buy some shares in desalination companies and thank god we get rain all year round?