این یه دیالوگ از فیلم ِ سیریاناست که طولانیه، ولی به نظرم جالب اومد. نصیر شاهزادهی ِ یک کشور ِ حاشیهی ِ خلیج ِ فارسه و وودمن یک تحلیلگر ِ آمریکایی در زمینهی ِ انرژی.
Nasir: What do you suppose they're up to, my brother and these American lawyers? Tell me, what are they thinking?
Woodman: What are they thinking? What are they thinking? They're thinking that it's running out. It's running out. And 90 percent of what's left is in the Middle East. Look at the progression. Versailles, Suez, 1973, Gulf War One, Gulf War Two. This is a fight to the death. So, what are they thinking? "Great." They're thinking, "Keep playing, keep buying yourself new toys. Keep spending $50,000 a night on your hotel room. But don't invest in your infrastructure. Don't build a real economy." So that when you finally wake up, they will have sucked you dry, and you will have squandered the greatest natural resource in history.
Nasir: Come with me, please... I studied at Oxford. I have a Ph.D. from Georgetown. I want to create a parliament. I want to give women the right to vote. I want an independent judiciary. I want to start a petroleum exchange in the Middle East, cut the speculators out of the business. Why are the major oil exchanges in London and New York anyway? I'll put all of our energy up for competitive bidding. I'll run pipe through Iran to Europe, like you proposed. I'll ship to China. Anything that achieves efficiency and maximizes profit. Profit which I will then use to rebuild my country.
Woodman: Great, that's exactly what you should do.
Nasir: Exactly. Except your president rings my father and says: "I've got unemployment in Texas, Kansas, Washington state." One phone call later, we're stealing out of our social programs in order to buy overpriced airplanes. We owed the Americans, but we've repaid that debt. I accepted a Chinese bid, the highest bid, and suddenly I'm a terrorist. I'm a godless communist.