600 people died due to drone strikes over the war on terror...compare that to the 60,000 mostly civilians killed in Syria because y'know they kill each other as well. So while we're "raiding" their natural resources (pretty sure China and Russia get a lot of those as well) we're also the ones in-charge of policing this region. And because we aren't muslim even going into the holy land is reason to declare jihad on us.
The Middle East sucks, it's a land with very rich nations and very poor ones and you have two different Muslim factions going to war with each other. Personally I feel like this is only going to be settled with a World War hopefully it won't happen in my lifetime, or it will be like WWI and we get to stay out of it for 70% of the time.
Or we get Muslim Pope...