Glenn Beck predicted Monday evening where the battle lines for the "proxy wars" in the Middle East will be drawn, claiming that the impending fight will come down to one thing: oil.
During his nightly broadcast, Beck said "the gloves will come off" eventually, and the U.S. and Russia will start fighting each other. As the wars escalate, the radio host predicted that Russia, with the support of Iran, Syria and, ultimately, China, will begin fighting directly with the U.S., who will side with Turkey and Saudi Arabia — who Beck believes Israel will support.
"Oil will become a key weapon in this war. ... Iran is likely going to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — that's what they're going to try to do. That will send oil prices skyrocketing," Beck said.
Estimations say there will be a 50 percent increase in prices if that were to happen, though Beck said he believes that is on the "gracious side," indicating that he expects an increase to roughly $200 per barrel.
"If I'm the president of the United States, I'm having a meeting right now. I'm opening up all of our oil fields and I'm telling all the oil companies, 'What can I do to help you,' because this is going to be a fight over oil," he concluded. "And everybody is going to be forced to get involved."
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