Indeed they can’t do both, Michael!
First, they are not interested in the countries with low natural oil reserves.
Second, they locate the countries with high natural oil reserve and try to control them.
Third, they locate the countries which border the countries with high natural oil reserve and try to control them.
Forth, they influnce the countries which are biden or otherwise controlling the countries with natural oil reserves.
Fifth, they try to control the 2nd and 3rd and 4th countries.
Sixth, they try to demonise and de-humanise countries which counteract their activities.
Seventh, they demonise and de-humanise the people exposing their activities.
I always ask myself – why? Why is oil so very important?