War in Iraq 1991, Iraq War 2003, War on Terror, Iraq Occupation Each of these middle east events in the past 18 years has lead to huge, sustained rallies in stocks. Expect oil to surge $4 or more and the dow to rise 400 points or more. Given the escalating tensions between Isreal and Hammas, & Pakistan and India there is no way Obama is gonna pull out of Iraq now, and he will increase the troop count in Afghanistan, which is bearish for dollar, and bullish for commodities, large cap tech, energy, defense, multinational, EWZ, FXI. If you're short sucks 2 b u. Expect the futures to open higher, and keep rising.