"Plunderers of the world, when nothing remains on the lands to which they have laid waste by wanton thievery, they search out across the seas. The wealth of another region excites their greed; and if it is weak, their lust for power. Nothing from the rising to the setting of the sun is enough for them.
Among all others only they are compelled to attack the poor as well as the rich. Robbery, rape, and slaughter they falsely call empire; and where they create a desolate wasteland, they call it peace."
Tacitus, Calgacus' Speech from Agricola
Remembering this may help one to understand some of the things, current events, that happen that otherwise make no sense. In pursuit of profit, their hypocrisy and disregard for justice and human life knows no bounds.
There is nothing quite so tempting as a poorly managed country with exploitable assets like food, energy, and people. And if it is well located for other purposes, then so much the better.