Quote:Roughly six months after the imposition of the No Fly Zone over Libya, which ultimately led to the liberation of the country's Light Sweet Crude and the placement of an Eni SpA executive (Italy's largest oil company) as Libya's oil minister and also had a side effect of getting Gaddafi murdered in broad daylight by the reformed freedom fighters, the script is about to be rewound from the beginning, and a few thousand miles east, this time next to explosive powderkeg Syria. Albawaba news, which cites Kuwait's al Rai daily, reports that Arab jet fighters, and possibly Turkish warplanes, backed by American logistic support will implement a no fly zone in Syria's skies, after the Arab League will issue a decision, under its Charter, calling for the protection of Syrian civilians. In other words, foreign countries will take it upon themselves to do what only America has done with impunity so far: decide what is best for a given sovereign nation's population. Granted, we have yet to verify the credibility of both Al Bawaba and Al Rai, although at first blush they appear substantially more credible than Debka-type fly by night operations. Which then leads to a sobering conclusion: if indeed Europe and the Western world is dead set upon an aerial campaign above Syria, then all eyes turn to the East, and specifically Russia and China, which have made it very clear they will not tolerate any intervention. And naturally the biggest unknown of all is Iran, which has said than any invasion of Syria will be dealt with swiftly and severely...http://www.zerohedge.com/news/no-fly-zon...a-imminent
Why Iran is part of the End Game
how America â€˜managesâ€™ Eurasia is criticalâ€¦ A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the worldâ€™s three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africaâ€™s subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the worldâ€™s central continent. About 75 per cent of the worldâ€™s people live in Eurasia, and most of the worldâ€™s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of the worldâ€™s GNP and about three-fourths of the worldâ€™s known energy resources.
Two basic steps are thus required: first, to identify the geostrategically dynamic Eurasian states that have the power to cause a potentially important shift in the international distribution of power and to decipher the central external goals of their respective political elites and the likely consequences of their seeking to attain them;â€¦ second, to formulate specific U.S. policies to offset, co-opt, and/or control the above