Free-Market Analysis: In a series of articles, we've discussed what seems to us to be a Pentagon/NATO plan to divide the Middle East up into warring factions. This plan is being staged in two parts. First, numerous secular states such as Libya, the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia and now Syria are being destabilized to create an Islamic "crescent" that will serve as a putative enemy of the West.
The second, or concomitant phase is to strengthen and expand the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and then to create tension or even military action between these two factions. Additional tensions are being brought to bear via Israel, Iran and, of course, the Palestinians. You can read some of our articles here: