The Great Game of Geopolitics is getting more interesting everyday. Contrary to the widespread belief in conspiracy of an arch-conspiratorial "New
World Order", the world actually consists of a torrent of interlocking establishment of elites that don't necessarily see eye to eye, and quite
often at odds with one another.
There are two centers of this Hegelian struggle: the United States of America and the oil fields of the Middle East. To control those oil fields means
international supremacy for a nation, and to control them depends on one's interactions with the US, and for the US, maintaining specific alliances
in the Middle East.
For example, it is often thought that we are unconditional supporters of Israel. This is simply not true; the support for Israel is a lie crafted by
those who subscribe to the Neo-conservative ideology, which exists as an American extension of 'Zionism'. The propaganda of Neo-conservatism
ensnares the mind of the neo-theocrats who make up so much of the Republican Party, while the logistics of a 'buffer state' in the Middle East
appeals to elements in our government that are backed by oil and defense interests who stand to profit.
But the government is shifting, for we do not necessarily need Israel to maintain a foothold in the Middle East: peace, or atleast mutual cooperation,
with countries such as Iran are not yet an option to be cast aside. Strategic politicians such as Zbigniew Brzezinki (you may know him as Carter's
Secretary of State, who initiated the funding of the Mujaheddin in a proxy war with the Soviet Union), who once advocated a regime change from that of
the Islamic Revolution of Iran to a pro-Western government formed around the exiled Shah, is now a proponent of Western/Iranian reconciliation. From
the horses mouth:
"These neocon prescriptions, of which Israel has its equivalents, are fatal for America and ultimately for Israel. They will totally turn the
overwhelming majority of the Middle East's population against the United States. The lessons of Iraq speak for themselves. Eventually, if neo-con
policies continue to be pursued, the United States will be expelled from the region and that will be the beginning of the end for Israel as well."
As much as I hate to agree with a character such as Brzezinski, it would seem that his apostasy is well founded. After all, he is the founder of
geopolitical strategy, laid out in his book The Grand Chessboard
. Brzezinski is also a member of a secretive international foreign
policy/geopolitical think-tank known only as Le Cercle
(I urge everyone at ATS who hasn't
read this article to read it; it will blow your mind!), which has maintained a lot of important ties to pro-Israel figures in the intelligence
community. But this has changed: recent membership in Le Cercle has included characters such as Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi and Charles W. Freeman. Dr.
Amirahmadi is a founding member of the American Iranian Council
"is a nonprofit and nonpartisan tax-exempt [501(c)3] educational organization dedicated to improving US-Iran relations through dialogue, better
understanding, and constructive engagement." 
Charles W. Freeman, another member of the American Iranian Council, has maintained State Department positions for some thirty years. He has gone on
record as saying:
, "As long as the United States continues unconditionally to provide the subsidies and political protection that make the Israeli occupation
and the high-handed and self-defeating policies it engenders possible, there is little, if any, reason to hope that anything resembling the former
peace process can be resurrected. Israeli occupation and settlement of Arab lands is inherently violent."
With the Operation Cast Lead in 2008 and the flotilla debacle this year, support for Israel in America has dropped even more, and undoubtedly the same
goes in the policy making circles in Washington. Perhaps the peace route will began to take momentum.
Yet now we have Saudi Arabia saying this. Why? Well, for starters, despite both being fundamentalist Islamic countries, and the recent overtures of
peace being made towards each other, Saudi Arabia and Iran stand at odds. It had even seen that the Saudis were cooperating with the Israelis in a
build-up to military action in Iran. But perhaps, like Brzezinski and his cohorts in Le Cercle, Saudi Arabia has seen Israel outlive its usefulness
through its diplomatic blunders and black eyes too many to count.
So all Israel has to do is bring back the Neo-Con element in America to keep its power. Quite a game.