This was drawn a few years back….. looks more plausibe now. Note the disintegration of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran, along with the de-facto partition of Iraq (hardly noted by commentators).
Add Peak Oil on top and it’s a nasty cocktail. The departure of Bush Jr hasn’t made the world a safer place…..because things haven’t really changed… except for one thing… the rise of the Arab population…….. It’s not clear how this will all shake out though the Saudis have already crushed dissent in Bahrain to prevent any such scenario developing.
The US Fifit Fleet anchored in Qatar and 150,000 US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a say in all this.
Note that not a peep is coming out of Israel