Please tell me I am crazy. I've been thinking quite a bit about the end game. I have a large map on the wall of my home office and I keep staring at it and thinking about the following:
The countries in red are those that the US is either engaged in war against, or the US media frequently talks about in terms of them being hostile situations brewing (thus included Sudan and Somalia). There are probably more, but I don't have a TV hook up so I don't hear it all. The blue ones are those that are on the brink of financial collapse (although we all are, these are the ones that the media loves to tout). So it struck me: The US cannot attack the blue countries with military but it sure can destroy them financially. So, by military force, or by financial destruction, is the US forging a path to somewhere in particular? It just seems so convenient that the blue countries line the path to the red ones. And even more curious that the red countries seem to indicate that the US is circling the wagons around Saudi Arabia.
Anyway... someone tell me I am crazy and I'll happily crawl back under my rock.