It seems the title of the video game above which none other than Bono invested greatly in ( in whose plot, the "evil dictator" of Venezuela is targetted for regime change!) May turn out to be strangely prophetic! Most of us here have heard of Thierry Meyssan, renegade reporter and thorn in the side of imperialism. Thierry in his new book is putting forward a new explanatory hypothesis as to what exactly is going on regarding much of the insanity we see in the world today. The shift in strategy is the bastard lovechild of Thomas P.M.Barnett and others. He's just one of the many Strangeloves working with the pentagon. You can get a good idea of Thierry's hypothesis here: The US military project for the world, by Thierry Meyssan The basic idea is that the world is being divided into two zones. A zone of chaos and a zone of stability, the G8 The rest are for the chop. Not for their resources directly, but to destroy them, put them out of the game, so they cannot pose any future challenge to US hegemony or their global economic system in the future and to put in place an occupying force or garrison so that these destroyed states cannot directly deal with the G8 without strong US influence and control It's loosely based on the notion of "controlled chaos" which has been a buzz term with US think tanks for quite a while now, but which has been fleshed out by Thierry in his book. Anyway, read the article and we can discuss here whether events fit the hypothesis or not. Personally I think he's onto something here, and it looks like a really ugly future we have in store.