Extra commentary by me...the real story follows.
See also: Hillary Clinton’s Globalism – Get Rich Off the World
See also: QOTD at bottom of this page.
By Ellen Brown
Improve his internal political situation in France,
Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
In the Middle East, Israel and Saudi Arabia are out, Iran is in. Similarly, in the Far East, China is out, Vietnam is in. As for a special relationship, the president would rather have one with Cuba than Britain. Nothing could better illustrate the extent of Barack Obama’s repudiation of the “foreign-policy establishment.”
Yet grand strategies are judged by their consequences, not by their intentions, and in the Middle East—not to mention North Africa and parts of South Asia—the consequences are not looking pretty.
If the arc of history is in fact bending toward Islamic extremism, sectarian conflict, networks of terrorism, and regional nuclear-arms races, then the 44th president will turn out to have been rather less smart than the foreign-policy establishment he so loftily disdains." --Niall Ferguson