US President Barack Obama’s GCC summit at Camp David this week looked like a better fit for the annals of surrealism than geopolitics.
The GCC petrodollar racket – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman – was screaming for a“security deal” with Washington similar to the “special relationship” with Israel. Well, that won’t happen because it would require US congressional approval, a no-no considering the Israel lobby runs the overwhelming majority of the US Congress.
So their next best option was to scream to get a kind of formal NATO alliance; well, that is almost the case, as in the war on Libya, which was a de facto NATO-GCC operation. Call it Wahhabi-Atlanticism.