ISAP? Islamic State in Arabia and Persia? Anyone? GSMP? Geological Substrate at Market Price? I don’t think the acronyms bother anyone due to any science of precision acronym generating logic. The point is that Arabia and Persia can, one would think, be a pan-Islamic state comprised of the theological triumvirate of Wahhab, Suni and Shi’a sects, and thereafter; what does the world care so long as the geological substrate is available on world markets. Yet, people may need until Inauguration Day to forget about Osama and the Taliban up in the belly of Russia. We’re apparently abandoning Trumpian Persia policy and the Green Zone anyway, right? It’s as though there’s nothing like asserting an ideology, or yielding to it, after you’ve defeated it and it’s competent WWII era military might.
Let the sectarian factions of Wahhabi, Suni and Shi’a Islam (WaSSI) all win together as regional television depicts the likes of the effigies that Muhammad himself prohibited! Burkas off! Public acceptability of female visages and voices! Idolatry on television and in mosques? And, it’s Christmas time in Iraq! Dig into Abrahamic verse and we find similarities like Leviticus 11 (Good for preventing zoonotic virology)
Which, of course, brings into view the long term concern of competitive CPEC market access to the region’s geological substrate as previously mentioned. Essentially; what is the difference between there being an illegal monopolist of world ambulance, police car and school bus fuels such as Saddam Hussein, compared to a CPEC China, Iran and Pakistani partnership commandeering market share of substrate resources via law, pipelines and consumer goods based capital.
Here we have an idea of Chinese manufactures versus the USA’s dry bulk ore and grains, and pharmaceuticals trade as the required direct trade for bio-carboniferous fossil fuels and alkaloids regionally within the Suni and Shi’a worlds primarily. We know organic chemicals like diesel and aviation fuel are finite. No one is saying US China trade and relations should go away. It is simply that if proven reserves will be depleted within a quantitative definition of thirty years of opec controlled extraction rate -via price regulation, then the more comprehensive US transportation sector should probably get it’s twenty plus years. Realities of approaching and proceeding beyond terminal depletion requires a separate essay. Theocracies are old school. Where do the natural resources go?