This brilliant article by Claire Berlinski presents new facts on how the Middle East was wrecked beyond redemption. In effect, according to Kremlin records stolen by Russian exile Pavel Stroilov, the Soviets are responsible for it, in a large part. The article depicts a quite different picture from what we are used to imagine, i.e. that it is the oil industry and its unquenchable thirst for drilling and pumping that destroyed the whole Middle East and the life of its populations. The article points out to Mikhail Gorvachev as one of the main perpetrator and facilitator of this scheme. Also, it puts into context the main design of Russian geo-political and geo-strategical experts: the control of the Middle East jewel, the Persian Gulf. Once it appeared impossible, detrimental or risking to start a world war to actually succeed in doing that, Israel became the next target. The role of the KGB is explored at length. Excellent article, two thumbs up!