Wednesday, May 11, 2011

hold the G

so what if the gulf cooperation council might expand to include countries located nowhere near the gulf? italy was one of the founding members of NATO and it doesn't border the north atlantic. turkey and greece were admitted to NATO in 1952, bringing the alliance even further away from that ocean. these days 16 of the 28 members of NATO aren't on the NA. once you get into the partnership for peace countries, you're well into central asia.

so the GCC wouldn't even have to change its name if it admitted jordan and morocco. but they really want to shed their geographical heritage, i guess it could be the council of monarchies that hate iran (CMHI? COMTHI?). if israel got a king, i wonder if they would let it join.