Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will both attend the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos this month, the organizers told Reuters on Friday.The World Economic Forum has its front stage for the public and back stage for participants to conduct deals.
Promoting a possible Iran-Israel leader confrontation seems a front stage activity. The fallout from their interaction would impact back stage deals.
Davos theme is "Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business." Global tamperers, mostly back stage players, will be there in force.
Take Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein, a frequent Davos guest presenter and moderator. He and his PEU brethren worked hard to open up Libya for investment from Muammar Gadhafi. They succeeded, even reforming Gadhafi enough for President Obama to shake his hand.
Gadhafi challenged the back stage players by offering to fund an African Union without Western money and to sell oil outside a U.S. dollar denomination. These two acts incurred the West's wrath.
As for the neoconservative Project for the New American Century, their list of countries for regime change is nearly complete.
Iraq - checkWatch the theatrics at Davos. It's a shame the back stage antics and deal making will go unreported.
Libya - check
Syria - in process
Iran - up next
North Korea - nobody wants it, no oil.