Such Theater for the handful of people who still read that useless rag. There seems to be an unbreakable script for lame duck presidents, to try to broker "Peace in the Middle East" after they get done destroying the domestic USA. Of course they always fail. The last thing the Bankster Empire wants is peace and cohesiveness among the many poor tribes of the Middle East.
The British Empire made the map of the Middle East, intentionally dropping borders on top of ethnic groups to keep them forever at odds with the new country they woke up in. This is because both Jews and Arab train employees joined forces and brought the Empire to it's knees repeatedly in early 1900's Palestine.
Rothschild documents repeatedly referred to "the problem in Palestine" which I have discovered was really a combined Jewish/Arab organized labor Union striking and stopping the oil trains from Tikrit, Iraq making it all the way through Palestine and to the Suez and Egypt which relied on this oil for their Navies right up to the present day. Each time, the London Bankster solution was to deport everyone out of "The Palestine Protectorate" (administered by Britain) and then only allow the Jewish workers to return (for reasons that are unclear to me.)
"Follow the Money (if you want to know the truth)" was the advice of Deepthroat, and it's very apt in this situation too. All war materials and all financial transactions must clear the BIS in Switzerland (Bank of International Settlements). That body has always been stuffed to the gills with Israeli Banksters.
These banksters are the gatekeepers. None of them are happy at all about the BRICs alternative not based on the dollar, which is why Iraq and Iran are always in the cross-hairs of the MIC: they keep selling oil cheaper than the Texas Oil Mafia and they won't take fako "federal reserve notes" for it anymore.
The "Five Eyes" cares not about borders printed on some map. They share intel between themselves in the furtherance of a joint objective to keep ruling the world. So yes, this is all Theater of the Absurd. Obama can't dump Israel since Israel/Switzerland is the US petro dollar Swiftcode center of the world, and bombing Iran is going to bomb Haliburton who has been sucking natural gas out of Iran for decades in violation of sanctions. Of course, Big Hal makes even more money on War, so they probably don't care which way the cookie crumbles in Iran.
Well that's it. There's a distemper in the Ether tonight, and I can gaze into my crystal ball no further.