The Mediterranean Union was created in 2008.
It includes Israel, but not Libya.
This Union will no doubt be a tool of the American Empire.
The HQ of the Mediterranean Union, in Barcelona.
At http://www.voltairenet.org/en, Rick Rozoff has an article entitled:
Libyan War And Control Of The Mediterranean
From this we learn:
1. The Mediterranean Sea is the main battle front in the world.
2. The Mediterranean is to be part of the the US empire.
3. Almost all the Mediterranean nations are tied to NATO and the US military. The exceptions are Syria, Lebanon and Libya.
(Cyprus is not in NATO but has military bases of use to the US and its allies.)
4. Libya is also one of only five of Africas countries that have not been integrated into the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).
The others are: Sudan, which is being balkanized.
Ivory Coast, now under the threat of foreign military intervention, linked to AFRICOM.
Eritrea, where 5,000 U.S. and French troops are based.
5. Lin Zhiyuan, deputy director of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Academy of Military Sciences:
"By building a dozen forward bases or establishments in Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and other African nations, the U.S. will gradually establish a network of military bases to cover the entire continent and make essential preparations for docking an aircraft carrier fleet in the region.
"The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with the U.S. at the head had [in 2006] carried out a large-scale military exercise in Cape Verde, a western African island nation, with the sole purpose of controlling the sea and air corridors of crude oil extracting zones and monitoring how the situation is with oil pipelines operating there.
"[A]frica Command represents a vital, crucial link for the US adjustment of its global military deployment. At present, it is moving the gravity of its forces in Europe eastward and opening new bases in Eastern Europe.
"The present US global military redeployment centers mainly on an ‘arc of instability’ from the Caucasus, Central and Southern Asia down to the Korean Peninsula, and so the African continent is taken as a strong point to prop up the US global strategy.
"Therefore, AFRICOM facilitates the United States advancing on the African continent, taking control of the Eurasian continent and proceeding to take the helm of the entire globe."