- Plunge the region into deadly, sectarian strife.
- Support all contestants with money and arms.
- Retreat into prepared positions (i.e., the 14 NEW bases constructed or still a’building.
- Enjoy the ensuing chaos, slaughter and mayhem, sallying forth occasionally to bomb or otherwise intrude upon the festivities and stir the pot when needed; then
- When the antagonists have mutually exhausted one another, socially and militarily, emerge from the ’prepared positions’ with troops already in place to re-colonize the resources.
Yeah, I really DO believe they're ("we're") that cynical and bloody-minded.