Natural Gas: Why Saudi Arabia & the US Want War With Syria
Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism Senator John McCain cares so much for the war – drum rhetoric that he expounds, which is why he w...
Senator John McCain cares so much for the war – drum rhetoric that he expounds, which is why he was caught playing a game on his cell phone during a meeting of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SCFR).
McCain told mainstream media: “As much as I like to always listen in rapt attention constantly [to] remarks of my colleagues over a three-and-a-half-hour period, occasionally I get a little bored and so I resorted [to poker]. But the worst thing about it is I lost thousands of dollars in this game.”
Chuckling, McCain said losing money was ok because it was “fake” anyway.
Taking the pending war on Syria seriously, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a blanket warning to President Obama and his “coalition of the willing” (COTW) against Syria that any attack without UN approval would be considered an act of “aggression”.
Putin said that Russia may support a UN resolution to act against Syria; however he is in doubt that it was the Syrian government that used chemical weapons on 1,400 Syrian citizens.
Obama stated that the “red line” comment he made last year still stands. The use of chemical weapons that violates international treaties necessitates that the international community must stand up against Syria. Obama said: “I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. “A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.” However, Jay Carney, press secretary for the Obama administration, admitted in a media conference that the use of chemical weapons was perpetrated by the “opposition” and not the Syrian government.
In a game of dare, Obama claims that the world’s credibility is at stake with regard to acting against Syria. This is why he is busy building a COTW to ensure that his agenda is met.
Indeed, part of this propaganda is just making statements without proof because words are more powerful than evidence.
The Obama administration is now being exposed for doctoring the numbers of the victims at Aleppo to bolster sympathy.
The British government has shown that far fewer people died in the chemical weapons attack, which leaves questions as to the quality of intelligence Obama is basing his pending military strike on Syria.
According to the British government, only 350 people were killed in Aleppo. In agreement, the French intelligence sources are saying that 281 confirmed dead through open-source video have been accounted for.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) states that their account is that only 502 died with 80 being children and 137 being women.
It appears that the Obama administration came up with a number based on word from their proxy terrorists, the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Even the count provided by John Kerry, Secretary of State, to the SCFR did not add up to the 1,400 claimed by Obama.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commented that Obama’s attack on Syria is in “nobody’s interest”.
Rouhani continued: “As the Islamic republic has already announced any (military) measure against Syria is in the disadvantage of both the region and the U.S.’ friends. We believe that the main problem of Syria is foreign interventions and opening the space for the terrorists.”
Propaganda surrounding Iran’s stake in this matter concludes that it is their national nuclear program that would be negatively affected by a strike on Syria.
In response, it is being reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is being put to the ready for any necessary military might requested by Rouhani.
Meanwhile, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey “is ready to take part in any international coalition against Syria.”
Erdogan explained: “We have said that we are ready to take part in any kind of coalition and we perceive this as a coalition of volunteers.”
Known as the Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP), this would export natural gas from the world’s largest reserves in Iran, through Syria and Lebanon, and out to be delivered to the UK.
Egypt is part of this line which explains why they recently had an Arab Spring uprising to over-throw Muhammad Morsi, the choice-Muslim Brotherhood puppet placed into power with the help of the Obama administration.
To stop the AGP, Saudi Arabia has spent $3 billion to support the FSA in Syria through weapons deals, ammunition and expenses.
Once pronounced dead, but still living Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan has been making the rounds from Moscow to Paris and hoping to gain support against Syria.
Secret contracts have been offered by Bandar to Putin and French President Francois Hollande to strategically gain major governmental accord to bring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad down from power and crush the furtherance of the AGP.
Saudi Arabia would like to become a leader in natural gas production and become the main provider to Europe.
In fact, since 2009 “Qatar has proposed a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey in a sign the emirate is considering a further expansion of exports from the world’s biggest gasfield after it finishes an ambitious program to more than double its capacity to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG).”
Part of the scheme, according to Turkey, is to strategically move the Nabucco pipeline project to “transport Central Asian and Middle Eastern gas to Europe, bypassing Russia.”
In this way, Qatar and Turkey would join efforts and share in the spoils.
Europe would rely on Qatar for natural gas instead of Russia.
Syria is the middle man in every way. The Qatar pipeline was rejected by Assad in favor of a deal with Iran and a new pipeline project.
With Assad now turning to Iran, Bandar has been working the circuit with the US in his back pocket as the bully if need be.
Russia has not come to Bandar’s side on this Syrian matter. Bandar threatened that “whatever regime comes after” Assad, it will be “completely” in Saudi Arabia’s hands and will “not sign any agreement allowing any Gulf country to transport its gas across Syria to Europe and compete with Russian gas exports.”
The Nabucco pipeline project was conceived and signed by European nations and Turkey in 2009 which “proposed Arab pipeline from Libya to Egypt to Nabucco”.
Syria is obviously in the way.