posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 03:56 PM
"Initially, half the oil pumped through the new 200,000 barrel-a-day pipeline will come from Russia because of insufficient output from nearby Kazakh
fields, Kazakhstan's Vice Energy Minister Musabek Isayev said on November 30 in Beijing. That means closer China-Kazakhstan-Russia energy cooperation
- thenightmare scenario of Washington.
Simply put, the United States stands to lose major leverage over the entire strategic Eurasian region with the latest developments. The Kazakh
developments also have more than a little to do with the fact that the Washington war drums are beating loudly against Iran. "
later in the article it goes on to explain the answer to many of your questions about this war......
"Given the nature of the Bush administration's rush to war in Iraq in 2003, where China had a major stake in oil development, and the subsequent US
blocking of other Chinese attempts at securing energy independence, including Unocal, it is not surprising that Beijing is taking extraordinary
measures to secure its long-term oil and gas supply.
Energy is the Achilles' heel of China's economic growth. Beijing knows that only too well. So does Washington. A decision by Washington to take
military action against Iran now would pull a far larger cast of actors into the fray than Iraq."
Maybe this is where we are going when the poster boy for birth control sais " we must stay the course ".