Originally posted by TailoredVagabond
Excuse me but WHAT??? Ever since this country has started trading independently, it's wealth has surged, making it one of the most (in)valuable
source of OIL/GAS to the west and amongst the fastest growing economies in the world.
Is china though strategic partners with both Russia and the USA? Oh and of course Iran?
Many countries have great wealth, even the Saudi's at their height of world Oil dominance would not get away with saying Taiwan should be
repatriated, whilst building storage and tankers facilities in Cuba (sic Iran), and at the same time being the
Closest nations on earth
With Russia, whilst also saddling up to a power like themselves (none left in this analogy).
Have a dictactorship of sorts, yes, chop peoples heads off yes, but NO other country since Post WW1 has been as close to so many warring, competing
factions, business interests and diametrically opposed strategic, business and political alliances.
Geo-political matters have EVERYTHING to do with this. Since then and in anticipation of BTC & ACG projects, its political scene and much of the
development has been led and infiltrated by 'democracy' of the west who only got a foot in because of O&G extraction expertise (led by BP).
He can say he is there for life at any time.
That said, I've worked in different places across Kazakhstan - in the O&G industry) and, having BEEN there I can tell you I certainly don't need to
refer to the CIA factbook (the wikipedia of supposed intellects, which says a lot)
About me or the CIA or the other less familiar with the region readers?
For those of us who have not been there what source would you have preferred Encyclopedia Brittania?
It was just to give a backround brush to this unknown in the west, and wider world outside of business and political circles, for readers and members
to get up to speed.
Indeed if the intellectuals use it as their "wiki" I hope they check it as much as Wiki as I showed a falsehood and misrepresentation in it, in the
OP regarding the political and democratic leadership status.
What source should I have used?
Does it matter on such a brief outline if it is checked for accuracy (as I show above I did
To be honest it does not matter if its the Teletubbies World Fact book as a source as long as the info is checked and correct or agreed as a
I do as you point out sense intellectual snobbery, though not where you are indicating it is
Nearly all sections of your post begins "oh dear", "well well" and not forgetting "WOW" - so in contrary to your claims at the beginning of the
post, tell me this - how can you NOT be jumping to conlusions exactly????
I am sorry if you don't like my style of writing, and trying to convey the tonal inflections and body language that is lost whilst attempting to
communicate in the written word, as about 70% of the communicative message is lost.
If though my prose do bother you that is a personal taste thing, and I have apoligised already for not proof reading, I never slept last night so I
again am sorry if this is not clear or to your liking.
In addition this is the way discussion boards work, I try and write in a way that is able to convey my emotions on the subject as well as the
Get used to it, I wont change that, if you don't like it don't read my posts/threads many others seem to have enjoyed/learnt/grown and thought more
due to it.
...you referred to facts, I believe - and I didn't say anything that is incorrect.
Well that is debatable as you seemed to take a personal attack on me, and those sort of stances are subjectively born, and very difficult to define in
a Factual Black or White way
As you have a lot of experience in the area, and first hand knowledge please do share with us your ideas on the non energy points I raised.
I have brokered funding for Gas pipelines my friend
in addition as this shows:
I Too Know Something about Oil/Gas Macroecomomics
There are many threads discussing the oil/gas situations on ATS, and I link to it in this OP it is part of it, but certainly does not explain the
whole bizarre situation, and can in no way explain such things as some of the photo's I have posted or the UFO stuff.
This is an alternative conspiracy site, and I stated clearly in the OP that i had my tin Foil hat on in places
So please do let us know from your inside as such experience and view on these matters, It would be greatly appreciated and if you do feel everything
I have mentioned IS down to Hydro's please explain how so I may grow and the readers learn to.
[edit on 17-5-2009 by MischeviousElf]
Mod Edit- removed uncessary remark.
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