posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 03:59 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 7 (UPI) -- Iran and Pakistan signed off on a $7.5 billion deal to build a natural gas pipeline from the South Pars
gas field in the Persian Gulf, officials said.
"This is a really historic achievement for Pakistan because we have signed an agreement, final agreement … for importing … 1 billion cubic feet
(of gas)," Irshad Karimi, a spokesman for the Pakistani energy minister, was quoted as saying by Iran's Press TV.
Iranian officials said the pipeline could be completed in as little as 30 months.>>>
New Delhi was originally slated to join the project. Washington, however, has pressured its partners in India to find other options.
This is extraordinary news. And pretty frightening too.
This was a growing fear by Washington that Iran could become the main winner from the war in Afghanistan.
The rivalry continues with plans for new gas pipelines to Europe from Russia and the Caspian region. . . Meanwhile, Iran is planning a pipeline
to deliver gas east to Pakistan and India. Pakistan has agreed in principle, but India has yet to do so. It's an alternative to the long-planned,
U.S.-supported pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.
They feared that if Iran were to get Pakistan to sign a gas pipeline deal with them that it could hurt the entire effort the US put into the region in
the last decade. They planned on building an oil/gas pipeline that would divert the monopoly of power away from Russia in Central Asia, but what they
did not anticipate was that while they are fighting the war in Afghanistan to establish a puppet state so they can create their pipeline that Iran
would then seize the influence.
Proposed Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline
That pipeline interferes with America's Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan pipeline.
Now while we are celebrating
our longest war ever, we have now lost a crucial geopolitical fight to Iran. This now raises dire questions, could
this deal be the straw that breaks the camel’s back? Could this be the reason we have been pushing for urgent sanctions against Iran and been
attacking them for their nuclear development?
Might our plans this whole time have been to distract the world by diverting attention to Iran’s nuclear development so we can try and stop their
building of that gas pipeline which has now failed?
I want to hear what you think on the subject. Give great input.
[edit on 6/8/10 by Misoir]