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Iran, Pakistan sign pipeline accord

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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]

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:40 AM
Does anyone have an opinion on this subject? None at all?

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:04 AM
Giving this thread one final bump.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:11 AM
reply to post by Misoir

Thanks for posting this information!

Yeah! it's kind of funny to see Iran messing with the US's pipeline plans for the region!

And as they said - India was also in on this deal but now it seems that they have been pressured and blackmailed by the US to not get involved.

They are cocky those Iranians - very good chess-players indeed!

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:57 AM
reply to post by Misoir

I find that hilarious .

On a more serious note , this is just one more reason that Iran will be attacked BEFORE this project even starts .

I'm betting that this pipeline never sees completion .

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 09:10 AM
If India is not in it and US is also probably pissed off, the deal wont get completed. Maybe wait till they build the pipeline and blow it up before they start using it. Thus they will suffer losses in construction as well the sabotaging the entire thing.

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