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It's the gas, stupid (not nuclear weapons)

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:15 PM
Iraq was oil under the pretence of weapons of mass destruction and Iran could be gas under the pretence of nuclear weapons. Follow the source to an interesting read about current Middle East political jostling.

Gas wars: Generals are consigned to fight the last war, as we know from the 118 million hits that Google turns up on the phrase. But must politicians? Such has been the spectacle this week in Istanbul, where the West and Russia did their best imitation of the uber-dramatic pipeline wars of the 1990s that established the United States as a key player on the Caspian Sea. Meanwhile, 2,000 miles to the east, an unchallenged China advanced another rook by signing a preliminary deal to pipe Uzbek natural gas into Xinjiang, and supported a fourth round of United Nations sanctions against Iran on the condition that it could continue its gasoline trade with Tehran.


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