posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:16 PM
reply to post by rigel4
I had no idea about the resources either! I thought it was strange that I had a dream in the last three months where I was standing over a globe,
gave it a spin, and stopped on the Caspian Sea. I wasn't even familiar with it. Now it's starting to make sense.
What a great read from Slayer!
Also, Wikipedia has interesting information regarding the Caspian Sea towards the bottom titled, "International Disputes" and "Current
Has anyone heard the latest on the disputes regarding this? This article dates back to January 2010, and I haven't hear much about it since.
A giant gas field has been discovered off the coast of Israel. The find was announced last month and the field is being called Leviathan, after
the biblical sea monster. With an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of gas, it is the world's biggest gas discovery in a decade. [POST-BROADCAST
CORRECTION: It was actually the world's biggest DEEP-WATER gas discovery in a decade.]
Let's see what else I can find on the issue....
Here's an article from April 2011...
"Will Leviathan Oil Shale Discovery Make Israel the Next Energy Giant?"
and another from September 2011...
Mother Nature's distribution of oil and gas resources around the world suggests she has a mischievous sense of humor. In the Persian Gulf, South
China Sea, and Caspian Sea, large fields lie in disputed zones between unfriendly neighbors.
Now we must add another hot spot to that list. New, giant, natural gas finds promise to transform the energy security and economy of Israel and,
perhaps, its neighbors. But these treasures could hardly have been better placed to stir up trouble, complicating three of the world's most
intractable conflicts: between Israel and the Palestinians, Israel and Lebanon, and Greek and Turkish Cypriots. The recent sharp deterioration in
Turkish-Israeli relations makes disputes over gas even more fraught with danger.
Sounds like more soon to be trouble, doesn't it??!!