reply to post by nenothtu
The Original Nazi/Soviet Plan to take over the Middle Eastern as well as African Oil Fields was partially implemented by the Nazi's as they invaded
North Africa. The Soviet part of this original plan that was Nixed when the Nazi's attacked the Soviet Union...was for the Soviets to Invade IRAN on
both the East and West side of the Caspian Sea as well as Two Soviet Divisions Invasion of Turkey and as these Two Soviet Divisions swung West to
drive toward the Med...Two other Soviet Divisions would follow behind the initial invading force where One would swing East into Iran and the other
would travel South into Iraq then into Saudi Arabia.
Thus the Soviets would maintain control of the Oil Fields of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia...although these countries names were somewhat different at the
time and would provide little to No resistance. The Nazi's would and did attack from Spain into Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and into Egypt from
Crossing the Med from Italy as well.
That was the plan originally. It changed somewhat...but not much. Countries like Syria and Palestine were an after thought as they did not contain
Oil Reserves. As the Cold War Began...the plan of Invading Iran was thwarted by the U.S. involvement in that country as well as the U.S. placement of
Nuclear Missiles in Turkey.
Even though the support of the Shah was a MISTAKE...it was the combination of a U.S. presence in Iran and Nukes in Turkey and the eventual entry of
Turkey into NATO that forced the Soviet Union to Invade Afghanistan. And without U.S. support via the CIA and CHARLIE WILSON...the Soviets would have
swept into Iran then into Iraq and then Saudi Arabia...this would have started WWIII. Split Infinity