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You know, if people put their blind and ignorant hate for candidates aside for just a moment, they might do a little learning of their own to
realize...even one they don't like says something important now and then.
People seem to accept RT as a Tier 1 source for news, so RT it is......Syria *IS* Iran's "route to the Sea" and it's pathetic Romney would have to
explain it. People staying current on strategic news in that region would KNOW this development marks a first in history for a pipline connecting the
Med and Caspian Seas.
The oil ministers of Iran, Iraq and Syria have agreed on the construction of a 5,000-km pipeline, which is designed to transport Iranian natural
gas westwards. The project will compete against the European Nabucco project. Source
The pipeline is to transport gas extracted at Iran’s South Pars gas field through territories of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, and further across the
Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The project, with an estimated cost of $10 billion, will take three to five years to complete, officials say.
The pipeline will have the maximum discharge of 110 million cubic meters of gas daily. Iraq says it will be buying between 10 and 15 million cubic
meters of that amount until at least 2020. Syria wants 15 to 20 million cubic meters and Lebanon is to claim five to seven million cubic meters. The
rest is to be sold to European consumers, the Middle-Eastern partners hope.
What almost scares me is that Obama didn't seem to have the slightest clue, either. This pipeline isn't proposed. It's not a concept. The deal
between Tehran, Baghdad and Damascus was formalized earlier this year. Iraq isn't quite the enemy to Iran the U.S. has thought, as a completely
secondary observation. Of course though, Romney said it, so it's meaningless fluff and can't have any factual basis to be paid attention to.