posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 03:01 PM
reply to post by gladtobehere
Russia is by NO means helping or being anything FOR the United States in Iraq. They'd be quite happy to see us thrown out of Iraq, I'm thinking, by
the scruff of our necks and on our faces.
It's far more than simply nationalism or some sense of old grudges for Putin as a life long KGB man. (Although I am sure that appeals to his sense of
irony in a way Obama can never fathom)
In the Middle of last year, Iran, Iraq and Syria signed final agreements on the route and construction specifics of a natural gas pipeline. This
pipeline will run from the fields outside Tehran from access out of the Caspian energy reserves, across Northern Iraq and then out across Syria. It's
line is planned to terminate in Lebanon.
The majority is intended to be delivered to the 3 host nations to the pipeline with a small amount put out to the open market through Mediterranean
access. At least the public phase one is stated that way.
Now another Pipeline usually isn't something to care much about beyond who is getting screwed for it this time. In THIS case?? It's a first. It's
the first Pipeline constructed to bring anything from Caspian Sea access out to the Med directly in that way and out to the back end of the European
Markets. (Without any Turkish involvement on any level, especially) Almost IN the European markets compared to other places currently available.
Russia has to treat it as a matter of national strategic priority, in my opinion, because the U.S. seems to be seeking Western control and influence
over 3 of those 4 nations which would give Western control for direct gas output to the Euro markets from the Caspian. (Russia's personal puddle, by
The last piece to the puzzle is the fact Russia controls enough of the Natural Gas flow into Europe through the Eastern Euro nations now for it to BE
a strategic resource in not only much needed currency, but direct influence and leverage which they have used repeatedly on political matters over the
I may actually do a whole thread myself on this some day but for now I thought I'd toss this in because it puts a radically new perspective on the
whole scene we watch where Russia is concerned. It's a matter of critical national importance to their future place in the overall region ...and the
media seems to blow it off like it's entirely secondary, if they even dig deep enough anymore to notice the factor is present.