posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 03:31 PM
For me, it was important to realize WHY the area was in contention. It just didn't make sense at first.
Why risk WW3 over some speck of dust in the Middle East?
There are many articles out there pointing to the REAL underlying issue, but here's just a couple:
Consider this timing for a moment. Less than a month before the Assad regime purportedly employed the use of chemical weapons, it entered into
a potentially lucrative contract with neighboring Iran and Iraq. OilPrice.com, an online trade publication for the energy industry, reported that a
deal struck on July 25 between the three nations for “the construction of what would end up being the largest gas pipeline in the Middle East,
running gas from Iran’s South Pars field to Europe, via Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea.”
Qatar, home to the world’s largest gas field along with Iran, has proposed a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey that would traverse Syria
to the Mediterranean, with the gas then being shipped to Europe.
However, Assad in 2009 refused to go along with the plan, instead inking deals with Russia and Iran.
Syria is site of the proposed construction of a massive underground gas pipeline that, if completed, could drastically undercut the strategic energy
power of U.S. ally Qatar and also would cut Turkey out of the pipeline flow.
Dubbed the “Islamic pipeline,” the project may ultimately favor Russia and Iran against Western energy interests.
Now we see Russia's and China's TRUE dogs in this fight. We also see why a diplomatic solution is all but hopeless here. Bottom line, that pipeline
is bad business for the US, and great for Russia and China. Of course, we can't give it as a reason, or it'd be stomping all over international law.
But, bending it for a gas attack? A lot more globally accepted. Of course, no doubt Russia and China are well aware of the BS, but they too can't
really say it publicly, politically. So, they play the game.