Noting how the pipeline politics likely played a role in Greece's bizarre behaviour regarding the Flotilla. Also mentioning the possible negative effects on Lebanon and the Palestinian people of Gaza.
Today, we are going to talk about Syria and how the politics of pipelines or energy wars are playing in that country, at this time.
Recently we have been following the destabilization of Syria. The Syrian government has two options in this case, go along to get along, or get out!
By get out, I mean, the Syrian government will be removed.
I am going to quote from this article, in which this scenario is all spelled out quite nicely.
"Damascus has been under pressure to capitulate to the edicts of Washington and the European Union. This has been part of a longstanding project. Regime change or voluntary subordination by the Syrian regime are the goals. This includes subordinating Syrian foreign policy and de-linking Syrian from its strategic alliance with Iran and its membership within the Resistance Bloc.
The riots in Syria are, however, multi-factored and simply not just about a quest for liberty. In this regard there is an attempt to use the riots in Syria as a tool by the U.S. and the E.U. to pressure and intimidate the leadership of Syria. Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, and the March 14 Alliance have all had roles in the Syrian riots.
The Al-Sauds have also helped drown out any authentic calls for democratic reform and marginalized the democratic elements in the Syrian opposition during the protests and riots. In this regard the Al-Sauds have supported both sectarian and violent elements that are intolerant of religious and ideological diversity. These elements are mostly Salafist extremists, like Fatah Al-Islam and the new extremist political movements being organized in Egypt. They have also been rallying against the Alawites, the Druze, and Syrian Christians.
The violence in Syria has been supported from the outside with a view of taking advantage of the internal tensions and the anger in Syria. Aside from the violent reaction of the Syrian Army, media lies have been used and bogus footage has been aired. Weapons, funds, and various forms of support have all been funnelled to elements of the Syrian opposition by the U.S., the E.U., the March 14 Alliance, Jordan, and the Khalijis. Funding has been provided to ominous and unpopular foreign-based opposition figures, while weapons caches were smuggled from Jordan and Lebanon into Syria."
This seems to me a very good description of what has been happening in Syria and who has been involved in the destabilization of Syria. Except I believe firmly Israel has been involved in the Syrian upheaval.
NYSC from the thenakedfacts brought to my attention some interesting video of activities in Syria. The one below caught my eye. The peaceful "activist" in Syria, in action
So your going to ask, what the heck is so important about Syria?
Well in amongst the many reasons I have given you, click the Syria label below, I will cite just one reason- Assad's "Four Seas Strategy" Damascus converges with China.
This strategy would see Syrian interests aligned with those of China, Russia and Iran.
But there is more. And this will connect the dots back to the two "Israeli" oilfields I mentioned yesterday.
Syria is the central piece of two important energy corridors.
The first links Turkey and the Caspian to Israel and the Red Sea and the second links Iraq to the Mediterranean.
The surrender of Syria would mean that Washington and its allies would control these energy routes.
It would also mean that the large natural gas fields off the Lebanese and Syrian coastline in the Eastern Mediterranean would be out of reach for China and instead go to the E.U., Israel, and Washington.
There is the connection. This is a shift of oil power to Israel instead of Syria.
A denial of resources to China.
An ability to provide Europe and shout out the Russian pipeline, which is already well ahead of the Washington backed one in natural gas and construction. The Washington approved pipeline, and it's competitor are covered in this post Nabucco and Southstream. Competing Pipelines/Strategic Interests and a curiosity
Yesterday I began to really understand the importance of Syria in the whole geopolitical 'game'.
For Russia, this is more then just the port at Tartus, though that is undeniably important.
This is about them retaining an important piece of "the pie" so to speak.
For China, this is access or denial of much needed resources.
Both nations could find themselves hostage to the whims of the NATO allies.
I note the other day Russia was saying they still intend to continue on with arms sales to Syria.
Russian arms shipments to Syria are legal, beneficial to regional stability, and will continue as planned, a senior Kremlin official said in a Tuesday interview.
If one considers the importance of pipeline politics in the great game, then Russia continuing to arm Syria combined with the refusal to take part in the charade at the UN, and the importance of the Tartus port one realizes just what is at stake here....
As aside. Just my own thoughts....
This puts to lie the whole charade of the free markets and capitalism. Because if there was any reality to that scam at all, the free market would reign and people/countries would just build pipelines out of necessity to provide a service at a fair price to whomever was the customer.
What we are really looking at is fascism! If ever there was a better example of out and out fascistic maneuvers and fascism in general, I have not seen it.
By fascism I am talking about the collusion of government and business, not having the best interests of the people in mind.
To pick the pockets of humanity via taxes to pay for these sick twisted war games.
Worse then that, using and abusing the people of the planet as soldiers to fight and defend corporate and geopolitical interests.
Far worse still, is the brainwashing employed to get humans to join in these wars of conquest.
To willingly participate. Do you want to talk about crimes against humanity? That is the real crime against humanity! Through manipulative psychological techniques, the elite classes actually get people to willingly enlist in their despicable wars. Taking full advantage of the good and positive nature of human beings to help one another. To take that good and and turn it against the individual and other humans on the planet.
So they will do the dirty work for them, the killing, the destruction.
While the elites sit in their lavish surroundings, never even breaking a sweat.
Time to wake up to the reality.
Israel is quite willing to use taxpayer funded soldiers to guard their pipelines. As are all nations. In this article the security of pipelines is discussed and the last sentence says it all.
He said, "Israel and its armed forces will play the major security role, through the use of naval and air resources, as well as commando units and divers.
I don't want to get too long here, so I will stop and work on the roll of Turkey in this whole mess tomorrow