Tuesday, July 23, 2013

War against Iran, Iraq and Syria?

Anonymous left a Pipelinestan piece from Pepe Escobar @ AT:
Thanks, it works very well with the pieces I already had set aside for today's post.
So......here we go

Picture Iraqi Oil Minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi, Syrian Oil Minister Sufian Allaw, and the current Iranian caretaker Oil Minister Mohammad Aliabadi getting together in the port of Assalouyeh, southern Iran, to to sign a memorandum of understanding for the construction of the Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline, no less.

 Pipelinestan  is one of the fundamental reasons (but,not the only reason) for the proxy war in Syria. Against the interests of Washington (and Israel), for whom integrating Iran is anathema, the pipeline bypasses two crucial foreign actors in Syria - prime "rebel" weaponizer Qatar (as a gas producer) and logistical "rebel" supporter Turkey (as the self-described privileged energy crossroads between East and West).
This pipeline plan  seems linked to Assad's 4 seas strategy covered oh so long ago, here at the blog
Also related to this post Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar: Pipelineistan at work
And probably about 100 other posts on the topic of competing pipelines. I won't relink them all, that would be just overwhelming.

 The US$10 billion, 6,000 kilometer pipeline is set to start in Iran's South Pars gas field (the largest in the world, shared with Qatar), and run via Iraq, Syria and ultimately to Lebanon. Then it could go under the Mediterranean to Greece and beyond; be linked to the Arab gas pipeline; or both.

Before the end of August, three working groups will be discussing the complex technical, financial and legal aspects involved. Once finance is secured - and that's far from certain, considering the proxy war in Syria - the pipeline could be online by 2018. Tehran hopes that the final agreement will be signed before the end of the year.

Europeans - who endlessly carp about being hostages of Gazprom - should be rejoicing. Instead, once again they shot themselves in their Bally-clad feet.
But, then Europe follows the dictats of the US and Israel...see the news of Hezbollah's military wing being labelled a terrorist group 
The US and Israel are ecstatic. Or perhaps they are on ecstasy? I don't know?

Pepe touches on this development in his piece: "Round up all the Prada jihadis"

Well, that is one brand name choice..
Designer jihadis- Jihadis by design
The European Union decided to act; meekly bowing to US and Israel pressure, the EU - itself pressured by the UK and the Netherlands - blacklisted the armed wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
The pretext was the false flag bombing in Bulgaria. Covered previously at the blog. Israel/Canada and the Bulgarian Bus Bombing

Pepe continues along, well within the lines of acceptable discourse. That being controlled discourse

“As a graphic illustration of utter EU cluelessness - some might say stupidity - Britain, the Netherlands and France, especially, followed by the others, have just branded the organization that is fighting jihadis on the ground in Syria/Lebanon "terrorists", while the jihadis themselves get away with it. So much for European ignorance/arrogance”

It is not utter stupidity, nor is it ignorance/arrogance, that the EU branded the organization fighting jihadis on the ground in Lebanon and Syria. It is intentional and falls well within the NATO led agenda to prevent legitimate state affiliated entities from fighting NATO’s Islamist Army in nations that are on the NATO destroy list. The decision is in fact rational, well thought out and follows along the lines of the global order/world army agenda of NATO. But, then Pepe gets paid and I don’t. So he won’t dare to say that.

So what's next? It's not far-fetched to imagine the EU totally forgetting about a pipeline that will ultimately benefit its citizens and issuing - under US pressure - a directive branding Iran-Iraq-Syria as a terrorist axis; lobbying for a no-fly zone applying to all; and recruiting jihadis all over for a Holy War against the axis, ( see break out news from Iraq. All NATO Islamist Army fighters- AQ)  supported by a fatwa issued by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Quoting from AQ jailbreak article " The carefully orchestrated late-night attacks killed dozens Sunday, including at least 25 members of the Iraqi security forces.

The prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji house thousands of prisoners, including convicted al-Qaeda militants. Exactly one year ago, al-Qaeda’s Iraq arm launched a campaign called “Breaking the Walls” that made freeing its imprisoned members a top priority.
Looks like the recruitment is already in play! No it is not far fetched to imagine the EU going along to get along.

This news should come as NO SURPRISE to anyone.

Congressional panel approves arms to the Syrian opposition (Openly)

The House and Senate intelligence committees have approved CIA weapons shipments to opposition fighters in Syria, allowing the Obama administration to move ahead on the stalled program, senior congressional and administration officials said Monday.

Despite ongoing “very strong concerns about the strength of the administration’s plans in Syria and its chances for success,” the House committee reached consensus “after much discussion and review,” Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said in a statement.

The infrastructure for the program, which also includes training, logistics and intelligence assistance — most of it based in Jordan — is already in place and the arms would begin to flow within the next several weeks.

One last piece because it was such a good example of spin:

Blue Coat Surveillance Devices Used in Iran, Syria and Sudan, Experts Find   
You are supposed to believe..”There’s a lot of controversy around the sale of web surveillance devices to governments that are known for violating fundamental human rights”

Unless it is the US government/NSA? Then violation of fundamental human rights is just hunky dory and not worth mentioning.

The piece would then have you believe that it was the governments of these nations that was using these devices. But, was it?  

“In Iran, for instance, six active devices have been spotted on the networks of Internet service provider (ISP) Max Net, and on the networks of the Information Technology Company, which is managed by the country’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

In Sudan, a web-monitoring device has been discovered on the networks of the Canar Telecom ISP. In Syria, devices have been identified on the networks of state-owned Syrian Telecommunications Establishment.

In addition, Blue Coat products have also been spotted in countries that are subject to more limited US sanctions, such as Côte d’Ivoire, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, and Zimbabwe”

All nations mentioned are ones that  the one world order/ imperial power have an interest in spying on.


  1. Great post, Pen. I'm glad you pointed out how Pepe pulls his punches from time to time. That aside, he often does 'nail it' as a previous commenter put it.

    The 3 party gas line will indeed put a spanner in the plans of the israelis and the zionist bankers. The israelis want to become the hub for the middle east oil and gas distribution to europe as you point out (and also asia down through Eilat and the Red Sea). The gas line will put the final nail in the coffin of the Nabucco pipeline as well.

    From Pepe's article-
    "Before the end of August, three working groups will be discussing the complex technical, financial and legal aspects involved. Once finance is secured - and that's far from certain, considering the proxy war in Syria - the pipeline could be online by 2018."

    Given that both Iran and Syria have their own govt owned central banks, finance will not be a problem. Of course, this is THE major problem as far as the zionist bankers are concerned.

    The 'branding' of Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation is a precursor to israel attacking Lebanon. Israel will definitely need America's participation in that war to succeed and the US will need Hezbollah to be seen as terrorists by the US public to justify it.

    The US will be all for it as they cannot advance in Syria because Russia has said it will not allow their direct intervention in Syria, something that Pepe does not mention. There is a complete media blackout on mentioning Russia's stand against NATO/US and their backdown in the face of Russia's determination. ALL media commenters (including the 'alternative media') are absolutely silent on this issue.

    So expect problems on the Lebanon/israel border soon and israel squealing about it's security.

    1. At this point I am expecting increased trouble in Lebanon
      Israel to invade Sinai
      Continued problems in Syria
      and an uptick in covert ops in Iran
      Iraq, looks like it is in the thick of it
      and has been for some time now

      Pepe does some very, very good work. I won't take that away from him.
      He doesn't come out and say something that I will say, however the manner he parses his words make the meaning clear to the aware

      example: '"Round up all the Prada jihadis"

      I took this to mean, exactly as I have been saying for years now "brand" jihadi
      He calls them Prada jihadis
      Whatever the brand, (label or name) they are all jihadis for NATO
      A purse is a purse is a purse
      Who gives a sh*t the brand name, Throw your crap in a go

      Then he says "and recruiting jihadis all over for a Holy War against the axis"
      Well who is it that would be recruiting jihadis all over for a holy war against the axis identified as Syria, Iran, Iraq
      The obvious answer, NATO overall the EU etc in their impoverished refugee communities

  2. The US$10 billion, 6,000 kilometer pipeline is set to start in Iran's South Pars gas field (the largest in the world, shared with Qatar)

    I wonder if Qatar has been promised (by the zionists) a larger share of the South Pars Field if and when Iran is bombed and/or invaded? It would account for Qatar's 'generosity' in funding the 'rebels' in Syria.

    " The prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji house thousands of prisoners, including convicted al-Qaeda militants. Exactly one year ago, al-Qaeda’s Iraq arm launched a campaign called “Breaking the Walls” that made freeing its imprisoned members a top priority."

    Looks like the recruitment is already in play!

    Of course! Great observation, Pen!

    1. Just stating the obvious James
      but I am so glad you enjoyed the post :)
      Anonymous left the rug that "really pulled the room together" ;)

      reference to the big lebowski

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    1. thanks freethinker

      so, 'it's on' obviously
      I will add this link to the post as an update

    2. be wary of any story from BI. most are misdirection and some just fabrication

    3. thank you I will keep that in mind

  4. Swisscom CEO commits suicide

    Swiss warn of major data breach


    1. In one of his last interviews, Schloter described himself as a victim of modern communication, always on the go, and said it was all too easy to get lost in the stream of information.

      A rather interesting comment from this now deceased person
      "a victim of modern communication'
      As if he had no control over his own communication habits

      Makes one wonder about his blackmailability?

      Are they connected
      Major Data breach 6 months ago and then the CEO kills himself?
      It would be hard to think they weren't connected in some way?

  5. A story that won't stick-

    Obvious dis-info that's getting wide coverage in the Israeli/Jewish press but not much elsewhere -
    Assad used chemical weapons against Palestinian refugee camp, opposition claims

  6. A new narrative in the making? -

    Syria is a terrorist hotbed, IDF intel chief warns
    what hypocrisy, what chutzpah!

    Report: Assad Approached Israel for Alawite Safe Haven
    which is about as believable as Assad gassing Palestinian refugees.

    So is Israel trying to make the case for a Syrian invasion to protect the Alawites (and Christians?) from the nasty Islamic extremists? Or is the second story just an attempt to make Assad look like a coward about to sell-out Syria? Or is it a case of keep inventing bullshit narratives until we find one that gets traction?

  7. this is the one I would go for

    Or is the second story just an attempt to make Assad look like a coward about to sell-out Syria?

    That would be a good way to get the Syrian people to turn on Assad

    Israel doesn't care about the christians, anywhere

  8. More on the first story of my prior comment:
    Poor wee Israel is working itself into a lather over the perceived threat from fabricated enemies-

    IDF faces oncoming Al Qaeda tide on three Israeli borders: Golan, Lebanon, Sinai
    Has Al-Qaeda ever attacked Israel? (rhetorical question of the day)

    It is important to note that Gen. Kochavi issued his warning shortly after returning home from meetings in
    Washington with senior US military and intelligence officers.
    Threats from five separate sources now threaten to swamp those efforts entirely. They are posed by the Syrian army; Hizballah; global jiahdists; armed Syrian rebel militias funded by Saudi Arabia; and Al Qaeda groups bolstered for the first time by the arrival in recent weeks Pakistani Taliban groups of fighters.
    What strikes most concern in Jerusalem, are the first signs of a tie-in between al Qaeda in Syria and al Qaeda in Sinai.

    1. Has Al-Qaeda ever attacked Israel? (rhetorical question of the day)

      I laugh and I laugh.
      Good rhetorical question.

      AQ could "attack" Israel if it became politically necessary
      I mean "AQ" attacked the US....right?
      Or that is the official narrative, but, since it is abundantly clear that the US and Israel are in bed with AQ we know that 9/11 was a false flag, with a prepared narrative to justify the "war on terror" meme, Which we should all know by now is the war on and enslavement of humanity...

      The three borders is interesting because it lays out the where that Israel is going to focus it's attempts at land grabbing.

      The Sinai is going to be the easiest grab for them.
      Golan and Lebanon a bit tougher, I suspect that is why the Irish military is being placed at the Golan border for 'peacekeeping' purposes

    2. And the Saudi angle, love it
      No better friend to Israel then Saudi, Qatar and Jordan

  9. Reminds one of the "Bush is an idiot" meme along with the "war for oil" mantra. Pepe has a job to do and he won't miss a beat.

    The doubters of the establishment narrative must be distracted from noticing the real agenda.

    1. atheo:
      Bush was not an idiot, but, he played one to the hilt
      And was very appealing to the 'dumbed down masses'
      He appealed to them...His whole presentation had to have come from a PR agency

      As for Pepe, he won't miss a beat.
      and as long as that is pointed out we should be good to go
      That said, his little clues scattered through his writing make rather clear he is aware.
      He just is not going to come out and say it
      That leaves it up to us

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    1. She looks dam familiar
      And we discussed her here did we not?
      Don't know where but we did
      Did I suggest then she reeked of IDF or Mossad?
      I surely did, because that was so obvious at the time
      I must dig through where we talked about this killer

    2. Give yourself a gold star. Good to see her exposed as the Israeli plant we knew she was.
      She does a good baleful stare, yikes!


    3. Oh, I had her number didn't I?!
      I am getting quite a collection of gold stars...
      how the hell is that possible? LOL

  11. what is a moderate or extremist and when did they come from?

    "The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism."


    1. Hey Anonymous:

      Andrew Gavin Marshall does some very good work. I haven't read a piece of his in a long, long time.

      This one intrigues me completely.
      Because I have long drawn the same conclusion there is no AQ, no moderate or extremist, there are only mercenaries or irregular army for NATO
      NATO being the overseer of the global army to build the global new world order
      I haven't read this piece entirely, yet
      But, will
      and thanks for leaving it