Hedge is leaving out some crucial information regarding the pipeline, and certain parties and conflicts surrounding it, Dawson does not.
Stop thinking about it in terms of US interest and the puzzle is very easy. The US acts for only one state’s interest and that’s Israel. AIPAC has purchased a congress with a foreign government’s financial backing.
Pipelines are not just for transporting oil and gas. They are for political leverage as well. Each country a pipeline passes through greatly benefits as a middleman in the flow of resources. In order for energy to reach the open market, the pipeline must reach a port, after that it can be shipped anywhere.
The Big battle right now is over the Caspian Basin. It’s a non-OPEC source of oil and gas and there is a lot of it. The major markets are Europe and Asia. The larger market and undoubtedly the larger future market is certainly Asia. China and India are emerging and both are strapped for oil and gas. Japan is also a thirsty virtually oiless country. A direct line to China or India is out of the question as conflict in Afghanistan prevents investors from joining any consortium. And without them there can be no pipeline. No one wants to spend billions of dollars on something that could be physically destroyed and plagued with attacks. Instead at present oil and gas going to Asia is shipped West through the BTC lines that start in Azerbaijan then pass through Georgia and conclude in Cheyan port of Turkey.
For that oil and gas to get to Asia it must pass through the Israeli line and come out at the Red Sea. Oil and gas going to Europe goes to Italy, which is why Italy and Israel are the largest importers of BTC gas and oil. Europe also has other sources, gas from Russia, Oil from Libya etc. Israel greatly enjoys its position as the final middle man on energy going to Asia. (They wrote all of this out by the way)
Now after the Egyptian revolution when the puppet dictator Mubarak was forced to flee to Israel, Iran was free for the first time to pass its ships through the Suez Canal since 1979 and could send oil and gas to Europe. Likewise Libya could send its oil south east to Asia. So shortly after the revolution a conflict was manufactured in Libya, Libya was invaded, Gaddafi removed and his contracts with the Chinese reneged. Europe was bullied into putting sanctions on Iran.
Well Iran has been expanding its gas fields. They’d like to send gas through southern Iran which avoids Afghanistan, directly to Pakistan and India and eventually to China. China has made it clear that they are willing to over pay for gas and oil. The South Pars Gas field contains 16 trillion cubic meters of recoverable gas which can be a secure source of gas supply in the next 80 years.
At the same time, with the US being kicked out of Iraq in 2011, Iran signed a 10 billion dollar deal with Iraq and Syria to build a line to through Iraq to Syria.
Now who is that a threat to? Turkey and Israel naturally, because it is an alternative to the BTC monopoly. So who has had mercenaries in Syria from the beginning? Israel and Turkey of course. The goal is not really regime change. The goal like in Afghanistan is to create prolonged conflict to last for years. None of the factions in Syria are able to dominate the others And you can’t disarm parties that are getting their arms from abroad anyway and the government can’t disarm while it’s being attacked. But that is a goal; to tare Syria apart and create perpetual conflict preventing any new lines from breaking the monopoly and it also creates a healthy environment for MIC profiteers. In return the Turks and Israelis will continue to buy all the US’s toys (no matter how worthless they are for actual combat) albeit it with money acquired form the US to begin with in the form of “aid.” That keeps Lockheed and co happy and thus the American media in line.
Americans are getting robbed, Syrians are being killed, Europe and Asia are being deprived of new sources of oil and gas. Iran and Pakistan are being pushed into the arms of BRIC, and Israel is laughing all the way to the bank. If you understand pipelines and the Israeli centric grip on US foreign policy, it all makes perfect sense.
At minimal a gas line to Pakistan from Iran is going to happen. So look for more excuses for the US to bomb in Pakistan. Unless something dramatic happens in the US, there could be civil war in Syria for years. All the more reason to support Ron Paul. And all the more reason you should donate to rys2sense.
I brushed over Afghanistan and the pipeline wars, but I’ve written a detail account here, with maps, dates, players and prices. War in Syria also has other consequences. Russia’s only military port on the Mediterranean Sea is in Syria. Things could get escalated quickly. Sanctions on Iran increase oil prices. Places like Japan are needing oil more than ever after the Fukushima disaster. Depriving people of these resources and restricting the free market and free trade is immoral. It benefits only a select few fat cats and harms all of the rest of us.
… Everyone admits now that they know Iran is not building a bomb. The worry is that if Iran can build nuclear power for electricity they could free up all the oil they are currently consuming and sell it.
PNAC wants to destroy any potential economic or military rivals. A vibrant Middle East or Asia would break the trilateral power structure. There would be a New World Order, one with more balance, one with a higher living standard across the board and a lower cost of living for us all. But that’s not what the psychopaths want. They want a 1st vs 3rd world strict stratification of wealth and the hell with the people living in any country.