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Understanding Geo-Politics: The Oil & Gas Wars of Central Asia

This information will help the r3volution put the pieces of the puzzle together in the dis-information war. We've all seen bits and pieces of this information, but here, Brazilian Journalist Pepe Escobar puts it all together. This will paint a picture of post-Cold War warfare, long hidden from the American public, one of land and energy wars between the world power structures of NATO, Russia, China and Europe.

Ignore the "Attack Site" warning. I've frequented this site for a while, and I have never had a problem. A reader posted a comment below on what message they received when trying to view the link. The power structure obviously does not want you to read this information. It's from the Asia Times and anti-NATO forces.

So what's really going on in geo-politics?
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/ML22Ag02.html

While I was reading, there were several topics which I knew little about. I've provided links to those topics as well below. It helps to have a map up while reading.

Map: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/world_pol_2011.pdf

Useful links while reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Saud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabucco_pipeline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazprom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurbanguly_Berdymukhamedov
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Caspian_Gas_Pipeline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Afghanistan_Pipeline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iolotan_Gas_Field
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Medvedev
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPI_pipeline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNPC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Black_Sea_Fleet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Distribution_Network
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochistan,_Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashtuns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baloch_people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nord_Stream
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Stream
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Engdahl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izvestia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ippon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nursultan_Nazarbayev
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organization

When you're done with that, read more from The Best of Pepe Escobar.

Please keep this bumped through the weekend. This information will wake up our r3volution to the geo-political climate and the ramifications of our foreign policy.

Cited Sources:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/24/idUSL5E7LO1HL20111024
http://www.turkishweekly.net/op-ed/2862/shah-deniz-ii-natura...
http://euobserver.com/9/30739
http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/2918721/Trans-Cas...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/12/02/...
http://tribune.com.pk/story/287863/gas-pipeline-deal-for-pak...
http://www.ocamagazine.com/tag/south-yolotan-osman
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/mobile/article/gazprom-disbeli...
http://www.bsr-russia.com/en/international-relations/item/10...
http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=109825
http://www.state.gov/e/rls/rmk/2011/174800.htm
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/16/140510790/u-s-now-relies-on-al...
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/KL24Ag07.html
http://www.oilandgaseurasia.com/news/p/0/news/12672
http://en.rian.ru/world/20111011/167574275.html
http://geofinancial.blogspot.com/2011/11/china-plans-to-buy-...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/09/russia-energy-iea-...
http://premier.gov.ru/eng/events/news/16622/
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/10/20111028122...
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MK04Df03.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-11/08/c_122...
http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/11/01/59706557.html

Cheers!!

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In related news...

http://lukery.blogspot.com/2008/07/court-documents-shed-ligh...

In a recent immigration court case involving Turkish Islamic Leader, Fetullah Gulen, US prosecutors exposed an illegal, covert, CIA operation involving the intentional Islamization of Central Asia. This operation has been ongoing since the fall of the Soviet Union in an ongoing Cold War to control the vast energy resources of the region - Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - estimated to be worth $3 trillion.

http://lukery.blogspot.com/2008/07/court-documents-shed-ligh...

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Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 3 time(s) over the past 90 days.

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7 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including kolossbanner.com/, domnamehost.com/, asianmedia.com/.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS26972 (TRANSWORLDINTERNETEXCHANGE).

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How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

I've never received...

I've never received that message until about a week ago. I get the exact message, except my report showed 0 listings for suspicious activity. If you just copy the url only, and paste it into your browser after that, it works fine.

I promise I go to this site regularly and have had ZERO problems.

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From your comment:

Over the past 90 days, atimes.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

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No problem!

I hope others get the chance to read this. It puts everything that's happening in Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, the rest of the Middle East, Europe and Asia in perspective, and gave a great overview of the players and dynamics in geo-politics. A real eye opener for those who have never discovered this information.

Please keep this thread bumped!!

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Indeed

I'm sure my head will start spinning once I see just how big and how many players there are in the giant chess game.

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"