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Syria: The path of the pipeline

Most reasonable explanation I've seen so far, on why the perennial Syrian opposition suddenly gained western and regional backing in the past couple years.

Google translated from the French, original source: Al-Akhbar [Lebanon]
Translated from Arabic by Mouna Alno-Nakhal for Mondialisation.ca

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Syria: The path of the pipeline decides Qatari combat zones!

In all likelihood, the case of the gas is the "background" most of the war against Syria and especially the war that hit the region of Homs. The daily Al-Akhbar has received information from reliable sources that can be summarized that there is a Qatari plan, approved by the U.S. administration, whose goal is the establishment of a new gas pipeline to transport Qatari gas to Europe, Turkey and Israel are parties.

Increasingly, it is likely that the gas is the real bottom line of the war against Syria. This is from leakage from a Western oil giant that the daily Al-Akhbar obtained reliable information, giving details of a Qatari project, supported by the United States, and for the construction of a new pipeline that would transport gas from Qatar to Europe via the Syrian region of Homs. The city and its region are the "node" or "geographical heart" of the project, which, in turn, would provide strategic advantages to Turkey and Israel in the equation of global gas trade.

This new pipeline would take a "land" which starts of Qatar, through Saudi territory and Jordanian territory avoiding Iraqi territory to arrive in Syria and specifically to Homs. From Homs pipeline would branch off into three directions: Latakia on the Syrian coast, Tripoli in northern Lebanon, Turkey.

The main goal of this project is to route the Israeli and Qatari gas to the European continent for distribution throughout Europe, with a threefold objective. The first: break the Russian gas monopoly in Europe. The second: to liberate Turkey from its dependence on Iranian gas. The third: give Israel a chance to export its gas to Europe by land and cost.

Why Homs?

Overall, the above objectives can not be achieved if the route of the pipeline dream did not pass through the region of Homs to be "the main crossroads in the project," because the Qatari gas has no alternative to reach Europe, except that of using large aircraft by sea, which would be longer, a higher cost, not safe for certain areas of the course.

According to information from the same Western oil company, Qatar also plans to buy miles to develop its maritime cargo transport fleet of gas with the ambition to become involved in a much larger U.S. project to revise the equation the global gas trade. At stake, two significant changes. The first is a function of gas discoveries in the Mediterranean by Israel Sea. The second is based on the potential use of the events in Syria, after creating a political situation that would be the main hub of Homs export of Qatari and Israeli gas to Europe.

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Gas pipeline or currency control

While controlling oil and gas resources and ensuring that USD is tied to oil is a major goal for these wars, the real reason could well be about control of currency in Syria.

Why couldn't they pay the Syrian people to establish a gas pipeline in their territory? Why is that Syria has to be conquered to construct a mere pipelines? Establishing pipelines can be done by just behaving as decent business-men.

I suspect that they want to eliminate any kind of threat to Petrodollar in the middle-east and elsewhere and at the same time bring the central banks of the rebelling countries under the 'guidance' of the Rothschilds and World Bank. Wasn't Gaddafi originally making plans to bring about a gold backed north-african currency system?

Both go hand in hand. But when a country decides not to do

business with a terrorist regime the only answer left is boots on the ground and lots of bombs. It is evidentially clear that more terrorists work out of Washington DC tan anywhere else in the world.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

I agree it's all about control of oil distribution

And maintaining the OPEC dollar standard... But really as long as there's an income tax, there will be war...

All wars are taxpayer funded. Period.

I'd like to add the following..

It seems that corrupt European interests dominate corrupt Western policy this time, for especially the French and British seem eager to intervene.
One of the biggest natural gas fields on earth is located in the Persian Gulf, it is owned by both Qatar and Iran. Russia's Gazprom is Europe's main supplier.
Iran wants a 'shiite' pipeline through Iraq and Syria. (which Europe is not to eager for, they'd rather see Qatar)
Qatar wants it 'sunni', of course, through Saudi Arabia and then Jordan, Syria. Of course Iran, Iraq and Syria are the larger shiite dominated nations, which and enflames the shiite-sunni conflict.
It's just sickening, how tirants throughout history seem to be able to turn centuries' old conflicts into their advantage.
As other commentors have mentioned, other interests have (a lot of)influence as well, however Europe's addicton to natural gas for heating definitively seems to be a key factor.
For lots of info on this, visit this site, and hit the translation button.
http://mediawerkgroepsyrie.wordpress.com/

"On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées." -Victor Hugo-
"Ideas spread, you can't stop them. An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government!" -Ron Paul-

Capitalism has a Solution

Competition!

Build TWO pipelines and let them compete!

I completely agree, I would love it

Gas makes up for almost 70% of my energy bill, but European politicians will find a wide variaty of imaganative reasons why there should be no trade with Iran, they already do so now.

"On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées." -Victor Hugo-
"Ideas spread, you can't stop them. An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government!" -Ron Paul-

not to mention...

That Syria along with Iran are one of the few countries still in control of their own central banks.

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It could be a confluence of interests.

A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties by Odid Yinon published by World Zionist Organization

"The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel's primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target. Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure, into several states such as in present day Lebanon, so that there will be a Shi'ite Alawi state along its coast, a Sunni state in the Aleppo area, another Sunni state in Damascus hostile to its northern neighbor, and the Druzes who will set up a state, maybe even in our Golan, and certainly in the Hauran and in northern Jordan. This state of affairs will be the guarantee for peace and security in the area in the long run, and that aim is already within our reach today."

"Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel's targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria."

"Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon."

A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel.

Richard Perle- Chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee Bush Administration In office 2001–2003

"Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right — as a means of foiling Syria’s regional ambitions."

"it is both natural and moral that Israel abandon the slogan comprehensive peace and move to contain Syria, drawing attention to its weapons of mass destruction programs, and rejecting land for peace deals on the Golan Heights"

Who's lobbying for the US to topple Assad? The same folks that brought you Iraq and Libya.

No point in dragging up the rest of the motley crew, just watch the BBC documentary, "The War Party."

Purpose? Destabilization.

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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

One reason for invading Afhghanistan was too run "pipelines..

...to the Caspian sea".

Aaron Russo pointed this out, in one of his last interviews.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Wsb4qBckU

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Yep!

Yep I remember this.

http://www.commondreams.org/views01/1208-04.htm

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

I don`t buy the oil and gas BS and never have.

There are plenty of supplies of oil and gas all over the world. So why did they kill Kadafi? He was preparing to turn the Sahara into a giant garden. Search "the great man made river". All these conflicts and wars are about CONTROL and if you don`t know what I mean by CONTROL drive down any street without a seat belt on.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

It's always about oil and

It's always about oil and natural gas. And the few people that get filthy rich off it.

Seems that people will always

Seems that people will always feel that if we, or our guys, don't control x resource, or x trade route, "they," the other guy, will. And the other guy is always more evil than we are, so why not fight for it.

If we can't overcome this cycle of prejudice and propaganda, being taken advantage of by governments and privileged companies, the least we can do is keep innocent civilians out of the bloodbaths that result.

It seems this is too much to ask from those who benefit from the bloodshed while risking nothing.