Unbeknownst to AWD he was the catalyst for this post. In the article “6 Groups That Will Win Big From A War With Syria” on 4th September 2013 at 4:37 pm, he wrote the following comment:
“Lots of talk lately about Qatar and Saudi Arabia and their natural gas pipeline–they want their attack dog (dipshit Obama and Kerry) to take out Assad, put in puppet government, and allow the pipeline and billions of gas to flow to Europe. Russia wants their own pipeline through Syria, and/or doesn’t want Qatar or Saudi, so Russians make billions supplying NG to Europe. It’s about the oil and gas (and the money) in the great fucked sandbox of the middle east. It’s just a matter of time until the last countries with cars and consumers start WW3 for what’s left of oil in this world.”
This was the start of my response which has now morphed into a post:
EXACTLY!!!!! Now I won’t point out that I brought this up in a post I did August 27th…oops, I just did. Well then, I might as well finish the point. It was called “THE VALUE OF SYRIA IN THE “NEW GREAT GAME”. I don’t know if it was read by anyone. There certainly weren’t any comments….BFD, not every post gets read or commented on….but I copied the whole comment because that is the crux of what is REALLY going on. I don’t know what articles AWD read but here’s one linked @ The Golden Truth.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
A Really Foul Smell Is Coming From The White House
“How absurd is it that the U.S. is conducting a trillion dollar “war on terror” against Al Qaida around the globe and yet it is funding and supporting them in Syria? It’s so absurd that you couldn’t begin to make that up. But why?”
“….what’s the U.S. motive? It’s never really for “humanitarian” reasons.”
“….I have found that beneath the surface reasons for every war in history there has always been economic reasons embedded as the root cause. Every single one. As it turns out, not surprisingly, this one is over energy. Natural gas pipelines. Read this if you don’t believe me – and this is not the first source from which I’ve read this but it’s laid out nicely here:”
“The real reason for the U.S. involvement is that both Saudi Arabia and Qatar want to tighten their control of the flow of energy in the Middle East. Rest assured that there’s also plenty of motive for big U.S. oil companies to make this happen.”
“I guess the next questions would be, who really controls the U.S. and the Obama regime? Big oil or Saudi Arabia?” ……and/or Israel? (emphasis mine)
The link in the article was the following:
Is The United States Going To Go To War With Syria Over A Natural Gas Pipeline?
￼ By Michael Snyder, on September 3rd, 2013
“Why has the little nation of Qatar spent 3 billion dollars to support the rebels in Syria? Could it be because Qatar is the largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world and Assad won’t let them build a natural gas pipeline through Syria? Of course. Qatar wants to install a puppet regime in Syria that will allow them to build a pipeline which will enable them to sell lots and lots of natural gas to Europe. Why is Saudi Arabia spending huge amounts of money to help the rebels and why has Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan been “jetting from covert command centers near the Syrian front lines to the Élysée Palace in Paris and the Kremlin in Moscow, seeking to undermine the Assad regime”? Well, it turns out that Saudi Arabia intends to install their own puppet government in Syria which will allow the Saudis to control the flow of energy through the region. On the other side, Russia very much prefers the Assad regime for a whole bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is that Assad is helping to block the flow of natural gas out of the Persian Gulf into Europe, thus ensuring higher profits for Gazprom. Now the United States is getting directly involved in the conflict. If the U.S. is successful in getting rid of the Assad regime, it will be good for either the Saudis or Qatar (and possibly for both), and it will be really bad for Russia. This is a strategic geopolitical conflict about natural resources, religion and money, and it really has nothing to do with chemical weapons at all.”
Ya’ll get that??? “…A STRATEGIC GEOPOLITICAL CONFLICT ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCES, RELIGION, AND MONEY“…..also known as “The New Great Game”.
The Great Game (GG)
First there was “The Great Game”. This term described the calculated and tactical enmity between the British and Russian Empires for dominance in Central Asia. The time span for this period is largely accepted as from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. The tail of this geo-political comet involved the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
It was the “…imperial rivalry between Russia and British India in the Caucasus and Central and Southwest Asia in the nineteenth century.”(1)
The phrase was adopted by mainstream consciousness via Rudyard Kipling’s novel “Kim”.
The New Great Game (NGG)
While the Great Game ver. 1.0 involved two leviathan spheres of worldly influence, it has since evolved into the new and improved(?) ver. 2.0: the New Great Game. The GG’s focus was territory and security by two great European powers competing for the same objective….imperial supremacy.
The NGG encompasses the same area as GG did….plus some. It has expanded into the Middle East, to the Mediterranean, and I would venture to say, with Africa in the crosshairs. The amount of actors, each who if they could have it their way would play the leading man, has increased to an uncomfortable number. On one side the US, UK, and other NATO countries are jostling for “influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Transcaucasus” against the other side, which include: Russia, China, and other Shanghai Cooperation Organization countries. The SCO, originally called the Shanghai Five, was formed in 1996 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan. In 2001 Uzbekistan joined forces with the organization and the members changed the name to SCO.(2)
The players in the NGG bare no resemblance to ‘romanticized’ players of the GG. “The Great Game Then and Now (Address to the Conference on Oil and Gas in the Caspian Sea Region: Geopolitical and Regional Security, sponsored by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation) points out how the differences between the Anglo-Russian rivalry in the 1800′s (GG), versus the geo-political-economical-energy issues of the Caspian Basin (NGG) are far more consequential than the similarities. (3)
The players of the GG fostered (a) “…brave, eccentric, often lone adventurers who journeyed into hostile, unknown territory, sometimes dying tragically, or heroically, or both. (b) In Britain in the 19th century the names of the players of the Great Game were well-known…” ”There were also Russian equivalents who were known in Russia in the 19th century but whose names were blotted out by a Bolshevik regime that had no use for them.” (c) “They were especially appealing figures because their histories exalted the individual in an age that was already beginning to be dominated by machines and organizations.(4)
Inherent in, and as a result of the machines and organizations that exploited the Caspian Basin energy bounty, there were teams of rabid Alpha Dogs….executives, geologists, engineers, and Pythons in Suits…..bankers. So the NGG may be played by sovereign nations, but….the rules of the game have in all likelihood been created by, and are frequently being re-edited, if not rewritten, by the multinational consortia, a bevy of international and national lawyers, input and execution of planned chess moves by the MIC’s, and most importantly…..by the banksters.
The NGG continues by inflaming, agitating, poking, prodding, blackmailing, and bullying a country that is refusing to play along to get along when it comes to pipelines:
The US plays into this in that it has vast wells of natural gas, in fact the largest known supply in the world. There is a reason why natural gas prices have been suppressed for so long in the US. This is to set the stage for US involvement in the Natural Gas market in Europe while smashing the monopoly that the Russians have enjoyed for so long. What appears to be a conflict with Syria is really a conflict between the U.S. and Russia! (5)
Bottom line is: the USSA, the Saudis, the Zionist Jews, the Ruskies, the Chinese, the Pakastanis, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, the EU, the Brits, the MIC, the TBTF banks, the Arms Dealers, Lockheed Martin, Boeing blah blah blah…..they ALL have skin in the New Great Game.