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Is The United States Going To Go To War With Syria Over A Natural Gas Pipeline?

PipelineWhy 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.

It has been common knowledge that Qatar has desperately wanted to construct a natural gas pipeline that will enable it to get natural gas to Europe for a very long time.  The following is an excerpt from an article from 2009

Qatar has proposed a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey in a sign the emirate is considering a further expansion of exports from the world’s biggest gasfield after it finishes an ambitious programme to more than double its capacity to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG).

“We are eager to have a gas pipeline from Qatar to Turkey,” Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruler of Qatar, said last week, following talks with the Turkish president Abdullah Gul and the prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the western Turkish resort town of Bodrum. “We discussed this matter in the framework of co-operation in the field of energy. In this regard, a working group will be set up that will come up with concrete results in the shortest possible time,” he said, according to Turkey’s Anatolia news agency.

Other reports in the Turkish press said the two states were exploring the possibility of Qatar supplying gas to the strategic Nabucco pipeline project, which would transport Central Asian and Middle Eastern gas to Europe, bypassing Russia. A Qatar-to-Turkey pipeline might hook up with Nabucco at its proposed starting point in eastern Turkey. Last month, Mr Erdogan and the prime ministers of four European countries signed a transit agreement for Nabucco, clearing the way for a final investment decision next year on the EU-backed project to reduce European dependence on Russian gas.

“For this aim, I think a gas pipeline between Turkey and Qatar would solve the issue once and for all,” Mr Erdogan added, according to reports in several newspapers. The reports said two different routes for such a pipeline were possible. One would lead from Qatar through Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq to Turkey. The other would go through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey. It was not clear whether the second option would be connected to the Pan-Arab pipeline, carrying Egyptian gas through Jordan to Syria. That pipeline, which is due to be extended to Turkey, has also been proposed as a source of gas for Nabucco.

Based on production from the massive North Field in the Gulf, Qatar has established a commanding position as the world’s leading LNG exporter. It is consolidating that through a construction programme aimed at increasing its annual LNG production capacity to 77 million tonnes by the end of next year, from 31 million tonnes last year. However, in 2005, the emirate placed a moratorium on plans for further development of the North Field in order to conduct a reservoir study.

As you just read, there were two proposed routes for the pipeline.  Unfortunately for Qatar, Saudi Arabia said no to the first route and Syria said no to the second route.  The following is from an absolutely outstanding article in the Guardian

In 2009 – the same year former French foreign minister Dumas alleges the British began planning operations in Syria – Assad refused to sign a proposed agreement with Qatar that would run a pipeline from the latter’s North field, contiguous with Iran’s South Pars field, through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey, with a view to supply European markets – albeit crucially bypassing Russia. Assad’s rationale was “to protect the interests of [his] Russian ally, which is Europe’s top supplier of natural gas.”

Instead, the following year, Assad pursued negotiations for an alternative $10 billion pipeline plan with Iran, across Iraq to Syria, that would also potentially allow Iran to supply gas to Europe from its South Pars field shared with Qatar. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project was signed in July 2012 – just as Syria’s civil war was spreading to Damascus and Aleppo – and earlier this year Iraq signed a framework agreement for construction of the gas pipelines.

The Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline plan was a “direct slap in the face” to Qatar’s plans. No wonder Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, in a failed attempt to bribe Russia to switch sides, told President Vladmir Putin that “whatever regime comes after” Assad, it will be “completely” in Saudi Arabia’s hands and will “not sign any agreement allowing any Gulf country to transport its gas across Syria to Europe and compete with Russian gas exports”, according to diplomatic sources. When Putin refused, the Prince vowed military action.

If Qatar is able to get natural gas flowing into Europe, that will be a significant blow to Russia.  So the conflict in Syria is actually much more about a pipeline than it is about the future of the Syrian people.  In a recent article, Paul McGuire summarized things quite nicely…

The Nabucco Agreement was signed by a handful of European nations and Turkey back in 2009. It was an agreement to run a natural gas pipeline across Turkey into Austria, bypassing Russia again with Qatar in the mix as a supplier to a feeder pipeline via the proposed Arab pipeline from Libya to Egypt to Nabucco (is the picture getting clearer?). The problem with all of this is that a Russian backed Syria stands in the way.

Qatar would love to sell its LNG to the EU and the hot Mediterranean markets. The problem for Qatar in achieving this is Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have already said “NO” to an overland pipe cutting across the Land of Saud. The only solution for Qatar if it wants to sell its oil is to cut a deal with the U.S.

Recently Exxon Mobile and Qatar Petroleum International have made a $10 Billion deal that allows Exxon Mobile to sell natural gas through a port in Texas to the UK and Mediterranean markets. Qatar stands to make a lot of money and the only thing standing in the way of their aspirations is Syria.

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!

The main cities of turmoil and conflict in Syria right now are Damascus, Homs, and Aleppo. These are the same cities that the proposed gas pipelines happen to run through. Qatar is the biggest financier of the Syrian uprising, having spent over $3 billion so far on the conflict. The other side of the story is Saudi Arabia, which finances anti-Assad groups in Syria. The Saudis do not want to be marginalized by Qatar; thus they too want to topple Assad and implant their own puppet government, one that would sign off on a pipeline deal and charge Qatar for running their pipes through to Nabucco.

Yes, I know that this is all very complicated.

But no matter how you slice it, there is absolutely no reason for the United States to be getting involved in this conflict.

If the U.S. does get involved, we will actually be helping al-Qaeda terrorists that behead mothers and their infants

Al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Syria have beheaded all 24 Syrian passengers traveling from Tartus to Ras al-Ain in northeast of Syria, among them a mother and a 40-days old infant.

Gunmen from the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant stopped the bus on the road in Talkalakh and killed everyone before setting the bus on fire.

Is this really who we want to be “allied” with?

And of course once we strike Syria, the war could escalate into a full-blown conflict very easily.

If you believe that the Obama administration would never send U.S. troops into Syria, you are just being naive.  In fact, according to Jack Goldsmith, a professor at Harvard Law School, the proposed authorization to use military force that has been sent to Congress would leave the door wide open for American “boots on the ground”

The proposed AUMF focuses on Syrian WMD but is otherwise very broad.  It authorizes the President to use any element of the U.S. Armed Forces and any method of force.  It does not contain specific limits on targets – either in terms of the identity of the targets (e.g. the Syrian government, Syrian rebels, Hezbollah, Iran) or the geography of the targets.  Its main limit comes on the purposes for which force can be used.  Four points are worth making about these purposes.  First, the proposed AUMF authorizes the President to use force “in connection with” the use of WMD in the Syrian civil war. (It does not limit the President’s use force to the territory of Syria, but rather says that the use of force must have a connection to the use of WMD in the Syrian conflict.  Activities outside Syria can and certainly do have a connection to the use of WMD in the Syrian civil war.).  Second, the use of force must be designed to “prevent or deter the use or proliferation” of WMDs “within, to or from Syria” or (broader yet) to “protect the United States and its allies and partners against the threat posed by such weapons.”  Third, the proposed AUMF gives the President final interpretive authority to determine when these criteria are satisfied (“as he determines to be necessary and appropriate”).  Fourth, the proposed AUMF contemplates no procedural restrictions on the President’s powers (such as a time limit).

I think this AUMF has much broader implications than Ilya Somin described.  Some questions for Congress to ponder:

(1) Does the proposed AUMF authorize the President to take sides in the Syrian Civil War, or to attack Syrian rebels associated with al Qaeda, or to remove Assad from power?  Yes, as long as the President determines that any of these entities has a (mere) connection to the use of WMD in the Syrian civil war, and that the use of force against one of them would prevent or deter the use or proliferation of WMD within, or to and from, Syria, or protect the U.S. or its allies (e.g. Israel) against the (mere) threat posed by those weapons.  It is very easy to imagine the President making such determinations with regard to Assad or one or more of the rebel groups.

(2) Does the proposed AUMF authorize the President to use force against Iran or Hezbollah, in Iran or Lebanon?  Again, yes, as long as the President determines that Iran or Hezbollah has a (mere) a connection to the use of WMD in the Syrian civil war, and the use of force against Iran or Hezbollah would prevent or deter the use or proliferation of WMD within, or to and from, Syria, or protect the U.S. or its allies (e.g. Israel) against the (mere) threat posed by those weapons.

Would you like to send your own son or your own daughter to fight in Syria just so that a natural gas pipeline can be built?

What the United States should be doing in this situation is so obvious that even the five-year-old grandson of Nancy Pelosi can figure it out…

I’ll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he’s five years old. We’re not talking about war; we’re talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, ‘Well, what do you think?’ He said, ‘I think no war.’

Unfortunately, his grandmother and most of our other insane “leaders” in Washington D.C. seem absolutely determined to take us to war.

In the end, how much American blood will be spilled over a stupid natural gas pipeline?

  • Lambda

    Amazing, that long of a article and not a word about the Israeli involvement. News out today Israel lobby apaic strong arming house and senate for approval on strike.

    • Killer Virus

      Israel is like a bad friend that only comes around when they need something. I’m sure I’ll get some down votes from the religious folks.

      • Cameroon

        And you are another ignorant Jew blamer. Flapping your gums like a venetian blind on a windy day.!!

        • Killer Virus

          I don’t hate Jews, you are very ignorant. I don’t hate my friend I refuse to give money to? You need to get your head check if you gathered from my statement that I hate Jews. I don’t blame them for anything. I just want to know if Israel is going to pay for my house and medicine when I’m too old to work?

          • GSOB

            Socialist

        • boboinparadise

          Are all Israelis Jews? No. Only 75% of Israelis are Jews. 95% of Poles are Catholic, but do we call people who disagree with their foreign policy “ignorant Christian blamers”? It’s not racism or bigotry to find fault in another country’s relations with your own. You can disagree with Israel without being a Jew hater.

      • Anders Eckstrand

        Hahahaha you called it man. It’s as if they’re paid by the state of Israel to go on these blogs and read every comment so they can refute any zealous-bashing-bastards they find.

    • retired

      Lambda, Your proof of the old saying that “A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing”. You heard a few sound bites & clichés & you think that you have the deal figured out. In truth you are suffering from a bad case of “Jews on the brain syndrome”. You see Jews here, Jews there, Jews, Jews every where! Let me explain it to you as simply as possible so that you won’t misunderstand!
      1)Our great & valiant leader, Obumba, & his leftwing pals, turned the Arab world upside down thru his collusion with the Moslem terrorists. The Arab Spring quickly became an Arab winter blizzard in Libya, Egypt, & Syria. The Syrian war is a result of Washington’s double dealing schemes, not Israel’s!
      2)Israel had undeclared
      understandings with Syria for the past 30/40 years,the borders were quiet for the most part. That being the case, why would Israel instigate hostilities with the Syrian regime now?
      What happened is that the Obumba regime in Washington helped to set the Middle East on fire & when it got out of control they walked away from the situation. Israel, Jordan, Turkey & Egypt were left to put out the fires. The fire burning up Syria which was caused by Washington’s meddling! Israel is left in a dangerous position because of this meddling.
      3)Israel is on track to becoming a major energy exporter, in tandem with Cyprus & Greece. Israel controls huge fields of natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean as well as large onshore shale oil fields. They will soon be exporting energy to eastern Europe along with their Greek & Cypriot partners. Why would they be secretly helping their Arab rivals to build pipelines thru Turkey?
      PS next time you want to sound like a big shot find other people to attack, leave Israel alone!

      • ItIsWellWithMySoul

        It amazes me how the world can blame a small country the size of New Hampshire for all its problems when the fact is that Israel just wants to exist. Peoples comments of pure hatred makes me want to cry. Leave Israel alone people!

        • Killer Virus

          Why is it that the least bit of criticism of Israel equates to antisemitism? I just want to know why my tax dollars go to them. I could care less if the kill every Palestinian in that country. They put themselves in the middle of the storm in 1948, why should I have to pay for it? I’m Native American, My people originally inhabited the land before whites and we were not separated from our ancestral homes for 2000 years. Can I have my land back? Didn’t think so, hypocrite religious zealots, the whole lot of you.

          • ItisWellWithMySoul

            I am Native American as well and my mom has kept the documents that show they my family was registered as you would register a dog. Only I refuse to use that as a excuse to hate. Life is too short to waste it being hateful and bitter. Be greatful the Lord delivered us from the hatred out ancestors endured and remember that when you judge someone for their race or color of their skin. As far as calling me a hypocrite it is your statement that shows you are the hypocrate. Play the race card of yours to be racist yourself. That is wrong and makes the rest of us look bad.

          • Killer Virus

            You missed my whole point. I can’t argue with insanity. Your bible has no right to dictate my life. Only an idiot would equate me not wanting to give my money to somebody else as racist. With your rationalization, I must hate British, Russians, and Canadians as well.

          • goodtunes

            Wow! Your completely insane and make no sense. Your subjects bounce around and are completely ignorant. I suggest that PEOPLE NOT FEED THIS TROLL. He is apparently a nut.

          • Silence Dogood

            ” I just want to know why my tax dollars go to them.”
            Are you wondering why trillions of our dollars have gone all over the world?
            Are you wondering why Maobama is sending billions AND F16s to Egypt?
            nope…
            That’s why you’re being accused of jew hatred.

          • Killer Virus

            I don’t want my tax dollars going to them either. The original argument started with Pro Israeli lobby groups pushing congress for a strike on Syria and why its not being reported. You can;t even mention Israels role without being called antisemtic.

          • Anders Eckstrand

            I understand what you’re saying man. They’d hate us too if we took their money.

        • Anders Eckstrand

          You are powerful stupid my friend. If you truly think Israeli hatred happens in a vacuum then there will never be peace for Israeli people because they’ll never learn how to make-up for their mistakes or understand opposing thoughts at all.

    • Cameroon

      Ignorant Jew blamer. If your hemorrhoids fell out tomorrow you would blame it on the Jews…you putz…!

      • Anders Eckstrand

        Just following in your footsteps buddy. No one knows how to hate quite like a zealous Israeli.

  • Annie from Indiannie

    How much blood will be spilled? As much as the New World Order wants! I also feel it’s about the petro dollar. Saudi Arabia is in control of this. They want war..and puppet Barack Hussien says OKAY!

    • Carlos Danger

      No blood will be spilled. Kerry said everything will go perfectly. A happy ending.

      • Annie from Indiannie

        sarcastically said. :)

      • Silence Dogood

        perhaps you’re overlooking that as soon as that first bomb drops we have ZERO say when the war stops or where it’s fought.

        • GSOB

          Not true

          • Silence Dogood

            LMAO! I can only assume this is sarcasm.
            I dont support this president taking a dump, much less anything else.

  • Bad Kitty Cat

    Thank you! This seems to be the missing piece to the puzzle! This proposed campain in Syria seemed very illogical from every viewpoint, every point on the political spectrum, etc….. until now :-)

  • Rodster

    As the world’s natural resources diminish, expect more of this. I guess there must be some truth to the Peak Oil theory.

    But gas and oil is the least of this world’s problem. We have a MASSIVE water shortage problem on the horizon and some experts in the field expect wars to breakout over water in the future.

    As a planet we are a mess and TPTB have created it.

    • Syrin

      Exactly. Anyone living in the western US had best consider moving sooner than later.

      • CJ

        Don’t move to the east, they are beginning to frack over here..telling us we don’t have control of our lands any longer. There goes clean water and clean air…forever. Where will we move when the whole United States is unfit to live in?

        • Anders Eckstrand

          We should kill our leaders and learn how to consumer at a rate where the planet can revitalize itself. It all comes down to smart, modest consumption.

          • GSOB

            Kill our leaders?

          • GSOB

            WISHFUL thinking.

        • GSOB

          Fracking is really a lethal process in extracting oil from deep within the ground with immense water pressure.

          Lethal? In what way?

          Sink holes and contanimated water tables. Short term – seems viable and very profitable –

          Long term = erosion.

    • MegGuest

      It’s the 21stC, I hoped humanity would feel inspired to ‘mature to a next level’. We sure haven’t used our time with any integrity so far. Corruption and greed seem entrenched and are now explained away with remarkable schmooze talk rich with ‘emotional trigger’ words. Increasing numbers of ‘the general multitude’ still fight among themselves instead of shifting to cooperative approaches. And we’re destroying earth’s capacity to restore itself by our toxic mega projects to get at ‘the last drop’ of fossil fuels. For all our cleverness, we seem an remarkably obtuse species!

      • GSOB

        Have you heard the Word?

    • Anders Eckstrand

      Overpopulation does this in all species. Expert biologists predicted this kind of conflict a century ago.

      • GSOB

        Your experts can go fly a kite or take a bath.

  • Jimbo

    It is simple. The USA has bases all over the middle east to help enforce the PetroDollar ponzi scheme. Without the US presence, Israel is a sitting duck. Anyone who tries to get out of the PetroDollar ponzi is removed from power (Saddam traded oil in the Euro and Gaddafi wanted to trade Gold for oil). Saudi Arabia is one of the more extreme Muslim countries yet is seen as friendly by the USA. Saudi Arabia likes the free protection it gets for participating in the Ponzi. Most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi but the angst of the USA was directed towards Iraq because Saddam broke away from the PetroDollar. Was 9/11 instigated by the Saudis or Israelis? Did either of them have anything to do with the Sarin attack on kids. Syria is an excuse for the USA to provoke Iran into a war that will force Iran back to the PetroDollar. Without the PetroDollar ponzi, the USA would not be able to service budget deficits and would default. Once you put the pieces of the jigsaw together, you get the bigger picture.

    • SayWhaat

      Very well said.

      • GSOB

        rehearsed

        • Jimbo

          Bitter and twisted. ^

        • Carlos Danger

          If you spend a great deal of your time pretending to be an A-hole to get a reaction from people…you aren’t pretending. You are an A-hole.

          • myrna652

            my Aunty Madelyn got a great Volkswagen Beetle by working part time off of a macbook. see this page w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

          • Sueychop

            Aunty M, Aunty M, there’s no place like a beetle, no place like a beetle.

          • GSOB

            You got it wrong. I’m your worst nightmare. You think I’m an a hole? Only in your wet dreams.

          • Sueychop

            sez carlos dhead.

    • markthetruth

      This is what Foreign Aid is all about Control , but now with technology more oil and gas has been found around the world. China has

      • markthetruth

        ………MeanWhile…….

        The Federal Reserve Tapering will get lost in with Syria in the Spotlight !!! at least 27% of the New Auto’s sold are on a Fragile Lease ! The Average new Car cost $31,500 and they have to live at home and work at MCD after college debt of appx. $50,000 .

        the end…

        • GSOB

          Color my world.

          • markthetruth

            Is Pink ok.

            the end…

          • GSOB

            I like a tite pink color.

        • Sueychop

          Two weeks after any actual taper they’ll ramp it up to double the 85 billion per month. Too bad it won’t work.

    • Matt Goldseth

      Good to see that some are awake.

      Stop looking at the puppets on the left and right…pay attention to who is controlling them.

      • Jimbo

        Look in the mainstream press and you will not see the “oil” word mentioned once in any article about the Syrian crisis. It is all about the use of chemical weapons. The vast majority of people in the west are politically and economically ignorant and that is the biggest danger of all.

        • Mondobeyondo

          Most people don’t connect the words “Syria” and “oil”. Maybe there’s no oil in Syria, but there’s black gold to the east (Iraq) and the south (Saudi Arabia).

          • Jimbo

            Syria does have oil but its main attraction is its location and Mediterranean frontage.

          • markthetruth

            And it’s Allies !

            the end…

          • Sueychop

            Yes, it has oil but Syria is the lead-in to Iran. Have no illusions, this nuclear war’s going hot here soon. The Fed will fight to the last U.S. white southerner to maintain its petrodollar. Syria is the last gasp of the American empire. When you realize what we’ve become you cheer for its death. Its done nothing for the American middle class, only used it for its own means. Now they will pull the plug. The globalists plan on destroying the U.S. military and then invite the Russian military right into the USA. I’m proud to know (for sure) that as soon as some folks see ‘em, they will just start shooting out of no concern for themselves. Only way to go out, really. The globalists win, but at least we bury Russia in America. So we got that goin’ for us. And really, the globalists don’t really win, the anti-christ takes them over and rules for only seven years before he’s thrown into the lake of fire by Jesus. The End.

        • Sueychop

          Its them gol’ dang terrorists.

          • markthetruth

            Define a Terrorist !

            the end…

          • Carlos Danger

            Drone strike on anyone digging a hole with a shovel outside the US.

        • markthetruth

          Not oil but Gas .

          the end…

          • dishatin

            yes, natural gas pipelines from the Middle East to Europe..
            Quatar and Saudi Arabia, wahabi sunni islam, vs Syria client state of Russia. in addition you have the transformed Project of a New American Century (?) (When Clinton was President, Cheney, Pearl, et al letter to persuade Clinton to invade Iraq Sadam Hussein) now called “The Foreign Policy Institute” all over Tv arguing why U.S. should bomb Syria. Google Wesley Clark, 2007 Syria for more.

        • texas_4_ever

          How can they mention the words “chemical weapons” constantly in relations to Syria and fail to connect the dots to the Saddam Husein’s disappeared weapons of mass destruction from the Gulf War?

          Iraq and Syria are only about 460 miles from one another. The Bush weapons have been found.

          • look4truth

            Hope you are kidding about finding Saddams WMD in Syria, they were worst enemies, not to mention that US supllied Saddam with all his weapons during Iraq / Iran war , so if you really wanna find the iraqi WMD ask your boy in TX (( BUSH the father )) who was Saddam’s supplier and still till now Saudia Arabia best friend
            Saudies are
            the same people who preach for the destruction of USA and thier citizens who were behind the 9/11 disaster

      • Josh

        People are waking up. It seems like more and more are coming onboard.

        • Tim

          Yes they are. You can tell they are coming onboard when you look at cheaperthandirt and foxtrotgear and they are selling out of ammo and gear fast. When people wake up they become hoarders on bulk ammo and food.

          • Peace Angel

            ONLY about 20% of the nation has a clue this is even going on. I work with 20-30 year olds all over the Myrtle Beach area including the “hood” and the “barrio” and none of them have clue. They do not watch ANY kind of news. Also I have two mid twenty year olds living across the street from me and he is from Israel where most of his family still live and she is from here. They each own their own businesses on the beach and she owns a condo that has been rented out to ppl. from everywhere and NO ONE has mentioned to her what is going on and they DON’T watch the news.

            AND I have been following this stuff for forty years and also working with 20 year olds nationwide during that time. The baby boomer kids have been raised by lots of ppl. who lied to them and they don’t BELIEVE it will happen and don’t care if it does.

            Their parents protested the Vietnam war and lots of other things,BUT forgot to teach their kids anything about history and when Obama and Ayres first implemented the first Marxist school curriculum 30 years ago they took out history as well and reading and writing and more. These kids should have studied the history of Nam BUT that has NEVER been included in the curriculum because there is NOTHING good to write about it. I speak to lots of seniors who also DO NOT CARE.

            Americans are the last to know and the last to care about the NWO which is why it is beginning and has been totally legislated in the US while the nation sleeps.

      • GSOB

        God is the control.

        • Sueychop

          God is in control.

          • markthetruth

            God isn’t in Control. Man is ! we are suppose to be like God in the things that we think, feel, and do. It’s up to us to follow his way’s or not and become Evil. He is just watching and will not intervene. It’s our Choice.

            the end…

          • GSOB

            “He is just watching and will not intervene.”

          • Susan Donaldson

            FREEWILL GODS PLAN AMEN GOD MADE US FREE HE NOT THE ONE WHO LIKE CONTROL THAT IS THE DEVIL! a true statement would be the devil is in control…and that is because humanity, has been tricked by the devil into enslavement…

          • Susan Donaldson

            we did this! we are innocent, and God loves us but we still as a race have somehow let this happen we have inhearited a corrupt world so we are mostly innocent God Bless everyone just ask 4 forgiveness God loves us even tho we messed up God loves his children!

          • GSOB

            Both equally true but not equally challenged.

            How’s that for Chop Suey?

          • texas_4_ever

            He is in control but he’s not going to do anything for a people who turn away from him and his ordinances. If people everywhere are not asking Him for His help fervently and repeatedly whose fault is it if the are not getting help? God’s?

        • Matt Goldseth

          God is in eternal control, but he turned over the earth to sin and decay….hence thermodynamics, disease, war, etc…Satan is the temporary prince.

          I don’t bow, but many of our leaders do…

      • Selected by God, not man

        the ones controlling are a few selected people that I bet no one of you will dare to kill them which will of course lead to a real free country. These are the Rosthchild, the Rockefeller, the Bauer, etc. and you think with them we will free knowing the exist?

    • Tim

      Couldn’t agree more. When we came of the gold standard, oil became the new standard. Without dollars as the standard for oil we would have nothing propping our dollar up.

    • jokyjo

      Nailed it!

    • seth datta

      Its so ironic that the banksters and their politician shills themselves ARE THE TERRORISTS HOLDING THE NATION AND THE WORLD TO HOSTAGE.

      There was a way to sort this out in the past, involving a length of rope and some sturdy planks.

    • Peace Angel

      9/11 was initiated by the US and the Bilderberg group as was Katrina.

    • GSOB

      Hey dude, Ron Paul is not running for POTUS as of lately.

    • Sueychop

      Yes, the U.S. will have a currency default. The Israeli’s had a painting company paint the inside of both towers the entire summer prior to 9/11/2001. They had plenty of time to wire up the whole place with explosives.

    • Nexusfast123

      Great summary of the geopolitical game.

      The Chinese could crash the Dollar given their Treasury holdings but that would damage their economy.

      The Federal Reserve has already lost control as the Ten Year Treasury bond interest rate continues to rise.

      • markthetruth

        They are dumping there Treasury Holding as we speak.

        the end…

    • Truth is Rare

      The fundamental point that people miss is that if Assad’s regime falls then Syria splits into several rump states based on ethnic divisions. Once Syria splits, we are half-way to Kurdistan. The creation of Kurdistan is the name of the game here. A country dominating this region (wholly controlled by the West and Israel) will eventually have its borders bumping up against Russia and over into Asia (China/India).
      If they can get away with this it will be a geo-strategic coup of world-historic import. The next stage is to get Iran and Turkey to smash each other and voila, Kurdistan exists.
      The Turks are being led to a dark place. Whilst being cossetted with neo-ottoman dreams by the West, Turkey is being set up for a fall.
      There will be NO country left that is powerful and has a strong nationalist impulse. Kurdistan excepted. All other countries in the region will be turned into mini-states and micro-states (see: Webster Tarpley channelling Zbig Brezinski).

    • dishatin

      so let the us default… finito et ha comedia. better that then working in tandem with the devil.

      • dishatin

        we cannot support 1 million refugees instant government healthcare and 12 million illegals forever… nor can we support wall street global criminal elite. we need a major structural change with hope and a prayer non v iolent,
        to legitimize our constitutional and conservative principles.

    • Trailerblazer

      Outstanding analysis, Michael. Keep up the good work. I had to search for the truth on the internet strenuously just to try to uncover what was really occurring behind the scenes, and you nailed it.

    • sherry762

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    • Scottar

      No, Syria and Iran are the last 2 holdouts of intervention of the world bank. So their operatives, the CIA Black Ops, are supporting the Arabs and Quatar in bringing down Syria and then Iran so the World Bank can setup operations in those two countries and institute a world currency. The president and much of Congress are just dupes or players. It’s why nothing makes much sense with them.

      Oil is just another excuse, a bargaining chip, for the World Bankers to come in and take over the banks of the shattered countries. al Qeada are just useful idiots.

      The answer is a third party to break the K street connection.

    • sophie

      you sure opened our eyes of whats really going on in the world

      • Jimbo

        It isn’t hard to see once your eyes are open. Trouble is too many people walk around with their eyes shut.

  • chris

    I’m amazed you left out Israel from this article Michael and i can only presume you did it deliberately. The other major winner in all of this would be Israel who gets to have Syria removed before seeing its main enemy Iran subsequently removed.
    Why did you not mention this? To say the war is just about a single pipeline is surely disingenuous. Sometimes there are multiple winners and losers.

    • Carlos Danger

      Read the title of the Article. There’s a lot going on in the region and cannot all be covered in one post.

      • Anders Eckstrand

        Yeah but “protecting Israel from the threat of chemical weapons and hezbollah” is one of the MAIN reasons we’re going in……along with this pipeline it would seem.

    • huh?

      If you want to feed your sick hatred toward Israel go to zerohedge or some other hateful conspire against Jews site.

      • Billy Ray Valentine

        Being critical of Isreal = anti-semitism now? Just like being critical of President Obama = racism. I wish our society hadn’t devolved to the point of being incapable of honest discourse.

        • Killer Virus

          Cameroon is an internet tough guy! Better watch out! He also has the self appointed authority to moderate what we are allowed to discuss.

        • Anders Eckstrand

          I found this out a long long time ago, but according to the Jews (and no one else) yes, being critical of Israel = antisemitism…… so if they use nukes to blow a country away you cannot disagree or you are an anti-Semite who’s no better than Hitler…….Don’t expect zealous supporters of any kind to make sense or use quantifiable logic. Their overwhelming bias prevents them from knowing the truth.

      • Angel Peace

        I dont’ think Chris anything anti-semitic, he just pointed out the obvious in this situation. If Chris had said something volatile or hateful or used slurs to describes Jews, I would agree. But he didn’t. Israel also gains if Syria is taken out, that is a fact and nothing more. Stating so does not make one hate another group, but trying to shout him down because he is stating a fact makes you the bigot.

        • Anders Eckstrand

          According to most zealous Jews (settlers and supporters), disagreeing with any Israeli policy makes you worse than cancer……good thing my Jewish friends don’t think or act in such a way.

    • Cameroon

      Another Jew hating Dunce to clog up this site.

    • MeMadMax

      Russia just sent two ships full of Marines to Syria….

      This is getting good, can’t wait to see the end of this one ^.^

      • John W.

        This is going to end very badly with a lot of our guys dead and ships sunk. The Russians will not allow us to just cruise in and attack Syria. All this nonsense gives cover for Obamacare, amnesty and we are now the military arm for Saudi Wahabism. What a bunch of dummys we are.

        • GSOB

          You are. Speak for yourself.

    • MeMadMax

      Oh hey, Israel just antagonized the situation by firing two missiles at syria. Even thou the missiles did not reach syrian territory, it just agravates the situation. “Two wrongs don’t make it right”… It is clear the leadership of all our countries don’t have the maturity to make compromises to defuse the situation… Instead they escalate… escalate… escalate… until, people start dieing, then they escalate faster….

    • JustanOguy

      Doubt Israel is going to benefit from anything when the Al-Queda led ISIS takes over Syria if the Assad regime is bombed away. (At least create havoc for years to come.)

      Far as I see it… Israel benefits when Muslims are killing Muslims because it means their focus is not on killing Jews.

      • Killer Virus

        You would think, but it’s in Bloomberg today ….

        • JustanOguy

          The only thing I saw in Bloomberg today concerning this was an Opinion piece about the benefits to Israel of sending Iran a message by bombing Syria…

          Let’s face it though… Israel or no media outlet is going to say that Muslims killing Muslims benefits Israel because it takes their minds off of killing Jews.

          • Killer Virus

            I would link it , but the moderator will prevent me.

  • Ray

    Very interesting story – I knew there was more to this than we see and hear. Greed, Money, and Power! I’m an American and a Christian – God have mercy on our troops…This have the beginning of WW3 written all over it. I have for a long time thought America was ripe for Judgement from Almighty God.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    Interesting. What exactly do we get out of a pipeline thru Syria? Is it that the petro dollar lives to see another day. Guess it is safe to say Russia will go all out to support Assad. Boy is this lining up to be a major disaster. Sad thing is we could be producing oil and natural gas, building pipelines in international waters, and putting the entire lot of them out of business. We’ve truly become a stupid country.

    • Jimbo

      Without the Petrodollar ponzi the Dollar would no longer need to be held as a reserve for oil purchases. The dollar would be toast.

      • GSOB

        Not true.

  • Killer Virus

    What a wonderful president. He blocks the construction of the Keystone XL that would provide jobs and then sends American sons and daughters to die for another one, while simultaneously clearing a path for WW 3.

    • MegGuest

      I posted a reply a bit ago, it was held for moderation so don’t know if it will come through. Maybe because it included a link. .. hope this comment reaches people who may not know what a disaster the Keystone XL is, and I don’t mean ‘re co2′.

      I mean a region of North American forest and watershed the size of Florida slated to eventually be scraped clean of all vegetative material, habitat lost for countless species who have no where to go, a major continental migratory bird flyway, mining and processing huge toxic tailing ponds along the banks of the Athabaska R. whose waters eventually reach the Arctic (not a straight run). The processing and prep to get the bitumen to ‘flow’ in pipelines is very toxic.

      Native people, wild animals, and fish already show serious health damage (cancer spikes in human populations including children; lesions and other abnormalities on wildlife and fish).

      I know the region (lived in the aspen parkland farming adjacent regions for decades.) We’re not informed on this. We really need to know what’s going on there.

      • cannuck21

        I also know and have lived in the region and wonder where you obtain your information from? The Keystone XL is nothing like what you describe. Some ‘facts’ please with references to support your statements. Big Oil & big Corporations USA are paying for disinformation on quite a large scale……so over to you for the facts.

        • rat28

          The entire forest in Alberta was dug out to get the tar sand oil .All the soil and water are contaminated for good! Keystone XL is just pure evil!

          • John W.

            Really? I call BS. The entire forest? Thousands of square miles? Really? At least be believable when you spin a line of BS.

          • markthetruth

            Well he right , you better watch Erin Brockovich !

            the end…

          • cannuck21

            Oh please….

          • cannuck21

            Grow up.. drive, fly, hike, walk, cycle, run, crawl…any way up across your border and actually’ see’ Alberta! I told my friends about your absurd comments and they sighed. Either nonsense or you are a troll in the pay of the US government

        • MegGuest

          I’m a bit confused at your comment – is there something in my post that suggests I’m using corporate PR to make my assessment? My first reply to KV was held for moderation and hasn’t appeared. It had a link to a blogpost that reviews the situation generally, includes a few photos and maps, and has a list of links for more info. Try ‘oil train disaster does not justify XL pipeline’ – the blog post might come up.

          • cannuck21

            This poster has all the appearance of a trol. Most likely government sponsored!

      • Peace Angel

        American politicians and the companies they have ownership in have been destroying the environment including the water, the soil and the food from coast to coast for decades. The USDA, the FDA and now the CIA and the FBI will fight anyone and everyone who tries to make it better. Check out the ten year fight the Oklahoma Attorney General has fought against the USDA and the FDA trying to stop the pollution from Factory Farms.

        THEY sprayed Agent orange on our crops and then round up in our yards and on our crops from coast to coast and then added fluoride to all our food and water. THERE is enough in a baby tube of toothpaste to kill a toddler. They poisoned our water with lead and copper and our building materials with asbestos. Millions of kids have gone to school in asbestos poisoned environments. They have 55 of 110 nuclear power plants leaking nationwide and the oil and garbage they have dumped into the ocean is poisoning all our seafood.

        TODAY they leave it the Chinese to poison our foods and goods and everything they send us including dry wall, couches and flooring materials and ALL our food and PET foods include poisons. Fukishima is leaving poisons all day every day all over the West Coast and the California food supply. I believe Erin Brockavich is monitoring this and a million other things in which the government is killing off entire towns to protect pollutants and the GMO’S are poison and used in ALL our farm production along with poisonous antibiotics and ammonia and many other poisons.

        Americans are the sickest ppl on earth by far and are number one for every mental or physical disease or disorder you can list. AND our baby shots are full of poisons and so are ALL the psychotropic drugs that a whole nation of kids have been forced onto and the flu shots and the pneumonia shots and all the other stuff big pharma makes and the FDA approves.

        • markthetruth

          This is true , But don’t blame the Chinese because of us we shipped all the pollution and Poisons to their land for our Profit.

          the end…

          • Peace Angel

            I don’t fault the Chinese factory workers BUT i do fault the Chinese leaders because no matter where the Chinese operate they do it by destroying everything they touch and IF they had minimum wages and factory safety regulations and laws against using poisons in everything they manufacture then we would not be having them make 90% of all our goods.

            They are and always have been a ruthless participant in all that they do. I just saw the results of their illegal mining in Africa on the final episode of Jungle Gold and once again the Chinese break all the laws like in the fishing and whaling and elephant and tiger killing endeavors and the whole world looks the other way and has forever.

            THEY always thumb their noses at the world in ALL they do and the world lets them. Our leaders are participants in the poisoning of US citizens and have been for almost a hundred years as well. China has NEVER chosen pollution standards or poison control for any reason and we are becoming just like them.

            Because of the truth in information act tons of documentaries are appearing all over the TV with titles that include the “secrets” of some gov. agency in the US. I followed these secrets as they happened and NO OTHER NATION has more horrific than the US, but nobody is watching and fewer care.

      • GSOB

        Christ Jesus is the Lord and is God’s solution. PERIOD

        • markthetruth

          What !!!

          the end…

    • Bad Kitty Cat

      My thoughts exactly! Why secure resources from politically unstable regions, while refusing it from allies who are then forced to sell it to China?

      • markthetruth

        We sold our shale land to china who are you kidding !

        the end…

      • Aarde

        Perhaps it has something to do with how the U.S. government doesn’t actually care about Qatar selling gas to Europe.

        • dishatin

          Since corporations are ‘people’ as recently decided by the “Supreme Court” and since money is “free speech”, also decided by Roberts’ “Supreme Court” suffice it is to look closely when a mercenary US military is proposed for use for purposes not only unrelated to the best interests of our nation on the world’s stage, but detrimental to the people of this country.

          • dishatin

            of course, with Ms. Samantha Powers (aka Mrs. Cass Sustern) NSA or on NSecurity Council crying ‘human rights violation’ arguing for US to bomb, bomb, Syra and evil
            President Basar El-Asad, yet naturalized U.S. citizen for all of 2 years! Her heart doth bleedith over for everyone but the US military.

    • markthetruth

      Keystone XL ,TransCanada was going to route the pipeline right though Nebraska Sandhills and the most porous parts of the Ogallala Aquifer. Their interest are not in our environment but their pockets . They pay landowners bonuses for an easement and when a leak occur they can’t be found. So it’s Nebraska that’s a big Hold on the project.

      the end…

      • Angel Peace

        What about the Alaskan Pipeline? There have been no major problems and the pipeline is over a 1000 miles long. This country DOES NEED energy, I’m sorry, but that is just a fact of supporting 300 MILLION+ people in this country. We have to get our energy from somewhere or people are going to do without or I guess, we can kill off a bunch of people (some people want it that way anyway).
        What’s the answer? Culling the herd, here in America so all the limited resources are not used up. Start a war over in the Middle East so our allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel have a monopoly on all the resources in the Middle East? Mining here in the US? Exploiting Africa (china is doing that already)? Deep sea exploration?

        • markthetruth

          The middle east issue is over LNG not oil .

          the end…

          • Newt

            It’s all “energy,” kiddo. You can burn either one on a cold night to stay warm or keep the lights on.

        • Anders Eckstrand

          We need to learn how to use electric cars and stop burning oil, LNG, Petrol, and other fossil fuels. We already have the tech and we’ve even made it cheap to make and buy now, but because Oil is king these technologies are left in the dark.

    • JustanOguy

      Look what you started… Mention Keystone XL and we have to sift through long drawn out comments about it …. when the post is about Syria.

      • Killer Virus

        It’s not my fault she wanted to write a book ……..

        • Angel Peace

          Everything is linked together: Resources, War, Politics, Religion. They aren’t separate, but people aren’t intelligent enough to dig deeper. Just keep their heads in the sand and watch as War erupts and wonder Why.
          Duh…

          • Killer Virus

            You are not telling me anything new …..

      • markthetruth

        The keystone Pipeline XL issue has to do with the Route of the pipeline and the accountability of the future damage due to leaks in the line polluting the land…

        the end…

    • Mondobeyondo

      Funny how that works, isn’t it? An oil pipeline is stopped so that some owls and squirrels can be saved, but our children have to sacrifice life and limb overseas to keep the oil flowing…

    • GSOB

      And you know more than he does?
      You arrogant know it all.

    • dishatin

      The jobs are short term; the energy is for export, not US consumption. Global energy companies have no obligation or mandate to serve the U.S. first or at all… yet our young men and women spill their blood on behalf of certain SPECIAL interests.. not those of the American people.

    • Only truth

      I thought the same thing while reading this.

  • MegGuest

    Thank you for this article. I only learned of the ‘pipeline angle’ minutes ago – hope the word spreads quickly.

    I need a link I can send to my senators and congressman as I suspect they don’t seek deeper information on their own. This article seems to give the gist of the pipeline issues and lays out the multiple interests briefly and succinctly.

    Thanks again.

    • Annie from Indiannie

      Meg, believe me, your senators and congressmen know this. Aren’t they great little actors!

  • Syrin

    Interesting. The natural gas aspect is news to me, so thanks for bringing it to light.

    I think the other aspect as far as the US is concerned is the engineered collapse of the US economy and dollar will happen simultaneously so they can blame those evil Syrians rather than decades of liberal Keynesian economics which has failed the world over.

  • A D

    USA has more OIL reserves however it has been banned from accessing it. OIL is naturally occurring, hoarding resources is a COMMUNIST concept, used by the present regime in Washington.

  • Paul M

    Below are my resolutions moving forward.

    1. I will blindly accept what the government tells me is the truth. It does not matter that there
    are 48 million Americans on food stamps, 77% of jobs being created are part time, and
    that 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. The economy is recovering because
    Obama says so!!

    2. I will support Obama 100% in regards to every decision he makes. Despite the fact he
    was a community organizer I trust his judgement. After all, it does not matter that the
    overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to a strike on Syria. Or that a lot
    military analysts believe that an American attack will only increase tensions in the middle
    east.

    3. I will please the mainstream media machine by regurgitating government produced
    statistics that claim the economic is indeed improving. For example, I will post over and
    over again on Yahoo that the unemployment rate is really 7.4%. This despite the fact that
    millions of Americans are underemployed. Also, Americans who have had their benefits
    run out are not accounted for in the 7.4% unemployment rate.

    4. I will spend more of my time reading stories about Miley Cyrus, Dancing with the Stars,
    Dennis Rodman, and Big Brother as opposed to reading stories about the economy or
    world events. As John Kerry once said “It is okay to be ignorant” Since he is secretary of
    state for Obama, I believe him 100%

    • A D

      Don’t forget CHINESE made flat-panel TV and Oboma-phones. 60%+ of the people do NOT work nor will they work. As long as we pay taxes and Politicians pander to ILLEGALS who BROKE the law….. All grand.

  • A D

    Oboma is looking out for the small guy, plus Wall-Mart helps the economy with 100% CHINESE made trinkets. Oboma is so in ‘tune’ with Amerika he understands that a Burger Joint needs to pay $25 an hour and pay 85% in taxes (rich business owner).

  • A D

    Amerika needs to make people pay more taxes, illegals, non-working people on welfare/foodstamps/hud/Obomaphones need more luxuries. It is so unfair that illegals are not given more ‘free’ benefits. Oboma is doing his best at spreading the wealth around (of our money) to those who do NOT work…

  • markthetruth

    …… ” Supply Has Eclipse World demand ”

    Sure the has vast wells of natural gas, in fact the largest known supply in the world. But now every country is ” Hydraulic fracturing ” where land is barren and Government Owned. U.S. LNG Companies are ” Losing Money ” because the Price is below the cost of getting it out of the ground , and the land they brought during the Hype is Billions less than they payed for it. We are so desperate , Chesapeake sold half of its oil field in the Mississippi Lime formation to China Petrochemical for $1.02 billion. That deal was just one of three oil andgas transactions valued at more than $1 billion this year.

    Also LNG cannot be easily stored as compared to Oil.

    Just Like Marijuana(a Natural Plant) Make it Hard to Get or Illegal and the Price Goes through the Roof !!!

    the end…

    the end…

    • markthetruth

      As per Israel

      Tamar Field

      Israel
      has discovered enough natural gas under the Mediterranean to supply the country for decades while leaving plenty left over for exports. In March, production started from the Tamar field, the largest yet
      developed, a project that may add about 1 percentage point to gross domestic product, according to the Bank of Israel. Leviathan, almost twice Tamar’s size, is scheduled to come on stream in 2016.

      It’s at Leviathan that Noble, the lead partner in a group including local
      billionaire Isaac Tshuva’s Delek Drilling-LP and Avner Oil Exploration
      LLP (AVNRL), believes a layer of rock below the gas field may contain the equivalent of 210 million to 1.5 billion barrels of oil.

      Noble expects to start a well at the end of this year when a new drilling ship is delivered from South Korea and rates its chances of success at 25 percent, according to company filings.

      “We believe there is potential for significant oil resources at this prospect and the basin,” Noble’s Susan Cunningham, senior vice president of exploration and business innovation, said in a May 2012 statement.

      the end…

    • markthetruth

      Read two of Michael’s Article’s

      1. The Rise Of The Bear: 18 Signs That Russia Is Rapidly Catching Up To The United States

      2. The Biggest Oil Discovery In 50 Years?

      the end…

  • K

    Well Michael, I agree the pipeline is one of the reasons. I will even agree for Saudi, it is the main reason. But the endgame is still Iran None of it is worth it. Spilling American blood, so others can make money. Is there anything more evil than that. For those who vote to support this, for them the last line when Heston found the statue of liberty, in planet of the apes.

  • 2Gary2

    America seems to have a penchant for kicking people when they’re down.
    And since the government is a dysfunctional tool of the corporate
    sector, the train wreck at the end of this race to the bottom unfolds in
    an awful slow motion. All we need is another war to make sure we’re
    all peasants and serfs with no hope for a future.

    • GSOB

      “America seems to have a penchant for kicking people when they’re down.”

      Gary, this vice you point out is not applicable solely to our country. It is common among all, that is to say, to throw another person under the bus to save ones’ own butt.

      AGREE?

  • Hoser

    is-the-united-states-going-to-go-to-war-with-syria-over-a-natural-gas-pipeline: DUH!

  • A D

    OIL is naturally occuring, such as AIR and WATER.
    Communism/Socialism is all about HOARDING resources. ONLY idiots believe the Gov saying we are fixin to run out. Just stupid beyond all comprehension. I suspect these same people voted for Oboma.

    • Gay Veteran

      Oil is naturally occurring, BUT much of it is too expensive to bring to market.

  • hurray78

    It seems that your most cherished apocalyptic dooms days are about to come true. Hurray!!!

  • TR

    Collateral damage from conflict?

    How high can a gal.of gas go?
    Oil is owned by a few. Free enterprise allows them to set the price. How do you like the capitalist free enterprise system,now?
    Gas $10.00/Gal.,PAY it or SHUT UP because you have no power.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    If you have kids and The Banana Republic of America brings back the draft, please don’t let them become cannon fodder for the filthy banksters, scum politicians and oligarchs who run this Third World hellhole. The BRA, as Alex Jones says, has become an abomination in so many ways, and the youth of America should not become cannon fodder for a regime that offers them a grim and hopeless future consisting of poverty and enslavement. If the draft returns and you have the means to leave the BRA, please

    • angry-young-white

      Minus one because you referenced Alex Jones.

      • steve

        The mega bankers put the male prostitute hitler in power…get a clue dimwit loser. Alex Jones is a hero you.

        • angry-young-white

          Really? Care to reference which ones?

      • Boo-urns

        BWAHAHAHA… you do realize Alex Jones and Michael are in cahoots, right? You come here and read the alarmist conspiratorial posts here (which are all engineered to generate hits for ad revenue and to sell books, first and foremost), but have a problem with someone who reads and refers to Alex Jones?

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Alex Jones has Gerald Celente on his show on a regular basis. That alone speaks well of him.

        • angry-young-white

          Yes, Celente and his endless doom predictions, which are always wrong.

          • El Pollo de Oro

            Sure, Celente is always wrong. Like when he predicted the Crash of 2008 and it was every bit as bad as he said it would be.

          • angry-young-white

            OOOOOOOOOO Ok. Sure. That makes him less of a nutcase. You like Jeff Rense also?

          • Augur Mayson

            Any of these people who talk about Hollow Earth, little gray aliens, reptilians, Illuminati are purposely throwing up false stories to distract the sort of people who look for inconsistencies in official stories. Everyone who’s ever been on Coast to Coast A.M. would be another good example of the same.

            Ignore these sources of noise and bad information like the plague.

  • steve

    The oil cartel starts the wars.

  • steve

    Fords/Foundation funds arab terrorists in the middle east, the oligarchs want to destabilize all sovereign nations and rule the planet through the oil/banking/big pharma/fortune 100 cartels they own.

    NWO=CARTELS that wipe out small businesses and the middle/working class.

  • ArigatouGozaimas

    Very Revealing. This article illuminates some of the causes for this proxy war between Russia and the Western Powers. I think I actually have a better insight into why Russia is so staunchly interested in the little nation.

    I never did think any of this was about “helping the little people”. That’s the line the aristocracies propaganda dogs use to justify a military adventure, but in the end it’s all about their money and their power.

    The moral argument doesn’t even make any logical sense. If the U.S. really needed to intervene every time civilians were killed somewhere in the world then we would have to be involved in every civil war, and topple every regime that kills it’s own people. If the military has a moral duty to intervene in Syria, then does it not have a moral duty to intervene in N. Korea? The N. Korean system is starving and slaughtering its own people, why are we not there? Why not have troops back into Somalia? There is a civil war in the Sudan, raging for years, with similar atrocities. Why has military action not been taken in Sudan beyond a cruise missile in an aspirin factory? What about Rwanda, wasn’t there no intervention as millions were slaughtered? We have stayed clear of Mali, have let the French handle it alone. Nothing has even been done about the drug cartels killing people south of the U.S. border, they were actually supplied weapons! They can not protect the southern border but they expect to fix Syria, possibly the entire middle east?!? Example after example of places the military is not sent to interfere with, and yet somehow our leaders grow a moral backbone for the “Syrian children”. The hypocrisy of it is sickening.

    U.S. foreign policy has become a sick, demented lie. Thank you for looking for the motive behind the war drum sales pitch.

  • ArigatouGozaimas

    I really don’t think Obama wants to put boots on the ground in Syria. And I certainly don’t think he wants direct conflict with Iran. I’m not sure the how the U.S. would fare in direct combat with Iran, I don’t like the thought of an alliance system bringing the major powers closer and closer to direct conflict.

    My fear is the regime of Dear leader may become involved in a quagmire from a combination sheer hubris, accountability, and ineptitude. this adventure could become a tar pit that pulls one in deeper and deeper the more they try to escape.

    I don’t see WWIII from this. The Russians didn’t do much to help the Serbs after all, but this pipeline information weakens my confidence on that note. I don’t want to see a conflagration, but I do see a very big and expensive mess that will hasten the collapse of the American Empire. It just remains to be seen how much of a mess it will be. If it is just a small mess, we can all consider ourselves lucky.

    One thing I’m not clear on. Would the pipeline being built actually help the U.S. in any way? Possibly by keeping the Russians from being able to ditch the Petro-dollar?

    • Jimbo

      The US would do the same in Iran as they did in Iraq. A quick removal of the man in power with shock and awe to create a vacuum which will be filled with a semi democratic US puppet interim government. The goal of the Iraq was to return Iraqi oil to the petrodollar and the US succeeded. The resulting mess does not matter to the US Government. That will be the plan in Iran as well. I am not so sure that the Russians will stand by and watch though.

      • GSOB

        And we are to assume that you have a better plan?

        • Jimbo

          The solution is simple. Live within your means, earn your money by working rather than graft and keep your nose out of other peoples business. Oh, and if you happen to follow the bible as I believe you do, don’t just follow the bits that suit you. Try applying the basic rules such as Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal and thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

          • GSOB

            Follow the bible? What do you mean by that?

            I am a sinner. Without the Lord Jesus intervention – I am nothing.

          • http://lastdayrapture.blogspot.com/2011/08/jesus-said-at-last-day.html TK

            Hmmmmm, a sinner huh.

            Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God

          • GSOB

            And your point is?

  • Productivity Market

    Senator Biden was against the Alaskan Pipeline in 1975 now he is supporting a war for “pipeline oil”. Where are all of the anti war Dems on this one?

    Dem war = good
    Repub war = bad

  • “V”

    All about the $$$$$$$

  • JustanOguy

    I also find it interesting that Raytheon (the manufacturers of the Tomahawk Cruise Missiles that will be used) Stock had 3x the average trading on Aug. 2nd closing up almost $2 ….

    Heavy trading and consistently going up since July 2nd through August 21 when the chemical weapons attack took place.

  • cannuck21

    Obama has launched more Cruise missiles than any other Nobel
    Prize winner

    • GSOB

      You deny the real purpose of war.

      • GSOB

        Folks,

        Flounder Church,,,, r u there?….,

        War, as far as the US should be concerned about, is but for the maintenance of PEACE… until the return of Jesus Christ.

  • Bill

    Senator poker player is now against the resolution because it doesn’t go far enough?

    The Drudge survey says only 8% support the resolution ?

    Mainstream says only 40% support the resolution?

    Many alternate sites are discussing how the rebels were supplied the gas?

    There are two different Muslim groups struggling for control of Syria !

    The real battle IS about the pipeline and the future of the Petrodollar!

    • Bill

      Bottom Line: Congress, We The People elected you to REPRESENT our will and elected the President to carry out our will. This may be the last opportunity for you to comply.

  • Donald Wilson

    If you ever saw the movie”Shooter “the same theory is being played out only for real. In the movie an entire village was wiped out so a gas/oil pipeline could be run through an African village …all about politics and money.

    Good Luck and Good Night ….

  • piccadillybabe

    A very complicated situation but in essence about greed. It’s no small wonder the EU is stepping back as they want to be on the receiving end of the natural gas and the US wants to be an exporter.
    If the UN was worth anything, they would step in and allow all the nations be involved with trade and exporting of NG but no, they seem to enjoy the conflict and chaos this causes.
    The whole thing is wrong. No one should be trespassing on Syria. Russia was given a military base there by the Syrian government and has a right to be there.
    The US and Saudi rebels are trespassing and the UN should be doing their job about settling this conflict but obviously they are a bunch of lawless criminal rebels themselves.

    When you consider all the fracking (depleting aquifers) that must take place in lieu of extracting natural gas from the earth and other environmental damage as well, it is better just left where it is.
    Hopefully more people will see this conflict for what it is. Thanks for shedding more light on the situation.

    • GSOB

      Where is your concern for humanity?

  • SafetyViking

    Nah…

    Going to war because (A) the economy is tankin’ & that’s just what our illustrious ‘leaders’ ALWAYS do, and (B) war is our #1 export….

  • SafetyViking

    The GOOD news is we’ll all be dead sooner or later and NONE of this will matter!

    (And spare me the children/grandchildren argument…you shoulda thought of that when you were trying to make ‘em in the first place…)

    • Carlos Danger

      Bet you’re a lot of fun at a party.

      • SafetyViking

        Yes. The teenagers seek my counsel…

  • rixx

    oh boy!

  • Eric S

    You know, this is a great article, and I would share it, but your site is soooo riddled with s*&t ads it looks horrible.

    • Carlos Danger

      A mans gotta eat.

      I do find the planned parenthood add a little disturbing.

    • GSOB

      You are full of self indulgence.

  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    Some recent headlines to consider…

    John McCain caught playing POKER on his iPhone during crucial Senate hearing on whether to take military action in Syria

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2410616/Sen-John-McCain-playing-POKER-crucial-Senate-hearing-military-action-Syria.html

    McCain: No Difference Between Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Thank God’

    http://www.trunews.com/mccain-difference-screaming-allahu-akbar-thank-god/

    Syrian Army crushes U.S.-backed rebel assault from Jordan

    http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/09/03/syrian-army-crushes-u-s-backed-rebel-assault-from-jordan/

    Exclusive: High Level Source Confirms Secret US Nuclear Warhead Transfer

    http://www.infowars.com/exclusive-high-level-source-confirms-secret-us-nuclear-warhead-transfer-to-east-coast/

    Obama Reduces 2014 Pay Hike for U.S. Troops, Still Fighting in Afghanistan

    http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/obama-reduces-2014-pay-hike-for-u-s-troops-still-fighting-in-afghanistan/

    What do you all think?

    Michael

    • K

      Kerry just admitted the gulf states offered to pay for the war. Of course we did not accept their offer. So we are a hired gun, that works for free.

    • Carlos Danger

      Hey John, your taking home a $161,708 tax payer salary. Put down your toys and PAY ATTENTION ! Even though you’ve made up your mind. By the way, there’s a big differance between Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Thank God’.

      Thanks Arizona!

    • LouAnnWatson

      i think i’d like a free gun with a grenade launcher like the rebels got. why is it legal for them to have that? they’re not an army of a country…

    • ArigatouGozaimas

      You know what I think, I think our elected leaders shouldn’t receive anymore compensation than the people who actually risk their lives to defend them.

    • GSOB

      I think you blur the lines on showing respect and respecting authority,…

      The fruit of your website or labor …..

      It is overall, a fostering of rebellion to human government, in the name of Christ.
      You fail to show any respect to our President, but you are very quick to label him or brand him with all kinds of broad based or ambiguous assumptions that are not founded in truth, or which can’t help your readers.

      Your readers draw the conclusions that go along with your blurring because you provide no solutions and only point fingers. You leave them with no true knowledge, or lead them to Christ.

      You are very tolerant though, and that I praise you for. But in doing so, may only enforce your stance and platform = ?.

      • TtT Engine

        You respect the office of the Presidency. The individual President must earn the respect of our nation. What respect did Nixon retain after the Watergate break in ? This/OB’s administration’s numerous scandals makes Watergate look like a walk in the park. Our nation is in dire straits. OB walked into a mess and he has made it considerably worse. We seriously question his fidelity to the R/W/B. The main purpose of this web-cite is to forewarn readers of “the economic collapse”. I have frequently read how our nation has freely chosen separation from God which has led to our demise. SOLUTION, get right with God America and perhaps He will spare us and grant us more time. End abortion and our culture of death. We have a moral DUTY to stand up against a tyrannical government and how you vote exposes your soul. The Benghazi murders and 22 Navy Seals being fed to the lions are moral outrages representative of a rogue unconscionable government. SEE the U.S. government for what is has become. Love and unite with the millions of God fearing Americans, many of which contribute to this web-cite. Christi Fidelis !

        • GSOB

          Your full of it.

          You don’t believe in half of what you wrote.

          President Obama is not your enemy.

          Get a life!

          • TtT Engine

            I am not confused and I standby what I post. You lack humility. You struggle with facts that upset your foregone conclusions. You are a reactor rather than thinker.You harbor a very hardened heart for someone that claims to have such faith in Jesus Christ. OB asked for God to bless Planned Parenthood. This is the pinnacle of blasphemy.OB and his mus bros have completely destabilized the middle east. Your unwavering loyalty to this man is disturbing .I have a good and rich life. Do not be an anger machine. The solution to regain America’s prosperity is simple. Moral decay precedes financial decay. America has shown the power of free will. God has allowed this nation to murder 55+ million babies via abortion. America, get right With God from whom all blessings flow before it is too late. Christi Fidelis !

          • GSOB

            blah blah blah

            blah blabla bla bla bla blabab and

            bla babbbapba

  • rascal

    Its even bigger than petro dollars and really just control of the world’s economy at stake. The US with its European and Arab oil states allies have been top dog since the 1940’s, Now China with the assistance of Russia and Iran are threatening the US et al’s world dominance.

    Taking out Syria into US and Arab control means that Russia will no longer dominate European gas supplies, and give the us and it’s arab allies competition with Russia and Iran with suppyling China and the rest of East Asia with energy. China prefers to deal with Russia and Iran as they do not pose a threat to its planned world or co world domination with the US

    • Mike Smithy

      Right you are.

  • rascal

    clarification: Trading in Euro or Gold is not really the point. The Point is that Libya and Iraq under Hussein were declaring their independence from the US et al system, area of control, and really just a sign to China that you can buy energy here without a US veto. Being small and vulnerable they were easily crushed. Not Iran which was impossible to invade and control without WW 3.

  • rascal

    further info: What about Iraq? After the disaster of Cheney/Halliburton presidency(I mean really who was in charge) the US realized that it couldn’t control Iraq and now Iraq is in the Russia Iran alliance. The Policy now is to control the end points of the oil/gas slupply from these sources, namely Syria/Lebanon and Pakistan which are not in US et AL hands or not so reliably controlled. Watch Pakistan in the future as a another “problem”

    • LouAnnWatson

      who’s in charge now? saudi’s? the rodeo clown certainly isn’t

  • FounderChurch

    FounderChurch at gmail has said, and will say again, and again that shortsighted and malevolent interests are adversely affecting American Foreign Policy. This is not the first or the last time this has happened. There are specific interests have America in their Bulls Eyes.

    America’s friends in the world are important to our security, and the terms and conditions of our relations with them are a legitimate topic of debate and discussion.

    But America’s vital interests and the vital interests of our friends and allies are not up for grabs, by groups that are not traditionally our friends.

    Sunni States such as our closest allies like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, the Gulf States and others have interests in not being subverted and overrun by Shia States such as Iran and her allies inside of Lebanon, Gaza, Syria and in other places. Especially because the main Shia State, Iran is aggressively seeking Nuclear bombs and other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    For these and other reasons we must stop Syria and Iraq from from becoming full fledged partners of Iran, and also focus on protecting Israel at all costs. We have vast benefits from these alliance partners, but it entails vast responsibilities, and all of these relationships must be well managed so they are not a detriment or burden to the American people. There is no reason many of our allies cannot do more in terms of supporting the alliance in all sorts of ways if they want to continue to receive the benefits. The rule should be no free rides for anyone, whether rich or poor. We are not to be treated as Uncle Sucker and some sort of Santa Claus.

    At fault primarily is the Democrat Party, which has always acted irresponsibly in both domestic and foreign affairs. They must be constantly called to account.

    • rascal

      The US political parties are not to blame. there are both good and bad members in both parties. The special interest of oil and gas are to blame, like much in the 1916’interest in war munitions( bombs and shells) industry in ww 1. Bush/cheney didn’t work and now things have to be corrected

      • LouAnnWatson

        obama works? who knew?

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Obama does work. He’s working very hard to get us into a disastrous imperialist war in the Middle East (one that could be the start of WWIII).

    • GSOB

      You and Michael belong to the same church? Seems like it. Both of you are appear to me as non Christian evangelicals.

  • rascal

    final info. like Britain in the late 19th century(1890’s) the US is the world’s great sea power. China to have its energy/economic independence needs land based pipelines from friendly nations. Ship based oil and LNG gas can be challenged untimely by the US. So Russian and a Iraq/Iran/Pakistan pipelines are the obvious answers to china’s independence from US et al’s dominance as Pakistan and Russia share a common border with china.

  • Carlos Danger

    Kerry: Arabs will pick up the tab. No cost, no casualties.

  • RASCAL

    what HAPPENED TO MY COMMENTS
    RASCAL

  • RASCAL

    OK, I see where they are

  • Josepaint

    This is from Noble Energy’s recent discoveries page on their website

    http://www.nobleenergyinc.com/Exploration/Recent-Discoveries-130.html

    CyprusCyprus A (December 2011)The natural gas discovery in Cyprus Block 12 has estimated gross mean resources of 7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). The discovery well encountered 310 feet of net natural gas pay in multiple high-quality Miocene sand intervals. The Block 12 field covers approximately 40 square miles and will require additional appraisal drilling. At the time of discovery, it was the fifth consecutive natural gas field discovery for the Company in the Eastern Mediterranean.Israel Leviathan (December 2010)The largest exploration discovery in our history, Leviathan, with 17 Tcf of gross natural gas mean resources, represented the largest deepwater natural gas discovery in the world over the past decade. It was our third significant offshore natural gas discovery in the Levantine basin, following Tamar and Dalit. Over 220 feet of net natural gas pay was encountered in several subsalt Miocene intervals at Leviathan. Noble Energy and partners are evaluating the monetization options at Leviathan, including various LNG and pipeline export opportunities. We have a near 40 percent operated working interest.Tamar (January 2009)The Tamar natural gas discovery was the largest conventional gas discovery in the world in 2009. Drilled in a highly under-explored area of the Mediterranean Sea, the well encountered more than 600 feet of net pay in three high-quality reservoirs. Appraisal work, including drilling and core sample analysis, has determined gross mean resources of 9 Tcf of natural gas. This discovery will enable us to continue delivering critical energy to Israel for many years to come. Development work at Tamar is underway, and we expect to begin commissioning gas at Tamar by the end of 2012. We operate the Tamar development with a 36 percent interest.Tanin (February 2012)The Tanin discovery is the sixth consecutive field discovery for the Company in the Eastern Mediterranean. The estimated gross mean resources of 1.2 Tcf bring the total discovered gross mean resources in the Levant Basin of the Eastern Mediterranean to approximately 35 Tcf (current estimate is 37 Tcf). Tanin is the fourth field over 1 Tcf that has been discovered in this basin. Other discoveries offshore Israel include Dalit, a 2009 discovery with gross mean resources of 0.5 Tcf, and Dolphin, a small 2011 discovery.

  • Innocent

    Overall this war is going to be good for humanity because as a result a few muslims will be killed

    • GSOB

      You are a racist

  • Sagar Tanksali

    One thing that has me totally baffled is, why is Qatar selling its gas to uk and Mediterranean countries from a Texan port? Qatar is right on the doorstep to Mediterranean. Distance to UK is perhaps half the distance to Texas. Just doesn’t make sense, unless they plan to teleport all that gas to Texas!

  • matt dickinson

    As soon as this started talking about “puppet regimes” in the first paragraph I couldn’t take it seriously.

  • 2Gary2

    McCain plays poker on iPhone during Syria hearing

    Are the people in AZ retarded? I know the people in WI are retarded as paul ryan keeps getting elected.

    • GSOB

      That’s odd,

      ..being that you can exemptlify for us what age discrimination is.

  • Sassan

    Conspiracy theorist junk opinions. This is not an article, this is junk.

    • Jimbo

      Who appointed the USA as world policeman? Nothing has been proven by either side. How did the hunt for WMD’s go in Iraq by the way? Have they found any yet?

      • GSOB

        You are an idiot

        • Killer Virus

          Is that all you can do is throw out short insults without a real rebuttal. For a Christian your Christ like aura sure is dim.

          • GSOB

            Though shall not judge

          • GSOB

            And you would know about that huh?

        • Jimbo

          A well thought out and convincing argument from a genius. I am shamed.

          • GSOB

            No need. I am not your mentor,… you idiot.

        • Adrian

          How is he an idiot? You’re the idiot who didn’t refute a thing he said, so…

  • 2Gary2

    Obama has basically been Bush without the twang. Between this sell out
    to his Wall Street masters and his upcoming experience with a war
    predicated on cooked intel, all he needs is a fake ranch in Texas.

    • ArigatouGozaimas

      In Capitalism, economic power is distributed among the people. In Socialism economic power is in the hands of the elite. Why are you complaining about the American form of socialism? After all, is not some of the wealth redistributed so that monopolies of many different forms may abound? If there is a socialist system, people have to oversee it, rule it, and maintain it, isn’t it only fair that they get their cut?

      • 2Gary2

        the problem is that wealth is redistributed to the top and the bottom 90% are not seeing any gains from the increased productivity.

        • ArigatouGozaimas

          Your observation is astute. Of course the wealth is redistributed to the top, that is the share that the leaders give to themselves. This kind of corruption is endemic in socialist systems. It is also being spread to the bottom, but not to the worker, workers might become independent of the system.

          Personal welfare, food stamps, medical aid, and social security are meant to keep people on the bottom with the bare minimum for comfortable poverty. So you have the placebo for the masses in the terms of government assistance programs. The moment someone on assistance tries to start working all help is yanked away from them so quickly they find they were better off on assistance.The system is designed to keep people dependent.

          There are no programs to help the lower middle class and few to help the working poor. These groups are penalized by targeted taxation. (Do you think the gas tax really affects Exxon’s profits? It affects commuters, and is targeted at the low to middle income. As are a host of other taxes and fees. Who pays the lion share of property taxes? [Middle class home owners])
          It is actually the middle class that pays the lion share of the taxes!

          Consider corporate taxes, since corporation don’t exist without profit, what happens when taxes are raised on them? They either pass the cost on through the price or quality their product, they quit, or they accept backdoor assistance from the taxpayer. Only in rare cases do they make less profit, and many corporations are actually getting richer through the arrangement via subsidies. Don’t forget about regulation designed to create monopolies, yet one more way the corporation is practically merged into the socialist system.

          Capitalism is a flawed system, as it is composed of humans. But it decentralizes wealth and power. I find the worst flaw with Capitalism is that Marx was at least partially correct about the evolution of Capitalism into Socialism. The problem is it doesn’t evolve, it devolves, those who become powerful through capitalism tend to want to secure their power and create dynasties. Thus, Capitalism devolves into Socialism as power centralizes.

          Socialism is a fatally flawed system. It steals human initiative and centralizes power into the hands of the few. It is only sustainable in rare circumstances. Has benign leadership only in rare circumstances. It lends itself to easier corruption. It has collectively resulted in more human death and misery than any system the world has ever seen.

      • Adrian

        Wrong, in capitalism, wealth is distributed among the elites, whom the people depend on for jobs. The people do the work, and are paid, in Marx’s terms, subsistence wages, while the wealth the people create goes into private pockets. It is the evolution of the feudal system. Under socialism, the wealth is kept more in the hands of the people who actually create it.

  • ian

    i guess since the economy is no loner collapsing, we can just talk about war on this website. :)

    • Jimbo

      The economy is collapsing and that is the whole point of this Syria attack. The USA has run a Ponzi scheme ever since Bretton Woods in 1944 when they were awarded the privilege of being the reserve currency That means that other countries and financial institutions will hold the Dollar in reserve. The USA were supposed to back their Dollar with gold, but printed and spent far more dollars than they had gold to back them with. If I gave you an IOU for a bottle of beer and you held onto that IOU forever, I would have a free bottle of beer. That is what the USA has done to the tune of 17 trillion Dollars. The USA wriggled out of Gold backing the dollar in 1971 and used the military to back it with oil in 1973 (birth of the petrodollar). Without the petrodollar, the USA would see a flood of unwanted dollars (IOU’s) coming back for payment. That would crash the dollar. This is already happening anyway as China and Japan have started offloading treasuries. This war will be the last stand of the petrodollar. This war and the economic collapse are two sides of the same coin.

      • GSOB

        boring…. moving on….

        • Jimbo

          But you had to stop first and have a kick. Loser.

          • GSOB

            You are just a parrot with no real viable solutions – yet you still boast in your knowledge.

          • Jimbo

            And you came back to have another kick. Double loser.

          • GSOB

            Thanks. I really, really appreciate that.

            I do.

          • Carlos Danger

            Tell the troll to look at your ^ votes compared to his. Better yet, ignore him. He is obviously unarmed in a battle of wits.

          • GSOB

            Consider it a head call.

  • http://metanoia-films.org/ solo

    Yes, this war is about stopping the proposed Iran>Syria>Lebanon>>Europe Gas Pipeline. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel are dead set on destroying Syria to stop it. There is plenty of information on this, as well as Saudi-Arabia’s involvement in the chemical weapons attacks. Look what they did to Libya. Same story, same reasons. Just search google for James Corbett’s reports on all of this (The Corbett Report website).

    • Jimbo

      I know. It is amazing how so few people realise what is going on. You don’t have to go though conspiracy theory websites to see what is happening. Look up Bretton Woods, Nixon Shock, Petrodollar. There is plenty of mainstream info out there. Put it together in a logical fashion and you will come to only one conclusion. Iraq and Libya were both taken out because they were breaking away from the petrodollar. Iran is doing the same. Do a bit if basic math and work out what happens if the Dollar loses it’s reserve status (or other countries don’t need to keep as many dollars) and you can see what this is all about.

      • GSOB

        No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, and again I say NO!

        It’s about punishing those authorities that murder their own people in the face of the international community.

        Thank God for President Obama in wanting to administer this punitive response.

        • Carlos Danger

          Kerry’s speech was directed at your emotions. Get a tissue and pull yourself together! Obambas drone strikes have killed FAR more children than the ALLEGED Assad atack. Thats right alleged. where’s the proof Assad did it? Oh they have proof but its classified!? It’s a good thing you fools are a small minority.

          • Jimbo

            The whole world has been pretty much shaped by US foreign policy over the last 60 years. The USA created OPEC and decided who ran each state. The USA provided weapons to Iraq for the Iran v Iraq war. The USA provided weapons and intelligence for the Mujahideen during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The Mujahideen later became known as Al- Qaeda. The USA were the first to develop a nuclear arsenal but became unhappy when others caught up with the technology. The USA used chemical weapons in Vietnam. The USA have made their own bed.

          • GSOB

            And you are blameless.

          • Jimbo

            Of course I am not blameless. I live a modest life, I have never stolen anything from anybody. I have never cheated anybody of anything. I have never killed another person or wish that they be killed. What I have done is allowed (or not tried to prevent) others from doing all of the above. From today I will do whatever I can to leave a better world behind me than the world I came into. I will never kill another being or steal their goods. I will just do whatever I can to stop others doing that.

          • GSOB

            True.

            Many that are called…
            Few that are chosen.

  • Bill

    7:00AM ET –The 10 yr hit a new 52wk high of 2.95 overnight. This is just as important to watch as Syria.

    • Jimbo

      Maybe it hit 2.95 because of Syria. Maybe Syria is because the USA needs an excuse not to taper so they can keep it below 3.00 (war is an emergency so you have to print).

  • Kandula Lazarus Devadas

    How can we live with full peace in this disturbed world?

    • Jimbo

      As long as there are people who want more than their fair share, there will be greed, corruption and war. There is enough for everybody to have a roof over their heads, secure food and energy supplies. There is not enough when 1% have 95% of everything.

    • GSOB

      We can’t – not in this world order.

      • GSOB

        Blue, green, purple, yellow and orange…….

        Only RED is the color of REDemption in Christ Jesus the LORD!

  • rockpicker

    Great article. Update with a map so readers can follow the text visually.

  • jokyjo

    Seems as if Russia (Gazprom) doesn’t want Qatar breaking into their profits of selling NatGas to Europe. Things always get ugly when money is involved.

  • Arman

    sorry, but as I know, they stopped the nabucco-project…..

  • Mondobeyondo

    Well now! Things are about to get Syrious in the Middle East.

    About a week or so ago, President Obama was all gung-ho and smiles, talking about a “limited military action” against Syria. Then suddenly he got cold feet, and decided not to fire those cruise missiles after all. At least for now. Britain was in the same situation – their prime minister, David Cameron, was announcing how the U.K. was behind America, we’ll help you with those missiles, etc. Then Parliament knocked Cameron to his senses, and now the U.K. is backing away from military involvement.

    The best thing to do is to stay out of it altogether. It’s a civil war – let the Syrians sort it out themselves. Sad thing is, this is a pretty important part of the world and a lot of nations have huge stakes in what happens in Syria. Looks like we’re making another half-Assad attempt at getting involved in another war. If we’re gonna go in, do it all-Assad, not half-Assad! This is NOT a region of the world where you want to say, “Um, yeah, let’s send in a few advisors, a couple ground troops,..”

    So okay, we go in, fire a couple missiles, give the rebels some arms. That won’t get anything done. It will, however, be the perfect start to another long, drawn out, years-long struggle, just like Iraq and Afghanistan. The names change, the region remains the same.

    Besides, the rebels are just as bad as Assad’s forces are!! Who will win? Not the Syrians. They’ll all be dead.

    • GSOB

      It is more than just a civil war! And, search the net to find foaming out of the mouth victims you moron.

  • GSOB

    Idiot

  • Peace Angel

    Michael====Who told that story about Pelosi’s grandson?????

    Somehow I know you will tell me it was HER. WHAT a moron she truly is.SHE cannot speak without swallowing her foot to her very soul.

    This reminds me about the video Pelosi’s daughter did in front a welfare office in which she interviews many “able bodied men who refused to get a job” and were extremely PROUD of their foodstamp collecting and their “baby mama” benefits. AMAZING video.

    Aside from Agenda 21 and the plan to crash the US economy, this is the FIRST thing that has made sense about the “dire” need on behalf of the dinosaurs in DC to do this with the whole world against the idea.

    Thanks for all you do. I have been watching AlJazeera America TV along with the Senate hearings for days and NO ONE in the middle east has mentioned this. WHERE DO YOU get your news??

    • Patsy

      Qatar’s Al Jazeera US cable debut last Tuesday seems suspiciously timed with the alleged chemical attacks. Will A J now be just another US media propaganda channel?

  • GSOB

    What is wrong with you people? You don’t stand for anything – much less for the people in Damascus.

    hypocrites….

    Assad and his stock pile of nerve gas needs to go.

    • Killer Virus

      Look! Goofy son of a *itch is on a rampage..RAWR!!!

      • GSOB

        You got that right.

        • Killer Virus

          No…actually,from reading your previous posts, I have gathered that you probably suffer from some form of schizophrenia, and I feel bad now for giving you grief about your comments.

          • GSOB

            Your feelings will pass. Don’t fret over it to much. Suck it up you unregenerate. God is using you in some way or another.

          • Killer Virus

            lol

    • Adrian

      Okay, show us the proof it was Assad and not al Qaeda rebels that launched the attack. So far the US government and its 16 intel agencies are unable to do this. Maybe you have additional evidence?

      • GSOB

        It is 17- not 16 you wannabe masker.

        • Adrian

          Whoa!! Good thing we have people like you, the minutiae police! You’re kind of like grammar Nazis – nothing substantial or meaningful to say, so you focus on the meaningless, trivial details. Now, back to the evidence I asked for…?

    • Carlos Danger

      Well then get out of your parents basement. close the lap top, grab a sword and go take him out.

  • BOSS

    The continuation of the US dollar as the benchmark currency in the world along with the acquisition of hard foreign tangible natural resources through the exchange of worthless digital & paper fiat creates a psychological dependency and thus control is instituted as the systems and controls of third party proxies become not only the instruments but the puppets of a level of manipulation created by a few.

    • GSOB

      Good. Any solutions?

  • Sueychop

    Yes, yes, you’re right of course. But Americans say “don’t bother me with the facts!”

  • Bill

    Michael, Isn’t the fact the 10 yr has now risen 50% in 90 days the most important factor in the future of our economy and our country?

  • qazxsw

    impressive conspiracy research!! but if it is truly the case it would be in Europe’s best interest to totally support and join in or at least give lip service to an attack on the syrian government – and that aint happening

  • qazxsw

    heres a fact – democrats have gotten us into 2 world wars and here comes a 3rd one to be started by the great noble peace prizer

    • Adrian

      Wow, your knowledge of history is pretty abysmal.

  • gyrwan

    A pipeline through Syria is IRRELEVANT.
    To get gas out of Qatar by pipeline, they need to go through Saudi Arabia.
    With Saudi permission, the pipeline can go through Iraq. Making Syrian permission UNNECESSARY.
    Without Saudi permission, the pipeline can’t go anywhere. Making Syrian permission IRRELEVANT.
    Read your own quotes and invest in a MAP.

    • ArigatouGozaimas

      This seems logical, but what if the Saudis don’t want a pipeline through Iraq but are okay with a pipeline moving through Syria for some reason?

      None of us have all the facts, so we should not be hasty to condemn others. We have to think things through as best we can first and consider the possibilities. The Xs and Ys if you want to think algebraically.

      • gyrwan

        And “we” should not be so hasty to condemn others for “condemning” yet others. Especially when the others are not “condemning”; but rather suggesting that those “yet others” follow your advice to think things through … and consider the possibilities” that are based on the facts that ARE available rather than presenting as absolute certainty conclusions that are based illogically on the ABSENCE of particular facts which ARE available and NOT, in fact, ABSENT.
        “We” should also, perhaps, not defend illogical, anti-factual, conclusions with hypotheticals for which there is no evidence.

        • ArigatouGozaimas

          I apologize if it seemed like I was condemning you. I was not. You can say one shouldn’t without condemning, it is possible.

          Perhaps I prefer to consider the hypothetical, lack of evidence is not evidence of lack from my perspective. Nothing should ever be dismissed offhand without considering its likelihood.

          What evidence do you have that the statements you have pointed out in this article are falsehoods or that they are simply of the author’s imagination? I would be interested in hearing it.

    • Mike Smithy

      Saudi is on board with the concept. They stand to get a percentage of the profits/action. In addition, Saudi is not aligned with Russia.

  • Jimbo

    If anyone was wondering what happened to the collapse, it never went away. For the last three months, the UK has been in an economic recovery based on survey projections and IMF reports predicting growth rates double earlier expectations.

    Yesterday, the Daily Mail headlined “Exports growing at fastest rate since 1998 as Manufacturing led recovery takes hold”.

    That sounded good but today we get the numbers and the headline reads “Manufacturing recovery could be ‘at risk’ as July output figures disappoint”

    So in 24 hours the manufacturing export led recovery has become another widening of the trade gap.

    This is a direct cut and paste from the Daily mail

    “July saw the UK’s deficit in goods increase from £8.2billion to £9.9billion in July”

    So how do you go from boom to bust in 24 hours?

    The mainstream press will always overplay good economic news and downplay bad economic news.

    The Daily Mail is a perfect example of this.

  • Adrian

    It’s always about pipelines. Unocal was negotiating with the Taliban in 2000/2001 about a pipeline through Afghanistan, and the Taliban were told they could either have a carpet of gold or a carpet of bombs, A few years ago billions of $ in mineral deposits were reported in Afghanistan….you make up your own mind.

  • Arman Selfmade

    hi, as I know the nabucco-project is stopped….

  • Afi Keita James

    Pure absolute treason.

  • quantum-paradox

    I say: “Let them all blow up!”

    It’s all about the “National Security” interest of the US. The NeoCons policy of attacking states who opposes the Anglo American empire and thoses of Israel expansionist aspirations. It’s about installing a central bank aligned with the Rothschild. It’s about selling weapons, saving the petro dollar, containing Russia and China, installing a world government. It’s about testing new weapons. And yes it’s about the Saudis and Qatar and their pipeline.

    But it’s clearly NOT ABOUT chemical weapons!

  • quantum-paradox

    Why I say “Let them all blow up!”

    Because they’re (US/UK/IS/SA) all crazy and hellbent on advancing their agenda, even if it means a global conflict which results in nuclear anihilation.

    If it’s the only way to get rid of the scourge of the Earth, then let’s hit the re-set button.

    Diplomacy is falling on deaf ear. Nobody wants peace, all they care is their own personal selfish interest.

    Humanity is it’s biggest enemy.

  • Bruce Stegiel

    The United States has already aligned itself with Satan-picking up where the German Reich left off-so monsters as militants must be contrasted to monsters as machines like cruise missiles and atomic weapons. Short of dismantling tthe American Imperium there will be more Syria’s. The lesson from Syria is that if you want war, engage in it before Congress steps on stage.

  • Raburgeson

    The pipeline is just the beginning. They have spectral analysis of the Earth leaving me wondering what else is there? They found technology and Lithium in Afghanistan and they did not want you to find that out. What will they hide that they (find) in Syria? About that tech in Afghanistan. They certainly had the name “time well” in place for where they found it.

  • Mike Smithy

    i make the following prediction. The U.S. Congress will vote not to take military action in Syria. President Obumbler will reluctantly honor the consensus. This will force Obumbler to create another False Flag event that will be so shocking and over the top that America will be frothing to commit to war. I.E. Tactical nuclear blast in an american city or the sinking of a U.S. warship. The event will be covertly orchestrated by the CIA et al. Unfortunately, most of the American sheeple are ignorant and will fall for it. The international criminal banking cartel stand to make a lot of money by removing Assad and installing a puppet government in Syria. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE TYRANNY.

  • Mike Smithy

    Obama lied, people died.

    No blood for gas.

  • RobertMStahl

    All engineering degrees are degrees in physics. With the comprehensive text, The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics out for 20 years, why don’t engineers test it with civilized methods and conversation, because it is too simple? Why, then, don’t we learn to cope with the energy equation requiring real managerial skill, slowly introducing pollution free black matter energy, or hydrogen fuel, and 96% of all the matter in the known universe? With totalitarianism’s main goal to protect the status quo and disavow learning, as now, learning is based on an ecology of mind where thought requires closure and is, largely, its own reward, it might be time to change the playing field…

    Stay tuned

  • Jimbo

    15 out of 19 is a majority.

  • jonathan rojas

    So how do you figure this isn’t about the petrodollar? This doesn’t have anything to do with the natural gas pipeline Qatar is trying to build going through Syria?

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