Syria & Oil
Syria & Oil
Since 2011 with more than 230,000 people dead and millions of others injured and displaced and with 6.6milllion internally displaced, 4.8million out of the country as refugee, cities and townships devastated with bombings and battles and the population strife with shortages of food and basic necessities.
Why was so much human blood spilled?
In March 2012, al Manar published a report saying that the Syrian Army had captured gunmen from Baba Amro and ‘the captured gunmen held Arab nationalities, including Gulf, Iraqi, and Lebanese… among them were also Qatari intelligence agents and non-Arab fighters from Afghanistan, Turkey, and some European countries like France’.
The report said, ‘the Syrian army also uncovered tunnels and equipments there… (and) ‘advanced Israeli, European, and American arms that have not yet been tested in the countries of manufacture, in addition to Israeli grenades, night binoculars, and communication systems were confiscated by the security forces’.
It said, “a coordination office was established in Qatar under American-Gulf sponsorship. The office includes American, French, and Gulf –specifically from Qatar and Saudi Arabia- intelligence agents, as well as CIA, Mossad, and Blackwater agents and members of the Syrian Transitional Council.”
What is Israel’s interest in destabilizing Syria?
It is reported that in 2000 Qatar proposed to construct a $10 billion, 1,500km Oil Pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, as shown in the map. But this is not a new proposal. When before its independence in 1932, Iraq was a British mandate, the British wanted to make this same pipeline through the IPC (Iraq Petroleum Company). And at that time too Syria was the problem, because any pipeline had to go through Syria.at that time the US sponsored a coup to remove Shukri al-Quwatli, the Syrian president – but the project couldn’t get through.
Remember, on Nov. 2011 Tony Blair visited Assad to ask him cooperation in the War against Terror and Assad gave him a slapping answer, ‘Terrorism is not defeated by wars’.
It is highly plausible that Blair would have asked Assad for the pipeline as a last chance for reconciliation with the West, but he refused. And that is when they decided that Syria would be a part of the Arab Spring.
All that blood and destruction, just for oil! What is cheaper for the US then, Blood or Oil?