Was the Syria Conflict Actually All About *Oil* ?

For a long time, I was generally under the impression that the years long international conflict in Syria was actually all about competing international interests in running a gas pipeline squarely through Syria. 

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Recently I ran across a compilation of headlines, implying that the Syria conflict was less about a battle between U.S. and Russia for competing gas pipeline through Syria, and more about control by an Isaeli company called Genie Oil & Gas, who were attempting to protect their oil & gas interests in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, which was unilaterally annexed from Syria. 

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Today, here is a Bloomberg article:

Netanyahu Raises Golan Heights Sovereignty During Bolton Visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to convince Washington of the importance of global recognition for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights as part of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s trip to Israel.

Netanyahu said he has raised the issue with President Donald Trump and hopes to impress it upon Bolton on Monday during a visit -- weather permitting -- to the country’s northeastern region, which Israel captured from Syria during the 1967 Middle East war.

Israel unilaterally annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, a move that wasn’t recognized internationally.

The U.S. hasn’t recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but in November for the first time the U.S. said it planned to vote against a United Nations resolution calling for Israel to end its occupation of the area.

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5 minutes ago, Tom Kirkman said:

Recently I ran across a compilation of headlines, implying that the Syria conflict was less about a battle between U.S. and Russia for competing gas pipeline through Syria, and more about control by an Isaeli company called Genie Oil & Gas, who were attempting to protect their oil & gas interests in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, which was unilaterally annexed from Syria. 

So, who are the lovely group of people on the Strategic Advisory Committee of Genie Oil & Gas?

https://genieoilgas.com/about-us/strategic-advisory-board/

 

Michael Steinhardt (SAB Chairman)

Noted Wall Street investor and Principal Manager, Steinhardt Management LLC. Founder Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co., and noted philanthropist.

Richard Cheney

46th Vice President of the United States. Vice President Cheney also served as President and CEO of Halliburton Company and U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1989 to 1993.

Marry Landrieu

United States Senator from Louisiana from 1996 to 2014. Senator Landrieu served as chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. In her capacity as chair, she sponsored and passed the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Bill. The bill fosters partnerships focused on developing resources such as natural gas and alternative fuels, on the academic, business and governmental levels.

Rupert Murdoch

Founder and Executive Chairman of News Corporation, one of the world’s largest diversified media companies. News Corporation’s holdings include Fox Entertainment, Dow Jones and Company, the New York Post, HarperCollins and significant media assets on six continents.

Bill Richardson

Governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. Mr. Richardson has served asU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration (1998-2001), Chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.

Jacob Rothschild, OM, GBE

Chairman of the J. Rothschild group of companies and of RIT Capital Partners plc. Chairman of Five Arrows Limited. Lord Rothschold is a noted philanthropist and Chairman of the Rothschild Foundation.

Dr. Lawrence Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. Dr. Summers served as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton and as Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama.

R. James Woolsey

Director of Central Intelligence from 1993 to 1995 and as Under Secretary of the Navy from 1977 to 1979. Mr. Woolsey is co-founder of the United States Energy Security Council and is Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

 

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Does this bit now make more sense, factoring in U.S. war hawks Cheney and Woolsey?

The U.S. hasn’t recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but in November for the first time the U.S. said it planned to vote against a United Nations resolution calling for Israel to end its occupation of the area.

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Real Heavy hitters on that committee.

I too have heard mostly that the Syrian war was an oil proxy fight, etc,  but this adds a new wrinkle to the issue.

As for the GOLAN HEIGHTS,  it must stay in Israeli hands,  as it leaves all of Israel vulnerable.

The USA should recognize Israeli sovereignty,   regardless of whether there is a company with ulterior motives.

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I'll believe it when I see it.  Like ANWR.

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17 hours ago, Tom Kirkman said:

For a long time, I was generally under the impression that the years long international conflict in Syria was actually all about competing international interests in running a gas pipeline squarely through Syria. 

1835290863_2016_10.24-Syria4_0.jpg.295b2943f394ccdc84d22dd2d5b5b88e.jpg

Recently I ran across a compilation of headlines, implying that the Syria conflict was less about a battle between U.S. and Russia for competing gas pipeline through Syria, and more about control by an Isaeli company called Genie Oil & Gas, who were attempting to protect their oil & gas interests in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, which was unilaterally annexed from Syria. 

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Today, here is a Bloomberg article:

Netanyahu Raises Golan Heights Sovereignty During Bolton Visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to convince Washington of the importance of global recognition for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights as part of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s trip to Israel.

Netanyahu said he has raised the issue with President Donald Trump and hopes to impress it upon Bolton on Monday during a visit -- weather permitting -- to the country’s northeastern region, which Israel captured from Syria during the 1967 Middle East war.

Israel unilaterally annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, a move that wasn’t recognized internationally.

The U.S. hasn’t recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but in November for the first time the U.S. said it planned to vote against a United Nations resolution calling for Israel to end its occupation of the area.

 

17 hours ago, Tom Kirkman said:

So, who are the lovely group of people on the Strategic Advisory Committee of Genie Oil & Gas?

https://genieoilgas.com/about-us/strategic-advisory-board/

 

Michael Steinhardt (SAB Chairman)

Noted Wall Street investor and Principal Manager, Steinhardt Management LLC. Founder Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co., and noted philanthropist.

Richard Cheney

46th Vice President of the United States. Vice President Cheney also served as President and CEO of Halliburton Company and U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1989 to 1993.

Marry Landrieu

United States Senator from Louisiana from 1996 to 2014. Senator Landrieu served as chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. In her capacity as chair, she sponsored and passed the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Bill. The bill fosters partnerships focused on developing resources such as natural gas and alternative fuels, on the academic, business and governmental levels.

Rupert Murdoch

Founder and Executive Chairman of News Corporation, one of the world’s largest diversified media companies. News Corporation’s holdings include Fox Entertainment, Dow Jones and Company, the New York Post, HarperCollins and significant media assets on six continents.

Bill Richardson

Governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. Mr. Richardson has served asU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration (1998-2001), Chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.

Jacob Rothschild, OM, GBE

Chairman of the J. Rothschild group of companies and of RIT Capital Partners plc. Chairman of Five Arrows Limited. Lord Rothschold is a noted philanthropist and Chairman of the Rothschild Foundation.

Dr. Lawrence Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. Dr. Summers served as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton and as Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama.

R. James Woolsey

Director of Central Intelligence from 1993 to 1995 and as Under Secretary of the Navy from 1977 to 1979. Mr. Woolsey is co-founder of the United States Energy Security Council and is Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

 

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Does this bit now make more sense, factoring in U.S. war hawks Cheney and Woolsey?

The U.S. hasn’t recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but in November for the first time the U.S. said it planned to vote against a United Nations resolution calling for Israel to end its occupation of the area.

Thank you for the information.....

Just out of curiosity........ Syria is in the transit route of oil sending to Europe?? So is Turkey?? Turkey has been underbelted by a European country since war historical time.......... but................ Why are all the American heavy weights interested to send oil to Europe and not Europeans themselves?? ..........:S

Cheney was also involved in Iraq invasion and oil field conquering wasn't he?? What a prolific CEO............... and omnipresent Rothchild..............xD

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1 hour ago, specinho said:

Thank you for the information.....

Just out of curiosity........ Syria is in the transit route of oil sending to Europe?? So is Turkey?? Turkey has been underbelted by a European country since war historical time.......... but................ Why are all the American heavy weights interested to send oil to Europe and not Europeans themselves?? ..........:S

Cheney was also involved in Iraq invasion and oil field conquering wasn't he?? What a prolific CEO............... and omnipresent Rothchild..............xD

My guess would be power, money, and control.

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