Oil Race In Syria And Iraq

Oil Race In Syria And Iraq

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– Southfront

This is a translation of the analysis that originally appeared at Colonelcassad Blog

The defeat of ISIS and the demise of this quasi-state is going to change the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. The conflicts between the previously neutral or previously partnered sides now take center stage.

In the last months we saw tensions rising between the Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Democratic Forces, between Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, between Russia and the US. These conflicts are rooted in both economic and military-political reasons. The Caliphate’s defeat would bring a scenario where all the sides that had come into control of certain territories by military means would try to keep them during the post-war negotiations concerning the fate of Syria and Iraq. The struggle for cementing the positions leads the sides to race for control of territories with strategic or economic value.

Syria is a clear example of this, with the race to Resafa or with the race to the Syrian-Iranian border circumventing At Tanf leading to clashes between Russia-backed and the US-backed forces. We see it now with the race for the oil of Deir ez-Zor province. Despite all the territorial or strategic needs, the oil is the lynchpin in all this. The oil is a chief concern for Russia and the US from an economical standpoint, hence the presence of Russian and US oil companies in the region. There is nothing surprising about the fact that the key events in these wars are playing out near the largest oil fields formerly controlled by the Caliphate, and that oil would play an important part in forming the borders of the post-war establishment in the region.


Oil Race In Syria And Iraq

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Following the occupation of Iraq in 2003, the US oil companies rushed in after the troops, and, as part of “Restoration of Iraq” campaign, started pulling oil in the interest of the new masters of Iraq. In due time the other companies were allowed into the market, like French Total and Russian Lukoil, for example.

The Caliphate’s appearance in 2013-2014 changed everything in the oil sector of Iraq. Captured by the Caliphate militants, some oil wells and factories stopped working legally, instead working for the “Global Jihad”, with a number of countries ready to help transferring the Caliphate’s oil for damping prices.

This supplied the regime in Raqqa with considerable money, which was used to maintain its army, recruit numerous allies and prepare various jihad-inducing events. Nevertheless, even during the war against the Caliphate, the companies in the territories controlled by the Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdistan governments still produced oil, including Russian ones. …


siehe auch…

Schon im Jahr 2001 waren die Kriege im Nahen Osten geplant!

Wesley Clark berichtet über den Plan des Pentagon im Jahre 2001: General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years

Relax. It’s on Youtube.


Pentagon Plan 2001:

Wir werden die Regierung von 7 Ländern in 5 Jahren zerstören. Wir beginnen mit Irak, dann Syrien, Libanon, Lybien, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.



mehr zum Project for a new American Century (PNAC) auf Heinrichplatz.TV


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