Geopolitics in Middle East: What was the Intention of the USA?
Written by Enkidu Gilgamesh
- Building Kurdistan
- Pipelines for Energy-Security
- The domino effect
- CIA made ISIS, AlQaeda, AhrarAlSham …
- Pivotal Kurdistan and Genie
- Costs of Imperialism
- Genie and the other oil thieves!
- Dead end and exit
- Cleaning up the murderous mess!
1. Building Kurdistan
The USA, together with the EU and Israel wanted to have a Kurdish state from northern Iraq to the Mediterranean Sea, including a big chunk of Turkish territory to get control on petrol, gas, minerals and foremost the main water reserves of the region.
The NATO members and fake-friends didn’t openly express their intentions to not offend Turkey, but Mr. Netanyahu as a member of the same coalition of united enemies against Syria has nothing to hide. I call them “united enemies“, because despite their alliance against Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Iran, all members of this coalition of the willing are hostile to each other. The controversies are described in this article series.
From German: Netanyahu demands and independent Kurdish state
29. Juni 2014, 21:55 Uhr Quelle: ZEIT ONLINE, AP, sah
“Benjamin Netanyahu appealed for the foundation of an independent Kurdish state. For prime minister of Israel the Kurds are a potential partner fighting against the extremists.”
From German: Kurdistan and Israel – and unusual friendship
Daniela Segenreich19.10.2017, 05:30 Uhr
“As the only state leader Benjamin Netanyahu supported the independence referendum in Kurdish northern Iraq. The Kurdish Jews living in Israel are a kind of connector between the two cultures.”
2. Pipelines for Energy-Security
When the war began from Tunisia, over to Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, the main target was to guarantee the “energy security” for Europe and USA, which means to become fully independent of Russia and Iran by building petrol and gas pipelines from Arabia, across Jordan, Syria and Turkey to Europe. This pipeline was in the interest of all members of the coalition of united enemies. Without, they are only enemies!
“The Qatar-Turkey pipeline was a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline from the Iranian–Qatari South Pars/North Dome Gas-Condensate field towards Turkey, where it could connect with the Nabucco pipeline to supply European customers as well as Turkey. One route to Turkey was via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, and another was through Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. Syria’s rationale for rejecting the Qatar proposal was said to be “to protect the interests of [its] Russian ally, which is Europe’s top supplier of natural gas.“
In long term, the exclusion should weaken Russia and Iran, break their economies and prepare them for a military invasion, to also grab their oil, water, soil and airspace. IMHO, I don’t need to deliver here sources about the long term strategic planning against Russia and Iran. Most readers should be well informed about that.
Syria made the “mistake” to reject the according offer and instead to sign a pipeline contract with Iran and Iraq. But by the Iranian-Iraqi-Syrian pipeline the petrol sheikhs and the US petrodollar system would have crumbled, because they would not be able to complete with the two pipelines from Russia and Syria. Therefore the assault on Syria by imperial mercenary troops, promoted as “Islamists” was quasi “without an alternative“.
“The Iran–Iraq–Syria pipeline (called the Friendship Pipeline by the governments involved and the Islamic gas pipeline by some Western sources) is a proposed natural gas pipeline running from the Iranian South Pars/North Dome Gas-Condensate field towards Europe via Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to supply European customers as well as Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.“
“In July 2011 Iran, Iraq and Syria said they planned to sign a contract potentially worth around $6bn to construct a pipeline running from South Pars towards Europe, via these countries and Lebanon and then under the Mediterranean to a European country, with a refinery and related infrastructure in Damascus. In November 2012 the United States dismissed reports that construction had begun on the pipeline, saying that this had been claimed repeatedly and that “it never seems to materialize.” A framework agreement was to be signed in early 2013, with costs now estimated at $10bn; construction plans were delayed by the Syrian Civil War.“
“The pipeline would be a competitor to the Nabucco pipeline from Azerbaijan to Europe. It is also an alternative to the Qatar–Turkey pipeline which had been proposed by Qatar to run from Qatar to Europe via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey.“
4. CIA made ISIS, AlQaeda, AhrarAlSham …
The fear of being kicked out of the lucrative oil and gas supply to Europe brought all together to attack Syria and Iraq. It should become an easy win by a short war of only a few weeks, but when the weeks turned into months and the months into years the tides turned and the reason of their involvement in the aggression became evident.
There is no international terrorism outside of control of the imperial secret services! The terrorists are recruited by them, trained side by side with the regular imperial troops, brought to battle zone and commanded and supplied with high tech logistics by the imperial military structure.
Kosovo – NATO bases and ISIS training camps side-by-side in the land Washington and Brussels tore from Christian Serbia to hand to Islamist terrorists
BY NICK GRIFFIN / THURSDAY, 28 JULY 2016 / PUBLISHED IN EUROPE, WAHHABISM
“The main training camps set up by the Islamic State are Ferizaj, Gjakovica and Dečani, while smaller ones have been identified in Prizren and Pejë. Their existence suggests that – at best – Nato has failed completely in the drive to prevent the spread of Islamic radicalism, or – at worst – that there are actually hidden links between the Islamist training camps and their Nato neighbours.“”The most outrageous example is the ISIS camp in Ferizaj, a city of 100,000 inhabitants near the border with Macedonia, which is just a few miles from the US Camp Bondsteel. Built in 1999 during the war, with a 14km perimeter, this is currently the largest and most expensive American base built outside the United States.”
Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United
DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK SEPT. 20, 2014
“The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A.is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.”
“Haidar al-Assadi, 40, agreed. “The Islamic State is a clear creation of the United States, and the United States is trying to intervene again using the excuse of the Islamic State,” he said.”
ISIL: Ugly Washington’s Child
P 04.06.2015 U Vladimir Platov
“The stated report of the Defense Intelligence Agency – (DIA), originally classified as «SECRET // NOFORN» and dated August 12, 2012, was sent to many US government agencies, including CENTCOM, CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, the US State Department and many others. From these documents, it follows that in 2012 the US intelligence clearly understands the growing threat to peace from ISIL. However, the US administration decided to use this terrorist organization in solving their regional problems in the Middle East, including the weakening of the Muslim regimes in Syria, Iraq, Iran and several other countries. The documents of the US government agencies published by Judicial Watch visually confirm that the Al-Nusra arming process was directly coordinated by the US intelligence. Al-Nusra was joined ISIL and other jihad groups. American arms, delivered to Syria, including anti-tank missiles, was made available to ISIL Al-Nusra’s militants back in 2012, including through direct weapon supply to ISIL from Washington’s allies – Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Support from Washington for the Saudi project to create an ‘Islamic state’ was acknowledged by Robert Ford, a former US ambassador to Syria, in his recent interview for Foreign Policy Journal. He pointed out that the US protection of this terrorist group with the help of former officers of Baathist army was a huge mistake.“
From German: Israeli general captured in Iraq- He confirms close cooperation between Isreael and ISIS!
ISIL Sends Long Military Convoy towards Battlefields with US Chopper’s Back Up
Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:29
“The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.
He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.
The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.“
““The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the reality with its allegations.
He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the popular forces, and said, “These documents are given to the investigation committee … and the necessary measures will be taken to protect the Iraqi airspace.”“
““The international coalition is not serious about air strikes on ISIL terrorists and is even seeking to take out the popular (voluntary) forces from the battlefield against the Takfiris so that the problem with ISIL remains unsolved in the near future,” Nahlah al-Hababi told FNA.“
“The ISIL terrorists are still receiving aids from unidentified fighter jets in Iraq and Syria,” she added.“
Foreign planes dropping military aid for Islamic State in Kirkuk
““After the US army’s special heliborne operations in Southwestern Kirkuk, unknown planes dropped military supplies and other aids for the ISIL in the Southern part of Kirkuk,” an Iraqi security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told FNA on Tuesday.”
Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights
by Tyler Durden Aug 28, 2017 11:15 AM
“Investigative reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva authored a bombshell report for Trud Newspaper, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, which found that an Azerbaijan state airline company was regularly transporting tons of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey under diplomatic cover as part of the CIA covert program to supply anti-Assad fighters in Syria. Those weapons, Gaytandzhieva found, ended up in the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq and Syria.“
US plane supplying ISIS terrorists with weapons, ammunition and provisons in Tal Afar, Iraq.
How the self declared global empire is using geophysical warfare, “colored revolution” and asymmetrical methods of warfare with mercenaries framed as “freedom fighters” in regions, where it cannot invade with regular troops, without openly breaking international law, should be delved more specifically in another article. However, it is partly treated here and other articles of this blog:
Misery of Syria Yemen Iraq comes from failing meteorology science! (only German version available yet)
Land Destroyer: In Syria – How to “Liberate” a Pro-Army City?
5. Pivotal Kurdistan
If Kurdistan was formed according initial planning, the Arabs would be separated from the north. By controlling Kurdistan the USA would fully dominate the whole region. The mountainous region is a geopolitical pivotal hub for all aspects of geostrategy, geopolitics and geoengineering.
The USA could not give up Kurdistan, as long as a little hope remained to keep it, because this chunk of resources rich territory would be the only win of the operation on Syria and Iraq for now. But without access to the shores of Mediterranean Sea, Kurdistan has no free access to international waters and airspace and is surrounded and closed by enemies. Such an isolated entity doesn’t make any sense and cannot be supported without getting in conflict with the neighboring states.
Turkish-US Relations Won’t Recover Until US Drops ‘Greater Kurdistan Project’: https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201801251061062646-turkish-us-relations-prospects-analysis/
As long as the hope for Kurdistan could be kept alive, the reaction of the USA on any threatening approach was accordingly fierce. The Turkish Security Forces (TSF) got a taste of carnage, that may be awaiting them in Menbij or any other part of the territory under the control of SDF (Syrian Defense Forces) by observing the deadly attack on Syrian Army troops by the US forces in Deir ez-Zor.
62 Dead, 100 Wounded as US Bombs Syrian Army Near Deir ez-Zor. Bombing Was in Support of ISIS-Daesh Militia
Par Alex Lantier, Mondialisation.ca, 20 septembre 2016, World Socialist Web Site 19 septembre 2016
The parlous factor for the TSF was, that its weapons were mainly from military industry of USA and EU and 2. or 3. quality and deadly inferior compared to the US artillery, drones, rockets, helicopters and fighter jets.
“Syrian pro-regime forces included approximately 500 personnel in a large, dismounted formation supported by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars,” a US official said, claiming that more than 100 of those fighters were killed.
— Ali Özkök (@Ozkok_A) February 8, 2018
The morbid strategy game of the USA could trigger Turkey’s exit from NATO, which would make NATO practically useless.
As the dream of Greater-Kurdistan or any autonomous Kurdish entity is dead, the US-President openly declares that US troops are there to “secure the oil“. For whom? Without an agreement with the Syrian government, the USA won’t profit from these reserves and such an agreement should not be expected after so much death and destruction caused by the US mercenaries and imperial structure.
6. Costs of Imperialism
The USA have spent billions into the nation building project of Kurdistan! Most of it was financed by the Saudis. Qatar and Emirates. Please read the specific article in this series about that.
The US Will Spend $500M on Syrian Kurds This Year. For What?
BY ROBERT FORD, FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SYRIA AND DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ, FEBRUARY 27, 2018
“Yet the Trump administration’s proposed defense budget for 2019 aims to transform the SDF into a 35,000-man local security force, at a cost of another $300 million in 2019; this would come on top of the $393 million it plans to spend on ammunition and weapons for the group this fiscal year; the total amount set to be spent on the SDF this year is $500 million.“
“Today, the United States has a policy of incrementalism, working on behalf of one player in the Syrian morass. America’s adversaries will learn how better to attack U.S. forces and allies. With time, U.S. personnel will face greater risk while the deepening morass will demand either concession or escalation. The Trump administration and Congress would do well to come to terms with that reality.“
The U.S. Will Spend Billions in Syria—Just Not on Rebuilding It
The Trump administration has ended a civilian-aid program in the country, but the cost of the counter-ISIS fight far outweighs those savings.
KRISHNADEV CALAMUR, AUG 20, 2018
“The U.S. is still providing humanitarian assistance to Syria, with nearly $8 billion spent since the conflict started in 2011.“
Fact check: Trump says the US has given ‘massive’ assistance to the Kurds. What do the facts say?
By Holmes Lybrand and Tara Subramaniam, CNN, October 8, 2019
“According to the Congressional Research Service, through September 2018 the US spent $28.5 billion on the overall fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq since 2014. The Kurds played a key role in that fight.”
7. Genie and the other oil thieves!
The investments and efforts don’t come of altruism, as the expected revenues should go into trillions. In preparation of success a very interesting oil company was founded by involving very famous, powerful and rich people from the USA and UK.
“The president of its Israeli subsidiary is Effie Eitam. Genie Energy’s Strategic advisory board is composed of: Dick Cheney (former vice president of the United States), Rupert Murdoch(media mogul and chairman of News Corp), James Woolsey (former CIA director), Larry Summers (former head of the US Treasury), Bill Richardson (former Governor of New Mexico, ex-ambassador to the United Nations and United States Energy Secretary), Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild,, and Mary Landrieu, former United States Senator from Louisiana.“
By its Israeli subsidiary, Genie Energy is intentionally breaking international law and stealing Syrian reserves by exploring for oil and gas on the occupied Syrian territory.
Genie is directly connected with the CIA! The planning and implementation is made by the CIA, some of the profits should go to the CIA.
The shady oil company behind Syria’s hidden war
“A former CIA director, former US vice-president, banking tycoon and media mogul sit on the board of an oil company on disputed land between Israel and Syria – so how is this not more of a talking point?“
2003 – Former CIA Director on Targeting Saudi Arabia, Mubarak, Syria, and Libya
The CIA and Pentagon are directly stealing Syrian oil as long as they can remain in the country.
Russian Military Releases Satellite Images Confirming US Smuggling of Syrian Oil © Photo : Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
MIDDLE EAST, 10:19 26.10.2019
“MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry published satellite intelligence images proving that oil from Syria was sent abroad under the guard of US servicemen before and after the defeat of the Daesh terrorists, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Saturday.“
“The ministry spokesman said that “the space intelligence images showed that oil was actively extracted and massively exported for processing outside Syria, under the reliable protection of US troops, before and after the defeat of the Daesh* terrorists.”“
“Commenting on the satellite intelligence, Maj. Gen. Konashenkov said US operations in eastern Syria and its actions regarding Syrian oil could only be described as “international state banditism.” He added that Syria’s oil belongs to the Arab Republic, and not to Daesh or to “American protectors from Daesh.”“
“According to Russian intelligence, the illegal US-supervised extraction of Syrian oil was being carried out by “leading American corporations” and private military contractors, with US special forces and air power used for protection. Konashenkov said the estimated monthly revenue of this ‘private enterprise’ was over $30 million, and that for that kind of money, the Pentagon and the CIA would be “ready to ‘guard’ Syrian oil wells from ‘hidden Daesh cells’ indefinitely.”“
8. Dead end and exit!
Now, as Syria, Iraq, Iran and Russia have destroyed all plans of the attackers by defeating most of the imperial Jihadists and collecting them in Idlib, also Mini-Kurdistan similar to Kosovo could not be formed, the whole Project for a Greater Middle East has disastrously failed.
New map of northern Syria. The blue illustrates the areas captured by the Turkish military and TFSA and the orange shows the areas shared by the SAA-SDF. pic.twitter.com/yja1Qg9WsU
— Leith Abouboubou (@leithfadel) October 18, 2019
President Donald Trump has rejected the invasion in Syria before his election and he looked for an opportunity to retreat all US forces from the beginning of his presidency. For him further efforts on this lost investment is just bad business. Therefore he thankfully uses the invasion by Turkey to accelerate the leave.
How to save the USA? Donald Trump, DIVIDE, RULE & ELIMINATE the Imperial Complex by separating its components!
The video of the interview cannot be found anymore, but this statement of Zbigniew Brzezinski is a very clear projection of the downfall of the imperial USA, hopefully President Donald Trump can save the non-imperial part.
Zbigniew Brzezinski: “If the United States is Pushed Out of Middle East, It’s Not Going to Survive“
Under the pressure of the whining imperialist investors, Donald Trump has ordered his remaining troops to “secure the oil Syrian oil from ISIS”. I cannot say if Donald Trump is trying to calm down the bankrupt oil investors or just ridiculing them, but he should not risk the lives of US soldiers. It is time to leave by keeping some dignity before being beaten out of Syria. Syrian oil is not worth for further exposing and embarrassing the USA as a bandit and pirate state and walking dead empire.
TRUMP on Syria’s oil: “We’ve secured the oil and, therefore, a small number of US Troops will remain in the area. Where they have the oil. And we’re going to be protecting it, and we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future.“
We Can’t Keep the Oil
Trump’s new rationale for keeping troops in Syria makes no sense.
By FRED KAPLAN, OCT 25, 20192:17 PM
“Trump’s Sadistic Argument for Betraying the Kurds
President Donald Trump’s new rationale for keeping troops in Syria—that they’re needed to protect the nation’s oil—is, not to mince words, preposterous.
First, Syria doesn’t even rank among the world’s top 60 oil producers, pumping out only about 0.05 percent as much petroleum as Iraq—just half as much as Cuba, which isn’t known as an oil power.
Second, its oil fields aren’t America’s to protect. They are owned by the Syrian government, with some venture capital provided by China, Russia, and India. No American oil companies are keen to step into the fray. In any case, the cease-fire agreement that Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed with Turkey—the deal that Trump has touted so proudly—pretty much removes the United States as a political, economic, or military power in the entire area.“
Petrodollar Armageddon Approaches as One of the World’s Largest Oil & Gas Companies Dumps Greenback
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Sergio Russo / Green Oil, BUSINESS, 19:08 26.10.2019
“The US dollar currently enjoys the coveted status of the world’s de-facto reserve currency, with all oil purchased from the powerful cartel known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) priced in greenbacks. However, some countries have recently attempted to challenge this state of affairs.“
“Russian energy giant Rosneft, the world’s eighth largest oil and gas company by total revenue, and the largest in terms of production volume and reserves, has completed the switch away from the dollar in favour of euros in export contracts, company CEO Igor Sechin has announced, speaking to participants at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, Italy this week.“
“Sechin also commented directly on the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, saying he believed China had the potential to challenge the dollar in the near future.
“I think that the yuan will have the best chances of being used as a reserve currency due to the growth of the Chinese economy,” he said. According to the official, although the dollar is being used in over 60 percent of global trade today, including a whopping 90 percent of trade in oil and oil products, this picture will change over the next decade.“
“Rosneft set the euro as the default currency for its oil export contracts earlier this month amid US threats to sanction the company over its continued operations in Venezuela.“
If Donald Trump delays the retreat too long, not only tomatoes and potatoes may be thrown on the fleeing US troops!
#Kurdish residents in the city of Qamishli block the path of the American forces withdrawing from northern #Syria and throw tomatoes at them following President Trump's order for the #US soldiers to retreat from the region – ANHA pic.twitter.com/PB513uC8ft
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) October 21, 2019
9. Cleaning up the murderous mess!
When McCain illegally entered Syria, the ISIS project was started.
Now, as the empire has no more use for Al-Baghdadi, it eliminated its own bad-dog. However, Donald Trump has a wrong perception of property, when he believes that he can “keep the oil” of Syria. Maybe he will offers something to Syria, Russia and Iran.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2019
According this logic, also the other terrorist leaders may be killed soon. All of them pose a danger for disclosing secret contracts and operations. I assume that the Navy Seals and CIA will take out Al-Joulani next.
Charles Lister will lose his job as terrorist promoter soon.
@Charles_Lister “Amid the ongoing conflict in NW #Syria, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (#HTS) continues to evolve in intriguing ways – into a more politically mature & intelligent jihadist movement. It’s current leadership clearly seeks to position itself somewhere between #MuslimBrotherhood & #AlQaeda.“
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From the same series, please check also following parts:
- What is the intention of Russia?
- What is the intention of Turkey?
- What are the consequences for Europe?
- What about the Kurds?
- What is the intention of Israel?
- What is the intention of Gulf-Arabs?
- What does Syria want?
- What is the most important insight?
- Failed imperial domino effect!
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The whole topic of Geophysical Warfare and Geoengineering cannot be explained in a single article or a few ones. Please read on, connect the dots and get the full picture and understanding. Most of my articles are also published on VeteransToday, please look here for them:
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