The oil argument

Is there a relationship between the bombing of Lebanon and the inauguration of the World’s largest strategic pipeline, which will channel more than a million barrels of oil a day to Western markets?

I don’t know, you tell me, but I still need to be convinced:

Virtually unnoticed, the inauguration of the Ceyhan-Tblisi-Baku (BTC) oil pipeline, which links the Caspian sea to the Eastern Mediterranean, took place on the 13th of July, at the very outset of the Israeli sponsored bombings of Lebanon.


6 Replies to “The oil argument”

  1. Bech,

    I have real trouble drawing causal arguments from that piece … Sure, I think it is important in terms of regional politics, but how much so I dont know … And I will tell you one thing from my experience in the bowels of US immigration policy, governments and government officias rarely see beyond tomorrow, especially if they want to stay in power … Just my thoughts … d

  2. Of course, you are right, Boris, but what we may be seeing is the mixing of oil and water if this conflict becomes regional …

  3. hi,

    not sure who “the intellectuals” are but the anti-war militants in chicago are devouring this piece of information and folding it into their grand narrative. look for it in saturday’s protest on the white house.

    unfortunately the whole story begins to chase its own tail if we try something like this: BTC oil pipeline confirms that Israel is to play new middleman role (always given to jews!) in the mideast’s newly remapped oil topography. but some american jews fear the day that israel is no longer a strategic asset for the states and so this corroborates their fears that the us is supporting this war on lebanon only because of oil… and when the us inevitably turns its back on israel then the only safe place for jews is israel.. so send in your money and send your kids on israel pilgrimages…

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