Tag: GazProm

The Geopolitics of Gaza Part 2 (of a 2 Part Series)

This article deals with the Gaza War, and it has given the US a chance to shift the media headlines on its humiliating defeat in Ukraine, and the impending collapse on Wall Street. The US is doubling down on Gaza for several reasons, one of which I have stated now. The other is the Rockefeller […]

The Geopolitics of Gaza Part 1 (of a 2 Part Series)

In the early 1990s, British Gas did work to check if gas was available in commercial quantities. The consortium was British Gas, Consolidated Contractors Company and the Palestine Investment Fund – a publicly owned investment company used to strengthen the local economy. The Palestinian Authority faced two challengers: the political consent to develop the gas, […]

Gaza – War & Natural Gas

Gaza 2007 The known history of Gaza spans 4,000 years. Gaza was ruled, destroyed and repopulated by various dynasties, empires, and peoples. Originally a Canaanite settlement, it came under the control of the ancient Egyptians for roughly 350 years before being conquered and becoming one of the Philistines’ principal cities. Gaza fell to the Israelites in about 1000 BCE but became part of the Assyrian Empire around […]

The Geopolitics of Ukraine Part 2 (of a 3 Part Series)

A look at the geo-strategic background makes things clearer. Ukraine is historically tied to Russia, geographically and culturally. It is Slavic, and home of the first Russian state, Kiev Rus. Its 52 million people are the second largest population in Eastern Europe, and it is regarded as the strategic buffer between Russia and a string […]

THE GAS WARS Part 3 (of a 3 part series)

We went with Gazprom to the west into Europe, to the east into China, to the south into Africa. Now we travel to the Eastern Mediterranean. And so, let’s start with Syria. Syria Syria has been on the Pentagon’s drawing board for years, largely because of its important geo-strategic emplacement in the Middle East.  The […]

THE GAS WARS Part 2 (of a 3 part series)

Moscow Goes East  At the end of 2009, precisely as planned and to the surprise of Washington, Russia opened the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline, a 4-year construction project costing some $14 billion.  The pipeline now allows Russia to export oil directly from its East Siberia fields to China as well as Korea and […]

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