gdunkel at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 3 19:45:46 MST 2009
Ruthless should look at a map and read what he comments on a little more closely.
For oil extracted around the Caspian Sea, the U.S. would need the route from the Sea thru Kazakhstan (or
Turkmenistan) into Afghanistan and then on thru Pakistan to the sea and the clutches of US
oil companies. The major industrial areas of Russia (or previously the SU) lies directly north
of the Caspian Sea.
Sending the oil thru Afghanistan would be sending it out of the way.
>From: Ruthless Critic of All that Exists <ok.president+nbsy at gmail.com>
>Sent: Mar 3, 2009 11:10 AM
>Why do you think that the same strategic objective ("getting a
>pipeline through the country from the Caspian Sea") was not a factor
>in Soviet strategic thinking and a reason for their interest in
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