[Marxism] Geneva Conference

Peggy Dobbins pegdobbins at gmail.com
Mon May 20 21:29:23 MDT 2013

Interesting FT today reports Qatar and Saudis competing to pour support to Assad's opposition. So guess its more about competing for profits from pipelining than demo-crat (people rule, which people?)vs anti-imperial ideologies

On May 20, 2013, at 9:28 PM, "Carl G. Estabrook" <galliher at illinois.edu> wrote:

> This crucial Pipelineistan node will export gas from the South Pars field in Iran (the largest in the world, shared with Qatar), through Iraq, towards Syria, with a possible extension to Lebanon, with certified customers in Western Europe. It's what the Chinese call a "win-win" situation. 
> "But not for - guess who? - Qatar and Turkey. Qatar dreams of a rival pipeline from its North field (contiguous with Iran's South Pars field), through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and finally Turkey (which bills itself as the privileged energy transit hub between East and West). Final destination: once again, Western Europe.

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