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Gas conflict

By what is the war in Syria “useful” for the U.S. economy?

Gas conflict

In today's world one of the main sources of tension are energy resources. However, they can be hunted not only for the possession of resources, but for its use with a view to influencing others. Thus, this problem is directly connected with the conflict in Syria, of which one of the goals is to weaken the economic position of Russia and Iran, and to strengthen the U.S. economy.

At a glance, the interconnection between the Syrian conflict and the U.S. economy can not be traced. But it would be foolish to think that Washington will not soon make an attempt to maintain in any way its monopoly on the international financial payment systems which by the example of Iran and Syria guarantees the possibility of blocking the participants of “non-dollar” payment systems. For that end it is necessary to economically weaken Russia, Europe and China, to nip in the bud all the potential candidates in reserve currencies.

To implement this plan, the U.S. has to replace the supply of Russian gas to Europe from the north by the gas supply for their allies from the south. This requires the overthrow of the current government in Syria. Now Russia and Iran provide Europe and China with their energy resources, regardless of the willingness of the U.S.A. This state of affairs did not suit long the United States, but it was not able to change the situation. But now an opportunity appeared to implement Washington’s plans.

To set out prices the U.S. uses gas-rich Qatar. Qatari companies have already launched the price war with Gazprom. Up to date, the oil and gas extraction provides more than half of Qatar’s GDP, 85% of exports and 70% of revenue part of budget. According to the international financial institutions, oil and gas have made Qatar the world’s first country by GDP per capita. The main market outlets are the UK, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and India.

Qatar is the world’s third country after Russia and Iran by natural gas reserves, and, apparently, has half a mind to expand marketing outlets, including the European sector. In the north of Qatar there is one of the world’s largest gas fields – Nord developed mainly by American and European companies ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhilips, and Total. At the present time, Qatar supplies gas to Europe through the Strait of Hormuz, using a vast number of modern tankers. Liquefied natural gas supplies from the Persian Gulf to Europe are made by means of the high-powered tanker fleet. However, these supplies security depends on the political situation in the Middle East and Iran. As is known, mining the Strait of Hormuz and the possibility of demolition of tankers sailing on it is nearly basic argument of Iran, retaining in recent years the U.S. and NATO from military aggression against the Islamic Republic.

To manage these risks, and to ensure uninterrupted flow of oil to the world market, the monarchical families of Qatar and Saudi Arabia are jointly planning to build a pipeline through Syria to Turkey. However, under the current government in Syria these plans can not be implemented.

Over the last 12 months, when Syria was plunged into civil war, there were no talks about the pipeline. At the moment, however, the Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline may be essential in the case of monopolization of energy supplies to Europe and bypassing Russia.

By sabotaging Syria that has obviously and permanently turned into a very dubious “energy transit center” Qatar shakes faith in the ruling regime and thus attempts to overthrow the government in the country. Thus, in case of the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad and bringing to power in Syria a regime, loyal to the United States and Arab monarchies, the prerequisites appear for creating a full-fledged corridor Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Jordan - Syria - Turkey.

However, the Syrian current government is slow to lose ground to meet the economic interests of the Arabian monarchs. In this regard, the U.S. is making significant efforts to change the government in Syria. All this allows to cheapen the cost of gas through Qatar at the right time.

In the case of the successful implementation of these plans by the U.S. the planned liaison of euro-ruble and euro-yuan will be destroyed, the yuan will become a common regional currency, and Europe, and Germany will get into dependence on energy supplies by the U.S. supporters. In addition, it will be possible to block the Strait of Hormuz, using Iran at random, and deprive China of energy resources from the Middle East. While the NATO allies in Europe will not be affected. In such a situation, China will have to initiate a direct aggression against the Russian territories and resources, which is very likely to lead to a military confrontation between the two nuclear powers.

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