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Is Iran’s liquefied natural gas responsible for the war in Syria?

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas reserves are located in the Persian Gulf, stretching beneath the territorial waters of Iran and Qatar.

Qatar has already undertaken substantial negotiations with neighbouring countries to allow the construction of its new gas pipeline to supply Europe through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey.

“Qatar has proposed a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey in a sign the emirate is considering a further expansion of exports from the world’s biggest gasfield after it finishes an ambitious programme to more than double its capacity to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG).”

https://www.thenational.ae/business/qatar-seeks-gas-pipeline-to-turkey-1.520795

Depletion of the world’s oil reserves would drastically reduce the demand for American currency, turning it into a worthless piece of paper, and destroy its economy.

To preserve the value of its currency, the USA needs a new source of energy that would be traded exclusively in US$, such as the liquefied natural gas.

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas reserves are located in the Persian Gulf, stretching beneath the territorial waters of Iran and Qatar.

Qatar has already undertaken substantial negotiations with neighbouring countries to allow the construction of its new gas pipeline to supply Europe through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey.

“In 2009 – the same year former French foreign minister Dumas alleges the British began planning operations in Syria – Assad refused to sign a proposed agreement with Qatar that would run a pipeline from the latter’s North field, contiguous with Iran’s South Pars field, through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey, with a view to supply European markets – albeit crucially bypassing Russia.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/aug/30/syria-chemical-attack-war-intervention-oil-gas-energy-pipelines

In late 2010, President Assad signed an agreement with Iran and Iraq to construct a new gas pipeline that would supply Europe with gas extracted from Iran, instead of Qatar.

“More than a year ago, a $10 billion Pipelineistan deal was clinched between Iran, Iraq and Syria for a natural gas pipeline to be built by 2016 from Iran’s giant South Pars field, traversing Iraq and Syria, with a possible extension to Lebanon.”

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/08/201285133440424621.html

Within three months of signing the Russian backed Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline, which was due to be completed in 2016, BBC reported on the first democratic protests in Syria, demanding President Assad’s resignation.

Consequently, in December 2011, US troops pulled out of Iraq, which enabled the establishment of ISIS, a terrorist organisation set out to destroy the USA using weapons manufactured by their enemy.

However, ISIS was a unique kind of terrorist organisation, Islamic State organisation with a mission to undermine the development of another Islamic State, by:

1. Fighting against Assad, an enemy of ISIS’ enemy;

2. Intercepting Assad’s support from Iran: and

3. Preventing the construction of the Iranian gas pipeline through Iraq.

When future economies of the two superpowers are dependant on who gets to supply Europe with natural gas, Qatar or Iran, the war between Russia and the USA was imminent.

Compared to the EURO traded gas from Iran, supplying Europe with gas sold in US$ from Qatar would preserve the long-term value of the American currency, which is why the White House was keen to oust President Assad.

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