In Case You Are Still Confused By What Is Going On In The Middle East

Tyler Durden's picture

Then the following recent recap by a contributor to the Daily Mail should explain everything.

h/t Paul Mylchreest

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Skateboarder's picture

Not bad for a printed newspaper blurb. She messed up the part about mud being clear though.

knukles's picture

Y'all see the front page, WSJ today?  Great graphics as to where the bombing all took place.  All in Syria.
Pardon me, but.....
Yes, clear as mud.
Ah the beauty of Eugenics and the Never Ending War against the New Perpetual Enemy.

Plus, check out CNN....  Seriously turning into Orwell's 2 Minutes of Hate 24/7/365

Don't forget, Kiddies, the Great Game is Afoot over the Gas Pipelines for Europe.
Use that Prism for All Informaiton

TBT or not TBT's picture

And the bombing occurs mostly at night, to minimize terrorist casualties, while presenting good optics for the November elections.   To fundamentally transform the USA for good, they need to appoint a couple more anti American fucks to the supreme court and a raft of lesser courts.  They need the Senate for that, and for ratifying treasonous treaties.   

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

"it'll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night... mostly"

max2205's picture

Perfect if you read that with an uptalk valley girl accent

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The road thru Iraq (Plan B) is more highly populated and less direct than Route A.  That means there would be more political risk (IMO) after completion, if they were forced to go with Plan B.

12ToothAssassin's picture

This all leads up to the crash of the Euro, dissolution of the EU and then crash of the Dollar paving way to Yuan and one world govt. Youve been warned.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Just look how crucial the Crimea is to that SouthStream proposed pipeline...  Geography matters, kids.

Truthseeker2's picture

Unless anyone understands the content of the link below,

it is impossible to make sense of the ME.


The Secret Agenda Behind ALL Middle East Conflicts

MeMadMax's picture

Here, let me make it simple:

It's because saudi arabia wants this, and whatever saudi arabia wants, saudi arabia gets...


End of story...

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Led by the Crypto-Jew House of Saud...  The origin of all extremist Islam as well.

Falconsixone's picture

That's a par 666 with a pair of horns to the right and a big left pussy.

The Doofus's picture

Obama outdid himself.  What is going on is beautiful.  Sunni Arabs are now killing Sunni Arabs on the battlefield.  The Prophet isn't happy.  But I'm dancing a jig.  Good job, Mr. President.  I raise my glass in your name.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

that map above has an error: Crimea isnt pink.

DaveyJones's picture

actually the thing Saudi wants the most, continuing oil supply rates, Saudi is NOT getting. SEE: their offshore exploits and other expensive diminishing adventures. See also there ever economically crunched and angry youth. You would be too when you found out your leaders whored out to the US for a long time. 

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

The Qatar-Turkey pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline running from the Iranian-Qatari South Pars / North Dome Gas-Condensate field field towards Turkey.

"The geographic area of proven oil reserves coincides with the power base of much of the Salafi-jihadist network. This creates a linkage between oil supplies and the long war that is not easily broken or simply characterized... For the foreseeable future, world oil production growth and total output will be dominated by Persian Gulf resources... The region will therefore remain a strategic priority, and this priority will interact strongly with that of prosecuting the long war."


"Divide and Rule focuses on exploiting fault lines between the various Salafi-jihadist groups to turn them against each other and dissipate their energy on internal conflicts. This strategy relies heavily on covert action, information operations (IO), unconventional warfare, and support to indigenous security forces... the United States and its local allies could use the nationalist jihadists to launch proxy IO campaigns to discredit the transnational jihadists in the eyes of the local populace... US leaders could also choose to capitalize on the 'Sustained Shia-Sunni Conflict' trajectory by taking the side of the conservative Sunni regimes against Shiite empowerment movements in the Muslim world.... possibly supporting authoritative Sunni governments against a continuingly hostile Iran."


"One of the oddities of this long war trajectory is that it may actually reduce the al-Qaeda threat to US interests in the short term. The upsurge in Shia identity and confidence seen here would certainly cause serious concern in the Salafi-jihadist community in the Muslim world, including the senior leadership of al-Qaeda. As a result, it is very likely that al-Qaeda might focus its efforts on targeting Iranian interests throughout the Middle East and Persian Gulf while simultaneously cutting back on anti-American and anti-Western operations."


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. Key export target market: Europe.

During the past 12 months, with Syria plunged into civil war,


Lebanon is still a TBD in all this since sooner or later they (Hezbollah) is either going to be attacked (by ISIS as one possibility) or do the attacking, shoring up Assad in all this.


Bottom Line: Iraq’s agreement to allow Iran to build a pipeline through its territory and on to Syria is in direct competition with Qatar’s similar designs for a Syria pipeline that would connect to Turkey. This pipeline is another proxy in the Syrian conflict theater and Iran’s response to its loss of ground here. It is also a sign of Iran’s growing foothold in Iraq. Qatar will respond in kind.


Then in the chain of events. Saudi Arabia tried to bribe Russia and get them to switch sides and undercut Qatar. If anyone remembers this little offer Bander the Barbarian made to Putin.

"whatever regime comes after" Assad, it will be "completely" in Saudi Arabia's hands and will "not sign any agreement allowing any Gulf country to transport its gas across Syria to Europe and compete with Russian gas exports"

We know how Putin responded and then the rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia over this and Egypt. It is not Saudi Arabia driving this. The House of Saud was always aligned with Bush and the neoclownz. They ain't driving this shitshow it is Al-Thani's and their manchurian candidate puppet Obama that IS.


Viewed through a geopolitical and economic lens, the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but the result of larger international players positioning themselves on the geopolitical chessboard in preparation for the opening of the pipeline in 2016. Assad’s pipeline decision, which could seal the natural gas advantage for the three Shia states,...


Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

The Saudi's are on the shit end the stick on this one especially after they tried to double cross Qatar and in turn the US by making overtures to Putin and Russia. Remember who ISIS acts like, the puppet acts like the puppet master Obama. Shit rolls downhill which means if you think he is bad....

They might be part of the short term solution but notice how they are only bombing in Syria. The end game for them is going to be something like this.

Install a regime in Northern Syria/after pushing past Aleppo to thread the Qatar/Turkey pipeline needle through the one open hole that doesn't run through mountains or Kurdish populated areas, assuming they don't dislodge Assad.

Connect it to ISIS Caliphate then initially through Northeastern Saudi Arabia to the South Pars gas field. If Saudi Arabia balks then ISIS carves out a path along the route or other upstart jihadist groups (plenty of homegrown recruits in Saudi Arabia who want the house of Saud out).

You can see the approximate route here by looking at this map then looking at the gas field in relation to it.

Since Qatar is running this shitshow they won't allow the US military to remove ISIS since the Pentagon answers to their puppet so the only way that changes is if the dynamics change it swings back towards to putting in a Saud/Pentagon non Qatari puppet in Iraq first then removing ISIS from the scene.

The owners aka shareholders in the Federal Reserve really don't care one way or the other as long as they own the military and muscle through control of money it is priced in. They win either way as long as it is priced in FRN's. The real threat to them is Russia since they lose both the muscle and pricing ability to price it then. Remember how most the commerce is shipped including gas and oil, it is by boat still even to this day. They own the Navy that protects all that including their shipping companies that profit off of smooth transit of all this. That becomes Russia's problem and they have to work for Russia now instead of working for no one to continue making money on the transit of goods globably.


If not then they are allowed to keep expanding east towards Iran setting the table for the next regime change which is Iran and also south into Saudi Arabia if they don't decide using other homegrown Saudi jihadist groups to carve up and control as the territory as proxies.

There is always the x-factor though to consider Egypt and Saudi Arabia both pissed at Qatar could shiv the Al-Thanis with or without Israel's help unleashing Al-Qaeda or some other newly created jihadist group on the Al-Thanis in Qatar then pull the same strategy pledging to send in GCC forces but half assing it until they overrun the place kill or force the Al-Thani's into exile first before dealing seriously with the problem and turning Qatar into a permanent vassal state afterwards like Japan is to the US.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Middle East situation is natural consequence of interference by unprinciple leadership. In Rushian, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

old naughty's picture

Let's get basic...We don't like the line in the sand drawn by the Britons between Iraq and Kuwait. They should have been drawn to the left of the pipeline we want today.

It's all their fault.

MSimon's picture

Ah. The fabulous Yews. I'm surprised at no mention of the banksters.

Plato's Law's picture

+100.  Less than ten minute read, and worth every minute.  Highly recommended reading, better than this ZH article. 

TeethVillage88s's picture


Just glancing at the Report on your link... the idea that the US would be happy to have ISIS in the Region... Well it matches up neatly with what John Perkins said in Secret History of the World... about what he said the Strategy was in Africa... Rebels create chaos but the sell minerals and resources on the Black Market which works out well for everyone.

old naughty's picture

um, not really...

we don't want a pipeline go direct to yuan-land,

we want them to go the sea route so we can play skull and bones (read: priracy) with them next few decades.

We got to hurry up a bit, see that destroyer they sent docking at Iranian port. It needs to go back to S.C.Sea, no?

SamAdams's picture

Good work!  Your concise post should be a front page article in itself.

A good read from Armstrong:

Notsobadwlad's picture

I find it odd that once the pipelines are built they rarely seem to be tampered with. How is it possible to protect 1000+ miles of pipeline?

I think that the answer is quite simple. All armies, mercenaries and terrorists work for governments or the people who want to be the government. It never benefits a government or those who want to be government to shit in their own back yard. If you see them doing so, then it is for another reason...

... which brings us to ISIS.

Pairadimes's picture

Actually, your comment brings us to Ferguson.

Moe Howard's picture

The pipeline from Eygpt to Israel has been blown up several times since Mubarak lost power.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Only one problem with that, that particular route runs underwater like the the nordstream between Russia and Germany.

Squid Viscous's picture

they are an offshoot of Al-CIA-duh in Iraq?

Duffy's picture

Hedgeless - good stuff, but you missed one:

Syria is not about getting Qatari oil to Europe.  It's about stopping Iranian oil from getting there, the Oded Yinon plan to fracture Israel's neighbors, and ultimately, weakening Russia.

Israel does not want to compete with Qatar in selling natural gas to Europe.  The Qatari pipeline angle does not motivate US policy - at all.  It is a ruse, to cover for the Israel-centric and MIC-centric real purpose.


Just about the two worst places to build a pipeline would be Iraq and Syria.  Add to that Afghanistan - but for the turmoil there, by the way, Iran would already have a pipe running to China.  The US is desperate to stop Iran from building that pipeline too.

Why?  Well - the petrodollar scheme, but primarily, because of Israeli influence on both parties and the federal government. 


Kissing the wall photo ops, AIPAC speeches, standing Os - how much evidence of Israeli/Jewish ownership of .gov do you need?


Iraq was not about American security - it was about Israel for the neocons.  There's no real reason, apart from Israel's lobby, for the US to not have relations with Iran.  The US and Iran should be trading like the US and Viet Nam do.  After all - it was the US that meddled in and robbed Iran, not the reverse. 

Israel's Leviathan Captures Another Gas Deal - Foreign Policy
walküre's picture

Khomenei was a CIA asset

Mansoor has spent 10 years researching the issue.

“I have collected enough data to yield a very clear picture. Mr. Bush’s lieutenants removed the Shah, brought Khomeini back to Iran, and guided his rise to power, sticking it to President Carter, the American people (52 in particular), and the Iranian people.”

He stated with boxes and boxes of evidence to support his contentions.

“My extensive research has revealed the heretofore untold truth about this episode. This is not another ‘October Surprise’ theory purporting how the hostage crisis resulted in some Khomeini-Republic better deal. That theory puts the cart before the horse. Its absurd premise is that a major international deal was initiated and consummated in three weeks. Give me a break! Bill Casey didn’t have to go to Paris to play lets-make-deal. The ‘deal’ had been in operation for at least two years. This game of blind-man’s-bluff around Casey’s gravestone was more disinformation, damage control.”


Now the same cabal that invented ISIS is fighting ISIS.

US credibility is below sub par and the propaganda is no longer working. Soon they will come out and tell us the real reason why they're involved over there and it doesn't matter as all opposition to the regime has been muffled.

There is no opposition to the current course of action which is a dead giveaway that they're all in cahoots.

McCormick No. 9's picture

Some things never change.

So.... does the CIA run the Mossad, or does the Mossad run the CIA?

TeethVillage88s's picture

Would think that Rothschilds have influence over Israeli Government, US Government directly or indirectly, and Wall Street Banks.

Spying is second nature to banks.

But the Operational side of Mossad or Military probably doesn't matter so much to the Wealthiest Families in the World.

Except,... you know when they need a small job or assassination done.

thebigunit's picture

We're are rapidly reaching a state of "CIA asset saturation".

In the future, it would be helpful if people would start pointing out those suspected of NOT being CIA assets.


Jacksons Ghost's picture

Well, with endless FIAT, who and what cannot be bought?  CIA has an open checkbook no doubt.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Yeah that is based on the October Surprise deal between Reagan's people aka Bush's people still in the CIA and Khomeni's people.

Many of the names cited in these accounts of the 1980 events reappear in the 1987 congressional Iran-contra investigations. They include William Casey, Attorney General Edwin Meese, Undersecretary of Defense Fred Ikle, former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, former CIA Deputy Director Max Hugel, Richard Secord, Oliver North, and Michael Ledeen.


John F. Lehman, Jr. (born September 14, 1942) is an American investment banker and writer who served as Secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration where he promoted the creation of a 600 ship Navy. [1] In 2003–04 he was a member of the 9/11 Commission.


Remember the ONI was investigating certain illegal securities that would have cleared on 9/12/2001 tied to George H.W. Bush used to bankrupt the Soviet Union.

They were cleared under extra ordinary circumstances by Allan Greenspan destroying the only evidence related to said investigation.


Brown Brothers Harriman is also notable for the number of influential American politicians, government appointees, and Cabinet members who have worked at the company, such as W. Averell Harriman, Prescott Bush, George H. W. Bush, Robert A. Lovett, Richard W. Fisher, Robert Roosa, and Alan Greenspan.


Who was deep sixed in 2008....

Who also happened to be owners of the FED besides the Browns and Harriman families why the Lehmans.



TeethVillage88s's picture

Dewey Cheatum Howe; Thanks for the post.

Looks like a lot of Info. Greg Morse has a long video with John B. Wells, Caravan to Midnight, where he spends like 3 hours laying out his work on the Subprime Mortgage Scandal and who is behind it... and the Legal Structures of Self Regulated Organizations, SROs, so it is an attempt to explain the FED and who is behind all this mess.

He says the most powerful bank in the FED is DTCC who owns JP Morgan and their European arm in Belgium Euroclear and Eurostream under JP Morgan are behind the Creation of the BRICS Banking System & Currency.

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"The US is desperate to stop Iran from building that pipeline too."

Duffy, is this a new epiphany/realization for you, or are you basing it on older data/intel?

DaveyJones's picture

"Just about the two worst places to build a pipeline would be Iraq and Syria Add to that Afghanistan"

idiotic choices have never stopped government officials before. In fact, they seem to excell at this skill 

JRobby's picture


JACKPOT - SWEEPSTAKES that is completely fixed so "They" win at the cost ouf "our" lives. "Our" includes innocent local inhabitants that just want to live the life they have.

madcows's picture

I wouldn't want to lay any pipe in the middle east.  I don't want it to smell like sweaty goat.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Biggest crack pipe in the world...?