New gas field in Iran - benefit or excuse for war?
Most likely, Iran will try to play a new “gas game”, which she has been playing for long, but not always successfully.
The situation in Iran takes a new turn. According to media reports, Iran has discovered in the Caspian Sea a natural gas field with the volume of 1.42 trillion cubic meters, lying in waters 700 meters deep. According to Minister of Petroleum Rostam Ghasemi, the field wholly lies within Iranian maritime boundaries and may 5 times exceed the volume of hitherto known gas reserves in the Iranian part of the Caspian Sea .
Eternal War for Eternal Peace?
War# 1, Iran: Developing as the Pentagon draws up attack plans.
War #2 Syria: on the way as U.S. and Allies say Syrian Leader must step down. Rasmussen poll - "Only 12% Think U.S. Should Step Up Involvement in Syria." Meanwhile Iran deploys 15,000 troops to help Syria’s Assad, a Shia Moslem, who is at war with his country's majority of Sunni Moslems. US withdrawing its embassy staff from Syria.
War #3, Libya: US War in Libya - cost, so far - $1 billion. Cost of all the wars, $4 trillion and causing the debt crisis, but good for Big Business. Western powers are re-colonizing Libya. But - a civil war is on the way.
War #4 in Afghanistan, 59% want troops home.
War #5 in Iraq has produced a failed state and killed millions as the violence continues as prelude to a civil war between Sunnis and Iran backed Shias. Feb 8, 2012 - US quickly withdrawing half of its embassy staff from Iraq."
PanARMENIAN.Net - Iran holds the world’s second-largest gas reserves: it accounts for 16% of the world reserves. Russia has the biggest reserves of the fuel. The widely advertised field “Shah Deniz” in Azerbaijan holds the 54th place in the list of countries that produce gas, which, however, does not prevent Ilham Aliyev from blackmailing and cashing in on Europe. Most likely, Iran will try to play a new “gas game”, which she has been playing for long, but not always successfully. Sanctions occasionally imposed on Iran by the U.S. and the EU are not always effective or implemented to the end. A good example of this is the time-barred “Iran-Contra” affair. Let us recall that in 1986 some members of the U.S. administration organized secret arms shipments to Iran, thereby violating the arms embargo against the country. Further investigation revealed that money from the sale of arms went to finance the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, bypassing the ban of the Congress on their funding.