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Operation Protective Edge: Israel in secret talks with British Gas Group on Palestinian gas

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: I am aware this article is from last year but it is relevant. Is Operation Protective Edge truly a geopolitical /military operation to root up Hamas and destroy rockets without guidance...

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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

On July 23, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: SCMP China’s involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think...

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Kurdish Peshmerga Force Secures Kirkuk, Its Oil

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Voice of America The Kurdistan regional government has sent its Peshmerga troops into the adjacent province of Kirkuk to drive out insurgents, and to secure the area’s rich oil fields. By doing...

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Elite Oilfield Protection Units to Secure Oil Exploration and Drilling Activities

On July 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Somaliland Sun Sterling energy which has operations in the Odweine block has said it has halted its operations in the horn of African country until the country establishes an oil protection unit. Sterling whose...

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Afghans want oil project to create ‘energy corridor’

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: World Bulletin Afghanistan could become an “energy corridor” in the next two years as the country could part-host a $17 billion pipeline project to transfer Turkmen gas to Pakistan and India, according...

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IDF’s Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis

On July 9, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation “won’t end...

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Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars Global Conflicts Are Increasingly Fueled by the Desire for Oil and Natural Gas — and the Funds They Generate

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Toms Dispatch By Michael T. Klare Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: wherever you look, the world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts.  At first...

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ISIS And Assad Waging A ‘Water War

On July 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IB Times Syrian militants and government forces are waging a “water war” for control of the country’s scarce resource, increasing the likelihood they may trigger a major humanitarian crisis: Lake Assad, which...

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Russia Uses Sberbank to Flex Its Financial Muscle

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week A quarter century ago, when communist regimes in central and eastern Europe tumbled one after another, the economically devastated Soviet Union could do nothing but watch. The USSR fell apart,...

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French LNG pipeline to offer Germany alternative to Russian gas

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Oman Tribune A pipeline under construction in the beetroot fields of northern France is set to link a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Dunkirk with Germany by...

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Chinese Oil Embargo Paralyzes N.Korean Army

On July 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ChoSun Ilbo The North Korean military is experiencing a dire fuel shortage due to a Chinese oil embargo that has lasted for five months. “Military units are making do without vehicles during...

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China to re-open Somalia embassy

On June 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: capital fm China will re-open its embassy in strife-torn Somalia after a 23-year absence, it said Monday, as Beijing extends its diplomatic and resources push into Africa. Beijing and Mogadishu established diplomatic ties...

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Russia could end up controling Romania’s oil reserves and half its gas reserves via stake in Austrian OMV

On June 27, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Romania Insider Russia’s state oil and gas company Gazprom is currently in talks to buy a 24.9 percent stake in Austrian group OMV, according to Reuters. This would make Gazprom the...

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NATO Commander Returns to Balkans Hunting for Albanian Oil

On June 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: U.S. Military Operations, High Ranking Military commanders and Oil Corporations taking down governments of nations that just happen to have abundant petroleum resources + Gas, Uranium, Iron Ore, Gold, Rare Earths, Etc…. General Wesley Clark...

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Gazprom strategy: swapping dollar bonds for gas pipelines

On June 22, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: VOR After the new contract between Gazprom and CNPC was signed, the western media was quick to claim that Russia’s gas giant would not be able to fund the pipeline needed to...

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Transneft sets up pipeline security unit after blast in Ukraine

On June 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: UPI Russian pipeline company Transneft said Friday it set up a special entity to deal with security for its pipeline infrastructure. Transneft said it will set up 13 separate branches of the security division...

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Ukrainian energy expert says country must sell some of its pipeline to…Russia!

On June 19, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Yahoo news While Iraq has dominated the geopolitical stage this week (and with good reason), there’s still some crazy stuff going on in Ukraine. Earlier this week Russian natural gas giant Gazprom...

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