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Kurdish Oil Mystery Deepens as Ship Unloads Cargo in South China Sea

On July 31, 2014 by stratagem

Source: IB Times A tanker carrying Kurdish oil has unloaded part of its cargo in the South China Sea, although the identity of the buyer remains a mystery. The United Emblem Tanker had...

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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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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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Should U.S. Act Unilaterally To Protect The Smaller Nations Of The South China Sea?

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Forbes The Philippines, Vietnam and the United States would benefit by more aggressively defending 200-mile exclusive economic zones in the South China Sea, including through unilateral military measures. If unanswered by significant and...

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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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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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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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Secret Russian Operatives Working To Thwart Europe’s Natural Gas Sector, Outgoing NATO Chief

On June 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IB Times Clandestine Russian operatives, ever lurking in the shadows, are working to thwart Europe’s natural gas sector by funding and orchestrating environmental groups. At least that’s what the outgoing head of...

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Airfield and Port Facilities May Open to U.S. at Former Vietnam War Hub

On June 19, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Military.com The United States flag once flew over 25,000 acres of airfield and port facilities at Cam Ranh Bay, one of the military’s largest bases at the height of the Vietnam War. Although...

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Battle rages for Iraq’s largest oil refinery

On June 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Middle East Eye Iraq’s main oil refinery remains under siege on Wednesday after a major assault by Sunni militants, with staff telling news agencies that most of the facility was now under their...

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Chinese army think-tank says Arctic energy would help economy

On June 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters UK Oil and gas resources in the Arctic are an important resource to guaranteeChina‘s sustained economic growth and the country should actively look at developing it, state media on Wednesday cited...

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U.N. Peacekeepers to Protect China’s Oil Interests in South Sudan

On June 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Foreign Policy [...] In South Sudan, the investment is indeed paying dividends — for China. Last month, Beijing quietly secured a deal that will put the U.N.’s famed blue helmets to work...

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Kurdish Forces Move in on Disputed Territories

On June 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – It took Kurdish Peshmarga fighters less than two days to take full control of not only the oil rich city of Kirkuk, but also most of the...

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