Monday, December 13, 2010

TAPI agreement a boost for Israeli oil and natural gas ventures in Turkmenistan

The Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) pipeline project moved closer to implementation with the with the signing of an agreement on December 11.

The agreement was signed by the presidents of Turkmenistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat. India was represented by Energy Minister Murli Deora.

The agreement commits the four nations to providing government support, including security for the pipeline.

The proposed 1,680 kilometer TAPI gas pipeline is favored by the U.S. over the Iran, Pakistan, India natural-gas pipeline — the so-called "peace pipeline".

According to physicist James Gordon Prather — who served as legislative assistant for national security affairs to U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon, R-Okla.:

Back in 2005 Secretary of State Condi Rice had whizzed down to New Delhi to prevent India's finalizing technical and commercial contracts for a $4.5 billion Iran-Pakistan-India natural-gas pipeline that is to provide Iranian natural gas mostly to India.

In return for India canceling the "peace pipeline," Condi held out the possibility that we would (a) lift sanctions imposed by Congress on India (as a result of the nuclear weapons tests India conducted in 1998), (b) allow India to be supplied with NPT-proscribed nuclear materials and equipment — to be subjected to special IAEA Safeguards — we had previously blocked, and (c) get the Nuclear Suppliers Group to completely disregard guidelines on restrictions to be applied to NSG exports to India.

U.S. bases in Afghanistan are expected to play a role in securing the TAPI pipeline venture.

The rationale for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq has long since been debunked.

The TAPI pipeline is a boost for Israeli oil and natural gas ventures in Turkmenistan, and U.S. wars have been a boost for Israel's "security".

Jewish writers have claimed that "powerful zionists drove USA into mid-east war for sake of Israel".

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