Qatar-in the cross-hairs of New York

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At one time, from 2002 till 2015, Qatar and the US were very close allies. Then, things began to change.

Do remember, Qatar is tied into the Rothschild Network of Power, which is based in London and Paris. Three events changed all of this. This has brought the friendship between the New York and Qatar to an end. Now, they are deadly enemies.

 The 1st Challenge:

In July 2015, at the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, in July 2015, the 5 leaders issued a joint declaration : the formation of two new global development banks. The first was the BRICS Bank, which was to act as a Asian/Brics IMF, to help member countries sustain financial attacks on its currencies by New York and London. The second was the establishment of an Asian/Brics version of an infrastructure development bank, called the Asian International Infrastructure Bank, or the AIIB. All governments were invited to become shareholders and members of the AIIB. The closing date for applications was March 31 , 2016.

New York began applying pressure on all of its allies to boycott this invitation to join the AIIB. Many of its allies heeded this warning. But, as you now know, London and New York were involved in a bitter global battle with each other. Towards the end of March, London joined the AIIB, and it pulled in many of its client states in to join as well. This move infuriated New York to no end.

In May of 2015, China and Qatar signed an agreement, in which Qatar would open a Yuan Clearing center in Doha. This  meant that China could pay Qatar in Yuan, instead of dollars for its oil and gas from Qatar. China is the largest customer of Qatari LNG gas. It was foolish for Qatar to antagonize New York. Thamim al Thani should have taken heed of what had happened to Saddam Hussein in Iraq (when he began selling oil for euros) and Muammar Qaddafi in Libya (when he proposed selling oil for gold dinars), when they were both brutally killed.

Between June 2015, and June 2017, China purchased $86 billion worth of gas and oil from Qatar, all paid with Yuan and not Dollars. It will be interesting to see how long Thamim al Thani survives. New York will not tolerate sales of any oil products in any other currency but the dollar. This petro-dollar link is the core lynchpin of its global empire. Whoever poses a threat to this is marked for elimination, and their countries are destroyed.

As a by-product of the BRICS Fortaleza summit in Brazil, Russian leader Putin , on his return to Russia, was targeted for an aerial assassination. His plane was to be destroyed as it crossed over Ukranian airspace, but instead, the wrong plane was shot down, Malaysian Airways flight MH 17.

South Africa went through a minor destabilization period, when the CIA instigated a unsuccessful coup in Lesotho, and  downgraded the countries banking sector, with the collapse of African Bank. Both Zuma and South Africa survived.

In Brazil, its leader Dilma Rousseff was targeted for corruption by the media, regarding Petrobras, its national oil giant. Within a year, she was out of office.

In China, Wall Street suckered the ordinary Chinese investors into playing the stock markets within China, mainly on leverage. Between July 2015, and March 2016, the Chinese stock markets rose at a fast pace. Then by April-July, it collapsed. Between the collapsing stock market, and monies leaving China, both the Chinese government, and investors – corporate and individual- a sum of nearly $3 trillion was lost. Since money is a zero-sum game, there has to be a winner for a corresponding loser. Wall Street scored big, and China lost BIG. This is a classic example of financial warfare.

In October 2016, a Rothschild financial institution , the IMF, accepted the Yuan in its SDR basket of currencies, a major boost to international acceptance of the Yuan.  Qatar is selling its energy to China for Yuan.  Iran already refuses  to accept dollars for its oil, starting from March 2017, and Russia sells its oil and gas to China for rubles and yuan. This spells a major techtonic  shift  in the power of the US dollar, the financial basis of its ability to wage wars everywhere, and run a federal deficit and public debt of over $19 trillion. Were this trend to continue – a significant shift in favor of international bilateral trades in yuan, rubles and other non-dollar currencies, that would be the end of for America’s global superpower status.

Finally, Iran is a candidate to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) now that the US and EU sanctions have been partially lifted. It is also invited to be a strategic participant in China’s “New Economic Silk Road”, far and away the world’s most impressive infrastructure project to create economic linkages across Eurasia, including the Middle East. The successful implementation of the Silk Road would negate the dominating chokehold that the US Navy has over the maritime trade routes.

The 2nd Challenge:

In December 2016, the Russian government sold off a 19.5% stake in its largest oil company, Rosneft. It is also one of the world’s largest oil companies. The buyer was Qatar and a Rothschild trading company, Glencore.

This move also infuriated New York to no end. Although they welcomed the sale, New York was hoping that it would be to a company within its orbit. Instead, it went to its bitterest global enemy, the Rothschilds, and Qatar – soon to be targeted for destruction.

Remember, the 2015 oil price decline was meant to target Russia, Iran, and all of the world’s national oil companies (NOC”s). The aim by New York was to buy into, and take control of all of these NOC”s, as they became financially weaker.

This move strengthened Rosneft, Russia,  Qatar, and London, all enemies of New York.

The 3rd Challenge :

As related, it was on 15 March, 2009, that the Emir of Qatar Hamad Al Thani met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus to propose construction of a gas pipeline from Qatar’s North Dome field through Syria’s Aleppo Province onto Turkey aimed at the huge EU gas market. Assad declined, deferring to his long-standing good relations with Russia in gas issues, and not wanting to undercut Russian gas exports to the EU market with Qatari gas.

The Persian Gulf gas field, the Qatari part called North Dome and the Iranian part called South Pars, is the largest single gas field in the world. As fate would have it, the field straddeles the territorial waters between Qatar and Iran.

Then, in July 2011, With Putin’s approval,  Iraq, Iran and Syria signed a different gas pipeline agreement called “Friendship Pipeline”, which called for the construction of a 1,500 km long gas pipeline to bring the vast untapped Iranian South Pars gas to the emerging EU market via Iraq, Syria, and onto the Mediterranean Sea by way of Lebanon.

For New York and the Gulf Arab states, the “Friendship Pipeline” would have changed  the energy geopolitical map of Eurasia, and the political influence of Iran over Saudi Arabia. Not surprising, when the mysterious ISIS exploded onto the scenes in 2014, it moved to occupy Aleppo where the pipeline to Turkey from Qatar  was planned. Coincidence? Not very likely.

The proposed Qatari-Syria-Turkey-EU pipeline would go through Aleppo, and the alternative Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline would go through Lebanon to the EU gas markets.

That year, 2011, was the point that Qatar began pouring in $12 billion into the war against Assad, backed by the US, the Gulf Arab states, and by Turkey, which saw its geopolitical European and Asian gas hub ambitions vanishing. The very next month, August 2011, the war in Syria began.

Thamim, son of Hamad, ruler of Qatar was a more pragmatic person, and realized the Qatari dream of a pipeline through Aleppo had gone up in flames when Russia stepped into the Syrian war in September 2015. He then, quietly began talks with Iran.

A compromise on exploitation of the shared gas field was reached, and discussions with Iran on joint construction of a Qatar-Iran gas pipeline was finalized. This will carry gas to Europe. Qatar agreed to end its support of the terrorist groups in Syria, a huge blow to the Saudi-New York plans to balkanize a destroyed Syria and control the gas flows of the region.

To prevent that geopolitical catastrophe as Washington, Riyadh and Tel Aviv view it, these three have teamed up to blame Iran and Qatar. In this regard, fierce battles are raging in Syria’s eastern and south-eastern sectors, for control of this region, precisely where the pipeline runs through. As this particular battle in the war heats up, we find that the Chinese Navy has just docked in an Iranian port to engage in joint China-Iran naval exercises in the hyper-strategic oil chokepoint at the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is the most strategic chokepoint in today’s world with more than 35% of all seaborne oil passing through it to China and other world markets.  Iran and its allies are trying to secure a land-bridge to the Med, while the US and the Gulf Arabs are trying to prevent this.

There is a hidden thread connecting the recent US Congress’ sanctions against Iran and Russia, with the decision of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states to sanction Qatar. That hidden threat has nothing to do with fighting terrorism and everything to do with who will control the largest natural gas reserves in the world, as well as who will dominate the world market for that gas.

Since 1914, the world has been almost continually at war over control of oil. Gradually, with the adoption of clean energy policies in the EU, and with China agreeing to cut CO2 emissions, as well as advances in natural gas transportation technologies, notably in the liquefaction of natural gas, or LNG, natural gas has finally become a globally traded market like oil. With that development, we are now in an era not only of wars to control major oil reserves around the world. Now we have the dawn of the age of natural gas wars. Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen.

Move & Counter-Moves :

On June 7th the Iranian Parliament and the tomb of Khomeini were terror-attacked, with some 14 dead, and many wounded. On the 19th Iran retaliated by firing ballistic missiles on Saudi-proxy forces in Syria. The message from Teheran to Riyadh was clear : We can even target you in Riyadh, so think twice before attempting another hit in Iran.

Then, on the 19th, 3 Iranian gunboats attacked an offshore platform sitting on Saudi Arabias largest off shore oil field. Two of the boats escaped, while a third was captured. That same day, Turkish and Qatari forces conducted joint military drills, including naval drills. And on the 29th, Turkey sent even more troops to its base in Qatar.

 The 4th Challenge :

As per its Fortress America plan, the US has become a net LNG exporter. Through its sole LNG exporting facility at Cheniere,  since October 2016 when it opened, it has sent some 32 cargos of LNG to various markets around the world. There are an additional 4 LNG export facilities opening over the next two years. This has reduced the world price of LNG, and put both Qatar and Russia on notice.

The Rockefeller family motto is “ Competition is a sin “. Qatar represents competition in the LNG markets.  Thus, Qatar has to be destroyed, or neutralized, or better still, be taken over. That competitive threat has to end, one way or another.

Now, to a more interesting angle on all of this ; we look at the Saudi-Russian alliance in the energy field, and we find that the loser in this is , once again, Qatar!

 The Russian-Saudi Energy Alliance :

The first time an alliance was forged between Saudi Arabia and Russia was in October 2002. At that time, Saudi Arabia was under heavy covert attack by the US, over its refusal to allow the Rockefeller oil companies sole participation in Saudi Arabia’s Gas Initiative, or the SGI. Then King Abdullah invited many international oil companies to participate in 4 distinct gas ventures. Heavy threats were issued to Riyadh by the Rockefeller Empire, or New York, through Washington, to play ball or else.

As a result of this covert war and threats, Saudi Arabia and Russia signed a strategic economic agreement, whereby Saudi Arabia would invest upto $50 billion in various Russian industries.  New York viewed this as a serious threat, and sent a deadly message to both Putin and Prince Turki, Saudi Arabia’s just recently-retired head of its intelligence services. The message was the Moscow hostage drama, wherein many Chechen terrorists, and many hostages were killed. This event took place a day before the signing of the final agreements, in Moscow.

Now, in 2017, we find that both Russia and Saudi Arabia have worked closely together in trying to limit oil production, in order to maintain the oil price. Saudi Arabia is proposing a possible Russian membership  in OPEC. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, via its oil giant Aramco, has openly stated to be interested in global gas investment opportunities, starting in Russia’s Siberian region.

The real power of OPEC, non –OPEC cooperation would increase if they would include not only crude oil production, but also integrate the other, hidden, cartel, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, or GECF. An OPEC 2.1, including gas exporters, would really block any negative developments in the market, even shale oil and gas.

The Golden Age of Gas has not yet become reality. Riyadh now seems interested in becoming a convert of the gas era, but the reality is not simple. There is more between the lines than currently is being discussed in the media.

First of all, Saudi Aramco has always been heavily involved In the gas sector, as it is already a very large gas producer.  Its gas reserves are 8.5 trillion cubic meters (6th largest in the world, and 3rd largest in the Middle East). In 2014, Aramco produced 103 bcm, and it consumed 108 bcm. Natural gas made up 40% of Saudi Arabia’s primary energy consumption. Both production and consumption is growing.

The present and future gas cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia should be seen in this light. Aramcos international strategy includes investments and operations in Russia. Taking into account the current Saudi situation, Aramco has been looking  for access to technology and cooperation with the western oil majors for decades, with no success.  Gazprom, Lukoil and Rosneft were not included at that time in the inner circle, as the geopolitical situation and the clash between communism and Islam prevented an opening.

This has changed, and both sides are now willing to cooperate in both their territories. And this is now being extended into a global gas cooperation. For both Russia and Saudi Arabia, a combined market approach of OPEC and GCEF, called the gas cartel would increase their global power.  Not only would this create a global power bloc,  it would also increase pressure on the main rival of both nations – Qatar, the world’s leading LNG exporter. By cooperating with Russia, Saudi Arabia could kill two birds with one stone. Riyadh’s strategy with OPEC – Russia  could be solidified while at the same time it holds power over the world’s gas sector. Putins support for Saudi prince MBS will not only benefit the Kingdom’s natural gas development, but also corner Qatar fully. A combined Russian-Saudi power play in global gas could change dramatically. Putin and MBS could be looking for a kill.

 

In terms of geopolitical actors, no political power has been more responsible for launching the recent undeclared gas wars than Washington (see articles on “Gas Wars”). This process began with the Obama era in 2008, and it continues with a vengeance under the Trump era. Trump’s recent visit to Riyadh and Tel Aviv to nudge along the idea of a Sunni- Arab NATO, has ignited a new phase in the emerging US global gas wars.

The following is a quote taken from a book called “The Grand Chessboard”  (1997) by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Rockefeller protégé, Carters National Security Advisor, founder of the Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission, and Obamas foreign policy advisor :

“  Potentially the most dangerous scenario would be a grand coalition of China, Russia and perhaps Iran, an ‘anti-hegemonic ‘ coalition , united not by idealogy but by complementary grievances – – – Averting this contingency — will require a display of US geostrategic skill on the eastern, western and southern perimeters of Eurasia simultaneously . “

Washington’s main targets in Eurasia are Russia, China and Iran. Poor Qatar. It did a deal with Russia to buy a stake in Rosneft. It is selling gas to its largest customer , China, in yuan and not in dollars. And it has tied up with Iran in building a single pipeline through Syria. Now you now why Qatar has to be destroyed, from New York’s perspective.

Let’s watch the news and see the various moves and counter-moves by each of the main power players in the world. It’s a battle for nothing less than global domination.