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(Gareth Porter dismisses the vulgar Marxist theory that the war in Syria had something to do with a gas pipeline but he has his own idiocy to contend with, namely that the USA needed to protect its military bases in Sunni-controlled states. Porter is a rather stupid individual with a stain on his career that will never go away--being a spin doctor for Pol Pot. This obviously prepared him for the shit he writes on Syria.)

That argument has been made in a number of places over the last few years, but the most widely republished version is an essay by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in Politico, arguing that the Obama administration began to lay the groundwork for overthrowing the Assad regime in 2009 after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected a pipeline proposed by Qatar. That planned pipeline agreed to by Qatar and Turkey, Kennedy argues, would have linked Qatar's natural gas to European markets through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, so it would have deprived Russia of Europe's dependence on its natural gas.

full: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/37685-the-war-against-the-assad-regime-is-not-a-pipeline-war
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