Western Firms Plan To Cash In On Syria’s Oil And Gas ‘Frontier’

US, British, French, Israeli and other energy interests could be prime beneficiaries of a major offensive on Syria designed to rollback the power of the ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) and, potentially the Assad regime.
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    US-led coalition forces carry out a large-scale attack on Syria’s Omar oil field

    US-led coalition forces carry out a large-scale attack on Syria’s Omar oil field

    US, British, French, Israeli and other energy interests could be prime beneficiaries of military operations in Iraq and Syria designed to rollback the power of the ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) and, potentially, the Bashar al-Assad regime.

    A study for a global oil services company backed by the French government and linked to Britain’s Tory-led administration, published during the height of the Arab Spring, hailed the significant “hydrocarbon potential” of Syria’s offshore resources.

    The 2011 study was printed in GeoArabia, a petroleum industry journal published by a Bahrain-based consultancy, GulfPetroLink, which is sponsored by some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Total, and BP.


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    GeoArabia’s content has no open subscription system and is exclusively distributed to transnational energy corporations, corporate sponsors and related organisations, as well as some universities.

    Authored by Steven A. Bowman, a Senior Geoscientist for the French energy company CGGVeritas, the study identified “three sedimentary basins, Levantine, Cyprus, and Latakia, located in offshore Syria” and highlighted “significant evidence for a working petroleum system in offshore Syria with numerous onshore oil and gas shows, DHIs (direct hydrocarbon indicators) observed on seismic, and oil seeps identified from satellite imagery.”

     

    France’s secret affair with Assad’s Syria

    At the time, when civil unrest was sweeping across Syria, CGGVeritas was contracted to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Sources.

    The French company is one of the world’s largest seismic surveyors. Backed by the French government which owns 18% voting rights in the firm, CGGVeritas had acquired seismic data on offshore Syrian resources in 2005, and since then has been the main point of contact for geophysical and geological datasets on behalf of the Syrian regime.

    In 2011, the French firm had an exclusive contract with the Syrian government to provide technical support for that year’s Syrian International Offshore Bid Round for firms to explore, develop and produce oil and gas from three offshore blocks in the Mediterranean Sea by the Syrian coast.

    “Exploration activity has increased in the Eastern Mediterranean in recent years following a series of major multi-TCF (trillion cubic feet) gas discoveries made in the offshore southern Levantine Basin,” wrote Bowman. “Licensing rounds are scheduled to be announced during 2011 for areas in offshore Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus, which are believed to share strong geological similarities with these discoveries.”

    Describing offshore Syria as “a truly frontier area of exploration”, Bowman — who was also involved in CGGVeritas evaluations of seismic datasets of energy resources in Libya — noted the discovery of several “flat-spots” which, if real, “will represent billion-barrel/multi-TCF [trillion cubic feet] drilling targets given the scale and volumetrics of the structures within which they occur.”

    Image of Syrian offshore fields from 2011 GeoArabia study

     

    Western energy majors court Assad

    CGGVeritas was also licenced by the British government for the North Sea, where for the last several years Bowman has held responsibility for identifying prospectivity and coordinating licencing round activities.

    In 2012, the US Department of the Interior published a US Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook, which observed that Assad’s government-owned Syrian Petroleum Co.:

    “… cooperated with several international oil companies, such as Chinese National Petroleum Co. (CNPC), Gulfsands Petroleum of the United Kingdom, Oil and Natural Gas Resources Corp. of India, Royal Dutch Shell plc. of the United Kingdom, and Total SA of France through subsidiary companies.”

    Two years earlier, the Syrian capital, Damascus, was host to the 7th Syrian International Oil & Gas Exhibition, convened by Assad’s Ministry of Petroleum. The exhibition was sponsored by CNPC, Shell, and the French major Total, and was attended by over a hundred representatives of international firms, 40% of whom were based in Europe.

    A 2010 draft document produced on behalf of the Syrian Ministry of Petroleum by the exhibition organiser, Allied Expo, described how British company Shell was planning to work closely with the Assad regime to develop Syria’s gas production:

    “Shell will devise a master plan for the development of the gas sector in Syria, following an agreement signed with the Ministry of Petroleum,” say the presentation slides, created in October 2010 to promote plans for a new oil and gas exhibition in 2012. “The agreement includes an assessment of the overall undiscovered gas potential in Syria, potential for upstream gas production, need for gas transmission and distribution networks…”

    Slide from 2010 Syrian Ministry of Petroleum presentation (mistake in final sentence is from the original)

    Throughout 2010, Shell officials held numerous meetings with British government ministers. In July, Shell met David Cameron to discuss “business issues”, Foreign Office minister David Howell to discuss “international energy matters”, and Charles Hendry, minister of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

    Slide from 2010 Syrian Ministry of Petroleum presentation

    Such meetings with multiple government departments and often dozens of senior officials continued for every month through to the end of the following year, except June 2010. These included meetings with the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor Peter Ricketts; business secretary Vince Cable, various DECC ministers to discuss “energy issues” related to Qatar, along with several sessions with Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

    Slide from 2010 Syrian Ministry of Petroleum presentation

    After the 2011 protests, even when Assad was brutalising demonstrators in the streets, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruled out military intervention and insisted that the Syrian dictator was a “reformer” — which he took as a green light to escalate his crackdown.

    As the cycle of violence intensified, Western governments disassociated from Assad when it became clear his rule had become completely unstable. With the outbreak of civil war, the plans of Shell and other oil majors to open up Syria’s offshore resources were unexpectedly suspended.

     

    Military action to protect Mediterranean oil and gas

    The sudden crisis in Syria threw a spanner in the works for longstanding efforts to explore and open up lucrative energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean.

    A report published in December 2014 by the US Army’s Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) provides compelling evidence that American, British and Gulf defence strategists see the Mediterranean as an opportunity to wean Europe off dependence on Russian gas, and boost Israel’s energy independence.

    As part of this process, the report revealed, military action is viewed as potentially necessary to secure Syria’s untapped offshore gas resources, which overlap with the territorial waters of other Mediterranean powers, including Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey.

    The report by Mohammed El-Katiri, an advisor to the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Defence and formerly a research director at the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Advanced Research and Assessment Group (ARAG), explicitly acknowledges that a post-conflict Syria would open up new prospects for energy exploration.

    “Once the Syria conflict is resolved, prospects for Syrian offshore production — provided commercial resources are found — are high,” wrote El-Katiri. Potential oil and gas resources can be developed “relatively smoothly once the political situation allows for any new exploration efforts in its offshore territories.”

    The US Army SSI report noted that Syria’s offshore resources are part of a wider matrix of oil and gas deposits in the Levant basin encompassing the offshore territories of these competing states.

    The region is estimated to hold approximately 1.7 billion barrels of oil and 122 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, which could be just a third of the basin’s total hydrocarbons.

    US-led military intervention has a key role to play, the report concludes, in “managing” conflicts and tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, especially the prospect of “Syria destabilising into de facto civil war.”

    “US diplomatic and military support has a pivotal role to play in the East Mediterranean’s complex geopolitical landscape, and its importance will only grow as the value of the natural resources at stake increases,” the Army SSI report said:

    “US security and military support for its main allies in the case of an eruption of natural resource conflict in the East Mediterranean may prove essential in managing possible future conflict.”

     

    Neocons angling for Syria’s Golan oil bonanza

    One of the key potential conflicts flagged up by the report is between Syria and Israel, over oil exploration licenses granted by the Israeli government to search for oil in the Golan Heights.

    The Golan was captured by Israel from Syria in 1967, and unilaterally annexed in 1981 with the introduction of Israeli law to the territory.

    The report recognised the risk of “another armed conflict between the two parties should substantial hydrocarbon resources be discovered.”

    The company that has been granted exploration rights in the Golan Heights is a major American firm, Genie Oil and Gas. Data from exploratory wells explored by Genie’s Israeli subsidiary, Afek Oil and Gas, confirmed “significant” quantities of oil and gas after drilling into a column of reserves 1,150 feet thick, “about 10 times larger than the global average.”

    Yuval Bartov, Afek’s chief geologist, recently told the Economist his firm had discovered an oil reservoir “with the potential of billions of barrels.”

    Equity-holding board members of Afek’s parent company, Genie Oil and Gas, include global media baron Rupert Murdoch.

    In late 2010, Murdoch teamed up with Lord Jacob Rothschild to buy a 5.5% stake in Genie, worth around $11 million. Lord Rothschild is chairman of RIT (Rothschild Investment Trust) Capital Partners, a $3.4 billion investment trust fund formerly associated with the Rothschild investment bank.

    RIT Capital invests primarily in public equity, debt markets, real estate equities, gold and oil, including “sectors that we have a deep knowledge of” such as “energy, resources, financial services, TMT [technology, media and telecommunications] and consumer-related.”

    Murdoch is the owner of News Corporation, the world’s second largest media conglomerate before it split in 2013 into News Corp, where he is executive chairman, and 21st Century Fox, where he is co-executive chairman, running the corporation with his two sons, Lachlan and James.

    As such, Murdoch is a dominant force over newspapers, publishers and TV networks in the English-language media, encompassing BSkyB, The Times and The Sun in the UK; the FOX cable network including FOX News, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and National Geographic in the US; The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, and Herald Sun in Australia — to name just a few.

    “I believe Genie Energy’s technologies and vast shale oil licenses have real potential to spur a global, geo-political paradigm shift by moving a major portion of new oil production to America, Israel, and other western-oriented democracies,” said Murdoch explaining his reasons for investing in the firm.

    During the Leveson inquiry, it emerged that the global media baron had numerous undisclosed meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron, who appeared to have close relationships with Murdoch and other senior News Corp. officials.

    Murdoch and Rothschild also serve on Genie’s strategic advisory board. Joining them on the board are Larry Summers, former Director of President Obama’s National Economic Council; ex-CIA Director James Woolsey, a former Vice-President of NSA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, Director of the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies, advisory board member of anti-Muslim hate group the Gatestone Institute, international patron to the Henry Jackson Society; Dick Cheney, former Vice-President under George W. Bush; and Bill Richardson, former Secretary of Energy under Clinton, Governor of New Mexico and Obama nominee for Secretary of Commerce.

     

    Dismembering Syria to stave-off peak oil

    Another of Genie Oil and Gas’s subsidiaries is American Shale Oil, a joint project with the French major Total SA. Total was among the sponsors of the 2010 international oil and gas exhibition hosted by the Assad regime in Damascus.

    American Shale Oil (AMSO) operates in the US in Colorado’s Green River Formation, estimated to hold 3 trillion barrels of recoverable oil.

    On its website, the company offers an extraordinary declaration regarding its rationale for focusing on unconventional oil and gas resources in the US and Israel:

    “The peaking of world oil production presents the US and the world with an enormous challenge. Aggressive action must be taken to avoid unprecedented economic, social and political costs.”

    Screenshot of website of Genie Energy subsidiary

    This candid statement demonstrates that the interests behind Genie Energy recognise the reality of ‘peak oil’ usually denied by the industry. Peak oil does not imply that the world is running out of oil, but rather the end of the age of cheap, easy oil as conventional oil production declines, and therefore an increasing shift to a new age of expensive, difficult oil.

    Declassified documents along with senior US and British officials involved in the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq confirm that fears around the impact of ‘peak oil’ played an instrumental role in the Bush and Blair administration’s plans for war.

    This illustrates that Genie Energy’s activities via Israel in Syria remain integral to the wider strategic goal of dominating the world’s remaining oil and gas resources, due to concerns about the impact of ‘peak oil.’

    Obama appears to have few objections to the premise of Genie Energy’s oil exploration activities in the Syrian Golan Heights: that the territory will ultimately be ceded to Israel.

    In early November, as Nazareth-based journalist Jonathan Cook reports, “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took advantage of a private meeting… with Barack Obama — their first in 13 months — to raise the possibility of dismembering Syria.”

    According to Israeli officials familiar with the conversation:

    “Netanyahu indicated that Washington should give its belated blessing to Israel’s illegal annexation of the Golan Heights, captured from Syria during the 1967 war…. Netanyahu claimed that Syria was no longer a functioning state, allowing ‘for different thinking.’”

    Obama’s response was telling — he did not clarify to Netanyahu that the dismemberment of Syria was out of the question:

    “[A]n unnamed White House official confirmed that Netanyahu had raised the matter. The official said: ‘I think the president didn’t think it warranted an answer. It wasn’t clear how serious he [Netanyahu] was about it.’

    There is thus a surprisingly broad and powerful nexus of US, British, French and Israeli interests, encompassing defence, security, energy and media sectors, at the forefront of pushing for the break-up Syria.

    An overriding motive for this is the control of what is believed to be potentially vast untapped oil and gas resources in Syria and the wider Eastern Mediterranean. Relatedly, the US and Britain aim to rollback Russian and Iranian influence in the region.

    According to the 2012 US Department of the Interior’s Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook on Syria, the Syrian civil war has put paid to Assad’s ambitions to transform Syria into a gas transshipment hub to Europe allied with Russia and Iran:

    “In the summer of 2011, Iran, Iraq and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding on laying a 5,000-kilometer pipeline, to be named the Islamic Gas Pipeline. The proposed pipeline would transport gas resources from Iran’s South Pars field and would extend through Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon and to Europe under the Mediterranean Sea. Iran had suggested that the Islamic Gas Pipeline could serve as an alternative to the EU-backed Nabucco pipeline, which was set to supply Europe with gas resources by way of Turkey and Austria.”

    The other alternative was a proposed pipeline backed by the US that would transport gas from the Qatar-owned part of the field overlapping with Iran, known as the North Field.

    At 872 trillion cubic feet, the latter comprises the third-largest proven reserves of natural gas in the world. Together, Qatar’s North Field and Iran’s South Pars constitute the world’s single largest natural gas deposit.

    The Qatar pipeline would run through Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey where gas could then be transported to Europe. Companies that have a stake in developing Qatar’s North Field include the US-based ExxonMobil and France’s Total.

    CGG Veritas, the French-government backed firm previously contracted to Assad’s regime in Syria to scope the country’s offshore resources, had also conducted seismic surveys of the North Field on behalf of Qatar, after which it was contracted to survey Qatar’s Dukhan field.

    The conflict that increasingly engulfed Syria after Assad signed the Russia-backed pipeline deal with Iran has effectively annulled the Iran-Syria pipeline project, which was supposed to have been completed in 2016.

    “The war and sanctions had an adverse effect on Syrian hydrocarbon sector activity, including development, exploration, export, production, transportation, and distribution,” observed the US Geological Survey report:

    “As the war continued in the country, Syria’s prospect of becoming a significant energy transit country to Iraq, the Mediterranean area, and Europe was severely diminished.”

     

    ISIS is a figleaf for the Mediterranean scramble

    Despite that, or perhaps because of it, Russia is intent on laying its stake in the ground.  SoyuzNefteGaz, a Russian oil and gas company, began oil prospecting operations in September 2015 on Syria’s western coast — the same area scoped by CGGVeritas.

    The operations follow on from a 2013 agreement between Syria and Russia, under which SoyuzNefteGaz would pump in an initial investment of around $90 million.

    Russia’s increasing military build-up in Syria, justified as an offensive against ISIS, is more likely about propping up Assad within a self-contained Alawite mini-state allied with Iran.

    Putin’s announcement after Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet that Turkey has been systematically facilitating ISIS oil sales illustrates how the terror-entity has become a figleaf to justify military action.

    As INSURGEintelligence has previously reported, there is significant evidence that high-level elements of Turkish government and intelligence agencies have covertly sponsored Islamist terrorist groups in Syria, including ISIS, and that this has involved permitting black market oil sales.

    Why, however, did Vladimir Putin wait until the murder of a Russian pilot before announcing Russia’s possession of intelligence on Turkish state-sponsorship of ISIS?

    There can be little doubt that Putin had previously been more interested in protecting Russian relations with Turkey as an emerging gas transshipment hub to Europe, under which he and Erdogan planned to build the multibillion Russia-Turkey gas pipeline, Turkish Stream — now suspended after the recent diplomatic furore.

    US, British and French military operations have been similarly inconsistent, inexplicably failing to shut down ISIS supply lines through Turkey, failing to bomb critical ISIS oil infrastructure including vast convoys of trucks transporting black market oil, and refusing to arm the most effective and secular Kurdish ground forces combating ISIS.

    It has become increasingly clear that the US-led coalition strategy is aimed primarily at containment of the group’s territorial ambitions within Syria.

    Shortly before the Paris attacks, Obama explained:

    “From the start our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq. And in Syria it — they’ll come in, they’ll leave. But you don’t see this systematic march by ISIL across the terrain.”

    This strategy is, however, consistent with the de facto partitioning of Iraq and Syria apparently favoured by the nexus of neoconservative defence and energy interests described above.

    As Russia expands its military presence in the region in the name of fighting ISIS, the US, Britain and France are now scrambling to ensure they retain a military foothold in Syria — an effort to position themselves to make the most of a post-conflict environment. As the US Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook put it:

    “Most of the international investors who pulled out of Syria following the deterioration of the safety and security situation throughout the country… are expected to remain so until the military and political conflicts are resolved.”

    In this context, as Russia and Iran consolidate their hold on Syria through the Assad regime — staking the claim to Syria’s untapped resources in the Mediterranean — the acceleration of Western military action offers both a carrot and a stick: the carrot aims to threaten the Assad regime into a political accommodation that capitulates to Western regional energy designs; the stick aims to replace him with a more compliant entity comprised of rebel forces backed by Western allies, the Gulf states and Turkey, whilst containing the most virulent faction, ISIS.

    It is unlikely that this blood-soaked strategy to beat Russia and Iran to Mediterranean energy riches has any prospect of success, for any of the parties.

    Judging by recent history, it is also likely to backfire in ways that cannot be foreseen, nor controlled.


    Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an investigative journalist, bestselling author and international security scholar. A former Guardian writer, he writes the ‘System Shift’ column for VICE’s Motherboard, and is a weekly columnist for Middle East Eye.

    He is the winner of a 2015 Project Censored Award, known as the ‘Alternative Pulitzer Prize’, for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his Guardian work, and was twice selected in the Evening Standard’s ‘Power 1,000’ most globally influential Londoners, in 2014 and 2015.

    Nafeez has also written and reported for The Independent, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Scotsman, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, Prospect, New Statesman, Le Monde diplomatique, New Internationalist, Counterpunch, Truthout, among others.

    He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Anglia Ruskin University, where he is researching the link between global systemic crises and civil unrest for Springer Energy Briefs.

    Nafeez is the author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (2010), and the scifi thriller novel ZERO POINT, among other books. His work on the root causes and covert operations linked to international terrorism officially contributed to the 9/11 Commission and the 7/7 Coroner’s Inquest.

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      • David Blomstrom

        Oil is the Middle East’s most precious resource and its biggest curse. I just hope WWIII ends with a giant crater where Israel used to be and the U.S. Persian Gulf fleet at the bottom of the sea.

        David Blomstrom, Candidate for Washington State Governor, http://www.governor5.com

        • James Wherry

          How unusual that any civilized human being would wish death on others who are not trying to attack and murder you. Granted, your wish would result in the murder of 6 million Palestinians- and still more in Jordan – and that would solve the entire argument, but you’ll still have to murder43 million Iranians to end the terrorism as well as the Shi’ites of Syria.

        • Cuba

          Here is what happened…
          -Obama Administration funded the training of Syrian Rebels, as well as equipping them.
          -Those Syrian Rebels turn into ISIS
          -Russia attacks Syria and calls out Obama on his BS…
          -Syrian immigrants migrate to France (ISIS) probably to get away from Russian
          attacks
          -They attack France, and plan to migrate to other locations next.

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      • chsr

        Israeli decide attack IS & Syria is it a right option? Israeli need US & Western firm offer oil and gas.otherswise IS may be somedaty attack Israeli .

      • James Wherry

        Riiiigggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttttt.

        So help me out, Mr. Ahmed: how’d that work in Iraq? Answer: we made the world safer for CHINESE oil companies. It’s a KOREAN construction contractor that is building a city for 1 million people in Sa’udi Arabia.

        Both the Russians and the Chinese are sending military aid to Syria. What do you think THEY plan to get out of it? Is that ALSO subject to the conspiracy theory treatment, or is this just another example of “blame America and it sevil corporations but NEVER anyone we like who is doing what we want them to do?”

        Phony story, Mr. Ahmed.

        Here’s some of China’s “oil goodies” in Iraq:
        http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/iraq-energy-idUSL6N0NS4XU20140506
        http://www.nbcnews.com/id/37577656/ns/business-oil_and_energy/t/china-reaps-benefits-iraq-war/

        How about Russia’s Iraq oil goodies?
        http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20091225/157372717.html

        Meanwhile, the USA is SHUT OUT of oil contracts, after so much blood, sweat and tears:
        http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1948787,00.html

        Now how about a little honesty about Syria and Russia/China?
        http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/meast/syria-iran-china-russia-supporters/index.html
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_China%E2%80%93Syria_relations

        Mr. Ahmed, tell me the truth: is this just “Deny everything, admit nothing: when confronted, make counter-allegations?”

        • Jake

          “Conspiracy theory treatment”?
          All you did is show that the East is playing the same dirty game as the West.

          • James Wherry

            No: I showed that the West is NOT playing the game: it is getting shut out, often because our companies cannot compete because bribery is illegal for American corporations, but not for the Chinese or Russian governments.

            I also showed that MPN is participating in a cover up by ignoring the winners and focusing on Americans with no evidence: China and Russia ARE profiting and we are not.

            • Serenity NOW

              US companies don’t profit from US relations with terrorist factory Saudi Arabia? Then why does our establishment bend the truth for them all the time? We gotta be getting something out of it…

              If you can’t see that Western powers are playing the same dirty destructive game as Eastern powers, then you’re just another hopelessly brainwashed ‘Murican. It’s all right, there are a lot of people just like you in Russia and China that think their government can do no wrong too.

      • ibbano1 .

        The US and the EU and EVERYBODY can plan AS THEY WISH
        The Russians AREN’T there as DECORATION
        Get it MFs , Syria is under the protection of a Super Power named Russia
        You want to start a Nuclear war ?…fine by us, it takes Ballistic nuclear missiles to EVAPORATE your precious and powerful USA…Russia got almost 700 of those
        LOL

        • James Wherry

          Your ranting and end-of-the-world/nuclear apocalypse are amusing, but they bring up a good point, unintentionally: all corporations SHOULD have a plan for growth and profits – “This ain’t the Red Cross.”

          But having a “plan” is little more than wishful thinking and it appears pointless based on experience: American oil companies were shut out of Iraq, and Chinese/Russian oil companies are reaping the benefits. What possible reason would any of us reading this have, to imagine the result will be otherwise?

      • SeaNote

        Since Arabs are so unpalatable, they’ll have to use them for dog food instead of sausage.

        • The goal for the Zionists is to exterminate the indigenous brown skinned Semitic Peoples of the Middle East and replace them with white skinned Khazar Jews from Europe and the Ukraine as the Worlds new Semitics. John McCain Operative of Lord Rothchild said it will take about 100 years to do it.

          They will kill as many of us Gentile as they have too.

          The Zionist Jews will make a huge profit from the weapons and the interest rates on the war debt taken from our hard earned pay check. They will have us pay them to slaughter our Children so they can steal all the resources and land of the region.

          The Nation of the Devil

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z9fGq-dExw

          • James Wherry

            Funny way to do it, Nathan: today, 2 milllion Palestinian Arabs live, work, vote and thrive in pre-1967 Israel. Another 3-4 million Palestinian Arabs also live in the Weset Bank and Gaza.

            In short, your Jew-hating screed smacks of the lies of the Propotcols of the Elders of Zion and the blood libel that “Jews made the matza fo the passover from the blood of Christian children.”

            • My Children suffered greatly in life because the Zionist Jew Israeli-American Khazar Suprematist Officers of the US Navy and NIS had me framed me for charges that carried the death penalty with no evidence, even threatening me with murder if I would not incriminate my self on paper.

              Then the US Navy gave me a re-enlistment code that precluded me from ever holding a Federal, State, County or City Government Job in my own Country. As long as that re-enlistment code defames me and hurts my Family I will never miss an open shot to bury your dirty race based terror State.

              • James Wherry

                You draw a generality from your own specific circumstance. Isn’t that a little like saying, “Muslims have attacked and murdered innocent, unarmed people and therefore I hate all Muslims?” I’ve noticed that Muslims have a double standard: they believe in collective punishment and collective hatred, when it suits them, and then act shocked, if any of us suggest that “they” as a group, have a problem.

                1. If you believe you were wronged, then your next step is the Board for the Correction of Naval Records. http://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/CAREER/RECORDSMANAGEMENT/Pages/BCNR.aspx. If you have exhausted that remedy, then you are free to file a lawsuit in the U.S. Federal Court system. There are statutes of limitation, but those can be waived “in the interest of justice,” and yes, I’ve gotten the ABCMR to waive its SoL for my clients.

                2. What yo are referring to is what I do for my job, every single day of my life. Yes, there are evil people in ANY large bureaucracy, civilian or uniformed, who do things that are illegal and wrong. All the more reason to vote “Libertarian” and tear down large, impersonal bureaucracies.

                In my latest case, I have a First Sergeant (I work with the Army, not the Navy) who reported one of his Soldiers AWOL to get him kicked out of a class that the 1SG did not think the Soldier was “worthy” of. When asked to sign off on that accusation – in WRITING – the 1SG backed down. He’s about to do a whole heck of a lot more because I assisted my client to file a complaint requesting that UCMJ action be brought against those responsible for the lie. I think someone is about to get his head handed to him, and I’m going to be there to watch it happen.

                3. Unlike Muslim societies, we have court systems to redress grievances and we have administrative systems to correct records. I’ve had a “winning” Fall, as I have fought back for my clients on a whole host of serious matters and utterly won for them.

                4. But it sounds to me like they called it right on you: you’ve already given out how much you intend to destroy America in your own post. It sounds like no one would want you to have a state or federal job, right?

                I’ve also filed a whistleblower complaint on a former Battalion Commander and been denied redress. It’s water under the bridge for me, but I know that the only way he ‘beat’ the charge was to lie shamelessly. Sometimes, that’s what you have to be satisfied with. I also know how MANY EO complaints he had brought against him, and I know the CG saw him for what he was and denied him his end-of-tour award as a Toxic Leader.

                There are some things we will not know, or prove ‘this side of heaven.’

                But none of that makes me want to destroy America. I prefer to correct its errors because I love my nation and those who live in it.

                5. Hey, did you see what those ‘Muzzies’ just did with that mass shooting, yesterday? Shouldn’t we seek to tear down and destroy all Muslims?????

                That’s the argument you are making.

                Sorry, but Muslims live by a double standard, it appears. On the one hand, they lump Jews or Americans together and demand collective punishment. On the other, the Muslims demand to be treated as individuals and are SHOCKED when they receive the very treatment that they apply to EVERYONE ELSE.

                Whatever religion your Naval Commanders had, the usual screed against Jews is that they don’t serve ENOUGH in uniform, so I doubt your attack on one religion. Even if there were a few Jews involved, your hatred is against those individuals who did wrong, not against a race or a religion. God: you act like a *&^% Muslim!

        • ibbano1 .

          you are right at ONE point..and that is the SHORTAGE of dog food in your country
          Since MOST of you are DOGS, or sons of dogs..and since your FAVORITE food is DOG FOOD
          Check with your mother if your father was the neighbor’s Labrador or the Retriever
          She was doing BOTH as far as i know and it is BETTER to know your EXACT breed MF
          One last thing HAIL HITLER
          He was the BEST medicine for your kind

          • James Wherry

            ibbano1: do you think there is a difference between you and SeaNote? If so, what? Kindly don’t stoop to the level of bigots. As one of my former military commanders said, “It’s impossible to tell the difference between a man who argues with a fool.”

            • ibbano1 .

              Please pay my FULL respect to your former commander and ask him for the APPROPRIATE reply to such a MF like SeaNote

              • James Wherry

                I think I responded to him on this thread or on another a few days ago.

                I am not willing to condemn “all Muslims,” any more than I would condemn all Catholics or Protestants of Naz! Germany.

                I do have to ask whether Islam has an inherent problem with violence that it must constantly struggle with due to those 109 Queanic verses.

                I regard Daesh as “Kharajites,” members of the 8th century Islamic heresy who also felt they had the right to murder any Muslim or non-Muslim who will not agree with them. Muslims dealt with this heresy before, they will deal with them again.

                The greater concern is that Islam appears incapable of dealing with being the majority.

        • James Wherry

          Sea note, such comments are inhuman. “Racism demeans the racist, not just their victims.”

          Do we condemn the “Christians” of Naz! Germany? Consider the Jew haters in Europe and America for centuries. One can hope things will change among the Imams. There certainly was a time when Jews were welcomed in the Caliphates down through the century. The past 100 years have been appalling, though.

      • James Wherry

        Forget it: the only thing the U.S. did in 2003 was to “make the world safer for Chinese oil exploitation.”