The OPEC oil-producing states of the Middle East, including Iran, through the skillful mediation of Russia, are carefully laying the foundations for a truly new world order. The first step in testing this will be if they collectively succeed in eliminating the threat to Syria of the Islamic State, and prepare the basis for serious, non-manipulated elections there.
When gas was discovered in Palestine in 1999, Yasser Arafat proclaimed it was a “gift from God.” So what’s stopping the country from exploiting that gas to the tune of an estimated $2.5 billion to $7 billion, and relieving a host of development problems? MintPress investigates.
Editor’s Note: This Investigation is a follow-up to an article exploring how oil and gas grease the wheels of war around the world. The first installment can be found here. WASHINGTON --- Energy