12. September 2014 - Counterpunch, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed:

How the West Created the Islamic State
Follow the Money. Follow the Oil.

    • Divide and Rule in Iraq
    • Bankrolling al-Qaeda in Syria
    • Follow the Money
    • Follow the Oil
    • Tacit Complicity in IS Oil Smuggling
    • Buying ISIS Oil?
    • A New Map

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21. März 2014 - Armed Forces Journal, Rob Taylor:

Pipeline politics in Syria
You can’t understand the conflict without talking about natural gas

Much of the media coverage suggests that the conflict in Syria is a civil war, in which the Alawite (Shia) Bashar al Assad regime is defending itself (and committing atrocities) against Sunni rebel factions (who are also committing atrocities). The real explanation is simpler: it is about money.
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