How many times a day do you hear or read someone say that the war in syria doesn't make any sense? Seems like all the time people are telling me its just chaos over there and they can't make heads or tails of what's going.
Given that... I thought I'd take a minute and explain it.
Tiny Qatar is possibly the world largest supplier of natural gas. Something like 14% of the world's known supply of natural gas is Qatar's. In the late 2000s Qatar began negotiations to build a natural gas pipeline that would go through Saudi Arabia and Syria to Turkey to compete with the Russia, who supplies virtually all of the EU's natural gas.
This fact alone should start bells ringing.
Turkey has already built the infrastructure on its end. There the pipeline is done and ready to go. In fact, the only thing standing in the way of this new pipeline... is Syria.
Syria has blocked the pipeline and will not let it pass through. Assad announced he would block the pipeline in 2012. So let's think back... what was going on in 2012 and 2013? When did the US start jabbering about the evils of the Assad regime? Where and when was ISIS formed?
Friends... We created ISIS. And when I say we... I mean Hillary Clinton.
When thinking about foreign policy you always have to keep in mind that Hillary Clinton's hero is Charlie Wilson. In Syria... she saw her chance to play the role herself. She convinced the Obama adminstration to foment rebellion in Syria... and with no small amount of help from the middle east (Qatari money goes a long long way) they formed, funded, trained, and equipped the group that became ISIS.
They created them specifically to over throw the Assad regime.. and get the pipeline built.
So... why does Turkey support ISIS and shoot down Russian jets? Its not about Islam folks. Its about the pipeline.
Oh to be sure, for ISIS its about religion. But its only about religion for them. Everyone else involved... Turkey, Qatar, the US, Russia... everyone else... is there fighting over the pipeline.
If you doubt this... I simply suggest you test it. Whenever you read or see someone doing something there... see if it lines up with the pipeline positioning. You will see the US fighting on ISIS' side against Assad. You will see Turkey fighting on ISIS' side against Russia. You will see Russia attacking ISIS and defending Assad.
Because Assad has Russia's back. And Putin isn't giving up his monopoly on the EU natural gas supply.
But that doesn't make Russia the bad guys. Remember.. Hillary Clinton is the one that was dumb enough to create ISIS.
Maybe someday Tom Hanks can play Hillary in the movie.
Nah... he's to feminine.