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Talk of purchasing natural gas from Iran can well be a carrot in negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on the latter country's nuclear program. Also, the U.S. has been seeking some degree of increased cooperation from Iran in order to stabalize Afghanistan. It was today announced that Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan officials plan to meet monthly in order to cooperate on security and stability in the region.
Having Iran join the proposed Nabucco pipeline would have that energy rich country enter into what would become an increasingly competitive market for European consumers, eroding Russia's dominance.
The likelihood of Iran joining the Nabucco project is slim in the short-term. Tensions are still high between the U.S. and Iran, and this proposal is likely to serve both as an incentive to Iran and as a display of how serious the U.S. is about making the proposed pipeline a reality, thus bolstering the confidence of currently lackluster potential investors.
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You're partially right.
America's economy would be destroyed if Iran succeeded in selling oil in Euros, as Saddam initiated in 2000 (google 'Petrodollar'). So in a way it is about oil.
Also, Israel sees Iran as the next target for their big brother to attack, now that Iraq is out of the way.
Two mutual interests aligned to target Iran.
Last edited by maverick4; 04-30-2009 at 10:45 PM..
Not "in a way" is it all about energy... It IS THE way.
I've been saying so since I joined this forum, and others before that. It's interesting that more and more people are finally reading the road map that screams "it's all about energy." A roadmap that started with Cheney's admission to the London Institute of Petroleum that oil was running out, and continued with his shielding of the NEPDG from public consumption all the way to the Supreme Court.
The entire floundering world economy is the result of waning energy and over-population... This story is merely the latest in a pyramid stack of examples confirming that reality.
Inb4 "how come the price of gas at the pump didn't go down after Iraq derr derr derr." This is a point that has been made since the start of the Iraq invasion. Strategic imperialist wars and conflicts aimed at gaining critical leverage over energy-rich nations is the name of the game, why do you think Chavez is today's bogeyman? If it can't be justified militarily, it'll be done economically, but one way or another the empire will have its way.