Pipeline wars are often overlooked in the scheme of things, where pipelines represent competing national interests of a purely economic sort, beyond the usual political rhetoric surrounding ideology and demagoguery. Because a gas pipeline transports natural gas and not political ideology or dogma, the discussion about policy as driven byContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

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Just one week ago (August 26th) we considered Israel’s bombing raid in Damascus, where conflicting reports suggested that the IAF targeted either Aqraba in southern Damascus, or Dama, about thirty miles further south.  This author speculated that Israel likely struck a Syrian Arab Army supply route near Khan Sheikhoun, butContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

For many years Israel has deployed reconnaissance aircraft along the Lebanese border – in violation of Lebanese and Syrian airspace – from Avivim to the KfarShuba Hills and the Sheba’a Farms border region. Subject to a rather toothless UN agreement (UN Security Council Resolution 1701)  largely couched in meaningless rhetoric,Continue Reading/Continuer à lire

Il semble que le dernier raid israélien sur Damas et Homs depuis le Liban ait mobilisé l’ensemble des ressources technologiques d’Israël et impliqué des armes, des munitions et des tactiques nouvelles, jamais utilisées jusqu’ici. Le raid a mobilisé une trentaine d’appareils, des dizaines de drones et tous les radars etContinue Reading/Continuer à lire

Israel plans to construct the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It will run smack up against a competing Turkish-Russian gas pipeline,Continue Reading/Continuer à lire