No Gas for Israel

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is interesting to learn that Egypt was giving oil to Israel and that too at cheaper rates than what it was giving to its Arab 'brothers'!

    This now explains why the US was pumping in huge money into Egypt.

    If the Arab world does not give Israel the oil its own gas fields will not be able to sustain its requirement. It will not also be able to build up its strategic reserve, which is an absolute must since Israel lives with inimical Arab countries surrounding it. Therefore, it will have to depend on Russian oil that will have to be shipped in tankers.

    Quite an interesting time for strategic re-alignment.
     
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  3. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    Israel also has bad relations with Russians, to think that Russians will be ready to supply them is questionable??
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The Nabassco pipeline to Europe from Azerbaijan is encountering serious problems. It is to Russia's advantage since Europe will be dependant in greater measure than before. It is to Russia's interest to ensure that it uses oil to enhance its economic well being, which, as it is, she is spending to refurbish her defence and rebuilding her technological parity she had with the West till the collapse of USSR.

    Russia will use the US economic difficulties, and the time lag for the US to recover, to the hilt if she has to catch up and regain her status as another superpower.

    Mending fences with Israel would be in her and Israel's interest since Israel has no options to ensure a steady oil supply.
     
  5. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Israel's only ally is usa and they wont be around forever! Instead of getting closer to India and China they have been on a bitching contest with us over petty things.

    serves the greedy wankers right.
     

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