Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Whole world wants Kirkuk oil

Did you notice that the US started bombing the Islamic State when is got close to Erbil, Iraq? That's too close to the oil. The oil under Kirkuk, Iraq, is the last large reserve of easy-to-get oil. Problem is, the Islamic State is making it hard-to-get. If the Islamic State collapsed tomorrow, few countries would leave Iraq and Syria, they would just start fighting each other.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Transport regulator ‘to actively look’ into free public transport proposal

MaltaToday : "Transport Malta will be studying the option of offering a free public transport service during peak hours.
Reacting to a report on, Transport Malta CEO James Piscopo said that “the idea should be pursued”."

Saturday, October 10, 2015

People protest corruption in "Kurdistan"

Syria Leader Assad Seeks Russian Protection from Ally Iran

Syria Leader Assad Seeks Russian Protection from Ally Iran - SPIEGEL ONLINE: "Their goals go far beyond merely reestablishing the status quo in Syria. In early 2013, Hojatoleslam Mehdi Taeb, one of the planners behind Iran's engagement in Syria, said: "Syria is the 35th province of Iran and it is a strategic province for us." For several decades, the alliance between the Assads and Iran was a profitable one, particularly in opposition to the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, which long had the upper hand in the region. But today, Assad depends on Iran to remain in power, and Tehran is taking advantage of the situation."

Russia’s holy war in Syria

Middle East Eye: "So you have two of the richest nations in the Gulf, the region’s biggest army in Turkey, the majority of the population in Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and the Gulf, and a significant portion of Iraq, all of whom regard Russia as an imperial, foreign aggressor. That’s quite some opposition."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Israel Imports Three-quarters of Its Oil From Iraq's Kurds

Haaretz: "Israel has bought as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraqi Kurdistan in recent months, the Financial Times reported Sunday. 
According to the report, which cited shipping data, trading sources and satellite tanker tracking, Israeli refineries and oil firms have imported more than 19 million barrels of Kurdish oil over the course of three months, from the beginning of May to August 11. "