The US withdrawal from Syria, and the end of the oil-boon for the Muslims

The US withdrawal from Syria, and the end of the oil-boon for the Muslims, by Gary Gindler.

Firstly, only about two thousand ground-based troops will return home from Syria. Syria remains clamped on all sides by the American 6th Fleet (operations in the Mediterranean) and 5th Fleet (operations in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea). We are talking about not only naval forces, but also powerful carrier-based aircraft. Also, the American Air Force, which is based on numerous airfields in the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, participated and will continue to participate in Syrian operations.

In addition, in agreement with NATO, France will expand its involvement in military operations in the north of Syria and fill the “gap” due to the departure of American infantry. At the same time, the withdrawal will take place in such a way that the French military will immediately replace every unit of the American military. In other words, the power vacuum that Obama left in 2011 when withdrawing troops from Iraq will not be repeated in Syria. …

Thanks to the American oil industry workers, the U.S. came out on top in the world in oil production (in September of this year) and natural gas (two years ago). The export of American energy is increasing every year, and energy’s price is falling. … From the point of maximum in 2008, the price of oil has fallen by about 70%. The fall in natural gas prices since 2006 has continued uninterrupted and has already reached about 75%.

These economic results lead not only to well marked price reductions at gas stations across America, but also to a strategic change in the situation in the Middle East.

The Muslim world, which lost its influence and entered a long decline after the defeat at Vienna on September 11-12, 1683, received an unexpected delay at the beginning of the twentieth century. First, in 1908, oil was found in Iran, then in Iraq in 1927, and then in Saudi Arabia in 1938.

Oil adrenaline led to the creation of fabulously wealthy Muslim kingdoms, which the USSR took advantage of, providing them well developed methods of political terror. However, no one expected anything else from Russia, credited with inventing political terror in the 19th century.

The Kurds, scattered across the territories of four countries, are traditionally considered allies of the United States. However, one should not forget that for a long time, the movement of the Kurds was headed by the communists, who were supported by the Soviet Union, and the terrorist infrastructure of the Kurds was created mainly with the help of the USSR. Should we be reminded that the Marxist-Leninist Labor Party of Kurdistan is still the leading political force of the Kurds (which, after being included in the list of terrorist organizations in 2003, has changed its name several times, trying to cover its tracks)?

The innovations of American engineers (such as shale oil) lead to the fact that a hundred-year temporary delay, given to the Muslims of the Middle East, is coming to an end. After the discovery of oil in the Middle East, the war between the Sunnis and Shiites, which continues from the end of the 7th century, broke out with a new force. But at present, the lack of oil super-profits is forcing Muslims to seek alliances previously considered in the realm of fantasy. Sunni Muslims joined forces with Israel and the United States against the Shiite Muslims of Iran, the ruling elite of Syria, and Russia.