Thursday, July 05, 2012

Gas find launches Israel into troubled waters

Insight: Israel gas finds launch navy into troubled waters: When Israeli economists contemplate their country's untapped natural gas finds far out in the Mediterranean, they dream of energy independence and lucrative export deals. Those charged with Israel's defense, however, worry that the navy - small and long a middling priority in budgets - may be hard put to protect the multinational drilling platforms and rigs out at sea.

"We will do our best, but without a major boost to our capabilities, our best will not be enough," a senior military planner said in one of a series of Reuters interviews with Israeli decision-makers on the subject. That all spoke on condition of anonymity indicates concern that such doubts over security might scare off investors and, perhaps, even encourage sea-borne attacks by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese guerrilla movement hostile to Israel and to its exploration of gas fields also claimed by Beirut.

Friday, July 22, 2011
Israeli gas finds lead to border rows with Lebanon / war with Gaza
I am as disgusted with Israel as I am the US and the rest of the so called civilized world: Israeli gas finds lead to border rows with Lebanon / war with Gaza. Scary thought is some offshore field discoveries were pre 9/11. Think!

It took the Bush/Cheney misadministration to make me realize absolutely everything was about oil and other energies and natural resources. It might be the purist in me but I firmly believe that until 9/11 and the illegal war with Iraq we fought wars for the age old reason of dominating and capturing new territories.

That is no longer the case! I have long said that like it or not countries must be happy with what they have or we are in serious trouble as we jockey for position to progress successfully through the 21st century. In man and the planets Life's cycles we are in the final stages! (I wrote this 5 year's ago)The nurturing stage is where man should be in its and the planets Life Cycle! However as the current unfolding middle east and world situation is proving, man is attempting to turn the clock back and nature works only in one direction, forward. We are acting like we are in the infantile stage and it will not work!

* The Nurturing Stage – This is mans mature stage. This is mans preservation period. The time is now. This period marks mans awakening as to the realization of mans negative impact on the life sustaining life cycle of the planet as a whole. This period marks the awakening of man as to the as to the necessity of revitalizing Natures life sustaining ecosystems.

This period marks the necessity for an end to all out war. We must come to the realization that as a world we must destroy all advanced weaponry and their systems throughout the world. This is an absolute necessity for the survival of man and the planet. We must form a world board to ensure compliance by the entire world. It is for the benefit and survival of mankind and the planet. We now know the fragility of our planet and our negative role in it. As a world we must act responsibly, be held accountable, and act accordingly. Life's cycle, the final stages It is short but important please give it a read.
Anyway by now I would hope the entire world was familiar with the fine work done at Global research.

* 2 and 3 years ago I discussed The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields by Michel Chossudovsky hoping it would get out to someone to who the truth mattered and they were consequential enough to make a difference but it to date has not happened. What Michel writes about the Gaza gas fields being discovered in 2000 and political changes to go after the gas fields occurred in 2001 along with new oil fields and the war on Lebanon in 2006 must be read

Knowing from day one we discussed that 9/11 was allowed to happen not to go after Afghanistan but as an excuse to get the power through the Patriot Act to attack Iraq to get into the middle east and help Israel, finding out that These offshore gas fields also occurred at the same time really make one think.

I use to think that at least Israel was righteous and fought only for pure Religion and survival of their Jewish State. Global Research made me realize I was wrong and Israel was no better than the rest of the so called civilized world. Everything is now about dominance and energy as they too jockey for position for the 21st century and beyond.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet. “Our goal,” he said, “is to determine Israel’s position regarding its maritime border, in keeping with the principles of international maritime law.” Israel’s line stakes out more territory for itself than one that Lebanon drew and submitted to the United Nations a few months ago. Between the gas fields off Gaza and the gas fields off Lebanon you have to first rethink the wars and realize Israel would become an exporter of gas. To guess who? The US I would presume. Rival Claims to Sea Territory Made by Israel and Lebanon What do you think about all this?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

This just sounds like a lame excuse to expand the Israeli military. I'd bet they knew those gas fields were there for some time but were using them as a hold card. I'd also bet that they'll ask for more funding from us and others to increase their military. That seems to be all the rage now with nations upping their military.

I'm still concerned with the economic impacts in all this. Banks are set to crash. We're dumping more money than ever before in our history into military and not the people. And we know that half dozen entire countries are set to collapse no matter what bail outs they get.
So why would Israel bring up natural gas when demand has fallen and the speculators have headed for the exits?

an average patriot said...

I bet you are right on about all of it. They actually knew about them prior to 9/11 and that is why Gaza and the Lebanese war. I am sick of all this war crap over energy. Just let them alone and pay for the crap it would be a hell of a lot cheaper.

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

These gas fields have been known for YEARS.
They are the real reason Israel is so steadfast in its efforts to make Gaza uninhabitable.
Also, why Gaza would NEVER be permitted to be part of a Palestinian State: the fields would be LEGALLY in Palestinian territorial waters.