Sunday, April 9, 2017

Up Your Pipe!(line)

Some people like to put their ready cash in a monkey, perhaps a baboon or a chimp if you can't afford the taxidermy on the larger trophy. And when a burglar confronts you in your study demanding cash, you gesture calmly to the simian floor safe, "The money's up the monkey, help yourself." It's a kind of preface to the thunder of a .357 Magnum.

Now imagine this scenario on a larger scale, replace the monkey with pipelines, a revolver with cruise missiles and you have something approaching Syria. Like the infamous monkey, pipelines are key to understanding the scenario. Here's a helpful infographic from Zerohedge:

For a quick-to-read backgrounder on the pipeline dimension to the Syrian affair, check out The Oil-Gas War Over Syria (In 4 Maps).

Then ask yourself, when you've finished reading, who the good guys are.

Here endeth the Lesson,



LL said...

The same problem existed in Afghanistan before the revolution. Control of Afghanistan kept an oil pipeline from getting to India and avoiding Pakistan. Maybe not exactly the same, but very close to the same.

LL said...

....AND, you know where to hide that money -- it's in the monkey.

LSP said...

Good point, LL, and we forget the natural resources in Afghanistan itself. At least I do...