Do Christians have a responsibility to evaluate the information presented to us? How should we evaluate the looming crisis in Syria from a godly perspective?
We are told that the reason America is gearing up for war against Syria is because of chemical weapons.
Is that the real reason, or is it because of a natural gas pipeline?
Qatar is a leader in the export of natural gas. If they can oust the ruling Assad in Syria and if a new government could be installed, they could build a pipeline through Syria and sell natural gas to Europe. No small task. They would need help. Enter America. If the Americans are successful at getting rid of the Assad Regime that would allow Qatar or Saudi Arabia to build a pipeline through Syria to access the European market. Why would America help them do that? Because more natural gas into Europe would hurt Russia. Europe is a major consumer of Russian gas and with additional natural gas being made available from Qatar it would undermine Russia’s advantage. Ultimately, American involvement in Syria would be about strengthening ties with Qatar and Saudi Arabia and reducing Russian power.
Ultimately, the conflict all boils down to a fight about religion, natural gas and, of course and as always, money.
If this in fact is the case, it will be the exact same rational as the war in Iraq. Russia and China had oil contracts in Iraq before the war. Continue reading