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Cheney, Rothschild & Murdoch To Drill For Oil In Syria

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Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch are about to violate international law by drilling for Oil in Syria.

A US based oil company Genie Energy is planning to drill in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights which is legally part of Syria, while at the same time potentially endangering precious water supplies

At the end of last year Afek, an Israeli subsidiary of Genie Energy, announced that it had found considerable reserves of oil under the Golan.

The Free Thought Project reports:

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists—leaving its children to die of starvation—another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region. The theft will be carried out by the most notorious pushers of military hegemony, and they don’t care that it violates international law.

Genie Energy is an American-based oil and gas company with major investors and advisors comprising a who’s who list of war profiteers—Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Lord Jacob Rothschild, and James Woolsey. The president of their Israeli subsidiary is Efraim “Effi” Eitam, an Israeli military commander who called for expelling the “cancer” of Arabs from Israel.

Together, these warmongers and would-be ethnic cleansers will soon be drilling into a vast oil and gas reserve located in the Syrian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, known as Golan Heights. The move would be in clear violation of international law, specifically the Annex to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Israeli authorities granted Genie Energy’s subsidiary, Afek Oil and Gas, exclusive petroleum exploration rights in a 153-square-mile region in Golan Heights. In 2015, above-ground geophysical tests discovered the presence of oil and natural gas reserves that could make Israel energy self-sufficient. Afek has already drilled three exploratory wells.

Israel has benefited from its illegal occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights for decades, drawing one-third of its entire water supply from the region and providing a tourist and skiing destination at the Mount Hermon Ski Resort. Despite persistent international pressure, including from the U.S., the occupation continues and will reach a new level with the extraction of fossil fuels.

Rupert Murdoch heralded his involvement in Genie Energy by touting the prosperity and freedom it will bring to the world.

“Covering and distributing news has been my life’s work,” said Mr. Murdoch. “If Genie’s effort to develop shale oil is successful, as I believe it will be, then the news we’ll report in the coming decades will reflect a more prosperous, more democratic, and more secure world.”

Of course, the war-stricken, starving, desperate people of Syria will never see a shred of that prosperity and security. Murdoch’s Fox “news” channel has been instrumental in pushing war in the Middle East and obfuscating the role played by the U.S. in fomenting the Syrian war, and soon he and his cronies will be reaping the profits.

While they make plans to steal energy resources from illegally occupied Syria, Genie Energy engages in publicity stunts to pre-empt the criticism that will undoubtedly follow. Last Christmas they donated coats and toys to needy families in Newark, New Jersey.

Drilling in Golan Heights is also drawing concerns about its impact to drinking water supplies. Since the reserves are locked up as shale oil, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would likely be used to extract the fossil fuels. The shale oil is in close proximity to a large aquifer which supplies drinking water to the region; the fracking chemicals and polluted water spilled onto the ground could contaminate this water supply. A temporary restraining order was issued by the Israeli High Court in 2014, but did not last long as moneyed interests won out.

Momentum for the illegal oil drilling of Syrian territory by Murdoch, Cheney and the gang is aided by the assumption that Golan Heights is already part of Israel. Afek Oil and Gas refers to their newfound field simply as “northern Israel.” A prominent Israeli politician, Naftali Bennett, in 2015, called for the world to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli territory, while calling for the expansion of Jewish settlers in the region.

“I want to challenge the entire world,” said Bennett at the 15th annual Herzliya Conference of the Institute for Policy and Strategy. “I want to give the international community an opportunity to demonstrate their ethics. Recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”

Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Jacob Rothschild, and their henchmen have a long tradition of promoting war in the Middle East and exploiting its oil resources. The cabal formed under Genie Energy, led by the unapologetic Arab hater Effie Eitam, appears to have nothing standing in the way of their next conquest in Syria’s Golan Heights.

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  • Dio Jones

    No real surprise here… criminals support criminals…

    Always be a light shininginthedark

  • SilenceIsConsent

    Uh, these criminals aren’t doing anything constructive to help the world get off oil. Instead, these monsters are sneering and thumbing their noses at the next generations who will have to deal with an uninhabitable home planet. Some please stop them.

  • LonestarFree64

    I thought the Israelis took the land in question after being attacked. They kept the Heights because giving back the land that makes their country indefensible to the people who attacked them would not be wise. Wars have consequences and this land had great human cost to Israel so from my point of view it is theirs to do with what they wish. If Israel hadn’t been attacked Syria would still own this parcel of land and the oil under it.

    • Richards

      It’s is and still belongs to Syria
      Land grab by the zionist movement of Israel…

    • Travelfreak7

      LonestarFree64I never ever recall Israel being attacked when the Goan heights were taken in 1967. WS it not called a:preemptive strike? Yes the Gowan heights was attacked in 1973 by Syria, in an effort to recapture them. p.s. Please explain your notion of ‘makes their country indefensible’ . Israel can squeeze a missile through Bashar Assads toilet window, from a missile launched from the Mediterranean or the Red Sea. A tract of land 20 miles wide at its widest stopped being a strategic parcel of land decades ago. You want to debate? We will debate with fact checks

    • Christie Olsen

      Wow Lonestar…..you drank the Koolaid, didn’t you? Have you ever been to Palestine? Have you ever read one word or done any kind of serious research about this situation or listened to even one Palestinian?

      • LonestarFree64

        I appreciate the question, serious research no I haven’t, but kool-aid drinking goes both ways. Watching as rocket after rocket is launched indiscriminately into Israel with hopes it kills an Israeli and continuing to do it until Israel strikes back then getting outraged over the counter attack not only shows very little care for their own people but means no lasting peace can be achieved. I hear the cries for peace but actions for peace are non existent. This is just one opinion, mine, and you are certainly entitled yours.

    • http://www.israelandstuff.com/ Phillip Pasmanick

      Your right. In 1967 international law allowed for the incorporation of land controlled after being attacked. Land lost was the consequence of illegally attacking/trying to conquer your neighbor.

      The opposite, taking land as a result of attacking your neighbor was THEN illegal. But After the Palestinians and Arab League took control of the UN and their NGO’s, everything was reversed when used in association with Israel.

      This was so the Arabs can keep trying to destroy Israel, even after loosing their lands, over and over.

      Only antisemites accept the new declaration of rewarding the nefarious attempts of attack, by returning the outlaws their property. – Which is the same as returning planes, boats, and cars lost by drug smugglers when they got ‘defeated’ by law enforcement.

      • LonestarFree64

        Thanks for the backup many of the comments are exactly the opposite of my understanding of the situation. I did do some research just to better understand it and found the comments made based on a version of history apparently written by the Palestinians (not an actual people as best I can discern before the division of land to Israel) I continue to support the Jewish people, their right to exist, and protect themselves. It is my opinion that the only thing that would make most of these people happy is the genocide of the Jewish people which is never going to be acceptable. I didn’t continue my response to this discussion due to the rabid antisemitic response I received, they were not interested in a discussion only that I was wrong and they were right, much like the situation in the region today.

  • HERBERT

    OIL AND GREATER ISRAEL…NUFF SAID??????

  • Political Wrinkles

    If you go to the Board of Directors webpage at Genie Energy, you’ll see that DEMOCRAT (and former senator) Mary Landrieu sits on the board…as well as DEMOCRAT (and former Governor) Bill Richardson…

    Dr. Lawrence Summers is also on the Board of Directors…A DEMOCRAT who was the United States Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton…

    Of course, “Landrieu, Richardson & Summers To Drill For Oil In Syria” couldn’t be used….Doesn’t help the narrative…

    Irrelevant of the stupidity of the article itself (warring of U.S. imperialists?!?! ), the LIES OF OMISSION are beyond pathetic…

    politicalwrinkles.com

    • Rafael

      Wrinkles! you better straighten out. The article is not about the board of directors. It is about U.S. and Israeli imperialism. It is about the illegal U.S.-backed Israeli occupation of national territories not its own. In line with your stupidity itself, the United States and Israel continue to make Earth a hell hole. The bankers and oil cartels wring their hands with the prospect of MORE MONEY, and shine their oxford shoes with blood. You applaud them?…beyond pathetic.

  • Cindy Williams

    Not surprised one bit.

    • Roy Coffey

      bit…bit…bit…bit….

  • Gregory LaPlante

    HEY , ISRAEL STOLE THE LAND FAIR AND SQUARE! IT’S ALL (GOD) GOLD, OIL AND DRUGS!

  • Tyrone Ward

    Tisk tisk tisk. The truth will always reveal it´self towards the end. Parasites will always look to cash in on detriment. They will even go as far as raze a region to get what they want. Sad that the world is filled with people like this with power.

  • Lainy

    So they have the right to kill off the human race? It’s no different than the people hiring a death squad to take care of them, if the law can’t or won’t, something has to be done!

  • intheivy

    #ThanksObama; with “friends” like you, who needs ISIS?