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In this post, I hope to shed some light on some of the motives of the political operatives and their so called “power brokers” who are bent on destabilizing the economic power game in favor of the New Fourth Reich World Order. Below is a summary of some recent events and a bit of commentary.
Macedonia – Recent troubles there should come as no surprise.
The largest US Military Base in Europe (Camp Bondsteel) is located near the Kosovo/Macedonian border. Carlton Meyer editor of the site G2mil.com writes the following in this editorial “Some have speculated that Bondsteel remains to guard a natural gas pipeline to Europe, but guard it from what? If this were a problem, soldiers from the European Union can fill that role.”
“Design and construction: Construction of the camp was started immediately after the Kosovo War, in south-east Kosovo near the Macedonian border. Camp Bondsteel spreads over 955-acres (3.86km²).
The base area was built on the rolling hills and farmland near Uroševac by flattening two hills and filling the valley between them. Camp Bondsteel was constructed by the 568 Combat Support Engineer Company and 94th Engineer Construction Battalion (ECB) in partnership with Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR). The US Army Corps of Engineers was the project manager.“
At present, there are political rumors questioning if there will be a Turkish/Russian pipeline going to Greece and on to Italy.
Which old hands have interests in Albania? Is the area ready for a new so called ”Arab Spring” by stirring ethnic unrest in Macedonia? Is this a new local conflict, a return to a Bosnian type conflict perhaps?
Bankers Petroleum is “a Canada-based oil exploration and production company focused on maximizing the value of its petroleum assets in Albania. The Company generates all of its oil revenue from its operations in Albania, which is located northwest of Greece in South Eastern Europe.“ That information comes from this site.
Bankers own website reports on their activities in Albania as follows: “Unfortunately oil and gas production significantly declined due to lack of maintenance, reduction in drilling activity, and lack of new technology.
There were attempts made to recover the industry throughout the 1990’s, but with little success due to product price and contract terms. It wasn’t until the early 2000’s that redevelopment of the Patos-Marinza oil field by Bankers Petroleum began to turn around the declining production and revive this sector of Albania’s economy. The extraction industry made up about 6% of Albania’s GDP in 2013.
“Bankers Petroleum is the biggest foreign investor in Albania with $1.4 Billion invested since 2004. Over the past 10 years that Bankers has operated in Albania, the Company has paid approximately $390 million in Royalty Tax payments to the Government of Albania, $86 million in 2014 alone.” (source: youngpetro.org )
Remember the word pipeline above in our post? Now read the statement below from the Bankers site (the red highlighting is ours):
TAP Pipeline: The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is an 867 kilometer gas pipeline that will bring natural gas from the Caspian region through Northern Greece, Albania and across the Adriatic Sea to the Italian coast to secure and diversity the EU’s energy supply. The Albanian portion of this pipeline corridor will cross the northern end of the Patos-Marinza oilfield. Construction on the pipeline is set to begin in 2016 and commence operation in late 2019.
The TAP project will have a positive economic impact on the country by bringing a large sum of foreign investment, employment opportunities, procurement, and landowner compensation. TAP will connect Albania to Europe’s energy grid, allowing it to further integrate with other EU countries. This project helps support a sustainable market economy, and moves Albania along the right path towards EU membership.
In addition to these benefits, Albania is also in negotiation with the commissioning group for off take natural gas. If the Albanians reach an agreement, this may allow Bankers access to gas to use within our operations to reduce energy cost and potential use in a future thermal pilot project and development.
The pipeline project is supported by a group of company’s comprised of BP (20%), SOCAR (20%), Statoil (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%)
Is there a familiar OLD US MILITARY HAND with a spotted dark past (Srebrenica/Bosnia) in the picture somewhere? Is there someone, who is used to taking profits and a quick in and out in the political arena?
YES there is! A good six months ago this ex US General sold an important share stake in Bankers Petroleum. Could this minor block of shares by Wesley Clark be considered a sort of payback for advice and “military expertise” in a difficult part of the Balkans, and for his direct political pipeline to the US and NATO military that can be used to advance the company’s investments in the area?
For a second, let us go to a different part of the European theater, and read this commentary on the Ukrainian conflict from a very respectable source.(www.janes.com) in this cited and linked article we notice the following staement:
“Dr. Phillip Karber of the Potomac Foundation in Washington, D.C., a defense and foreign policy think tank that has led calls for the US to provide Ukraine with military assistance, and has traversed the front of the Ukraine-Russia conflict a number of times.
He and former NATO Supreme Commander General Wesley Clark (retired) have given numerous briefings on the lessons learned from the Russian operation and have analyzed the scenarios likely to unfold.” Are there lessons here for Macedonia as well? Wayne Madsen seems to think so!
General Clark has authored four books and serves as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board and ACORE’s Advisory Board. The General also holds an honorary Dutch Knighthood probably awarded, after he helped whitewash Dutch guilt after their failure to protect Muslim men from being murdered in the UN enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995 during the Bosnian War, something that happened on Wesley Clark’s watch as Supreme Commander of Nato troops. Ethnic cleansing is nothing new to the Balkan or to the Ukraine for that matter.
Recently Dutch television aired Clark’s pitiful comments about Anne Frank’s legacy, aired during the Dutch National Commemoration of the War Death on May 4th of 2015.
Now read this and something more scary starts to make sense: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/16/1378140/-General-Wesley-Clark-for-President-Poll#
Here is what that article says: “Who would you prefer to be President? My ideal ticket would be General Wesley Clark with Senator Elizabeth Warren as Vice President. (She has said she is not interested in running for President.) I think General Clark would be better able to gather widespread support and unite the country behind him than Hillary Clinton would. But express your opinion in the poll below”
One scary bunch of sh*t this would be. Could he be the VP running mate for the fake Indian Granny Warren who I suppose most likely will run on the Democratic ticket instead of Hillary? Has Soros changed alliances yet?
The saga continues, I would not want to live in Macedonia nor in the Ukraine at this time with all the propaganda and war stories fostered on all sides.
Oh by the way, KBR’s vision in case you did not read any of the above mentioned links is shown below.
KBR’s vision is:
‘To be the world’s Contractor and Employer of Choice by safely and consistently delivering successful and innovative capital projects and services anywhere in the world’. To that end, KBR’s motto or slogan is ‘We Deliver’.
You must wonder if they can deliver a future New World Order President as well?