Ukraine _ Do You Sttill Think Geopolitics Isn’t About Natural Resources?

… who will develop the gas field in conjunction with Shell (jointly owned by the Netherlands and the UK: the two countries that loathe Putin the most in the aftermath of the MH-17 disaster) which in May 2012 announced a tender for the right to develop the Yuzovka shale gas deposit?

Burisma, Ukraine’s oil and gas production holdings, also has the right to develop the shale gas fields in the Dnieper-Donetsk basin of Eastern Ukraine. The same Burisma where R. Hunter Biden, Joseph’s son, was appointed a director two months ago.

You can read the all the details here.

If you are willing to dig deep enough, you will find the story is much the same in Syria and Iraq and every other place we and our friends are militarily involved.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “Ukraine _ Do You Sttill Think Geopolitics Isn’t About Natural Resources?

  1. Well golly gee that clears up why its hands off ISIS. They ain’t got no natural resources for the USA and western Europe to bogart my friend other than some of Iraq’s oil fields which is chump change.

  2. There will always be those who simply can’t buy the fact that we have a military-industrial-corporate complex. As Peter pointed out, ISIS has no tangible assets to procure in a war. Yet we can still make buku dollars off of them and whatever the next incarnation of them turns out to be. Hopefully, no one really believes we are in Syria merely to scrap with ISIS or remove Assad just because it’s the right thing to do. Heck, if Assad were running a competitor to Lockheed-Martin, he would already be in his grave. If ISIS were competing with Northrop-Grumman, they would all be enjoying their virgins and nothing more than a footnote in history. The pipeline distribution system is the prize in Syria.

    For those who don’t buy into the notion that wars primarily involve natural resources, I would say look no further than the actions of Saudi Arabia. They are purposely depressing the price of oil in the U.S. while raising prices in Asia to offset it in countries that import their oil. Is that a war or just business? A debate to be sure but the fact is that natural resources find their way into the center of geo-politics everyday.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we went to war for a noble reason like national defense?

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