While people were sending forwards warning us not to buy gas from Citgo the U.S. was setting the stage for Russia's current bombing of Georgia. What you say?
On 12-13-07 23 posted here
On how Blackwater USA had been hired by the Pentagon to to deploy in Azerbijan and other areas to assist in military operations to insure that we could succeed with plans to build an oil pipeline from the Caspian sea starting at "Baku" to Tblist, Georgia through Turkey to the Port City of of Ceyhan. That particular plan was/is one of many plans to get to the huge oil reserves in the Caspian Sea.
It has been and still is, our contention which has been pretty much proven, that we went to Iraq for oil! We shortchanged our troops buy sending only a token force to Afghanistan to fight a people that fought off the Soviet Union. Why, when thats where Osama Bin Laden was/is? OIL?
From the 1998 Congressional Record and a statement by Unocal:
1998 Unocal Statement:
Suspension of activities related to proposed
natural gas pipeline across Afghanistan
As a result of sharply deteriorating political conditions in the region, Unocal, which serves as the development manager for the Central Asia Gas (CentGas) pipeline consortium, has suspended all activities involving the proposed pipeline project in Afghanistan.
From the 1998 Congressional Record.
Emphasis added to text.
U.S. INTERESTS IN THE CENTRAL ASIAN
REPUBLICS HEARING BEFORE THE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL
RELATIONS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ONE HUNDRED FIFTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION
FEBRUARY 12, 1998
Mr. Chairman, the Caspian region contains tremendous untapped hydrocarbon reserves. Just to give an idea of the scale, proven natural gas reserves equal more than 236 trillion cubic feet. The region's total oil reserves may well reach more than 60 billion barrels of oil. Some estimates are as high as 200 billion barrels. In 1995, the region was producing only 870,000 barrels per day. By 2010, western companies could increase production to about 4.5 million barrels a day, an increase of more than 500 percent in only 15 years. If this occurs, the region would represent about 5 percent of the world's total oil production.
One major problem has yet to be resolved: how to get the region's vast energy resources to the markets where they are needed.
FromWSWS : News & Analysis : Europe : The Balkans
Camp Bondsteel and America’s plans to control Caspian oil
By Paul Stuart
29 April 2002
According to leaked comments to the press, European politicians now believe that the US used the bombing of Yugoslavia specifically in order to establish Camp Bondsteel. Before the start of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the Washington Post insisted, “With the Middle-East increasingly fragile, we will need bases and fly over rights in the Balkans to protect Caspian Sea oil.”
The scale of US oil corporations investment in the exploitation of Caspian oil fields and the US government demand for the economy to be less dependent on imported oil, particularly from the Middle-East, demands a long term solution to the transportation of oil to European and US markets.
In 1992 Dick Cheney, as Secretary of Defence in the senior Bush administration, awarded the company a contract providing support for the US army’s global operations. Cheney left politics and joined Halliburton as CEO between 1995 and 2000. He is now US vice president in the junior Bush administration. In 1992 Brown & Root built and maintained US army bases in Somalia earning $62 million. In 1994 Brown & Root built bases and support systems for 18,000 troops in Haiti doubling its earnings to $133 million. The company received a five-year support contract in 1999 worth $180 million per-year to build military facilities in Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia. It was Camp Bondsteel, however, that was dubbed “the mother of all contracts” by the Washington based Contract Services Association of America. There, “We do everything that does not require us to carry a gun,” said Brown & Roots director David Capouya.
In April 1999, British General Michael Jackson, the commander in Macedonia during the NATO bombing of Serbia, explained to the Italian paper Sole 24 Ore “Today, the circumstances which we have created here have changed. Today, it is absolutely necessary to guarantee the stability of Macedonia and its entry into NATO. But we will certainly remain here a long time so that we can also guarantee the security of the energy corridors which traverse this country.”
The newspaper added, “It is clear that Jackson is referring to the 8th corridor, the East-West axis which ought to be combined to the pipeline bringing energy resources from Central Asia to terminals in the Black Sea and in the Adriatic, connecting Europe with Central Asia. That explains why the great and medium sized powers, and first of all Russia, don’t want to be excluded from the settling of scores that will take place over the next few months in the Balkans.”
IN 2005 Blackwater USA was already in Azerbaijan training their Military on interdiction efforts in the Caspian Sea
Azerbaijan is right next door to Georgia.
On Oct 1, 2007 Caspian International Oil Corporation Announces Contract With Halliburton for Design of Oil Drilling Program on Northwest Zhetybay Oil Field in Kazakhstan
Separately, Plans to Re-enter Three Oil Wells Beginning Fourth Quarter 2007;
Anticipates Production Early 2008http://www.cioc.com/en/rel/?31
From Interview with Jeremy Schahill author of “Blackwater the Rise of the Worlds Most Powerful Mercenary Army”
AMY GOODMAN: Jeremy, what about the Caspian Sea? What does Blackwater have to do with this area? And geographically place it.
JEREMY SCAHILL:.......................Well, a story that’s gotten almost no attention is that, as the Bush administration began to tap the resources of the Caspian Sea, it realized that it needed to have security forces in the region, but they didn’t want to have an overt US military presence, especially with the occupation of Iraq impending and the occupation of Afghanistan. So what they began doing was a program called Caspian Guard, where they started building up the military forces in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan. And this was a program that got very little media attention.
And so, beginning in July of 2004, the Bush administration sends Blackwater into the most strategic part of this operation, into the port city of Baku, which juts out from Azerbaijan’s coast into the Caspian Sea. And Blackwater quietly went in there on a $2.5 million original contract, and they set up a ninety-man special forces unit of the Azerbaijani military, modeled after the US Navy Seals. So they were exporting training for the most elite forces in the US. Blackwater goes in, sets up what was called the ninety-man high-end Azeri unit, and they also build up from an old special forces base of the Soviet Union in Baku a command and control center that was modeled after the Department of Homeland Security’s Command and Control Center.
When the Iranian government got wind that Blackwater was in the Caspian Sea and that it was engaged in these kinds of operations, it deployed its own special unit of the Iranian navy into the Caspian Sea as a direct response to Blackwater’s presence there. And what this mission did was allow the Bush administration to send in loyalist forces from the private sector, have plausible deniability that there was an active US military presence and build up not only defense for the pipeline project, which is now open and flowing, but also some have suggested that it could be used, that facility that Blackwater built up, as one of several forward operating bases for a potential attack against Iran.....................................
Now that Presidential Elections are in the U.S. are approaching and our economy is in shambles and the constitution has been all but decimated, there are three things of real concern:
1. Whatever the Russians decide to do at this moment, short of nuclear war, there is little we can do to stop them.
2. While we blast Russia for their actions precipitated by ours we expect them to answer to us after our actions in Iraq? Putin knows we have a straw man as president and could care less what we think.
3. Now that our constitution is in shambles who are we at the mercy off? Mideast oil producers? Cheny, Haliburton and friends, Blackwater U.S.A. or all of the above?
Although I don't know the answers to the above questions, I do know who is going to suffer the consequences. It will be us, you and I. The man in the street who paid more attention to the latest gadgetry his new gas guzzling SUV would come equipped with while leaving America in the hands of traitors!
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That is not the case. As we reported here it was clearly stated that the Patriot Guard performed that mission. We have called the Wakulla News and asked them to print a correction. Apparently
they have already been notified and are printing a correction.
Although we are proud to ride with the Patriot Guard and support our servicemen whenever needed, we hold no position with the Patriot Guard and do not speak for them.
We hold no national affiliations other than B.O.L.T. (Bikers of Lesser Tolerance). When and if we speak to a specific B.O.L.T. issue we will clearly we will clearly state so in the post.
We pride ourselves in maintaining an independent arrogance and would ask your help in letting us know whenever mainstream media gets it wrong. Well not about everything o.k. They are wrong so often we can't keep track of it. Thanks
"The city lost credibility, Commissioner Allan Katz says, by failing to own up to police mistakes in the failed drug sting that left the 23-year-old confidential informant dead."
Well duh! And how long and why has Mr. Katz been sitting on these feelings before stating them publicly? And how about:
"Commissioner Mark Mustian, in a July 23 interview with the Tallahassee Democrat editorial board, expressed impatience with how long it was taking police to release information.
"How long does it take to get all the facts?" Mustian asked."
Sir, you are a freaking commissioner. How about getting on the phone and asking the Tallahassee Police Chief that question? Are you afraid of him? If so quit you damn part time job!"Commissioners Debbie Lightsey and Andrew Gillum did not return calls for comment. Mayor John Marks stopped short of faulting the city's response but said, "I don't think anybody questions the fact that mistakes were made."
Katz said the city should have admitted its mistakes before a grand jury issued a report Aug. 1 that found "negligent conduct" by police.
"I don't think we needed a grand jury to tell us there are serious concerns," Katz said.
Three days after Hoffman's body was found, Katz said, he met with City Manager Anita Favors Thompson, Police Chief Dennis Jones and Assistant City Manager Tom Coe and suggested getting a panel of citizens to review the incident.
Katz said he was asked not to pursue the idea because the Attorney General Office's would provide an investigation. But since then, Katz said, he has grown impatient. He said the case is "probably something we should address as a commission." The next commission meeting is Aug. 20."O.k. so we don't have to ask Commissioners Lightsey or Gillum if they are afraid. Obviously if they are afraid to answer the phone they are afraid. O.k. so now you two got to quit now before the stress of performing your duties kills ya!
And now we know the Mayor also has no power. That the one in control of Tallahassee is Police Chief Jones. Good Lord, his statement is such a semantical balancing act he needs to be on Broadway. Nah, side show somewhere.
Tallahassee released this Friday:
"The goal of the changes is to provide additional management oversight until the department's comprehensive policy review and internal investigation are complete; and the Florida Attorney General's review is finalized. When all of the facts have been scrutinized there will be more detailed information provided to the public to ensure they are fully informed and to provide reassurance that any necessary organizational or operational changes have been made."
Translate that to mean we have not yet had time for our department of internal affairs to sweep as much stuff under the rug as possible. See they haven't yet had enough time to scrutinize all the facts. Well please don't let the states attorney go to trial till you do get them o.k.?
But heres a question, if a police department can't notice an officer go years dummying evidence for a DUI bust, how do they think they can get the facts here? Call in out of state investigators! The Tallahassee Police Department is broke!
A side story is that Leon County Circut court Judge Dekker is deciding whether or not to keep a gag order in place for the attorneys, families and such.
Their afraid that if they release public information that is supposed to be made public that a fair trial will be difficult to hold in Tallahassee and God Forbid, they may have to spend money to move it?
Get a clue Tallahassee and get the trial out of town where maybe justice for Rachel Hoffman can be found. Allowing the current chief of police to remain on the job and the sniveling city commission who fear leading, insures one damn thing, Tallahassee don't give a damn if it is fair or not!
How damn fair was it to Ms. Hoffman?
Where to write:
Governor Crist http://www.flgov.com/contact_governor
Florida Attorney General http://myfloridalegal.com/contact
Senator Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor John Marks http://www.talgov.com/email.cfm?id=john.marks
Tallahassee Police Chief, Dennis Michael Jones
Tallahassee Commisioners: Use this link to contact all of them at once
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