Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:04 PM
FarCenter (18,167 posts)
Israel Grants Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Powerful US Company
Israel has granted a U.S. company the first license to explore for oil and gas in the occupied Golan Heights, John Reed of the Financial Times reports.
A local subsidiary of the New York-listed company Genie Energy which is advised by former vice president Dick Cheney and whose shareholders include Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch will now have exclusive rights to a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights.
That geographic location will likely prove controversial. Israel seized the Golan Heights in the Six-Day War in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981. Its administration of the area which is not recognized by international law has been mostly peaceful until the Syrian civil war broke out 23 months ago.
"This action is mostly political its an attempt to deepen Israeli commitment to the occupied Golan Heights," Israeli political analyst Yaron Ezrahi told FT. "The timing is directly related to the fact that the Syrian government is dealing with violence and chaos and is not free to deal with this problem.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/israel-grants-golan-heights-oil-license-2013-2
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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:21 PM
Berlum (7,044 posts)
1. Who gets the rights for hot dog stands on the Plains of Megiddo?
Holee WarRiors will need refreshments during the fiNal baTTle of alL against All. Nothing quite like a tasty wiener to help you, um, get it up & keep it up for Armageddon.
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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:28 PM
Berlum (7,044 posts)
2. P.S. I'm assuming Republican 'hero' Dickie 'Skeletor' Cheney has a deferment from Armageddon
So he did the weasley Republican thing here in America and got himself FIVE freaking military deferments so he could War Profiteer his way to Multi-Mega Millions and then serve as a Consulting Adult for DRILL BABY DRILL on the Golan Heights.