Golan Heights Oil Discovery
The discovery of a big oil field in the Golan Heights, adds a new twist to the Syrian situation. Israel, according to International Law, and the UN, illegally seized the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 War. And guess who discovered the oil? F. William Engdahl, in an article on Sputnik News tells us:
“A little known” New Jersey oil company is Genie Energy Ltd., which is no small potatoes.
Indeed, the Strategic Advisory Board of the company includes such figures as Dick Cheney, James Woolsey, Bill Richardson, Jacob Lord Rothschild, Rupert Murdock, Larry Summers and Michael Steinhardt.
Of course, Israel claims the oil is theirs.
What interesting bed-fellows, to put it mildly.
In 2013 Genie Energy “was granted exclusive oil and gas exploration rights to a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights by the Netanyahu government,” the expert proceeded with the narrative.
Then, on October 8, 2015 Genie Energy’s Israeli subsidiary, Afek Oil & Gas announced that the company found a huge oil reservoir on the Golan Heights.
“We’ve found an oil stratum 350 meters thick in the southern Golan Heights. On average worldwide, strata are 20 to 30 meters thick, and this is 10 times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities,” Afek Oil & Gas chief geologist Yuval Bartov claimed in an interview to a local broadcaster as quoted by Engdahl.
“The Golan Heights, however, are illegally occupied by Israel,” Engdahl reminded, adding that the UN has repeatedly stipulated that Israel has no rights for the illegally occupied territories of the Syrian Golan Heights.
This adds a whole new dimension to the Syrian debacle, as an American oil company finds oil in Israeli occupied Syria, which is being defended by the Russian Air Force, Hezbollah and Iranian assets, against ISIS, while the Americans seek to overthrow the Syrian government.
My, my, things are getting ever more interesting.