A new propaganda video making the rounds of Internet conspiracy theorists claims that Syria has discovered the largest oil and natural gas and reserves in the world in its territorial waters. The new find the video claims, while offering great financial rewards to a country with a wobbly economy, to say the least, has at the same time been Syria’s curse. According to the video, this discovery is the real reason behind the Syrian civil war, a war that was instigated by the “Zionists who control 100 percent of the world media.”
According to the report Syria’s new find will place it ahead of Qatar, currently one of the world’s largest producers of natural gas. The fields, lying in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, off the Syrian coast, are also far more important than those off the coast of Israel. The video makes no mention of the oil and natural gas fields discovered in Lebanese waters.
The report claims that there are 40 oil fields in this yet untapped area and that just four wells alone can produce in a single day more oil than all the fields in Kuwait currently produce.
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If true, this could be fantastic news for Syria and the money could be used to rebuild the war-shattered country and its economy. But then again it is not going to be all smooth sailing for Syria, even if it indeed does have the world’s largest oil and gas reserves. As long as the current regime remains in place, so too will the sanctions imposed on Syria by the United States.
The video is cleverly done and like any propaganda effort worthy of its name, it encompasses elements of truth carefully wrapped around fabrications and exaggerations.
For example, the video claims that the civil war raging in Syria today is entirely over the fate of a gas pipeline that was to run from Qatar through Iraq and onto Syria and Turkey and into Europe, but Syria did not agree.
The rest, the report says, is “bloody history.”
Qatar, the report claims, along with Saudi Arabia, “under the authority of the Zionist –controlled US, funded all the terrorist activities against the Syrian government. In other words, the video want us to believe that the reason that Syria is at war has nothing to do with the internal situation in Syria. They would like us to believe that it is entirely the fault of the West who want to get their hands on Syria’s oil. They would like us to believe that lack of individual freedom and the absence of people’s participation in government has nothing to do with the current violence.
“Using the Zionist controlled world media empire,” which in the West, according to this report “is 100 percent controlled by the Zionists, ran fairy tale cover stories.
At the same time the video portrays the new might of the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah alliance, will defend Syrian and Iranian oil and it’s interests around the world. It boasts that Iran can attack all of the 35 US military bases in countries around it. It claims that the alliance has a total of 150,000 missiles that can sink all US warships in the Gulf and in the Eastern Mediterranean. It claims that Iran has advance EMP technology, --Electro Magnetic Pulse -- that can shut Israeli cities down.
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In simple terms a blast of EMP can render all electronic equipment such as computers and all machinery that uses electronics such as helicopters airplanes and ships inoperable.
It claims that Iran used EMP technology to hijack a CIA drone and that Hezbollah has 50,000 missiles it can throw at Israel.
In a rare televised speech Syrian President Bashar Assad said last week that Syria’s current problems will only be solved with “an iron fist.”
The president blamed the violence in Syria on “terrorists” and said the current crisis will only be solved by “stamping out terror.”
In a rare televised speech on state television Assad dismissed the political opposition to his regime, calling it “a failure” and that it had no role to play in resolving the country’s future.
"No solution can be reached with terror except by striking it with an iron fist," said Assad
"I don't think that any sane human being would think that terrorism can be dealt with via politics," he added.
By. Claude Salhani
Claude Salhani is editor of ArabSpringNow.com. He is a specialist in the Middle East, terrorism and politicized Islam.