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Shi’ia & Oil

Because you can find anything in ‘Net, there is a group at Columbia University called the Gulf Project 2000, which is headed by Gary Sick. [You’ve seen him on talk shows so he must know his stuff, right?] They have gone to the trouble of preparing maps on a number of different subjects [available here].

They comment on the correlation of Shi’ia & Oil:

“There is a very strong correlation between the distribution of the Shias in the Greater Middle East and the those of oil and natural gas resources. This is true from Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf. Even the Saudi oil deposits are primarily found under the Shia-inhabited provinces of Hasa, Qatif, and Hofuf (reconfigured into “Eastern Province” in modern Saudi Arabia) and the continental shelf extending from there into the Gulf . The same is true of Iraq. Three-quarters of all oil deposits in that state are within the Shia areas, with the rest largely in the Kurdish north.”

And provide a Shi’ia-Oil map of the Persian Gulf Region in 2006. It is a very large map and covers the Caspian Sea to the Gulf of Arabia.

Look at the map and ask yourself: do we really want to attack the only officially Shi’ia nation around?


1 hipparchia { 09.19.07 at 10:09 pm }

i’ve got links to some really cool maps of the oil fields and the ethnic groups of iraq, but not of the entire region like that. thanks.

2 Bryan { 09.19.07 at 10:12 pm }

I knew someone had to see it in addition to just me.