Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch to Drill for Oil in Syria, Violating International Law

syrian-war-oilBy Justin Gardner

While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists—leaving its children to die of starvation—another country plans to take advantage of the chaos by stealing resources from Syria’s southern region. The theft will be carried out by the most notorious pushers of military hegemony, and they don’t care that it violates international law.

Genie Energy is an American-based oil and gas company with major investors and advisors comprising a who’s who list of war profiteers—Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Lord Jacob Rothschild, and James Woolsey. The president of their Israeli subsidiary is Efraim “Effi” Eitam, an Israeli military commander who called for expelling the “cancer” of Arabs from Israel.


Together, these warmongers and would-be ethnic cleansers will soon be drilling into a vast oil and gas reserve located in the Syrian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, known as Golan Heights. The move would be in clear violation of international law, specifically the Annex to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Israeli authorities granted Genie Energy’s subsidiary, Afek Oil and Gas, exclusive petroleum exploration rights in a 153-square-mile region in Golan Heights. In 2015, above-ground geophysical tests discovered the presence of oil and natural gas reserves that could make Israel energy self-sufficient. Afek has already drilled three exploratory wells.

Israel has benefited from its illegal occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights for decades, drawing one-third of its entire water supply from the region and providing a tourist and skiing destination at the Mount Hermon Ski Resort. Despite persistent international pressure, including from the U.S., the occupation continues and will reach a new level with the extraction of fossil fuels.

Rupert Murdoch heralded his involvement in Genie Energy by touting the prosperity and freedom it will bring to the world.

“Covering and distributing news has been my life’s work,” said Mr. Murdoch. “If Genie’s effort to develop shale oil is successful, as I believe it will be, then the news we’ll report in the coming decades will reflect a more prosperous, more democratic, and more secure world.”

Of course, the war-stricken, starving, desperate people of Syria will never see a shred of that prosperity and security. Murdoch’s Fox “news” channel has been instrumental in pushing war in the Middle East and obfuscating the role played by the U.S. in fomenting the Syrian war, and soon he and his cronies will be reaping the profits.

While they make plans to steal energy resources from illegally occupied Syria, Genie Energy engages in publicity stunts to preempt the criticism that will undoubtedly follow. Last Christmas they donated coats and toys to needy families in Newark, New Jersey.

Drilling in Golan Heights is also drawing concerns about its impact to drinking water supplies. Since the reserves are locked up as shale oil, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would likely be used to extract the fossil fuels. The shale oil is in close proximity to a large aquifer which supplies drinking water to the region; the fracking chemicals and polluted water spilled onto the ground could contaminate this water supply. A temporary restraining order was issued by the Israeli High Court in 2014, but did not last long as moneyed interests won out.

Momentum for the illegal oil drilling of Syrian territory by Murdoch, Cheney and the gang is aided by the assumption that Golan Heights is already part of Israel. Afek Oil and Gas refers to their newfound field simply as “northern Israel.” A prominent Israeli politician, Naftali Bennett, in 2015, called for the world to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli territory, while calling for the expansion of Jewish settlers in the region.

“I want to challenge the entire world,” said Bennett at the 15th annual Herzliya Conference of the Institute for Policy and Strategy. “I want to give the international community an opportunity to demonstrate their ethics. Recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”

Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Jacob Rothschild, and their henchmen have a long tradition of promoting war in the Middle East and exploiting its oil resources. The cabal formed under Genie Energy, led by the unapologetic Arab hater Effie Eitam, appears to have nothing standing in the way of their next conquest in Syria’s Golan Heights.

Justin Gardner writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com

  • Fred54

    This would be ill advised. Russia is going to evict Israel from the Golan as soon as it has secured Syria’s borders and shut down the terrorists supply lines. Putin will give Israel a timeline for evacuation and offer all necessary “assistance” from the Russian military if Israel has a problem staying focused and on schedule.

    • Cypher

      Then the western headlines would once again read “Russian aggression causes disruption in Syria” or some pizzle like that.

      • Mr Reynard

        Only retarded monkeys read & believe in western media…..

        • Thus the relatively stupid characteristic rebuttals and remarks.

    • blue579

      The globalist solution in Syria, as a narrative, could just a easily be a UN approach to brokering peace, in which case, Genie would likely be allowed to work in Golan. Russia’s central banking system is part and parcel of the Rothschilds/IMF/BIS/World Bank cartel and Summers (on Genie’s board) is the most powerful bankster and Trilateralist (besides Rockefeller). It’s the top tier mafia.

    • LOL. You wish.

      • Eileen Kuch

        Fred isn’t reading or watching the J-controlled MSM; he’s getting his info from alternative media; therefore, he’s right on target in saying that this oil-drilling plan is ill-advised and that the Russians will evict Israel from the Golan Heights, which is a part of Syria. Israel did seize the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day War, but returned it to Syria years later; therefore, this territory no longer belongs to the Zionist Entity .. its forces are there illegally, and will be forced out if any such drilling does take place. The oil beneath the ground there belongs to Syria as well.

  • Mudhole

    Great article, Justin. Keep it up.

  • Tim Hadfield

    Nice as that sounds Fred, I don’t think it’s likely.

  • blue579

    Two more on the Genie list: Bill Richardson, former UN ambassador and US energy secretary, and, Larry SUMMERS, Godfather of international banking, architect of the banking crisis, GOLDMAN Sachs alum, World Bank economist, US Secretary of Treasury, chief adviser for Russian government privatization of public assets, etc.

    Gulfsands Petroleum has been operating in Syria for years controlled by western elite institutions including: Bank of American, Barclays, AIG, and GOLDMAN Sachs. One of Gulfsands major shareholders is Rami MAKHLOUF, Assad’s cousin the wealthiest billionaire in Syria considered to be the manager of the Assad family fortune, (working in tandem with this brother Hafez, the chief of Syria’s intelligence agency). Makhlouf contracted with the law firm Mossack Fonseca (founder Fonseca a German national) specializing in the creation of SHELL COMPANIES to hide assets in offshore accounts. Fonseca worked with the infamous “Robert Mugabe, as well as an Israeli billionaire who has plundered one of Africa’s poorest countries, and a business oligarch named Lázaro Báez who according to reports by a federal prosecutor in Argentina, allegedly laundered tens of millions of dollars through a network of shell firms.” (VICE 12/3/14). Two wrongs don’t make a right, yet ignoring Syria is being plundered from both inside and outside forces, the Syrian elite deep connections to the Global Elite, and the Syrian top caste acceptance of the NWO creates blind spots.

  • The grand misnomer here is that people still have great reason to ‘value’ oil. Better we should learn to ‘devalue’ war mongering hegemonic maniacs.

  • yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-‘Adam

    John 15:
    20. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you (for the SAME reasons); if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
    21. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
    22. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
    23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
    24. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
    _______________________________
    “Had the Divine Law been withheld from men, they could not possess knowledge of it; would not be conscious of right and wrong, good and evil, and so would not be held responsible for their acts. However, the Divine Law WAS given to man in various forms and by many Teachers throughout the ages. Every phase of Divine Law was taught to men, so that man today cannot plead ignorance.
    Each Messiah, following the others in his turn, has made every effort to clarify the Law — some by inculcations; others by both teaching the law and demonstrating it in their own lives; but, almost without exception, they were made to suffer for their efforts to help man.”

  • littljo

    odd considering oil is below $32 a barrel.
    must be something else going on – hmmm – maybe wanting to keep prices low enough that the ‘iddybiddy’ will fold up and go home – then back up to $100.

    • rhondareichel

      the Saudis are flooding the market….mad about our fracking

  • GhostntheMachine

    Slanted much?

  • Oh noes. People want to exploit natural resources and sell them to us. I’m horrified. It’s not like human beings haven’t been doing this forever, anyways. And about Syria, how well do you think Assad cares for his people now? LOL! Then you accuse companies who never signed any treaty of violating some treaty or another. Your article is farcial. Please stop the SJW agitprop.

  • rhondareichel

    Even Trump is yelling “get the oil”… but it’s not ours & we shouldn’t be thieves …. we have our own oil….plenty in fact

    Might makes right does not make America great again…that’s a curse.

    It’s not the American people who will benefit from this plunder, some of
    us will die for it….the usual players have already invested in it.

    Israel already has the Leviathon oil deposit….this is just GREED

  • pschieber

    The Golan belongs to Israel.

  • UncleB

    It was among this class of Globalist manipulators that our Canadian Prime Minister, with his Masters from University of Calgary and not much else, certainly no real world experience, certainly having missed Financial Maneuvering 101, 102, 103, ventured forth, and put all our Canadian chips, even the prosperity in Ontario and Eastern Canada, on the Oil Sands of Alberta, and lost it all. Most businessmen had business plans that included a safe bankruptcy clause, and Harper’s deregulation facilitated their unjustified and ungoverned gains,and they did in fact fold their tents cashin their chips and disappeared into the night. What remains today is an avoidable environmental disaster of world proportions from Harper’s “Rip and Ship” policies, and a huge workforce of good Canadians, on the hook for huge personal debts that were foisted upon them by Harper’s corporate cronies in real estate and other businesses. Rachel Notley, the new NDP Provincial Prime Minister now faces a Harper Policy caused rise of 30% in the Suicide Rate there, almost directly related to Harper’s pro corporate anti-Canadian Voter policies over ten years in the Oil Sands.

  • tikibam

    Rafi Eitam was Jonathan Pollards handler!!!! This is in-your-face collective treason. Sever all communication with Israel and all collaborators lined up and shot. This is the only worthy response.

  • 100marymich

    To these vile and self-serving Megalomaniacs there are no laws that could ever or have to apply to them.

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