"The 2006 war on Lebanon was part of a carefully planned and coordinated military road map. The extension of the 2006 war on Lebanon into Syria had been contemplated by US and Israeli military planners.This broader 2006 military agenda was intimately related to strategic oil and oil pipelines. It was supported by the Western oil giants which control the pipeline corridors. One of the military objectives formulated in 2006 was to for Israeli to gain control over the Lebanese and Syrian Eastern Mediterranean coastline, namely to establish a coastal corridor extending from Northern Israel to Southern Turkey ... While the official reports state that the BTC pipeline will “channel oil to Western markets”, what is rarely acknowledged is that part of the oil from the Caspian sea would be directly channeled towards Israel. In this regard, an underwater Israeli-Turkish pipeline project has been envisaged which would link Ceyhan to the Israeli port of Ashkelon and from there through Israel’s main pipeline system, to the Red Sea. The objective of Israel is not only to acquire Caspian sea oil for its own consumption needs but also to play a key role in re-exporting Caspian sea oil back to the Asian markets through the Red Sea port of Eilat. The strategic implications of this re-routing of Caspian sea oil are farreaching."

Ein Artikel mit aktuellem Vorwort von Prof. Michel Chussodovsky über  die geostrategische Agenda hinter dem Libanonkrieg im Jahr 2006, dem aktuellen Bürgerkrieg in Syrien und neuesten Terroranschlägen im Libanon im Kontext der geplanten Erweiterung der Ceyhan-Tblisi-Baku-Pipeline vom Kaspischen Meer bis nach Israel. Ursprünglich erschienen am 26. Juli 2006 auf GlobalResearch (Update am 21. Oktober 2012).