The war for oil

The international political crises that we suffer today and that affect the Middle East, Russia, China and the West in particular, this state of war is consequent to the division of the Ottoman Empire that the British and French Empires made, applied after defeating Turkey, allied with Imperial Germany and Austria during the 1st world war. In reality, the conclusion of the deal began in 1915 in the dispatches, with negotiations between the British, French, and Russian-Tsarists. Germany in 1902 had obtained a concession to build a railway in this corridor, Konya Baghdad passing through Basra with the possibility of exploiting the oil and minerals that were in a 20km wide strip of part and another of the railway, the Deutsche Bank , financed. Immediately the British Ambassador O’Connor reported London, stating: “that many of the springs can be profitably worked before the completion of the Baghdad Railway by mean of pipelines to the sea” Since 1905 the British Diplomat Mark Sykes, acting in Constantinople, informant of the Foreing-Office, had transmitted the so-called “Report on the Petroliferous Districts of Mesopotamia”, this document was based on the report of a German engineer who revealed on a map, the existence of oil in Bitlis Mosul and Baghdad . Mark Sykes in 1904 obtained a copy of the map indicating where the oil zones were located, in Mesopotamia. At the beginning of 1914 in London the Turkish Petroleum Company was created with the contribution of the Financier Cassel and the Callouste Gulbenkian Society, this intervened so that the Turkish Parliament did not ratify the Agreement signed between Germany and the Vizier. As early as 1914, the British, French and Russian-Tsarists were negotiating the distribution of the mineral and petroleum wealth contained in the Ottoman Empire and considered inexhaustible. Baku in Russia was already producing 1/3 of the oil consumed in Europe, but its production could not meet the needs in a sudden increase due to the explosion engine. On April 12, 1915, negotiations between Mark Sakes and François Georges-Picot were opened, which concluded on May 16/1916 with the Letter signed in London by the British Minister Gray and the French Ambassador to Cambon. The British gained post-war dominance of all of Mesopotamia and the corridor to Haifa, including Basra Baghdad and Keokuk. This Agreement left France and other allies with a bitter taste, allied tsarist Russia, used in these agreements, was separated from the wealth of the Ottoman Empire by the October Revolution of 1917, Russia recovered the territories granted to Germany in 1917. At the end of the 1st World War, France and England agreed to create borders in the territories stripped of the Ottoman Empire. The Kurdish people, despite the promises of England and France, were distributed between the borders of Turkey, Iraq and Syria, the religious contradictions between the populations were also not taken into account when defining the new borders. It is only the declassification of the existing Churchill Documents and letters that do not satisfy me, but it is only what remains of that murky time and that allows us to make this analysis, the protagonists who launched Europe in a fierce war lie. Today Oil is not the essential fossil matter, Gas has taken that position away from it. The current fight between the USA and the allies is for the commercial and strategic dominance of this region in terms of closing the way for the deployment of China to Europe in South and North Africa, but this does not rule out that we can certainly consider that the Oil was the main cause of the massacre of the 1st World War and not the Assassination of the Archduke of Austria in Sarajevo. Hopefully the truth breaks through ..