Translation from the Chinese of an article from www.military.china.com by New Silk Strategies.
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Vahan Bogdasarian’s 3-part treatise (Part 1 here; Part 2 here and Part 3 here) on the Saudis and their profound influence on US policy made the case that US military and foreign policy for the last 45 years or more has been aimed at spreading Sunni Wahhabist doctrine throughout the world – in exchange for the Saudis’ support for the US dollar. The following 3 part translation of an article from a Chinese military site reinforces this theory showing that the US and Saudi Arabia have long sought to lay a Sunni pipeline that would promote the power and wealth of the Sunni world while suppressing the rival Shiites, who have long been the underdogs in the Middle East. Quite strange that the US, which has in the past, always rooted for the underdog, would aid and abet the bullies who suppress them.
RMB sword about to pierce the dollar’s heart in Syria!
The expansion of the petroyuan in the Middle East, the corresponding decline in the share of the petrodollar, and the decline in the share of petrodollars in global market transactions, will reduce the dollar, reduce US predatory profits, and further curb the ability of the US to influence the monetary policies of other countries. The rise and expansion of the RMB (Chinese yuan, renminbi) will, in the long term, end the US colonial financial empire. In this sense, the sword of the RMB has been aimed at the heart of the dollar; victory in the Syrian war will become a monument to the rise of China.
“The roots of unrest in the Middle East started with development; the way out also ultimately depends on development. Development is a matter of human life and dignity. This is a race, a simultaneous struggle between hope and despair. Only by allowing young people to gain dignity in their lives and hope in their hearts to overcome despair, will they consciously refuse violence, reject extreme trends and terrorism.” - Xi Jinping on January 21, 2010 at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo.
The Middle East countries entered a war and cannot extricate themselves; its roots lie in US financial colonization. China has always advocated to achieve the inclusion of common prosperity among Middle Eastern Arab countries. Achieving this step will mean breaking the shackles of the petrodollar imposed on all countries. Discussed in the previous articles was the relationship between oil prices and the Syrian situation from a geopolitical and financial standpoint, and this view was confirmed by the futures market.
In this article, we will once again analyze the relationship between the Syrian battlefield situation and oil prices. Syria has become the core of the competition between China and Russia on the one hand and the West on the other, and this is not because Syria has oil, but rather because of the country’s location. This location refers not only to the Shiite crescent, but also to the plans of the Shiites and the Sunnis, respectively, for oil and gas pipelines to run through Syria. The Syria game is the reason why the world's major countries have all been involved and have been fighting a fierce battle for 6 years; the goal of the parties in the desperate struggle is to determine the future of their countries’ shares in the huge profits. The map below shows the oil and gas pipelines planned by Iran and the West, respectively.
The red line above is the Iranian-led oil pipeline from Iran's South Pars oil and gas field through Iraq's south-central region to the oil pipeline at a port in eastern Syria, known as the Islamic gas pipeline. It is Shiite led and can be called the Shiite pipeline . Corresponding to this is the US-Saudi Pars oil and gas pipeline, through Saudi Arabia, through northern Jordan, Syria and Turkey to reach Europe. Since it transits through Sunni countries, it can be referred to as the Sunni pipeline.
The starting point for these two pipelines is the Pars oil and gas field, the world's largest, which covers close to 10,000 square kilometers and is owned by Saudi Arabia and Qatar [incorrect. The Pars field is jointly owned by Iran and Qatar. NSS]. Both pipelines are mainly fed to Europe. On July 25, 2011, Iran, Syria and Iraq signed an agreement between their oil ministers, agreeing to build the Shiite pipeline. In the four months before the pipeline agreement was signed, opposition demonstrations were held in Syria. After the signing, the Syrian civil war broke out throughout the country. Meanwhile the dollar began to gather strength and the US monetary policy shifted at that point. It can be said that the laying of Shiite pipelines is the direct reason why the United States sent troops to intervene in Syria.
There is no way that the two pipelines can circumvent Syria; overthrow and control of the Syrian government have become the key to the future control of energy prices in the United States. As mentioned above, the reason Syria is important is its geographical location. It was an important trade transit station on the ancient Silk Road, and now is an important node along the entire Asia-Africa-Europe-China route. In fact the Syrian government has always wanted to make Syria an energy hub of the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea and Black Sea. In plain language, this makes Syria the master valve of the Middle East oil and gas pipeline cash flow. This is what we have previously called the Middle East petrodollar valve. The ambition of the Syrian government has its own allies abroad, ie, the support of Iranian and Iraqi Shiite allies, and is not hard to achieve. Extending from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf, Iran has the world's largest oil and gas field, Pars, while Syrian ally Russia has naval supremacy in the Black Sea, with exports to southern Europe and an oil and gas pipeline for their own major benefit. Thus Syria's four-seas oil and gas strategy has the prerequisites for success.
However, we have said that Syrian Bashar Assad government's plan actually touches the core interests of the United States, the petrodollar. Syria's long-term support for Palestinian and Lebanese Hezbollah sullied the United States, and the 70 year struggle has put them at loggerheads. Syria now wants to control the petrodollar valve, and Syria has formed a community of interests with China and Russia. Russia and Iran settle all oil exports in RMB, enabling a wholesale rise in the petroyuan. The United States knows where the interests lie and how Syria could succeed. The United States rules by force, but geopolitical forces are stronger; after the Shiite pipeline construction agreement was signed, the military subversion of Syria began, while the dollar currency war machine squeezed and greedily eyed Russia, China and other peripheral countries that benefited the Middle East. For the United States, overthrowing the Syrian Bashar Assad regime would be seen as a huge bonanza; first of all, after gaining control of Syria, the United States would not abandon the four seas (Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea, Black Sea) oil strategy and would bolster it further to create a new petrodollar valve outside the GCC Countries. The United States could transport oil from Kirkuk in northern Iraq through Iraq to the coast of Syria for export to Europe. The major benefit of the pipeline is that, with the Sunni countries firmly tethered to the US war chariot, Sunni and other Gulf oil countries will support the anti-government effort, armed and bent to overthrow Assad in order to hook up directly to the Sunni oil pipeline.
Secondly, after the fall of Syria, even if the Russians occupy the port of Tartus, the United States could still pump oil and gas resources through Turkey to Europe. This would dash the last hopes for Russian oil and gas exports via the European South Stream pipeline. Russia, though energy-rich, would eventually be sealed off north of Turkey and east of Poland. If Ukraine were lost, then Russia would be completely cut off from Europe and become, for all intents and purposes, an Asian country. For China, it would be harder to defeat the petrodollar . If the United States were to control the petrodollar so as to wreak financial havoc throughout the world, China's monetary policy space would be severely squeezed.
 NSS Comment: Since the Shiite crescent has a religion/culture base, Russia fits in symbiotically with it. Both Russia and the Shiite countries are virtual outcasts in their respective worlds, Russia because it is Orthodox and inherently at odds with Catholicism, the origin of Western Christianity, and the Shiites because they are inherently at odds with Sunni Islam, by far the most powerful and populous branch of Islam – leaving them vulnerable. Russia adds a synergistic factor in that it is adept at crossing cultural, religious and geopolitical lines, as witnessed by its successful partnership with Turkey and Qatar. It was no doubt Putin who broke the ice for the Qatar-Iran partnership.
The fact that the two pipelines described herein are divided along religious lines, into Shiite and Sunni, meshes with Vahan Bogdasarian’s theory that the US is actually complying with the agreement to use its military policy to defend and proselytize for Sunni Wahhabism. By planning and clearing the way for the Sunni pipeline and by using its proxy terror organizations to clear the way for it, it is supporting the Saudis’ wishes to make Sunni theology dominate the Muslim world and, accordingly, to keep the bulk of Middle East wealth under Sunni control.
 This very aggressive language is a major break with the Chinese language statements we have seen in the past, where official reports invariably claimed to have no intention of hurting the dollar and that the yuan’s ascendancy was purely a result of market forces, not any intentional actions on the part of the government. We surmise that this could be the reason why the military site deleted this article.
To be continued