2. TAPP = Trans Adriatic Pipeline Project
A pipeline from the Greek/Turkish border at Kipros, a town in East Macedonia (Greece) that provided the main natural gas route to Europe (via Greece, Albania, Adriatic Sea & Italy).
It's key strategic value - it provided a new route to EU for gas, by-passing Russia (article on 2014).
The new source? 'The Caspian Sea'. Meaning IRAN (and Azerbaijan).
3. Remember, Obama wanted to protect the mullahs interests at all costs.
This of course included their supply lines for gas into Europe, which ran on pipelines that went through Turkey, to connect to the TAPP, taking the gas to the EU.
This was all in place by 2010/11. So you can imagine Obama's horror when he learned of the EastMed pipeline in 2012.
4. The EastMed was an immediate threat to Iran's ability to pump gas into Europe, using the TAP. Why?
It ran gas from Israel to the EU via Greece , by-passing the TAP pipe. The EastMed planned to use the Poseidon pipeline from Greece to Italy, instead.
PapaD - an innocent citizen - supported the EastMed. BOOM : Obama and his dogs started spying on him. Ditto, anyone else involved, I imagine.
You can read more about it here (RTd on twitter by PapaD himself):
@REX I believe that you hit a homerun here. I think when all is said and done, this will be as close to the truth as anyone has come. A couple of years ago, I read something about some pipelines going through Syria, and Russia was there trying to stop them from being built. Russia was trying to increase its monopoly on natural gas going into Eastern Europe. I originally thought the pipeline was from Qatar. I now know it's Iran. Thanks for clearing that up.
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