@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.