Saturday, July 21, 2012

Defending pipelines requires massive military presence, hence democracy not an option

Explosion shuts down Iraqi-Turkish oil pipeline, authorities suspect sabotage - The Washington Post: "ANKARA, Turkey — An explosion and fire have shut down a pipeline that carries oil from Iraq to world markets, an official said Saturday. No one was hurt in the blast.

The explosion late Friday hit a section of a pipeline that takes oil from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, near the southeastern town of Midyat, said an Energy Ministry official. A second line that runs parallel was not damaged, but was also briefly shut down as a precaution, the official said."

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