Is there oil in Syria?

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About 5% of the Worlds oil but 25% of the Syrian Economy.... the main oil was found by Iraq Oil a consortium of Shell, Exxon, BP and two smaller companies in 1933. Then the business was Nationalized by King Nasser in 1958. I suspect the Big 3 would like to have their Refineries back and Shell, Exxon, BP will likely get what they want. The biggest oil fields are close to the Iraq Border and would therefore be easier to control than prior to the Iraq War. The current Chemical Warfare may be just the right excuse to go back and settle the control of the oil once and for all....and oh yes, give the world the idea that we're saving the children.

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