Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Azerbaijan and the new "Great Game" being played over Caspian oil.

For Tehran, Baku's foreign policy is totally subservient to the US – to the extent that it overshadows Azerbaijan's national interests. Tehran simply cannot admit the obsession – fuelled by the US - with the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline, which is indeed a financial and technical nightmare, according to the majority of oil analysts. And Tehran also suspects that old KGB Aliyev's visit to Tehran is part of the overall American strategy to seek maximum advantage in the Caspian for its client regime Azerbaijan and American oil giants.

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