In a recent article, Michael Chossudovsky asks an interesting question:
Is there a relationship between the bombing of Lebanon and the inauguration of the World's largest strategic pipeline, which will channel more than a million barrels of oil a day to Western markets?
He continues:
Virtually unnoticed, the inauguration of the Ceyhan-Tblisi-Baku (BTC) oil pipeline, which links the Caspian sea to the Eastern Mediterranean, took place on the 13th of July, at the very outset of the Israeli sponsored bombings of Lebanon.

One day before the Israeli air strikes, the main partners and shareholders of the BTC pipeline project, including several heads of State and oil company executives were in attendance at the port of Ceyhan. They were then rushed off for an inauguration reception in Istanbul, hosted by Turkey's President Ahmet Necdet Sezer in the plush surroundings of the Cyradan Palace.
He then quotes a Jerusalem Post article:
"Turkey and Israel are negotiating the construction of a multi-million-dollar energy and water project that will transport water, electricity, natural gas and oil by pipelines to Israel, with the oil to be sent onward from Israel to the Far East,

The new Turkish-Israeli proposal under discussion would see the transfer of water, electricity, natural gas and oil to Israel via four underwater pipelines.

"Baku oil can be transported to Ashkelon via this new pipeline and to India and the Far East.[via the Red sea]"

"Ceyhan and the Mediterranean port of Ashkelon are situated only 400 km apart. Oil can be transported to the city in tankers or via specially constructed under-water pipeline. From Ashkelon the oil can be pumped through already existing pipeline to the port of Eilat at the Red Sea; and from there it can be transported to India and other Asian countries in tankers.
So Israel appears to be securing its own personal supply of oil and water, with the water also being transported undersea. What has changed that Israel now needs its own private oil and water supply? A few years ago everyone was saying that the US invasion of Iraq was "for the oil", which allows us to suggest that 9/11, which provided the justification for the Iraq invasion, was also "for the oil". But with the US government's claims that the Iraq invasion was about WMDs, and when that fell flat, it was about spreading democracy, and when that became somewhat laughable we were brought back to the "war on terror", there picture has been sufficiently muddied that talk of exactly why the US invaded Iraq has been silenced.

We can say with some confidence that in the world of international politics and warmongering, nothing is ever as it seems. And while Israel adn the US might claim that they are just planning for the future and securing their energy and water needs, the nature of these two governments as evidenced by thier current and track records, tends to make us skeptical that their intentions are as wholesome as they claim. Along with "securing water and oil resources", Israel is currently creating a "buffer zone" in southern Lebanon. Israel claims this is to protect against Hizb'allah's rockets, yet, as the entire world is saying, Israel's actions are massively disproportionate to the threat. So what might be the real agenda here?

It seems to me that these events and the events of the past 5 years are best viewed in light of the infamous Pentagon Report on Climate Change from 2004, where it was stated:
A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.

The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.

'Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,' concludes the Pentagon analysis. 'Once again, warfare would define human life.'
Maybe the "war on terror" was never really about terrorism. Maybe that that was just the excuse. Maybe the global elite have known for a long time about natural earth-shattering (literally?) events in the very near future, and they simply created a "war on terror" behind which they could forcibly re-shape the political and demographic landscape of the Middle East in order to ensure their own survival during the upcoming "global anarchy", as the Pentagon report puts it.

Food for thought, if nothing else.