We are beginning the era of “resource wars”. We are past the point of “peak oil” so in the battle of feeding our greed and conspicuous consumption we will go to war to control the oil. While the previous oil wars were failures ( (Vietnam, iraq, Afghanistan.) yes it involved a major oil pipeline route) we learned our lessons. Now we don’t ask permission we just use mercenaries and CIA to start the war and execute the opposition then arrive as the savior bring corporate friends and massive debt to enslave those people left behind.