I think its interesting how all of these things seem to intersect within the current crisis. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/10/us-iran-nuclear-idUSBRE98915220130910 -- Iran's Rouhani says time for resolving nuclear dispute limited "Syria is a key energy transit route to Europe. A number of countries appear to be seeking dominance of the energy market that runs through Syria." Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/is-this-what-syria-war-really-about/#0iz2DSjDsYfdbXMo.99" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySIiuej3hMs Lobbyist proposing escalation http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1332882/China-Russia-abandon-dollar-new-bilateral-trade-agreement.html Food for thought. I think theirs been deals like these with many nations aswell as iran. I could be wrong about that though.