Important questions go unanswered from our elected officials as they’re pressed on why Syria is in the crosshairs of the formidable American military apparatus. Our own columnists have wondered out loud whether it is ultimately all about the petrodollar, the US dollar’s long-standing status as the world’s reserve currency, and the proposed natural gas pipeline agreement between Syria, Iraq, and Iran, allowing natural gas from Iranian gas fields to be delivered to western Europe and bypassing Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

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