Black Gold

Why we are squabbling over oil and pipelines when the age of carbon is about to come to an end is a puzzlement.
However, it is true that while the U.S. was fixated on Iraq’s relationship with its neighbors (Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) the Germans found oil fields along the Syrian border and the Kurds made separate deals to sell their oil to northern Europe and finance their autonomous existence.
Black gold. Perhaps it is nothing more than the key to not being controlled.