Caspian politics

In your editorial of Sept. 27, you speak [correctly] of "aggressive meddling by the US government" and "arrogance" that is "especially troubling." One can fully applaud your statement that the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline should be built only when it makes commercial sense to the investors. But, surely, at fault here is not Clinton or the US government but the oil companies who were so eager to wine and dine Azerbaijan's President Aliyev in Washington, rather than in their own corporate offices. The US government is doing what any major power would do: aggressively advancing its interests. The oil companies are in no position to now cry "foul."So, where do we go from here? I think the anchor s...

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